BECAUSE I'M HAPPY,
CLAP ALONG IF YOU FEEL LIKE THAT'S WHAT YOU WANNA DO.....
(Pharrell Williams - listen here if you want!)
I wasn't very happy last week, if truth be told. You see, whilst driving en route down to my dad's, I looked at my hand and realised that the diamond had dropped out of my engagement ring..... it could have been anywhere: in the car (no), in the house (no) on Marlborough High St after I'd marched in the Remembrance Day parade (sigh). I was very upset, after all, that ring had graced my hand since 1981...but many lovely, unexpected things have happened since. Also the realisation that it's been seven years to the day since my wonderful hubby had a quad heart bypass operation.... people are way more important than things, don't you think?
So I start today not with my desk, but a little surprise that made me very happy indeed :-)
A parcel full of crafty gorgeousness from Kay (505whimsygirl)! There's one of her famous spa cloths - yay! - some lovely festive bits and pieces but most of all, my very first stamp, tags and ink pads!!
Oh boy, am I going to have fun making my very own crafting tags!
But these stole my heart - two musical fat quarters!! Thank you so much Kay, I absolutely adore them and will enjoy using them for a project very soon :-) I really appreciate the kind words in your lovely card too - it made my day.
Ok, the desk....
I was having a sort out of what I've made, what fabrics I've got left etc etc, thinking about.. *whispers*.... 'C' presents.
I still love this birdcage fabric and the check soooooooo much! Another bag, I think :-)
Here's the stripes bag made up - it's so funky. This made me smile as I was making it! The other side doesn't have a pocket so you are enveloped in its stripy-osity :-)
(Don't you think the grass is green for November, it's still growing, for goodness sake!)
I heard from some old friends, hooked up with local pals I haven't seen for a while, my hubster and Rhys bought me some gorgeous flowers and a rockabilly CD....so you see, I ended the week in a much happier state of mind :-)
My brother Steve and his partner Ros came for lunch as well - it was good to see them.
I showed them my craft room - Steve insisted on trying out a tote for size......
Looking good, mate! LOL. He wouldn't keep still, so the photo's a bit blurry.....don't give up your day job Steve, I think the catwalks of Paris would be safer without you!! (He reads this blog btw...grin) Still, it takes a real man to carry off the look so well ;-)
See, I'm a lucky gal, with a wonderful family and friends. I really have counted my blessings.
Have a fab week!