Good grief – the girl’s been doing some craft stuff!!
Hello my friends. I hope you are well and enjoying something of Spring here in the Northern hemisphere, and the beginning of Autumn in the Southern. You find me in the throes of about five different projects on my desk today. This picture was taken Tuesday afternoon – you can see I even had to push the chair almost out of the picture in order for you to see everything. So – from the window toward the front of the photo… My CD player – love to have music whilst working, it does something to my creative soul. Below that, and spread out nearly to the top of the stairs – boxes, drawers, open, pulled out, left on the floor – paints, papers, inks, card blanks, envelopes. Still on the floor – a full waste bin, around which, scattered like confetti, lies paper poo from all the die-cuts I have been doing. Up on the desk is a clear plastic box with something black on top – that’s all my pergamano stuff, getting it together ready to take away with me in a couple of weeks. I have a couple of BIG projects I would like to do whilst away – to which end I have treated myself to some polychromos pencils. I’ve not done much with pencils before, but really wanted to try them out.
Moving toward the camera is my sewing machine – had some mending desperately needing doing – so tackled that this morning (Tuesday). There’s a pile of finished cards – awaiting being bagged and priced for the hotel, and then… the really exciting bit… a pile of paper, diaries, caravan club site book, national trust membership book – all jumbled together as I put together some plans for the summer. Believe it or not, I am having to book pitches now for later in the year, or I wouldn’t get the site I want! One told me Monday that I had got almost the last booking for the nights I needed, and they have 120 pitches!
But, it’s all coming together now. Trips 1, 2, and 4 are all planned and booked – just need to see to trip 3. Not quite settled in my mind yet about that one. It means that in the course of the next six months, I shall be travelling the length and breadth of most of England and Wales! Oh wow!! A once in a lifetime opportunity to take time out just for me. Sounds selfish? I will be going to places John couldn’t go because of his physical limitations – so I have never been either – we went where he could easily manage, and that way he (and I) had some wonderful holidays together.
So, that’s my desk – what exactly have I been doing?
A small sample of the cards for the hotel – which is already under way for the season. Some die-cut fronts, some Pollyanna Pickering, some triple stamping, I’ve been using up some spare ATCs as toppers, and using the freebies of the Country Diary recently in a magazine. Lots of other things, too; but I didn’t think I ought to show you quite all of them… the hotel already has over 70 cards!!
So that’s me here on the North Wales coast on a gloriously sunny afternoon. I leave you with a couple of photos on days out I have taken recently – a trip on the Welsh Highland Preserved Steam Railway, and some time in Bodnant Gardens.
Take care, my friends – not long to the crop when I hope to see many of you. I’ll be coming with Mrs D and Canu Camilla – all headed for a Grand Day Out!