I’ve engaged in some form of crafting all my life ~ Scrumbling being my fibre art of choice, (the clue’s In the title of this blog!) But when I began to suffer neck problems, I found I couldn’t manage more than a few minutes of crochet or knitting at time ~ and even that left me with a headache. Sad face. 😟
Recently I embarked on a programme of specific exercises (which I’ll tell you about another day) and, to my great joy, I find that I’m now able to work for longer, providing I follow my own advice and don’t push it too far. Yay! Now I don’t have to donate my (considerable) yarn stash to charity ~ and I can try my hand at some of those fantastic projects bookmarked for ‘when I have time’. 😊
But self~motivation can be tricky, particularly when you’ve been out of the loop. So when my friend Kerry asked if I’d be interested in joining a new craft group I jumped at the chance to meet up with other creative people, some of whom I already knew.
‘Crafty Bees’ started in March and is held in a local cafe every other Monday evening. With it’s comfy sofas and welcoming ambience, The Living Room is the ideal meeting place for members to bring along their WIP’s; exchange tips, tricks and advice, touch base with old friends and get to know new people. The manager, Charlie, opens up especially for us and serves yummy home~made cakes and beverages at very reasonable prices.
As you can see from the photos below, which I took at last night’s session, Crafty Bees is a literally a hive of creative activity!