Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A look back on April

I woke this morning to a very thick mist more like a fog really, it is strange how often the last day of April can throw some strange weather at you. We have had snow, hale & thunder, brilliant sunshine, fog and torrential rain on this day over the years. Perhaps that is usual in this country but I seem to record this day in particular. My parents were married on 30th April 1938 and it snowed apparently, according to my mother.

The fog did clear and we had sunshine for a while, just enough time to walk to ASDA down the back lane.

With my food shopping done and as I had the perfect photo for today already in the bag, or should that be camera, I decided to do my April pages today. I had a lot to record so how best to display them. I didn't want to do two double pages as I did last month, no real difference to distinguish one event from another. So I did them in batches of 3 putting like with like with a title tile done like a chalkboard for each.

Today I am grateful for a relaxing day scrapping
for weekly shop done and dusted
and for a sneaky bar of chocolate (oh how I love chocolate)

a friend of mine pinned this and is going to see if she can make it isn't it pretty

having just been into Karen's blog and found another wonderful quotation there so sharing it here Thank you Karen

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tuesday crafting

Today was craft club at the library I had in mind to do a layout of how much Rufus reminds me of his father at the same age. Fearless, adventuresome, try anything.
Intrepid Fearless
photos were taken on a lovely sunny Saturday when Rufus came to play with me and we ended up at this play area full of fun things to do with ropes. I think they are really made for the teenagers but if Rufus could reach them he was going to climb them. I no longer worry about him falling as I used to worry about his father, they just are so sure of their ability.

Today has been a good day, I feel more positive again, and it was good to get out of the home and in company.

I do have another couple of pages to share, one was done for this week's challenge on UKScrappers
challenge criteria sewing, inking, something/one you love & a Sketch Ben on his birthday

this page is another one of Ben (Grandson No.3) on his 4th birthday blowing out his candles photo not brilliant as taken in the darkened room but I wanted to record it anyway. Ben had to have a caterpillar cake
Happy 4th Birthday Ben

I've also made a cutting file for Robo on Silhouette
if any one would like it, it can be found here

Today I am grateful for feeling much better
for crafting
for prayer

and finally I want to share something that Karen (Dolly's Dreamings) shared today

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Trip to IKEA

I woke this morning thinking I would take a trip to Cirencester, I missed the bus by 5 minutes and as there is only one every hour I wondered if I should wander round Swindon for a bit, I did but then decided I couldn't be bothered to go to Ciren after all, I was just about ready to come home when I had a phone call from my son, 'do you want to come to IKEA with us. I felt that there was a reason why I missed the bus so now I knew.
Just love this photo of Rufus, he was being the office manager interviewing Daddy for a job, apparently daddy got the job 
 high up in the green tunnel, Rufus really liked this bed and luckily his own bed will convert to this so I think tomorrow he will be sleeping up high
 Couldn't have photos of Rufus without taking my lovely little fellow, Eli is getting a super baby now and I think he is going to have a ginger mop
today I am grateful for missing the bus
for family who care and include me in things
for not spending too much money.

Friday, April 25, 2014


I'm thinking it is time I resurrected my blog again. I have been finding it so hard to actually put anything down on 'paper' but I will try to be a better blogger.

To summarise the January through to March I have done some layouts
January's page was for a challenge to create layered embellishments using fabric and cutouts and this colour palette
here is the page I produced

February, as this is a dull month I brightened it up by using orange as my main colour


and for March I have done two double page spreads as I spent part of march in Skipton with my daughter and family
March in Wiltshire
March with my Skipton Family

Today I am grateful for small mercies
Rudi going strong though always seems to be begging for food
Rain stopped me going out but I scrapped instead and enjoyed my day
this evening a brightening in the sky and the rain seems to have stopped

A place for me to put the pictures of layouts I have done that I am pleased with, to put in the poems I write and to add snippets of things that have caught my eye