Hello my friends – it seems the weeks go by too fast for me to keep up! I’ve missed a few weeks yet again – however… here I am, like the proverbial bad penny! I do trust you are well, and not stressed out because Christmas is approaching.
So, my desk… It has been very varied – from extremely overcrowded to completely empty! This was last week when a friend came round – new to crafting she asked for some help and reminders – arrived with her entire stash… and lots of time to have fun together!
And now it is different again…
A few left over cards and scraps of fabric; some card fronts given to me by a friend who thought I might make use of them, a couple of Christmas baubles – and my Advent tree. This comes out each year and is normally in the lounge. This year, though, life is about to change for me, and I have brought it upstairs onto my workdesk so I can enjoy it here. The rest of the house is decorated, trees in the lounge and dining room, decorations in the hall, cards written and presents wrapped (is it any wonder I have been missing recently?) – and a spare bedroom changed beyond recognition and awaiting friends who, whilst their static caravan site is closed for the winter, are coming to stay. A delightful American couple in their 70s and 80s, their caravan is their permanent home. Normally they travel to family in America when the site is closed – but this year they can’t go. Hubby is undergoing cancer treatment. It just “felt the right thing” to offer them a home… So life for each of us will be different – but, as I believe it is what God has asked me to do at this time – I’m sure that we will all be blessed.
But – the Advent tree… On it are 24 pyramids all worked in pergamano. I love them, and so enjoyed making it (Yes, it took a while – 5 years to be precise – but to be fair, I did make other things at the same time!!!) So here are a few pictures of some of the pyramids. They stand about three inches tall (around 7.5cms). Worked using a variety of techniques including painting, pencil work, pricking, and embossing with a ball tool, to name just a few. Enjoy!
So that’s me at the moment, folks – attempting to be ready for friends (nearly there); attempting to be ready for Christmas (almost done); attempting to stay healthy so I don’t pass on any infection to my friend ill with cancer (failing dismally); unsure whether I will have the opportunity to post each week; not at all sure when I will get round to each of you this week – but I will, even if it takes four or five days! I do visit you all, I’m only sorry there are a couple I can’t leave a comment 0- be assured I love to come peek!
Take care my friends. God bless you as you prepare for Christmas – the time when we celebrate Jesus coming into this world which is so torn apart, determined to go its own way and not “hear the angels sing”.