Dear friends. hello. I do trust you are continuing to stay safe and well. To those who have been ill – I hope you are really recovering. Why are we hare? To see our desks – in all their glory and mess. So, here goes…
…From top left to bottom right. A basket of inks and brushes; my basket of ATCs received; a pile of boxes with card making projects; a scrapbook, glue, light, clutter not yet put away; empty cutting mat; plastic box of peel-offs, blade, scissors, ruler, tweezers; pile of papers to practise stamping; guillotine; the church’s Lockdown contact list. on the floor is a nearly full waste bin – must remember to put that out this week with the recycling!
So, Julia, you really threw down the gauntlet this past week, didn’t you? I decided I would take up the challenge. You know me, not content with one project on the go… have to have one in each room! It took some hunting in the unfinished-symphonies-cupboards-and-drawers!!; but I got there. Two ideas of things I had started and never, ever, finished!
It must be over 20years ago when John and I bought this tapestry. It was to be a Christmas present for my brother and his wife. Yes, well… let’s just say he hasn’t got it yet! It was the first thing to come to mind when Julia threw down her challenge to us all. So the first thing to do was put the tapestry frame together – easier said than done… I couldn’t remember how to do it!!! However…
… after a lot of messing about. Here it is up and ready for action. Yes, we don’t do things by halves here. It is 24 x 20 inches! You can see by the photo how much is still to be done, as it shows the carpet and quilt through the canvas! I’m going to have my work cut out to even make an impression into it.
So, not content with that… I added a second unfinished symphony. I wonder if Beethoven and co worked on more than one at a time?? Now you must understand that I am NOT a natural scrapbooker. Some of you are – and produce the most wonderful pages. I don’t. Mine are boring in comparison. However… for some unknown reason, when John and I celebrated our Ruby wedding anniversary in 2012 – YES 2012! – we decided that, as there was nothing we needed, we would each make something as a gift for the other. John produced a lovely collage of photos of our life together. Me? I decided to make him a scrapbook of our life. WHY? I ask myself??? However, I set to – not realising how long these things take. This is where I got to…
Yes. Those last few photos do indeed tell the story. Some photos chosen, and simply pushed into their wallets; some pieces of paper simply telling what that page would have been; and a pile of stuff not yet allocated. So I am going to try and finish the whole album. It may well prove to be an emotional roller coaster – but that’s called life. I would like to finish it because we had such a fantastic life together and to document it for the sake of my girls (not to mention me) would be special.So there you have it folks. Life on the North Wales Coast. If it’s OK with you, I think the lockdown should continue so I can get some more of my unfinished symphonies – and my unstarted symphonies – done. Hop[e that’s ok. Do take care, my friends, and stay safe.
God bless you all.