Apologies for not joining in last week. I was off work and away on a crafty week away with the girls so should have had the time but was so busy up to my elbows in paint and ink that I completely forgot so this post covers the last two weeks
So firstly I am grateful to have such lovely friends who share a common interest in scrapping. Last week saw us at Lochhouse Farm, Beattock, near Moffat where Mary and Martin always treat us like friends. We have been going here twice a year for the last four or so years and it has morphed from a two night weekend, to three nights, to five to an entire week this time round. It was a truly wonderful week and the days just whizzed past in a flash. My mojo for scrapping has still deserted me but I did a lot of the inky painty stuff and had an absolute ball. Its amazing how much inspiration bounces round the table when everyone is working together. I made a fab start on a junk journal helped along by Dee after a hilarious trip to Tesco in Dumfries eyeing up all the cereal boxes for the cheapest suitable one to make the covers - in the end up I got Tesco everyday rice pops - 31p - result! Covers are made, painted and highlighted with some Treasure gold (courtesy of Dee) but I wont post pics till I have all the signatures sewn in. They are folded ready to go, I just need to get a big needle to do this at the weekend.
I will just post a picture of one of the art journal spreads I did. I love this one as the background turned out nice and grungy and I even managed to draw the figure myself. Yes I know its mega basic but I drew it and I'm proud of that fact. More of the pages will follow in future posts.
I'm grateful to have such lovely crafty friends in Dee, Lesley, Donna and Lisa and cant wait till our next visit. Its just a pity Heather wasn't able to be with us this time around.
We had to break our week away to come back to East Kilbride for our charity crop in memory of our dear friend Heather Cuthbert who sadly lost her battle with cancer earlier this year. It was a fab day, completely manic and we were all utterly exhausted at the end. However it was worth it as we have raised in excess of £1100.00. It was a tremendous total and I am grateful for the team work all the girls at the crop showed. There is still some more money to come in from sale of mini book kits. I am grateful for each and every person who turned up, spend money, gave in donations and all the organisers who put their heart and soul into making it a great day.
I know I've said it before but I am grateful to work with such lovely colleagues and friends and this was brought sharply into focus when I received a call from Mo while I was still away last Sunday to say that one of our lovely guys at work Bob King had passed away very suddenly. Bob was only 65 and was working part time. It was such a shock to us all but we have rallied round each other for support. The funeral is tomorrow and I can hardly believe he is gone. He was truly a gentlemen and the nicest chap you could ever meet. We will all miss him loads. I was grateful to count him as a friend. RIP Bob you were truly one of a kind and will leave a big pair of shoes to be filled.
That's it for this week. Hop over to Virginia's to see what this is all about.