It’s been a period of change here at Stitch Towers. I’m still finalising my plans but I think my future is going to encompass a variety of different styles of working. An economic sampler of sorts. How very modern of me! Actually, it’s quite exciting and daunting at the same time but I’m aiming for a mix of employed and self employed work while spending a bit more time with the family, domestic stuff and (hooray) creative happy times. Can’t forget the healing powers of a lovely skein of wool or bolt of fabric. Or indeed artwork by my boys, an example of which is given at the bottom for your enjoyment. I am slightly hazy as to content or theme but I like it anyway. But then I would.

In case you’re bored of me banging on about The Redundancy (and I don’t blame you, I’m getting a bit fed up of it too…onwards and upwards everyone) I’ve another Big Thing going on as follows:

You may have spotted the new button to the right of this post…yes Mumsnet are running a Blogfest on 10 November in London which I am looking forward to verrrrrry much. Not least because I’m going to pump the experts about the business opportunities and implications of blogging. Good advice is gold and I’m taking a pick axe with me.

As part of the day (because Im obviously not busy enough at the moment) I’m organising a live blogathon, along the lines of my Festival of Quilts opus, but this time a joint effort with other members of the MN Bloggers Network. If you are a MN blogger coming along to the event and want to take a slot please send me an email or PM me on MN and I will put your name onto my pretty rota page. The page will be added in the next day or so.

The idea being that we have a single page collecting the links to everyone’s posts which, when read together, will provide a real time review/comment on how the day is going (or not). In true MN fashion I would propose the contributions are self policed but I will be keeping an eye out for anything trollish. No trip trap trip trap tripping on THIS blog, no sir.

I’m looking forward to meeting some of the other bloggers who I natter to over the t’internet. I’ll be the one with the knitting needles and/or crochet hook sticking out of my overly capacious handbag and a pick axe over my shoulder. I hope you’re coming along…should be a laugh. But, if you can’t you can soak up the atmosphere by following along at home. There, that’s more interesting than Statutory Redundancy Pay and Employment Law. Isn’t it?!