It's a quiet day in our house today, Paul and the girls are all working, Matt will be out tending his flock of sheep. So instead of sitting feeling sorry for myself, I'm going to have a productive day in my craft room, trying and get enough projects done that I can get ahead of myself rather than panicking and having to sit in the craft room until 11pm (like I did Thursday night) to get a card ready for yesterday's blog!! That's the plan anyway, I will report back on the reality later!! Watch this space.........
Now onto today's photos,OMG!!! First up is the CUTEST photo we have ever had on this Blog.....
Val's 'Gracie' in her party dress !!!!
I'm not joking I had tears in my eyes when I opened this photo, she is the most adorable thing I have ever seen Val, although I am going to say that she does not look happy to be wearing her beautiful dress. You are so blessed to have such a darling little dog Val, please keep the photos coming, I absolutely love her xxx
Val's next photo is another 'must see', it's of Val's stunning Bird of Paradise plant,
Oh how I wish I had a garden full of these to look out on, they are literally a work of art, it never ceases to amaze me how vibrant some of mother nature's colours are, over here you are lucky to get them as a cut flower in a florist, that are either already open or it takes forever for them to open, it must be so lovely to have them in your garden, are they a tricky plant to grow Val?
Can I say a heartfelt thank you Val, I know this blog is a 'craft blog', but it's also a place to share little snippets of our lives with each other each day, so being able to share these little insights into each others lives is wonderful, Saturday's has always been a day for something different, so pretty much anything goes, we are all as close
as family in some respects that it seems only natural to share personal photos of the things that make us happy. So please all of you, share as many photos as you like of the things that make 'you' happy, I am only too happy to share them. If we are honest there is a little bit of nosiness in all of us, we all like to have little look into each others lives. Thank you Val, so much for the photos xxx
Next up we have some of Brenda's Granddaughter Ciara's amazing cards......
Three fantastic cards Ciara, I love the letters you have used to personalise your cards, you have coloured them so that they match the theme of your cards perfectly.
I would also like to mention the beautiful flowers that you have made for your Mum's card, you have layered them up so carefully and mixed the colours perfectly, the stems look perfect too.
Samuels card is so fabulous, those birds look like they are having a really fun party, your colouring is so brilliant Ciara, they all have their matching hats too, Samuel will be delighted when he opens his card.
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely cards with us Ciara xxx
I hope you all have a lovely weekend, however you are spending it.
Love and hugs to all,
Did any of you read the comments on Sue's blog yesterday????
I have to agree with some, this blog was initially formed so that ladies could come over and continue to discuss at length subjects that were raised in Sue's blog.
It became more than that and developed into a lovely, friendly and I think VERY supportive blog, rallying round our friends at times of the loss of a love one, sending flowers as a token of our love and support. Celebrating uplifting moments together etc, the support was continuous, hourly at times. So I have to say I was a little bit saddened at some of the comments. I looked back at some of the lovely words that were said about my blog, thanking me for bringing friends together etc, maybe it has all been genuinely forgotten?!
The main thing for me is that I have you, my dear sweet friends that make the time to call in every day, your genuine love and support of each other warms my heart daily.
You wonderful ladies have made my life so much brighter than the days were I felt so very alone and isolated due to being housebound. I genuinely look forward every day to reading your comments, sharing the different moments of your lives too.
So thank you, all of you xxx