Hello my friends.
Been AWOL again – sorry – life just got rather manic what with one thing and another… and now here we are only three weeks away from the 8th anniversary. How on earth did we get there already? No idea!… Many, many thanks to Neet for checking up on me! I really appreciated the thought.
So, what’s my desk looking like today? – empty – completely bare of work
You can see two cutting mats – that’s because Joy, Ruth (my daughters) and friend Helen all came for the weekend for a craft and mountain time. They went into Snowdonia on Saturday and achieved Glyder Fach, The Cantilever and Castell y Gwynt (I’m really proud of them all! Those mountains are HIGH!), and spent Sunday playing with my craft stash! A wonderful time was had by all three. But, of course, I had to clear everything away to give them room… So, a camera case, some inks, a pile of cards sent to me, my computer, CD Roms,, pictures on the wall, pens, more inks, tapes, a gingerbread house. In fact, nothing very edifying at all.
So, that’s it as far as WOYWW is concerned – however, I have been busy while away… and you are welcome to peek if you have time.
My pergamano card continues – and I can’t show it you complete yet, as it is my friend’s birthday party this weekend – but… 1 – shows all the original cutting out done; 2 – a close up of the delicate shapes in the centre of the design; 3 – I had to wait for this fancy tool to arrive – a semi-circle of needles to make a lovely edge pattern; 4 – first pricking done, then each semi-circle is embossed from the back, then each semi-circle is pricked deeply; 5 – all cut out ready for the next stage.
I’ve crocheted another blanket for Uganda – the colours aren’t good in the photo, that apparently deep brown is actually a glorious burgundy!
Hopeless photo, but I managed to do a jigsaw – a Thomas Kinkade image.
Almost my only contribution to Sunday’s craft fest – a monochrome card. I went down with the most appalling cold on Saturday evening and felt like nothing very much on Sunday! I had been busy all of Saturday at the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza to be honest. As usual our church opened its doors for BBQ food and homemade cakes. The weather was cold but fine and vaguely sunny, so the town was heaving. Over the Saturday and Sunday we made over £1000 profit, all going to children’s charities, two local, one in Uganda, and the other in Israel. VERY, VERY hard work, but so rewarding as we met up with folk who had been before, who remembered us fondly, and were thrilled to come back for “the best cakes in town”! I love it, but it is certainly an exhausting day or two.
When the girls all arrived on Friday, they came bearing the fruits of their hard work…
They, plus Mrs D, had made some bags for Uganda – plus, Ruth had persuaded her Mother in law to make a set…. and to help use up my stash of yarn for blankets and jumpers. She has done all 7 of these gorgeous aran sweaters. She has also taken 2 whole bags of DK yarn to crochet some blankets. WOW! Thank you Sue!!!
So, a very heartfelt thank you card was made! Lovely Spellbinders die set, plus the thank you die from Mrs D – a Christmas present all the way from China!
Well, if you got this far – well done – gold stars all round. That’s me done, folks. You take care of yourselves.