Hello my friends. Well, what a rapid week that was! But what changes we are seeing here. My heart goes out ton[places in Britain struggling at the moment. Places in the North of England with more and more restrictions. Areas of Scotland really struggling. 17 parts of Wales in restricted areas – we can’t leave our county or travel into another area except for emergencies or essential travel. Mr Drayford (our first minister) doing his best to get Mr Johnson to agree that people from a hot spot in England shouldn’t travel to a low area in Wales – with no joy as yet…Thank goodness we have something other to think about! Being creative.
I have been a busy girl this week – so here’s my desk. This was taken Tuesday – and what a dull day it was at the time.
Currently in pergamano mode! You can see the large RUB with everything piled in and on it; the pattern I was attempting (unsuccessfully) to do lying on top of my case of tools; glues, DST, a roll of glue dots, scissors, blade, ruler; and on the black embossing mat the piece I was working on, specs, and kitchen roll for covering the piece when working so as not to get the natural grease from my hands onto the parchment. I have to say that the pattern in the magazine and the finished item are nothing alike! Made a very basic mistake – AFTER I had started the pricking… so to redeem it I have changed things. Hoping Alison Yeates won’t mind!! (Pattern maker!)
However, I have been busy doing lots of other things. Remember those brusho backgrounds? Well, I found the photos!! Finished!
The top two are pergamano cards, and the bottom one is a bridge card. Never heard of the idea until I went across to peek at some of our Carol’s (Stampin’ Carol) videos – and thought I would have a go. Great fun! Thanks Carol.
The first of the baby blankets from the two filled carrier bags of yarn. And the start of the second… and yes! Those two large bags were filled with the yarns!! I fancied a change from squares this time – so these are hexagons.
Apart from that I have been doing jigsaws… (and watching tv)
A Pollyanna Pickering image – and look out Julia… It WILL be coming your way for your MIL.
Finally, a gorgeous Thomas Kinkade image – sent to me by our Julia. The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that there is a piece ofte outside missing. I messaged Julia and asked if she had put it into her pocket so she could “put the last piece in”. Hilariously, it was on her floor… so it is going into the mail to complete it. Thanks Julia. I really enjoyed that image – being a Christmasaholic
So there you have it folks – life in semi lockdown. To cap the week I have learned a new life skill – not new to almost every one of you, I imagine, but new to me. I have just successfully registered and placed an order for an on-line click and collect grocery shop at Asda – and so, I will get round to visit you all – but I got a slot for tomorrow, so need to go get a month’s worth of food!! I’m feeling quite proud of myself for achieving that…
Take care dear friends. God bless you.