Thanks so much to all of you who have left comments, sent emails and rung me to wish my mother the best. Yesterday it was confirmed that she has a very rare disease primarily affecting the muscles, only 9 in every 1,000,000 people suffer from the condition. At the moment she is somewhat of a medical celebrity in the hospital because in the last 7 years no patient has presented with the symptoms! I will probably not get too much paperwork done over the next few days or many emails answered so apologies if you are waiting for a reply, I will get to read everything all going well just no time to think clearly and write the replies. Do you think that I can forget the housework too???
Yesterday I felted another 9 flowers for the ‘Taste of Carlow’ event and now I need to add buttons and finish some of the bags and purses I felted last week. I did have an idea of approaching a wonderful Kilkenny leather craftsman and asking him to make some special handles to my designs, maybe next week I will get time to pop down and have a chat with him. Failing that I probably need to order handles online from Homestead Heirlooms. I love the work these ladies produce and stocked up on handles last year when Heather and I attended the amazing Duchess County Sheep and Wool Festival at Rhinebeck!