Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Mojo Monday & Tag Tuesday..on Wednesday

Only a couple of days late this week...

The boy is still with us and my laptop keeps disappearing....other things noticed..I'm having to put the dishwasher on every day (why do boys need a clean glass every time they want a drink???) and the food bill has doubled.....

It is lovely to spend time with him though...:)

First up we have the Mojo Monday sketch for 23rd July:

This was made for a "Faith" challenge. I'm not religious...I was christened in a Wesleyan Chapel, my brother was christened in a C of E church and we went to Sunday School at a Presbyterian church....but that all stopped around age 13.

However, this story  reduces me to tears every time I read/hear it. The first time I heard it was during a school assembly in the 90's...the teacher who told it had just found out that his youngest daughter had cancer and it was the week that Jamie Bulger went missing (the boy was around the same age)...I don't think there was a dry eye in the hall.

The Tag theme this week was "Mermaids or Water Babies".

I found the mermaid online, added a quote from T.S. Eliot and some images from Crafty Individuals, then threw pearls and beads at it.

Not much crafting is being done as I'm watching the Olympics....highlights so far...the GB Men gymnastics team......the Women's football team for beating Brazil.....the Women rowers for their Gold medal...and Bradley Wiggins for his Gold in the Time Trial.

Tonight it's the Men's football....we only need a draw....fingers crossed.


Virginia said...

Oh Susie, that's a gorgeous layout and the tag is fabulous. Footprints is one of my favourite poems, I learnt it not long after my Dad passed away so it will always have a special place in my heart!

craftattack said...

Lovely work, glad you have caught up with yourself! Enjoy your Olympic watching sessions! Valerie

BadPenny said...

trying to comment number two...
adore your tag !!!

Carmen said...

Am just grinning here imagining you lobbing beads from across the room at that tag :D It is gorgeous.

As for the poem, I'm not religious in the slightest... in fact recent years have made it very hard to believe in any sort of faith... but I do like the sentiment and I'm often jealous of people who do have that sort of faith. It's a beautiful LO.

Joanna said...

That passage always reduces me to tears too - and I'm not religious either :/

Beautiful tag, it really reminds me of a successful beach combing expedition.

It's nice to get a couple of GB Golds isn't it?


Beebeebabs said...

Wow very nice work tfs!!!

Daniella said...

Both pieces are lovely!! And I am so happy you are enjoying the boy!!
I'm watching the olympics too, I'm addicted!!