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Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom
Hello there, my name is Sharon and I live in Westcliff on Sea with my two daughters, Rosie Matilda and Rumer Valentine and, when he's home from uni, my son Sydney. I opened my shop Roses & Rue in July 2009 and this has been a long held dream realised. I have recently given up teaching so that I can focus on building the business. As well as being fanatical about knitting, I love to crochet, sew and generally have a go at all things crafty. Hopefully you will take a little time out now and then to visit the blog and find out whats been going on in my busy world.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Phew, back online!

What a nightmare, suddenly losing access to email and then the laptop breaking down. You'd have thought that the end of the world was nigh in my house. Rosie couldn't purchase anything on Ebay or spend hours on Facebook, Ru couldn't play Moshi Monsters online and I couldn't deal with any enquiries, bill payments or do any blogging! Goodness me, we all had to read books and have grown up conversations! And how lovely it was. I was able to catch up on who was doing what in sixth form, what was going on in the payground in year 5 etc.

Now we're all back to normal and I had to fight Rosie for the laptop so that I could post this and have a quick catch up on the blogs that I follow.

We had a busy week in the shop last week; classes galore, childrens parties, knit and natter, visits from reps, customers in and out, new yarns turning up.

Check out the applique that was produced at the 'Applique for Beginners' class - its was a real buzz of activity and everyone really enjoyed themselves...

And look at the appliqued self portraits that the children made at a party on Saturday afternoon...

They're great aren't they?

This week there is more to come: knitting, crochet and patchwork. Can't wait x


Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

Loss of technology is the one thing I dread in our house too, you'd think armageddon had occurred from the reaction. Lovely makes at your classes and the childrens party did you let the kids loose on the sewing machines?

Roses & Rue said...

ooh no,too dangerous with 7 year olds as they were running all over the place. We used interfacing and glue! Much Quicker. The kids love it.

Anonymous said...

Hey Sharon, Just popped on here to get your address and saw Eve and Sophie's self portraits :) Just wanted to say thank you for having us and what a great time we all had. All the girls (and my hubbie) were chuffed to bits with their masterpieces. Really hope to see you, Rosie and Ru again very soon. Big kisses, Natalie xxx