Thanks for popping in. Sunny Saturday. Great rugby result too! England 40 Australia 16. What a powerful game! Our Mark is actually in Tokyo, watching the Ireland – New Zealand match as I write! Lucky lad. Not so lucky for Ireland it seems. But it ain’t over yet! And what a privilege to even be there!
Here’s a story. So the rest of his rugby team were heading out to Japan the week before last, but Mark decided to fly out a week later, because one of his best mates from school recently married, and they were all meeting up somewhere in Northern California to celebrate. Then the typhoon hit Japan, and all his team mates’ flights from San Fran were cancelled. Turns out Mark, who was bringing up the rear a week late, ended up being the first to arrive in Tokyo, because his mates had to scramble to reschedule their flights. Funny old life, innit. Things seldom work out as you expect or plan, eh…
On that note, please allow me to talk about my dear friend, Linda Williams – Parchment Super Talent and great personal friend. She hasn’t been on TV lately, and she wasn’t able to run the Pergamano workshop in Leyburn because she was unwell. Now there have been a few rumours flying around, that she has left the Clarity camp. This is a load of rubbish. She is as good a friend as ever, and still 100% on board the good ship Clarity! She is just very unwell. She hasn’t been right for months, and whilst she may be able to do local Groovi workshops with Gayle (they prop each other up!), getting up to North Yorkshire or over to Peterborough for a 5 hour stint on TV spread over 24 hours is a whole other ball of wax. We are optimistic that she will get better, and they (who are THEY??) will figure out what is actually wrong. But in the meantime, we will cover for her as best we can.
Like next Sunday at 6pm on HOCHANDA, for example!! We (Paul and I) are launching Linda’s second Multi-Needle Tool Book. It is magnificent !!!
The projects are superb, exquisite! I was talking to Linda yesterday, and she reminded me that every single project in the new book is a celebration, a special occasion. Look! Here are just a couple of peaks, to whet your appetite…
The book is even more comprehensive than the first, if that is possible!
This volume covers 11 tools (Vol 1 covered 7).
It includes 18 projects (Vol 1 included 12).
It is 172 pages long (Vol 1 was 102 pages).
For all those reasons, it’s a fiver more expensive too, but not on Sunday, when we launch it on HOCHANDA TV at a special introductory price!
Don’t get me wrong. The first Volume is beautiful too! The projects just use other tools.
In both books, Linda demonstrates loads of what you can do with each Pergamano multi-needle tool. She provides us with incredible samplers and patterns for each tool, which look like this:
Yep. Have no fear! Linda isn’t going anywhere! I hope you can join Paul and myself on HOCHANDA next Sunday at 6pm, when we put on our dancing shoes, and do our groovi-parchy best to do justice to what is irrefutably a parchment art masterpiece. Congratulations Linda – it is AWESOME!
Love & Hugs,
PS. I’m also really chuffed to be launching a super cool set of Claritystamps and Groovi plates in the afternoon, which are pretty cool – even if I say so myself! More will be revealed. Oh prep prep prep…