I have decided that this weekly 'get together' is the best thing ever as it makes sure I blog once a week ... at least ...whether I have been creative or not .... usually not.
It makes me think about the things I have done during the week .... no matter how few ... and it makes me just think.....
It could be a thought provoking enquiry or statement by Mrs D ... a work of art by Linda E .... or the amazing metal flowers of Anneliese and those others who produce items that fill me with wonder. Maybe I've found a lesson or instructions on how to make a mini book ....which is what I am doing at the moment ... thank you Paige aka Ladybug. I am not a mini book person but she and Ann ... the other week ... have made me think of the possibilities there are for making them ...not to mention the fun. This weekly meeting encourages me to blog hop and some times I find someone that I want to know more about and maybe they will let me become a friend so we can share each others lives ... the good and the bad bits ...even though they are thousands of miles away ...thank you Ginny, Sharon and Jocelyn, from far off lands ..... so a big thank you to Julia for starting this all 13 weeks ago.
Does anyone else feel like me or are you all just seasoned bloggers???
Going back to Julia ...and her thoughts on age on her blog ...I realized that when I'm crafting or blogging, I forget how old I am, in fact I feel at least 20 years younger .... until I go to move for a stretch and a coffee then I actually feel 10 years older as my knees and back ache ...I walk the first steps with a stoop and I catch a glimpse in the mirror of a rotund aging lady ....and its me.
So here is my table today .....
So what have I been doing this week? I have not been doing LO's but I managed to tidy the table with a little help from my DD who is very good at organizing me lol and yesterday I started thinking about the mini book. Most of the week I have been trying to help a friend start her FH ... it has been so much fun but so confusing as the names are unusual to me but in the Highlands they are more common. I have been trying to get into her family so I can see the generations in my mind ... it is so easy to mix them up, especially when they are not yours and all have the same names. Neither of us are flush with money so we are trying to resist sending for certificates until we feel we need to as I do have a subscription to 'Ancestry' ...shame they are not very good on Scotland.
Now how many of you who regularly read my blog, noticed something unusual in my photo above... take a good look ... no its not the cat ............. its the colourful duck .......Del is back.
There she was ... sitting in the middle of the front room carpet...bold as brass ... ... unmarked by feline teeth or claws ...coming from who knows where. The strange thing is that I had four pound coins on the table but after her return there were only three ..... lol. I know many of you had faith that she would return but I had given up hope of ever seeing her again.
She was only on the table for the photo ...she has a safe hideaway until I finish her ....just in case.
Well I think that's all ... I am going to start thinking about doing another group of LO's. In the long run I'm not sure if its faster or makes me more prolific but it seems to help me create.
Take Care xx