Monday, 27 April 2020
Sonia's Birthday card for Captain Tom Moore
Good Morning Ladies,
Here we are at the start of the last week of April, it's odd as the days/weeks seem to drag but the year has flown by so far! I hate the thought of this 'Social Distancing' becoming the new 'normal', I think that we all need a point to work towards to get us through this tough time. Most of us on here are real family people, making the distancing even more painful, there is nothing harder than one of your loved ones struggling with loss of because of worry about job/money/bills and you can't comfort them in person like you normally would. In our family we have settled more worries over a shared cup of tea and a hug than any therapy sessions would have. Our Becca has had more than her fair share to deal with and is often worrying about something related to her house etc, she would have driven over and spent the day with us talking through options and solutions, to say that I have seen her once since almost the start of March (before we went to London) is unheard of, we do facetime most days but it isn't the same.
Seeing so many people disregarding the rules this past few days frustrates the life out of me, why don't people understand that they are prolonging the restrictions indefinitely, I'm not sure whats going on in USA with the stupid 'ASS' making ridiculous statements, I read that quite a few people tried ingesting disinfectant after his comments at the daily Press conference! Whatever next!!!
Anyway on to lighter things...
It was a huge bonus to have the gorgeous weather last through the weekend, the forecast on Friday (locally) said that we would have mostly cloud and quite cool temperatures, thankfully they were wrong, we had clear blue skies and wall to wall sunshine all day both days, Paul got quite a few jobs done in the garden, even getting my corner sorted for the swing, we need to go and buy some more purple slate though as three bags was nowhere near enough, it looks good though and we sat and tested it out for a couple of hours yesterday afternoon and the placement is perfect.
I had a busy start to the day as I was up trying to work out what had tripped the electricity through the night, luckily most things had restarted about from the internet router! hence the blog not uploading.
I was also anxious to get it working before day 2 of my Workshop with Tracy Evans, thankfully it was and the workshop was brilliant, such a fun bunch of ladies from all over the world, Tracy is an excellent tutor, she explains things really clearly and goes at a pace that is manageable for everyone. The time flies by whilst your crafting along though, I have quite a few more pages to finish for my accordian book, I will share it with you as soon as I am done.
Today's card is Our Sonia's card for Captain Tom Moore's 100th Birthday, isn't it fantastic, you just can't beat a Lilli of the Valley cute image, the background is lovely too and works perfectly with that image.
Thank you so much for sharing your card with us Sonia, I would love to see Captain Tom's face as they show him all of the cards that people have sent to him. A perfect card thanks again Sonia XXX
That's all for today I have to go and sort the mess in my craft room after the workshop yesterday morning, There are used baby wipes and bits of kitchen roll all around my desk and bin, my brayer and stencil both need a clean, I did by some Bio Tex as I heard a few people say that not only is it good for getting stains out of your clothes, it also cleans your stencils brilliantly! So I will be testing that theory today. I will make some pages for my Accordian book and make my challenge card.
I hope that you all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all of you,