I spent a lot of time packing earrings this week - what a painful procedure. They had to be catalogued and priced, attached to earring cards and then put into a shoebox that would allow them to be carried safely in my luggage - of course, I had to buy some shoes (only three pairs) first, just so I would have enough shoeboxes!
Kidney shaped ear wires and leverbacks are the worst - they will not lie down quietly, are too big to lie flat in a box, and generally wriggle out of their fastenings within minutes of fixing them onto a card. Was I fed up by the end of it all! Unfortunately they are too pretty to leave behind, or that's what I'd have done with the ornery critters.
They served us a fabulous breakfast and we came back to our very down to earth, very warm home with the greatest pleasure, after a walk around the grounds which are very lovely indeed. It was lovely to be pampered and waited on, wined and dined, but there's no place like home.
Ms Muse asked me for some holiday spending money - well, I made her work for it - fair's fair, eh??
Forget Me Not
I will however, keep the blog going and you can read all about the madness and mayhem that is sure to ensue with the preparations for the exhibition, and it's aftermath. Perhaps I will even make a few items of jewellery without Ms Muse by my elbow, who knows?
Have a great week, and catch you next week, same time, same place