My goodness - two posts in one week - it's a miracle LOL :)
Another thing I'm really rather chuffed about is that I got my Aikido licence and grading book at training the other night *cue a Spongebob Squarepants HOO-RAY!*
The grading book is a bit like a passport in the Aikido world. Every time you grade and gain a different coloured belt, they stamp and sign it with details of where and when you got it, with a rather awesome looking stamp. You can also record details of any training seminars that you attend as well. This year the club has been to seminars in Poland and also Japan (the home of Aikido). Unfortunately this was before I joined. Going to Japan would have been awesome as it has been a dream of mine for quite a number of years. I can't wait to find out where we'll be going next year - hopefully they'll go to Japan again. The next lot of grading will be in December - and with any luck I'll be swapping my white belt for a yellow one!
......and....yes, the Phoenix is finally rising from the ashes! I started mixing all the thread colours and putting them on me thread cards the weekend just gone. I've cut my lovely sparkly fabric to size and have put it on a frame, but I've not done any stitching as yet. I'm starting it at the weekend...so watch this space!! xx