It’s Tuesday already!!!! Whoever is winding the clocks up and making them go faster, pack it in !!
Anyway, Tuesday’s Blog with a little twist today.
As you know, I was another year older last week, and I would like to thank my friends who made it a very special 55.
So after a rather manic few days, chasing up to do the Harrogate show, I spent THE most pleasant morning today, enjoying each of the cards and greetings friends gave me, photographing them, so I could show them to you.
Jayne at work, who knits tits....
Jane Telford, who makes fantastic Chryanthemum spray Boxes.
Elaine Milner, making a speedy recovery from a big op, but still has time for her friends.
Jo Rice, Stencil Queen!
Angela's fantastic fishy wishes
Heather Hutchinson, best known to you for her kneepads at the shows! Very clever cardmaker, too...
Sam Crowe, always putting the cat among the pigeons!
and then trying to fatten me up!
Debby Berry, my one in a million TADA friend!
Linda Page, amazing cardmaker! Look at this!!!!
Even the box it came in is a masterpiece!
And just look at this lovely petalwork by Annie Pennington!
Linda Spencer, always creative, always thoughtful..
Dear Kim Reygate. Every one’s a keeper.
Super Spring blessing from Janet x
Pat Humby - such a beautiful, bright surprise! Thank you xxx
Joan. Got so much on her plate, yet still finds time...
Charlie Ann gave me this beauty at Harrogate x
Thank you so much!
Barbara Leonard. A print of her own water colour work.
Maggie Craner, a beautiful original! I love it x
Dear Dee Paramour. Never forgets xxx
Doreen Sympson. Fantabulous cardmaker.
Kim Shaw, has got a straw -
And isn’t afraid to use it!
Thank you so much Kim xx
Stephen Simms, Maria’s young lad.
Got an A for this masterpiece in Art, framed it, and gave it to me.
P for Precious.
Gallery piece, or what?!
And Maria herself of course. My right hand and my bestie.
Mandy Branston. Handdrawn. Wow...
I do hope I haven’t forgotten anybody,
and if I have, my sincere thanks and apologies.
One of the most rewarding things for me is seeing other people get creative. Nothing beats a handmade greeting, don’t you think?
I never throw any of them away, do you?
But the best in show has to be...
So I just want to thank you all for making me feel very special.
And I haven’t even mentioned the beautiful flowers and gifts which were arriving all week last week!
Honestly! You do spoil me!
And there was me wanting to let this one just slide by quietly.
I have been having a little Ageing Stage in my head lately.
Maybe you know what I mean.
The body is starting to change shape, grey hairs are suddenly appearing, what used to be laughter lines are definitely wrinkles - the head is telling me I am past it, and the neck is confirming it! So I have had to address not only my vanity, but also my mortality. And it’s ok.
I can’t change it - getting older, that is - but I certainly can change my attitude. Most of what my head tells me is rubbish anyway!
So sod it!
I’m 55 and I embrace it.
I’m 55 and I know a lot.
I’m 55 and still have loads to learn.
I’m 55 and still sexy.
I’m 55 and ALL WOMAN.
There. That feels MUCH better. Try it
lots of love