Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ups and Downs!

My life seems to be full of Ups and Downs at the moment.

First of all, there is the prospect of appearing in Scrapbook Inspirations. I still don't know any details but have to have all the info to them by June 25th.

Then I won the UKS photography competiton. Totally unexpected but very exciting!

FenVAC are holding a one day art exhibition at March Town Hall on Saturday, 14th June as part of the March Summer Festival celebrations and I was asked if I would like to participate.

After all that hassle with Tesco they refunded the service charge. Big deal! I thought after that headache they caused me. However, in the post this morning came a £10 gift card and another apology. That will pay for the veg this weekend.

And last, but by no means least, I have had a commission for two silk paintings from the lady who bought the one from the local florists. She wants one with Snowdrops and one with stars and rainbows.

So guess what I have been doing today!

These two pics are painted and backed. I have basted white behind the snowdrops and star so that they stand out.

Of course they still need quilting and loads of beading before they are finished.

And now the Downs!

Last Thursday Mark had a letter "inviting" him to a meeting to "discuss how the downturn in trade affects his role in the company." That meeting was this morning. After making us stew all over the weekend about whether or not he would still have a job after today, we still don't know. He and the other manager were told that one of them would have to go and there are certain criteria they have to follow to decide which one. We will know Friday.


  1. I love the snow drops, its so fresh and pretty!

  2. How fantastic, it has been a rollercoaster week for you, well done on potentially being in SI, I will keep a look out for you and the silk paintings are going to be wonderful.

    Why do Company's feel the need to drag decisions out over a week, its so unfair but I do hope things turn out OK for him and you :) xxx

  3. Congratulations on all the good news, which yopu deserve.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you and Mark for Friday. I'm sure when the law on redundencies changed to require companies to consult, it wasn't intended to cause additional stress and unnecessary worry but unfortunately, that has been the outcome. Thinking of you both.

  4. Love the paintings.

    Hope it is good news for you on friday. Just remember that things happen for a reason and even if it is bad news then good news will be just around the corner.

  5. Congratulations on all the good stuff! I'm not surprised that you won the photography competition.
    Hope all goes well for Friday.

  6. Gorgeous.I really love the snowdrops.

    Cass xxx

  7. Lovely silks Enfys, can't wait to see them with all the beads etc. I hope the ups are the trend for you in future x juliet

  8. These paintings are beautiful...have just bought some silk so might have a go!
    Will keep my fingers crossed for Mark...BUT...well done on everything else! You deserve it!

  9. Congratulations on all of the good stuff, those latest creations are going to be fab, I love the rainbow one. Hoping everything turns out ok for you both x

  10. Love the silk paintings. How stressful with the job situation. But things will always take a turn for the better even though it feels a bit yucky at the mo. Well done on winning the photo competition.

  11. Gorgeous - I totally love the snowdrops X

  12. I hope today went okay, will be thinking of you!


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