Friday, August 28, 2009
At least, I better be or my boss will NOT. BE. HAPPY.
Two week business trip to Buckingham, then Oxford for the IMCA part of my job. It's the 2009 Congregation, and part of my job is to be there and help make it all happen smoothly.
For the information junkies amongst y'all, check out www.i-m-c.org and have look around.
And, as a bonus, I get to catch up with my godmother, my lovely Auntie Barbara - who recently became a great grandmama.
Meanwhile, the role of the Evil Gym Mom is being handled by my dear friend Sarah. She gets to get up at the crack of dawn and organise the girls to turn up to compete at 8am both Saturday and Sunday this weekend for the last comp for the year: Auckland RG Champs, where Jess finally gets to compete her rope routine.
I'll be thinking of them!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Tis the Season by JBW Designs, stitched on 18ct aida using DMC cotton and light effects.
I'm going to give this one to Rachel, my friend who loves Christmas, to go with the Tis the Season sampler I gave her last year. Bit of theme going here I think. Will have to keep my eyes open for something similar for her next year!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Stitched on 18ct ecru aida with DMC. I changed the colour of the large text from a rather blah light brown to the richer crimson. I thought it set off the greens better.
So Floss, guess what you get to take home and frame when you're here for Sophie to go to Nationals, LOL
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Video of Tamsin's freehand routine at the Canterbury RG Champs held at Bishopdale YMCA on the weekend of 17/18 July (filmed for me by the wonderful Floss):
When I can get the clip to work properly, I'll post the link for Jess' freehand routine from the Midlands RG Champs. At the moment it shows a blank screen while the soundtrack plays, and I have no idea why.
UPDATE: all fixed, so here's the link:
And you can see why I won't be giving up my day job to run away to work in the film industry! I did such a hopeless job of it that I decided to not film Tinkerbelle, and to just sit and enjoy watching her. I knew I'd have another chance next weekend at the Shore RG Comp.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Well, I have several:
Anyhoo, here's the update.
Then it was the school holidays - filled with rhythmic gym classes, artistic gym classes and ballet classes, at all times of the day at 3 different venues. We were sick of the inside of the car, I can tell you.
First overall, 1st freehand, 2nd hoop.
Way to go Tinkerbelle!!!