Thursday, 23 August 2012

One year on.

What a year! As Simon helped me out of my wedding dress just over a year ago he said; 'So,now we're married, what's the next big thing?' I replied 'Moving back to Dorset?'. I expected him to laugh in my little over made-up face...but no....by our first anniversary the house was on the market we had new jobs and have found a house to rent in Dorchester. (I am also two stone lighter which is nice!).
Unfortunately all the upheaval has made blogging super difficult- half our techno gear is three hundred miles away and the decent camera in Dorset downloads to the rubbish computer in Kent. This is fairly representational of our life in general; half here, half there, but generally moving box by box, commitment by commitment to Dorset.
I have been to making my first foray into the Dorset crafting 'scene'. Last Thursday I  met with some really lovely ladies in cafe Neros for a Knit and Natter. I am working on a jumper for myself- pictures to follow! Yesterday Dorchester library held a beading class where I had my first attempt at spiral stitch and managed to make a little bracelet. People are super nice and relaxed- not competitive or show offy at all- brilliant! There does seem to be a demand for more clubs and classes so the master plan is to totally nail my city and guilds and then try to get a little stitching club together at a mutually convenient time. It does seem that any clubs that do run self select for the retired, meeting on week day afternoons, running over school pick up times. This is such a shame as I think everyone benefits from seeing how lots of different people make things and sharing ideas and techniques. Do you craft in private or have you managed to find a group of like mindeds? If you run a club can you give me any tips? I am thinking of approaching the library and local pubs or cafes to see if I can find a free venue? Thoughts please friends! xxxxx