Good morning my friends. Another week has flown past and here we are in September. Today (6th) is my younger daughter’s 20th wedding anniversary – goodness, where have all those years gone??? Yesterday was the first anniversary of John’s death – I simply cannot believe a whole year has gone by – a year in which I have done and gone through so many “firsts”. Not only the “first Christmas”, “first birthday”, but also the first time I bought a car – ever!; the first motor insurance in my own name – at 66; the first time I ever booked a B&B – to go to the crop. I know to you young folk that seems incredible – but there it is – John did these things. However… I did them – I’m getting brave – boldly going… etc!
So, my desk this week. Looks very similar to last week, doesn’t it? But, I assure you that isn’t through inactivity – no – the desk is piled even higher as I have been delving further into Mrs D’s Christmas box, hauling out (and piling up on my desk) bits I could maybe use… There’s her box of Christmas peel offs, her bags of potential toppers, pads and papers, images of the stamp she had planned to use, baby wipe, glue, my wax colours, and there at the front 2 cards drying off. I now have a neat pile of 55 cards for her and Mr D. I’m a bit chuffed!
Said cards a bit closer – the last two I have so far done, using the stamp Mrs D had chosen, some of her papers and toppers, but my “Noel” and flower dies.
I found this piece,embossed and green coloured, in the box, and thought it looked good – an embossing folder I love – so played. Cut it down a bit, added some more colour and the scroll-shaped sentiment, some border… and another of the 55. None of the cards I’ve made, are terribly complicated, I’m afraid!
So there you have me this week folks. Up to my eyes in Christmas cards, still working my way through all our CDs to see which are my taste, and rejoicing in the fact that Mrs D was released from hospital custody yesterday, and she and hubby went to their elder daughter’s home for her to recover a little before returning to the boat.
Only three weeks to the crop!! Oooo, I’m so looking forward to it!
I will hope to visit you all – but it may take a few days. Life here is complicated in various ways… but I’ll get there.
Take care everyone. God bless.