Well, today was a mad day and I definitely think that yesterday must have set the target for a totally crazy week! I completed my submission for ‘Organic Geometry’, an upcoming exhibition at the National Craft Gallery. My new laptop wouldn’t send either documents or jpegs to the printer or to a cd, my old one took 25 mins to boot up and my Rayburn decided that it was time to have a seizure, possibly the result of letting my oil get to a dangerously low level recently. Got the Rayburn serviced, (thanks a million Michael and Philip of Nolan Heating Services, super fast service) eventually got my proposal printed off, drove to Kilkenny and brought my memory stick to the chemist to get the necessary images printed and on disc. Finally got sorted with the proposal and got stuck in dreadful traffic on the way home where the new Kilkenny bypass is under construction. While stuck in traffic had a phone call from a logistics company based out the far side of Dublin saying that a package had arrived for me from Turkey but that Customs would not release it until the paperwork was personally signed by me, a fee paid and the correct documentation processed by them. They emailed me the paperwork and naturally my internet connection decided to pack up before I had details of where I needed to send the thing. Talked to my sister over the phone and got her to log into my email account, got the details and then had to take the decision to get up before 5am this morning in order to drive to the company (they seem to work 24/7) as I needed to be in Tallaght, Dublin for a 10am start, my first day of Child Protection Training in preparation for Craft in the Classroom! Eventually got all that sorted out, hopefully Customs will release the parcel as I need it for this weekend’s rug making workshops!! Another day of training in Dublin looms tomorrow and then I need to finish sorting the house out for Thursday evening, does this sound like a more relaxing day???
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A big thank you to fellow fibre artist Nancy from Enee Fabric Design for her lovely post recommending my blog. After the 2 days that I have had it was a fantastic boost! Thanks also to all of you who have taken the time to either comment or send me an email wishing me fun and luck with Mehmet Girgic’s rug making workshops. I am going to take oodles of pictures for you all to drool over so please forgive the lack of felting content today, I am about to drop into bed!!