I also wanted to do a challenge, so opted for MYM as I enjoy making my own backgrounds. I'd found this shaped cardstock during the declutter, makes a nice change from the usual square/rectangle etc. I used some dylusions, then did a dylusion wash, next came the plastic bag trick, then some stamping, finally I inked round the edges. So one background and...
I can't beleive how much paper I unearthed today, it had just been stuffed in any old place. I'd really not had the inclination to carry out a declutter/tidy up. Having got rid of mum's clothes I'd freed up a chest of drawers, so all the stash is now living in there, in order for a change. I've also started to rearrange what is in my craft desk, just keeping the stuff I use all the time. My add on table now has a bits box and I think the large tool box will be a thing of the past soon. The carer's craft group will think Christmas has come early! I know I could put some of it on ebay, but I'd rather donate it to a good cause.
Mum's ashes were also delivered today. Not sure I was expecting such a large box! Couldn't think were to put it until I scatter them so I put the box on her chair. Initially the family said they all wanted to be there to help scatter the ashes, but one by one they've backed out. I'm going to scatter them at her favourite places, and maybe put some around the rose bushes! No reason to be morbid, just being practical as mum would wish. Just wondering how she feels about being joined by Maggie Thatcher, who she loathed, as did I.
Tomorrow is an out and about day, have to go to the carer's centre and sort out a few things, and see if anyone needs a walker. More trips to the recycling centre as well.
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