Good morning, my friends across the world. My desk today shows the chaos and debris from a couple of massive card making sessions. From near to far, you can see a box of inks, scissors, bone folder, cutting mat, water colour pens, glue, heat gun, a pile of card, with baking sheet on top, some weensy picture frames, and a large box rapidly filling with items for the hotel.There are now nearly 80 general cards and 20 Easter cards. Beyond all that are my storage drawers – actually closed. Don’t know when I did that – they are normally to be found hanging open because I keep going to them. Hmm – I see the purple fun ostrich pen is having a rest – obviously I have exhausted it! The big shot has been moved to John’s art space – oops! I’ve spread myself.
By the way, click on any of the pictures and it will open up in a new window to be seen more clearly.
The result of all this frenetic activity? Let me show you just a few finished bits and pieces…
Just a small selection of the cards I’ve been busy working on in the past few days – pergamano, stamping, inked backgrounds, embossing, photography – all in an effort to give as much variety as possible. Of course, being me, I can’t possibly only do one thing at a time…. so, in the evenings, when the TV is on, I’ve been making inroads into the bags of yarn Mrs D gave me when she has been sorting her house… This is the latest in a long line of blankets and jumpers…
I really enjoy doing these wavy patterned blankets – but I have to say that this particular pattern has proven more awkward than the others. I keep ending up with the wrong number of stitches at the end of the row. Goodness only knows whether it will look really special when finished, or end up with a wavy side as well!!! It’s growing slowly – so should keep me out of mischief for quite a time.
I had a great time away with the family the other weekend – much enhanced for the grandies by the fact that we awoke on Sunday to a white world! About half an inch!!! BUT – sufficient to get the plastic sledges out on the hill. Great fun was had by all. A visit to Hay on Wye finished the weekend well. None of us had ever been there before, and we spent a wonderful couple of hours going round the bookshops. Fantastic. Now I’m home again, busy as usual with Step Inside and church.
So that’s me this week, folks. Fairly short – hoping to earn a gold star from Julia for that!
Take care. God bless.