Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday..Snow and Sad News

Morning folks...we are back in the grips of winter here in the North East of Scotland...as I sit and type this all snuggly cosy in my big fluffy dressing gown...it's blowing a blizzard outside...so it's back to shanks' pony and better get stocked up with grub for another week or so of being marooned.


Some sad news to share with you all today...I have decided very reluctantly to step down from the Polkadoodles team and it wasn't an easy decision to make...lots of conversations with myself but I feel I have become stuck in a bit of a rut and need to make some changes. I am so going to miss Nikky...she is just the loveliest loveliest talented lady and have loved working with her and the fabulously talented team of girls at Polkadoodles and much to my horror have come to realise that I am not SUPERWOMAN...so it's time for a change of direction in my crafty life and concentrating more on my first love...rubber stamping.
So this year I am going back to what I love best and hoping to do more workshop and demonstration day stuff which is right up my street...crafting on your own day in and day out can be a bit of a lonely occupation so this year I am going to get out and about and meet loads of other crafters...sharing my passion for all things papercrafty is such a joy and a great opportunity to chat with someone other than "The Budster".   He's a great listener...a great companion...my sleeping partner but it's a bit of a one-way conversation.
And for all those folks who live in the Elgin area...I am coming to a craft store near you...the lovely Karen (Mrs Sugar Nellie herself) has asked me to come along on Saturday 13th February 10.00am - 4.00pm to Papercraft Boutique to share some crafting tips and techniques so if you have nothing better to do...come along and join in the fun...I would love to meet you.
Catch up with you all tomorrow for a brand new challenger over at GET FUNKY and I think you are going to LOVE this one.
Hugs Kath xxxxxx

Edited to add:......good news.....big congrats to my lovely bloggy bud GAYLE.....on the safe delivery of her beautiful baby girl....Maya......hugs and kisses to all.

29 comments:

Debbie said...

Good for you Kath. Get out and have a great time.

Hugs Debbie xx

scrappyjacky said...

Good luck,Kath....wish I lived in that neck of the woods....I'm sure your demo will be brilliant.

weewiccababe said...

bad news for Nikky, but great news for us. Can't wait to see what you get up to, and good luck with it all
lets hope the snows long gone by the 13th
Debz
x

~ Ali ~ said...

Aw Kath you did Nikky proud. I know what you mean in being a bit lonely crafting sometime the island has is disadvantages. Anyway fabulous news for Karen.....wish I was nearer. Have a super day.

Clare said...

Hi Kath,
Elgin is a bit too far for me, but it sounds like you will have lots of fun doing demo's and workshops. Have a great time on the 13th.
Clare x

joey said...

Hiya Kath

BRRRRRRRRR your piccy is enough to make me not want to venture anywhere stay warm and safe.

Good for you doing whats right for you hope you have lots of fun with your demos.

Joey.x

Debs said...

Hi Kath
Wish I lived in the Elgin area - might even think about moving lol!!!!
I'm sure you will have a great time and so will anyone that is so lucky to be able to go along and join you.
Keep warm and have a lovely day.
Debs xx

Marcea said...

Hi there hun. You certainly do have to do what is right for you even when it is a tough decision. I wish I lived closer because I would dearly love to come to one of your days. Wow, I can't believe the snow you have again ,..... thought =our hard frost was impressive this morning, lol. Enjoy the rest of your weekend hun
-x-

Saskia said...

Hello Kath,

I do understand how difficult it must be to decide to step down from a great, lovely Polkadoodle Team! :)

But time, time, time... for other great adventures on your way!!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Caroljenks said...

Kath I can't believe you're having even more of the white stuff!! - You'll have to get some skies for you and the Budster, at least you'd be able to do your shopping a little bit quicker then! I hope it doesn't last like last time for you.

I so wish I was able to come to your tip sharing meets! But it would be a very long journey - although a fantastic 6 hours I'm sure! Maybe you could offer a combined skiing/crafting week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carol x

Lynda said...

Awww bet Nikky will miss you but you're doing it for all the right reasons. Have fun and am jealous of the lucky ladies who will be able to see you in action!

Love Lynda xxx

Louby said...

Kath sometimes you gotta make changes and put yourself first. (your allowed)I'm sure you're going to have a blast getting out and about meeting new crafty folk with your great talent for card making. Hope all goes well.
Louby x

loftylass said...

Wow Kath - big decisions made. Good luck for the future, I understand about the 'lonely crafter syndrome' (that's me!!!) Wish I lived closer - I would certainly come to your demos.(sigh)

That snow looks as if it will be with you for a while!! Keep warm and enjoy your day.
Hugs
Heather
x

Sarah A said...

Good luck in your new chosen crafty direction.... lucky people of Elgin, think I'd need more than a demo as a reason to as my husband to relocate though LOL!!

Hope the snow doesn't stick around, we have had a dusting of the stuff overnight here in the North West of England... even the kids got up and groaned haha!

Sarah x

lesleyanne said...

change is always hard
but you have too be true to yourself
good luck for you new change of direction
hopefully when i visit DD in inverness later in the year it you will be having a workshop
lesley xx

brenda said...

Hi Kath

As I said on the DT blog, sorry to see you go.

I know exactly where you are coming form though. My great love is rubber stamping and you are spot on when you say plodding on alone can be a lonely affair.

Venturing into the demo and classroom arena was the best step I even took, it is such fun and you get to meet so many lovely peeps.

Your sleeping partner is like mine and can always be relied upon when it comes to making difficult decisions. Have fun, enjoy and rememebr to keep showing us your inspiration.

B x

Jacqui said...

Hi Kath, sad news for Polkadoodles but I know that your new venture will be a complete success, so Good Luck with it all and don't forget little old me and Anne, we want and NEED your craftiness too x

PS. Hope you made it to Tesco, for you and Buddies sake, stinking weather strikes again!!!

Jacqui said...

Hi Kath, sad news for Polkadoodles but I know that your new venture will be a complete success, so Good Luck with it all and don't forget little old me and Anne, we want and NEED your craftiness too x

PS. Hope you made it to Tesco, for you and Buddies sake, stinking weather strikes again!!!

Kate T said...

Good luck with your plan, wish I lived closer !

Jessica said...

Well, maybe if I set out today... I could be there by....next Wednesday! lol Coming to Scotland has long been a dream, but I can't do it just yet. Maybe next year...
I hope all you ladies enjoy your scrapping time. And Stay Warm y'all!!!

Rosie said...

Good luck Kath. Wished I lived nearer, would love to come to Elgin and hear your crafting tips. Rosie x

Rufus said...

More snow??? Good grief! I understand about the lonely crafter syndrome. Good for you to get out and about. Wish I lived on your side of the pond, I'd be there to hear your tips. You and the Budster stay warm and dry.
R/

theneon said...

Kath! Brrrrrrr -- your snowy picture made me shudder here in Phoenix, Arizona where my dh planted tomatoes today in early spring weather! I congratulate you on your conversations with yourself and wish you all the best as you speed towards new discoveries in this coming year. Your talents are to be shared! I still say you should write a book -- I adore reading your blog.

Sarn loves choc said...

I have been lurking on your blog for ages Kath . . . you are very inspirational and I'm sure your new direction will make a nice change. Please make sure you get to demo somewhere down South during the year, pretty please! Are you going to be demoing at any of the Craftwork Cards' exhibition stands????

Wishing you all the best in your new direction.

Dawn said...

Hiyaaa

You will be missed for sure KAth..
A change is as good as a rest so you are certainly going to be in demand on the demo front I'm sure.
Thought I might be able to get up to Elgin but sadly it's not meant to be!!

Love this card and the white space

Hugs
Dawn
xx

Dawn said...

Hiyaaa

You will be missed for sure KAth..
A change is as good as a rest so you are certainly going to be in demand on the demo front I'm sure.
Thought I might be able to get up to Elgin but sadly it's not meant to be!!

Love this card and the white space

Hugs
Dawn
xx

Kat said...

Hi Kath, just catching up after a weekend in Crieff where they have no snow. Met it about Strathcathro and it got worse all the way north! Got to within about a quarter of a mile of home and met one massive drift too many. Only got so far as hubby is so good at getting through snow and so is the Golf lol. Dug us out and managed to struggle on a wee bit to a passing place and abandoned car. Drifts very deep specially when you're only 5'3". Car home today after tractor and snowplough past. And would you believe one of our wonderful posties was in with mail. Hope this goes before you go to Elgin. Wish I could go but I'd need to take a day's holiday and I don't want to push my luck.

XX

Serendipity Stamping said...

Kath, I know you will enjoy your new adventures, even though you are feeling sad about leaving Polkadoodles. I wish I could come to a class by you, I would love to meet you in person and learn from you, but flying across the pond is out of my budget, LOL. Scotland is one of the places I have always wanted to visit, as it is a part of my heritage.

Tatanky said...

Good luck Kath it's always so nice to get in touch with other crafters I'm sure you're going to enjoy it a lot.

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