Monday, October 09, 2006
An Unexpected Promotion!
Saturday afternoon was my local Knit & Crochet Guild meeting,I turned up a few minutes late as I'd been buying a birthday present for a friend. I waltzed in and found an empty chair then suddenly realised that things looked a bit odd. Fifteen ladies were just sitting there doing nothing and the shutters to the kitchen area were still closed! 'Er.. who's running the meeting today?' I asked with a feeling of doom hanging suddenly over me. 'You are' came the answering chorus, 'you're the only committee member here'. Now, I am treasurer, this is a deliberate choice because it doesn't involve me in standing up and saying anything apart from once a year at the AGM. And here I was, no warning,no notes, no nothing! Fortunately I'd printed out and brought with me the newsletter covering the previous meeting and I knew the lady who was doing the workshop so off I went - talk about flying by the seat of my pants!! Not to mention being all things to all men - I chaired the meeting, took notes for the newsletter, ran the sales table, introduced the speaker and with a 'volunteer' (read pressed labour here!)opened up the kitchen and made the tea and coffee. It all went well, the workshop was excellent and popular and it was 4pm before I knew it. Once again I tottered back home feeling like a limp rag - I've been asked to stand for committee at my WI too and I'm beginning to regret saying 'yes'. Still, maybe I won't get enough votes she said in a hopeful sort of voice...........
This is the lucet that Jean showed us how to use, it's medieval tool used to make square shaped cords which were used to tie your clothes - no buttons, zips etc in those days. It's actually easy and very therapeutic when you get the hang of it - and, boy, did I need therapeutic.
I wonder what would have happened if I hadn't turned up either????