Saturday, 30 April 2011
I spent the afternoon trying to construct my page for the exchange thing in June, hated first attempt, just wasn't what I wanted. Right idea, but wrong in execution. So did it all again, used different stamp, stuck with some ideas, ditched others and added to it, finally I had a page I was pleased with, just needs a few finishing touches. Also sourced some lovely stamps for the other side, popped up to garden centre, to get mum's birthday present, and not my fault if they also have a craft shop! Just got a couple of toppers, the stamps and a bottle of blender for the alcohol inks, the one that came with the kit was on the very small side! I but there was so much to choose from, wasn't sure what to buy, decided to go for the one that would flower the longest, which this one will, and one that looked very healthy. Mum was chuffed, so now all I have to do is put it in our 'garden', such as it is!
But I am getting tired of rude people, on Thursday in supermarket lost count of the number of people who barged past me or into me, then as I was leaving a woman headed right at me and another lady... what was the rush? Same today in the garden centre, I am still using my crutch outdoors, but did that make any difference? No, one twit marched right at me with his trolley refusing to give ground, I sarcastically said Thank you to him, then as I was walking back to car park there was a lady behind me with a trolley, and she was desperate to get past me, I just stuck to my pace, she huffed and puffed behind me, I mean what was she rushing for? She had two large clay pots in the trolley, both clanging together, I wondered if they'd make it to her car in one piece. Most people are lovely, but others just seem to be blind, deaf and plain ignorant. Then on drive home there was a complete bozo trying to overtake cars through a dangerous stretch of road, it really is NOT the place you want to try to overtake as it has blind bends, but oh no, this twit got past the car behind me, then attempted to get past me, what was ahead - quite a few sets of traffic lights, so you may as well chill out.
Another lovely weekend, sun is shining, a bit windy but still warm.
Monday, 25 April 2011
I managed some crafting yesterday, got on with designing my exchange page. I'm fairly happy with one side, but not the other :( I impressed myself with my resist stamping technique, I've tried it before and just ended up with a mess, but this time it worked out. Pity the rest of it didn't. Oh well back to the drawing board. I'm tempted to go get more alcohol inks... but then there is a craft fair coming up so I'm thinking I should wait and see what bargains I can get there.
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Both of the fushcia's bit the dust, along with a hebe and an azalea, plus another bushy plant. Everything else came back to life, even the Winter Pansies are still going strong, they looked dead but once it warmed up they just sprang back into life. The pots all need a good clean, and the wooden planters need a coat of paint.
Not managed any crafting, been far too nice this week to stay indoors. I walked through to the high street, amazing the effect the sun has on everyone, everyone was smiling and exchanging pleasantries. Then I got passed by a couple, she was wearing a thick jacket, heavy looking skirt, thick tights and ugg boots, he had on a chunky jacket, jeans, boots... everyone else was in T shirts! There is of course a downside to sunny weather, men who really shouldn't wear shorts, men in shorts that should never been worn, and women in lycra who plainly have never looked in a mirror!
Had two drumming sessions last week, a full day session then the usual 2 hours on Monday. It is so liberating, and very satisfying when you master a tricky pattern, on Sunday we all had our lunch in the car park, well what had once been the barn yard, it was just far too nice to stay inside. We took out tables and chairs, and had a good natter. We all wanted to drum outside, but weren't sure if the neighbours would like it! Only sour note came when we were leaving, as I pulled out of the car park I noticed that there was a traffic jam, a cyclist had been knocked off his bike, the car hadn't stopped, luckily he wasn't badly injured. Someone did get the registration of the car and gave it to the police.
I also managed to sort out a holiday for mum, she admitted to me that she really would like to get away for a week, so I suggested that she hired a cottage and ask my sister and her husband to take her. Mum was delighted, so I spent 2 days looking for suitable accommodation, and something that wasn't too far away as she isn't up to travelling far. Finally found a bungalow, which is spacious, has a lovely garden, walk in shower, and isn't far from Shrewsbury. So booked it, felt lucky to get the dates she wanted as we'd left it quite late.
I have been crafting today, putting together some ideas for a page exchange, just making a test page for now to see if my idea works or not.
Hope you are all enjoying a lovely Easter, and if you're in the UK, this glorious weather
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Not managed any crafting for over a week, even gave up my drumming class last night, was just to sore, plus I looked a mess, paste in hair, nails with paint... was so nice to get cleaned up properly this morning and wash my hair. Felt human at last.
Just got the paintwork to do, so it will be back to paintbrushes tomorrow, going to undercoat everything! Got 3 doors and a radiator, plus pipes and of course skirting board! The latter is going to be a nightmare as I just can't kneel down. Really did get frustrated at times cos of my knackered knee, it limited me as to what I could do, so had to find ways around it.
Hope you all enjoyed the lovely weather last weekend! Wasn't it glorious? I looked on from the window, if I'd not been decorating it would have lashed down.
All for now.
Saturday, 9 April 2011
Weather was gorgeous today, so sunny and warm, but I could only look at it, managed to get 15 mins of fresh air when I went to get the newspaper. Need to tidy up garden as well, far too much moss has built up, need to get rid of that and put in some new bedding plants. All my winter pansies which I really thought had bitten the dust after the freezing cold winter have come back to life, but they all look a bit straggly.
Now off to watch a spot of golf.
Sunday, 3 April 2011
In spite of that I did manage to put a smile on her face, a nice card (sorry, bought it cos of the verse!), but did make her some earrings, she'd told me not to buy her anything, but I'd already made the earrings. We enjoyed a nice lunch, sausage butties! And I'd got a nice cake, so we had some of that after our tea.
Inbetween I put some finishing touches to Christening card, bookatrix, can't yet finish it as I have no date for the christening. Also finished off my swap card, since two swappers read this I can't give too much away, except to say that is a very blingy card!
Oh, good news on the tax front, got letter from HMRC agreeing that they were out of order, so their demand for back tax has been wiped... phew. Had no means of paying it anyway. But it just galled me when so many big firms get away with paying a pittance in corporation tax, yet us minions are clobbered every which way. But a welcome relief, feel like I can get on with my life now.
Hope you had a good weekend, and thanks for stopping by, much appreciated.