Hello my friends. Yes – absent without permission again – my only excuse is that I have simply NOT done anything artycrafty until this week. This is how my desk has looked after a grand tidy when my house guests left…
…and yes, I honestly DO realise there are two Christmas baubles hanging from my shelf. I forgot to put them away – and all the other Christmas stuff is behind those drawer units in the far distance! So there they will stay until I need to get something else out from the attic.
All was to change on my desk, however, on Monday morning when a friend and I had a bit of a card-fest – making cards for the church leaders to give out as encouragement – when folk are ill, having a hard time, whenever they just need a bit of a boost. You can, I’m sure imagine what happened next…
It got much worse, too! So, what can we see – scissors, papers, Polyanna Pickering pads, a few finished cards, glue, stamps, and my specs. Up on the shelf is a gorgeous blue and white pot. It’s from Rwanda, and was given me by a friend who regularly travels there. It is for keeping food in – but what to keep in it myself?? All ideas gratefully received!
And here’s Camilla (with the emphasis on the “Cam”, not the “ill”), taking a bit of a breather during our session. Hopefully you will find her this week on Julia’s link-up, showing her brand new desk space!! So, what did we do, apart from drink cups of tea? I’ll leave Camilla to hopefully show you her efforts – but here are mine – a hotch-potch of styles…
A couple of brusho pieces, some Pollyanna Pickering images, one on a shaped card base. (I was given a huge box filled with card shapes at the end of last year – so tried one out!), one stamped with a shadowed sentiment which says “Dance like no-one is watching, sing like no-one is listening”, one with an embossed and coloured piece, and one with a die-cut edge and a stamped sentiment encouraging people to live life to the full
So that’s me this week folks. Back behind the wheel since my op – even went over to the east side of Manchester Tuesday to meet up with Chris and hubby (Mr & Mrs D); getting out and about; enjoying having the house just to myself now my houseguests are back in their static caravan; and full of plans for my own gadding about the land in our VERY elderly touring caravan. I may well take a few days to get round everyone this week, as I am in and out rather a lot… oops!
Take care. God bless.