Saturday, 29 November 2008

Thanks Karen

"This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind blogger’s aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight blogger’s who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
So I'd like to pass this award onto:=

All my crafting friends whose friendship I value immensely and the 'Bloggers" on Imag-e-nation who share their talents with us all.

Thank you Karen for awarding it to me. It is much appreciated.

Monday, 24 November 2008


I love all the tree stamps that are around at present and used mine with the shadow technique Jak showed us at Easingwold. Still manage to have a real fuss using the stamp placing set - usually get the first image on the wrong place on the plate - will eventually get the idea I'm sure.

Still I do really like this so it was worth the effort.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Where has the time gone

I've had a really strange few weeks with lots happening and much to get my head round - yes I know some people hate that phrase but it really does describe what I've had to do.
First I have had to come to terms with this being my last year as a teacher, I will be retiring at the end of this academic year - a year before I had intended but the alternative would have been to do a lot more teaching and have my SENCo job much changed. Was a really weird feeling for the first week or so but now I am really looking forward to having so much time to myself.

Then my 'baby' decided to go to University, but keep on her full time job in the Inland Revenue - only possible because she works flexi time. Means that I am having to do a lot more Murphy walking and evening meal cooking - perhaps it's just as well I'm retiring.

My son's boys are now both in the rock band 'Electric Nightmares' and have got through to the regional final of the Red Battle- a country wide competition. On Dec 2nd they will perform and then -if they get through - they will be in the finals in Liverpool. The ages of the band members are 13,13,16 and 17 so they are competing against bands who are older and more experienced. It would be amazing if they got through. They are also recording their second album with mainly their own songs.

I had planned to do some card making today but ended up backing stamps, putting Nesties into CD cases on magnetic sheet and clear stamps into CD cases too. My craft room looks much neater and stamps are ready to use but now need to find some more me time.