I PICK MYSELF UP, DUST MYSELF OFF
AND START ALL OVER AGAIN....
It's not been the easiest week really. Not only did the country seem to explode last Friday after the referendum, the rhetoric and vitriol got worse over the weekend. I have unfriended people on Facebook in the past couple of days because I did not like what I was reading.
It's more important than ever to foster respect and kindness. I wish we could bottle the generosity of spirit, the support, love and friendship that WOYWW engenders. This has been brought home to me by the wonderful comments and beautiful sympathy cards I've received from deskers over the past two weeks.
My first desk:
A hotel table in Wales, where my niece Emma and I created the floral spray for Dad's funeral. We both gained comfort from just sharing in the creation of something for someone we loved.
The music came from a very old book of Welsh hymns that I bought from Oxfam, where I volunteer and was perfect for a man who loved music. The Male Voice Choir he used to sing with came to the funeral - I can't tell you how sublime the singing was. Dad was there in spirit, belting out in the bass section :-)
So, we got home yesterday and this was the craft desk how I left it at the weekend:
I bought a sewing pattern for soft toys last week - it's simple but that's ok for me at the moment. I also bought a Moda charm pack in the sale, the colours were too lovely to resist! And on the machine is a small zipped bag I'm making for myself in which to store my tape measure, stitch markers, small scissors etc etc in my knitting basket downstairs.
I was top stitching the zip here before sewing the bag up. I love this mad cat fabric, it was a present from Julia a while back!
Last week, we had no Linky issues at all - hoo-blooming-ray!! Fingers crossed it stays clear today as well.....