Hello my friends. Goodness! I am writing this on the afternoon of August 1st!! Where, oh where… ? My only encouragement is that you all seem to feel the same. The days seem to be slipping by so fast this year!
My desk this week is absolutely neat and tidy.
There are two reasons for this. One is that I am on holiday in Derbyshire next week, so am getting things tidy for my daughter and family who will be staying here whilst I am away.
And the second reason is that I have spent this last couple of weeks REALLY tidying up my craft space – putting like with like, labelling everything, tidying the utter chaos under the desk – and even hovering the floor. Look, no paper poo!! The bird book and binoculars are there to identify some of the many varieties of bird we have coming to the field opposite my landing window! – no, honestly, I don’t sneak looks at my neighbours…
So, you can actually see what is there now. I have spent so many hours and days manically making cards this summer for the hotel – who are not slowing down on their sales – that tidying was a non-event. Left shove was more the in-thing! The few things still on my desk are ready to take away with me on Saturday.
I have made a few cards, though – one for my daughter’s parents in law who celebrate their Golden Wedding a week on Saturday, one for each of my daughters – both August birthdays – one for my nephew away on the sandwich part of his university course, two for friends who are married and both have their birthdays on the same day!, one for a daughter who’s 20th anniversary is on Sep 6, and one for friends who had their 46th anniversary on July 23rd. Needless to say – I forgot to take a number of photos here…!
I have to confess I have spent an incredible amount of time in front of the TV screen the past few weeks – Wimbledon!! I LOVE IT! However…. I couldn’t sit idly by whilst the players were working so hard…. so…
Having crocheted together so many blankets over the past five years, I have ended up with a great bag of part balls of yarn… Here they are all put together. I simply kept going round and round, joining in new colours until each square was 12 rounds. Then crocheted them all together and added a border to tie it all in – my Wimbledon blanket!
The team who went to Uganda had a fantastic time – and had asked me before they went for a teaching aid – a large banner. They wanted to use it to explain what happens when people live God’s way. So…
One 6foot by 4foot banner. A brown heart in the centre, then four character attributes of the heart – in black, held on individually by Velcro, then, as the teaching continues….
A white and gold attribute covers the black – the black is still there because we are not yet made perfect.
So, all these have indeed been ON my desk in the last little while – but they aren’t there now, I’m afraid. Hope you can cope, and I don’t get too many black marks from Julia our hostess with the mostest!
Take care everyone. I’m doing this on Tuesday afternoon, as in a few minutes Mr and Mrs D are due to move in for a couple of nights. The packers have been in their home for the past two days putting everything into boxes, cartons, etc. Tomorrow the lorry and storage container arrive. They will watch their entire life disappear into a van and not know when they will see it all again. Thursday they complete the sale on this house and move into their canal boat for… who knows how long. They haven’t bought, but are waiting to find a new home as they travel the waterways.
See you all after my holiday. I’ll do my best to get around folk in the next three days.