Hello my friends. Goodness, that week went by pretty quickly. Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by and commented last week. Thanks for all the birthday wishes, cards, presents… WOW! What a time I had. I managed to meet up with my whole family here in Wales last Saturday. Because we are all in one bubble/extended family group, it was perfectly legal for the 10 of us to meet up outdoors. The weather was cold, crisp but bright; my daughters had designed and planned, with military precision, the whole time. All sorts of plans came and went, but we decided Horseshoe Falls near Llangollen – just this side of the border, a place to walk, and lots of space to have a family time of games and picnic.
Now, you have to understand that we are completely barking when all together…so the girls planned a tournament of silly games. We laughed, we talked, we howled with fun, we looked stupid – yes we had a great day. Games included a tennis ball in the foot of a pair of tights. Tights put on the head… knock down 5 skittles with the ball and don’t use your hands; a scavenger hunt; and the largest laugh of all – place an After 8 on your forehead and get it into your mouth using only your facial muscles! One son in law managed it in 3 seconds!
However… back to sanity – or at least, what passes for sanity in this house! Two desk shots for you this week – and both are upstairs. The first was taken halfway though a bit of a cardfest – using lots of my own printed photos. You can see peel-offs, gems, leaves (yes! Having a use-up-stash session!); inks and brushes; the usual ruler, blade, scissors, glues; and there in front of the green cutting mat is the little pile of cards.
The second desk shot was taken around an hour later when I was playing about with some brushos as card fronts. I was, I admit, having a great deal of fun! The scrap paper on the green cutting mat is now soaked through, having liberally sprayed the card with water. You can just see four efforts up near the guillotine, drying out. They are now under a heavy weight flattening out. Please take special note of the guillotine – Canu Camilla would be so proud of me to know that I have been regularly using it. I have finally (I’m a mere 70 years old) mastered it. It has taken years. And for someone with a mathematical and musical brain I don’t know why I could never figure it out – but I couldn’t. However… now I have. Yay! At the far end of the table is a bag and some coloured shapes. These are Christmas ideas, and will hopefully come to fruition over the next few weeks. On the floor is an order from craftstash, again a Christmas idea and present… note to self – TIDY UP before you stand on it!
So these are my efforts! Looks rather like a summer flower border!
So, that’s me this week folks here on the North Wales coast. To everyone who lives in an area with extra restrictions – oh, I wish you well. I feel for the poor folks who have just gone off to university – almost straight into isolation. Ouch! All the hopes and dreams of uni life, gone in an instant.
Take care, each one of you. Stay safe and well. God bless you.