Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all well and looking forward to the weekend, at least the weather looks lovely for this one. what have you all got planned?
Milo and Bello treated us to a brand new gift on Tuesday night, it was about 2am and I could hear the two of them scuffling about, they then came into our bedroom together which never happens unless they are fighting, so I knew something was up, I woke Paul and told him that they had got something, he got up and followed them into the lounge, he could see something on the floor and thought it was either a mouse or a small bird, so he went to fetch the dustpan and brush to dispose of it, when he returned 'it' had moved and turned over, he put the light on and leant in to see if it was still alive and if flew across the lounge ( I would love to have seen the look on his face), so it turns out that they had somehow caught a Bat, we have a colony living in the trees outside the lounge window for the first time this year. Paul managed to get it into a box and take it out to the trees that they seem to live in, but it wouldn't come out of the box so he left it with the box on its side so it could get out safely, by the time Sue came it had gone so hopefully it was back with its family. I think I may well have had a heart attack if that thing had started flying around the bedroom!
Sue came over on Wednesday and we finally got round to some sewing, well it's only taken about 5 years!! But it meant that I blew the dust off of my machine and started using it, I also want to use it with my paper crafting.
Sue needed to make masks, she had bought a pattern with her that she had sketched but she wasn't too sure what to use as the support part around the nose, we looked at pipecleaners and Sue had bought some other things to try. I suggested trying the style that Lilian had made for me, as it is shaped to fit around the bridge of your nose and stays in place perfectly . So I turned my mask inside out and we traced around it, Sue then explained all the steps that we needed to take and we were off, there were little hiccups along the way but I couldn't have been prouder of my finished mask at the end of the day, Sue's look great too. Thank you Sue for your tuition and patience XXX
Your Next Challenge
For our next challenge the theme will be "Flowers Through The Seasons"
So we can make cards featuring Spring Flowers, Summer Flowers, Autumn Flowers and finally Winter flowers.
We will start with :
We will split this challenge over 4 weeks, so this week will start with 'Spring' flowers, I love Spring, it is a Season full of hope and sees your garden start to come to life, we start to see the beautiful Snowdrops, Violets, Bluebells, Daffodils and Tulips, Lilac, Crocus, Pansy and Iris all come under 'Spring flowers' So we have plenty to play with, so you can make it look like and everyday birthday card for anytime using any of the flowers above. There are lots of other idea online too.
I hope you enjoy the Challenge, I think most of us have flowers for most Seasons in some form in our stash.
You can used the flowers just as a background or as the Focus of your card.
I am looking forward to making cards for this Challenge, even more excited to see your cards.
I hope that you all have an enjoyable weekend,
Love and hugs to all of you, especially those of you that are under the weather,
Love and huge hugs to all of you,