Monday, 8 April 2013

How long?!

My poor, sadly neglected blog - it's been so long.
Where has the time gone?  It's been a bit busy recently, to say the least.  My lovely dog was spayed a few weeks ago and has recovered well.  It was very difficult keeping an exuberant 2 year old Labrador calm for a few weeks.  She was only allowed in the garden on the lead, and when it snowed she went crazy, desperate to play in it.  I was a total wreck when she was in having the operation.  I'm such a worrier, but she is so precious to us, and was a lifeline to Emily when we first got her.  But all is well and she is back to her normal, mad self.
Emily is still fighting off germs, even succumbing to another cold on Easter Sunday.  I had to take her for blood tests where they are pretty much testing for everything!  Won't get the results for another few weeks.
Easter came and went.  It was a pleasant weekend - saw family, and chilled out.  Mark has been off all of last week but we didn't really do too much - the weather was off-putting.  He did take me to a lovely scrap booking shop - Sugar and Spice in a farm park and craft village in Essex.  The next day he visited the Henry Moore Foundation which is quite near to us.  I didn't go because it was too cold (it snowed while he was there!).
This week is all about scrap-booking.  I'm away at a retreat on Friday, the children are staying with my parents and I'm devoting all my time to getting on with Emily's album.  I've had a very productive day today and hopefully tomorrow will be the same.
There has not been much going on with card making.  I've probably mentioned joining Jane's card making swap group.  Apologies that I have not had time to share my cards - will try and remedy that this week.  I must make at least four cards this week before I go away.
I did make a quick card on Saturday for my friend who has just had surgery.  I used a 10cm square card, with a scored boarder.  I cut a smaller white panel and mounted it on the spotty paper from the DSP Patterns Stack. I used the Patterned Occasions set from the recent Sale-a-bration promotion at SU.  I stamped the image and the sentiment (Teeny Tiny Sentiments) in Calypso Coral.  Very CAS I think.
Well that's me for now.  Hope you didn't fall asleep with all my ramblings.  Take care and enjoy the lovely Spring weather.
Thanks for dropping by.
Michelle x

1 comment:

  1. Hi Michelle
    How lovely to hear your news. I think we're all a bit fed up with this cold weather which seems to be going on and on... Don't hold your breath but I think spring might just be springing now! I do hope Emily fights off that cold (hopefully the warmer weather will help) and it's good to hear that your little dog has recovered well after her op. I hope you've had a fab time at the retreat, scrapbooking and crafting away! I love this card - the dotty paper and scored border really makes the little plaster pop and I'm so pleased Calypso Coral is staying!
    Take care,
    Vicky x