Good morning chaps and chapesses. Hope all is well with you.
Apologies again for the gap but I've had a really rough few days. Won't dwell, as I know there's folk a lot worse off than me, and in view of recent events, I still have blessings I can count.
Davey has asked me to thank you for your condolences. He has been really touched by your kind words.
Thank you also for your lovely comments on the Thank You card for Joy and her wonderful quilt.
Now, this card was made for our normal, fully clothed, non lycra wearing neighbours (parents of Lilia and Luca whose clock presents are here and here) who have moved just down the road. They have spent ages renovating the new house and have turned it into a stunning home. Mum and Dad also got a bottle of fizz.
If you were wondering why the card design is as it is, I was trying to replicate what the front of their new home looks like. . . . . . . .
When Lucia opened it, she did say "Oooh, that looks like our house" so it can't look that bad lol!!!
The driveway is all finished now and the hedge trimmed but every time his van hasn't been in the way of a photo, its been pouring down so the above is a photo I took a few weeks ago.
Also, the New Home is also written in Albanian as Leo is from Albania and Italian as Lucia is half Italian. I did check that Google had given me the right translation as I would hate to have got it wrong and put "up yours" in Albanian by mistake lol!!!
Cream, pale and dark grey card (Lidl)
Silver mirror card
Presscut squares and rectangle dies
Hougie for scoring
Computer generated sentiment
They are a lovely family so I'm glad they haven't gone far. They have also promised to rent out next door to nice people. I said I wanted an old couple who were deaf so only watched sub titles on TV as I have an aversion to noise and screaming kids lol!!! Its in their own interests as the lady the other side would soon be knocking on their door if they rented out to raucous students (as would I, to be fair)
Elaine, I know you're not deaf (or old, I hasten to add) but I'm sure you would behave yourself, if you're still up for being my craft buddy lol!!!
Petrina, sorry to you and any other international paddlers. . . . . Paul Daniels was a TV magician, whose wife and assistant is Debbie McGee. As he was vertically challenged, so to speak, he was always known as Small Daniels by my family.
Jenny, Just to warn your son, I planted my white wisteria as a 4ft plant and was told it may take 7 years to flower, which is precisely how long it took. . . . much patience required. Also, do not divulge your sons address as Joy and Maureen will be round with their shovels.
Anne and Jan, would be lovely to catch up with you again at one of John's workshops.
That's me for today folks as still not feeling 100% and we have to go out to vote so until next time, be good and if you can't be good, blame Maureen. . . . . .