Hello my friends. It’s good to be here today, and I trust this finds you well. Where do the weeks go to? It seems only yesterday I was apologising for missing around 7 weeks – and here we are, already a fortnight later than that!!!
So, without further ado – my desk. In all its glory of trying to make the (shhh!) last few Christmas cards.
On the desk you see the start of those Christmas cards, the Big Shot, Mrs D’s box of dies (still), my computer with its desktop of a teasel picture I took last year. On the top shelf, on the green lid, you can just about see a little weensy gingerbread house. Made from the new Tonic die it is exquisite – but I confess to have found it quite fiddly to make. However, we will persevere as I feel a few Christmas presents coming to mind…
Yesterday, our younger daughter celebrated her 40th birthday. She and her family are on holiday on Mull at present, and celebrated this auspicious occasion by spending Monday on the Isle of Iona and Tuesday by taking a boat to Staffa. Green-eyed jealousy reared its head – as they are two places John and I would have loved to visit. For non-Brits, do try “googling” these two lovely Scottish Islands. Her card…
Also this week I have made some tiebacks for the kitchen diner windows. You have to understand that we do nothing in a hurry here… The alterations and decorations were done two and a half years ago now – and then, of course, it took us a long time to choose the curtain fabric… Then even longer to actually MAKE the curtains (in fairness to myself, John was extremely ill last year…), then I needed to think how to make them look their best. Many years ago I wove silk flowers into a long strand and made the tiebacks for our lounge curtains from them. It didn’t look quite right as I sought to do the same again… so… this is what I have finally come up with.
Needless to say, I can’t put them up yet – as I have discovered I have run out of rings… Talk about inefficient! However, they are now done, so that is one little item off the enormous to-do list for 2016.
So, that is us this week. Slowly plodding on day to day. Taking life as it comes with John’s health.
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Take care, my friends. God bless.