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My Friday post is late,
no particular reason I just
didn't get round to doing it.
But here I am with the positives
picked out from my week.
My friend and colleague at work,
MADE MY WEEK.
She mentioned to me that
she'd seen my Limited edition Sketchbook
on my blog and was really kind about it.
I took it into work and asked if she wanted to
see it 'in the flesh', so to speak.
Well, she was so enthusiastic and interested
that I got really rather quite emotional.
Most of my friends IRL have no interest in my
art and really don't understand that it makes
me happy. It's almost regarded as my dirty
little secret, a subject to be avoided.
So I do avoid it, keep it to myself.
Apart from with Ali.
She understands how my arty stuff
makes my heart sing and she encourages me to
talk about it. She is a wonderful teacher, and has
this same nurturing way with the children (I always
think of her as a Miss Honey type character
from Roald Dahl's Matilda
- just funnier and quirkier).
Anyway, Alison had me walking on air.
She appreciated how important this little book
is to me and she showed real interest in my passion.
Thank you, Ali, from the bottom of my heart.
I met my friend Jan this week for a coffee.
Jan and Brian always look after Rosie Mae
whenever we go on holiday.
Rosie has a wonderful time and adores
Jan, Brian and their menagerie of animals.
They are so kind and I will always be
grateful to them.
Due to illness Jan and Brian are facing some
difficult times ahead and I hope that I am able
to help them in whatever way they need.
I had some happy mail this week -
from Lesley (Printed Material).
I 'met' Lesley through
the postcard swap challenge that I was
lucky enough to be involved in last year.
Lesley's eye for detail and her researching
abilities take her in some weird and
She unearths amazing videos on youtube
and creates brilliant artwork.
She kindly decided to give away some of her
handmade books and
I WON ONE OF THEM!
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Look, she's made it out of vintage
Typhoo Tea cards.
Is this not perfect for me?!
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The tea card 'pages' are attached
to a concertina type spine.
I simply adore this little book
and I'm stunned to have won it.
Thank you, Lesley!
I recently also won another giveaway
organised by Jane (Things To Make And DO),
who I again met through Postman's Knock.
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I won a beautiful packet of vintage hatpins.
Look at the images on that packet - they
don't make 'em like they used to, do they?!
Jane also enclosed some of her clever
(and funny) notecards which I'm already using.
Thank you so much Jane :o)
..... and another fab package arrived from
Joanna (Things [Hand Made]) -
guess where I met her?!
Yes, Postman's Knock!
She posted on her blog that she really
had enough 'stuff' and would be happy to
cut back and pass on some of the 'stuff'
that she had in her home.
Well, as you know, I have rather a lot of 'stuff'
too but couldn't resist asking for someone else's.
I struck gold!
Joanna sent me some wonderful vintage
books, such as this....
and a brilliant board from a vintage board game,
just waiting to be altered in some way.
Thank you, Joanna!
I've really enjoyed online contact this week -
emails, Facebook, blog comments etc -
with other bloggers who I think of as
Thank you, you probably know more about
me and understand me more than
many of my friends IRL.
I was particularly happy for
who this week announced that she
and her fella are expecting a baby.
They already have 3 girls (YIKES!!).
Carmen and her family have had, I
think it's fair to say, a CRAP
year and it's the wonderful news
that they have been waiting for.
That's about it for now.
I'll give the link to this post to
the lovely Virginia
and then catch up with the other Rockers.
There's always room for more
if you fancy joining in....?