Thursday, 29 January 2015

Sorry, Only One Fiddle Fart Post Per Week ………

Sorry, for yet another change to my blog schedule …. for the next few months at least, I think there will only be one Fiddle Fart post per week, on a Monday ….. I am having a bit of a mojo malfunction …… but with all good reason, as my mind has been on other things!
images (3)I said a week or so ago that I had handed in my notice at work …….. but what I didn’t say was that at Christmas I suggested to Tom and the Lovely Laura that perhaps they might consider my helping to look after Iris a bit when the said Lovely Laura goes back to work in June. Well, to be honest there wasn’t much debate, and none of it was in the slightest bit heated!!!!!  So, from mid June I will be splitting my week, spending three days in Evesham and four days in Wolverhampton, but with the long term view that eventually I will move to Evesham permanently within the next eighteen months/two years!
downloadBut, before I start the drama of selling and buying houses, I hope that during my days/evenings spent in Evesham I can gradually start to make new friends and build up a social life, so that when I “really” move, it will feel like I am already settled, if that makes sense?
images (1)So as you can see, my mind has been rather occupied and I am afraid not a lot of crafting has been done, Chez Greysquirrel ……. but I still think I want to keep things ticking over blog wise  ….. it’s been too much part of my life to give up completely, and I can see how it might take on new angles …. Tom says he already has visions of coming home every night and finding Iris covered in paint, Decopatch or some sort of dressing up affair  …. perhaps I could go down the “Crafting with Iris” line!!!!!!!
KT05-Evesham-Abbey……. I still plan to craft at the weekend when I am at home in W-ton, but when I am in Evesham it could be a way of  taking my crafting back to real basics as I won’t be surrounded by my mountain of materials and tools.  Initially I plan to take a supply of white card, mirror card, and a few embellishments, and basic tools with me and see where that leads me ……. perhaps planning projects ahead for the evenings at the weekend or exploring the delights of Evesham for inspiration and a source of new materials.
images (4)I hope that Evesham, being a “touristy” sort of a place, could provide a source outlets for me to perhaps expand and sell more of what I make, which is something I know I don’t do enough of, maybe playgroups, gift shops, craft markets etc.  
images (2)So there you go ….. a lot to think about, but hopefully if I take things very slowly it will prove to be the right move and the start of a whole new life!

17 comments:

Cheryl W said...

I'm excited for you, Helen! I wish you all the best on your new adventure. Iris is a very lucky little girl to have her Gram there to teach her the finer points of crafting. :)

tilly said...

wishing you lots of happiness as you move forward into a new phase in your life, I'm sure you and Iris will have many fun-filled hours together as she grows. Please carry on with your blog so we can see the many things Iris will learn to make with her Grandma..... it does not need to be every day or even every week, just regular updates will please us.....
Tilly x

Mrs B said...

Hi Helen. we will miss not having so many posts from you each week but totally understand. Blogs are for you to enjoy, they should never be a burden. Anytime you share with us is always lovely so thank you.
What exciting news, and how lovely that you will get to spend so much time with Iris : ) Tom and Laura must have been delighted with your very kind offer, finding excellent child care can be such a nightmare. At least they can relax knowing Iris will be in the best of loving hands with you : ) Good luck with all of your plans, I think spending time in your new area before you actually move is a fantastic idea. Take care.

Bee and Dee said...

All the very best for your plans Bee x

KraftyKaren said...

Some big and exciting changes coming up for you - wishing you lots of luck with all your new plans. Evesham is a beautiful place, we have been through many times on a narrowboat when we have done the Avon ring and I do always sigh at all the beautiful houses with waterside gardens - my dream if we had a big lottery win would be one of those houses and a large craft cabin at the bottom of the garden so that I could craft and watch the river at the same time!!

Di said...

Oh what a wonderful plan. I'm sure it will work out wonderfully - my guess is that Monkey will be in charge of Castle Grey Squirrel when you're in Evesham? Heaven help us when Nigel realises!!

Hugs

Di xx

Anonymous said...

This is so exciting for you, I'm glad you are going to get time with Iris. I look forward to seeing your new makes and the creative spark Iris will give you x. PS Don't give up the blog, its great!

Big_Eyed_Sheep

joanold said...

What lovely plans you have. You are so lucky to be able to spend some quality time with your granddaughter and to be such a large part of her life. Enjoy it! You have obviously thought long and hard about moving, and the way you have planned it sounds ideal. You are bound to meet lots of people at local baby and toddler groups and will certainly have a large circle of friends when you do eventually move. Look forward to hearing all about it1

YorkshireKaren said...

As a fellow resignee, I just KNOW you've done the right thing Helen. Iris is very blessed to have you in her life, and I'm sure you will inspire in her a love of crafting (and monkeys!) as you settle into your new life. Good luck xx

Susan said...

Can't imagine your mojo having a malfunction, but I know exactly what you mean. Having too many other things on my mind has a thorough wrecking-ball effect on my craftiness too!
Very wise to ease your way into a new area/life.
I shall still look forward to reading whatever you post here and there are so many older posts to look at for inspiration.

Caroline said...

Please don't give up your blog! I've followed you religiously every day for years. I still check everyday now, even though you don't post every day, "just in case".
Evesham is a lovely place, I lived in Warwick for many years, they are similar and should provide lots of inspiration for you. It's all very exciting for you xxx

Pamela said...

Oh what wonderful news - I'm so excited for you! I'll even forgive you for not blogging so frequently LOL! I wish you all the luck in the world with 'the big move' when it happens. Huge hugs Helen.

Anonymous said...

Exactly the most perfect ever path for your future......I know there will be unforgettable happy times for you and Iris..... I will be thinking of you having wonderful days in beautiful Evesham and bet there's lots of inspiration all around!.......not surprising at all your thoughts and attention are completely on this wonderful life change.......Much Love, Dianne

Ps sometimes wishes do come true

Silvia said...

I am so happy for you!! I'm almost 60 and I remember my own grandma teaching me to embroider, knit, crochet, sew and it brings a smile to my face. Thank you for sharing your crafting talent and your life with us! You and Iris will be such a blessing to each other.
Silvia

marc said...

o well it looks like i will have to spend more time at the cottage in worchester so that we can meet up for craft days and your have to stay the odd weekend as it so close lol what joy you know how i feel am with you a 100% lets get your craft bits selling big love always marc

jc2711 said...

Good for you Helen, go for it and enjoy every minute.

Jackie and Bob

Emma Lee said...

Exciting times! Would love to see some crafting with Iris posts as I have a 10week old baby so would love inspiration. Might even bump into you in Evesham as my mum is in Stratford, and my sister works in Evesham. Xx