The past few weeks have been difficult for me. The two funerals in four days really knocked me for six and brought back lots of memories...not all of them positive ones.
I've not really done any crafting either...I finished some image transfers on canvas and made one tag.......no cards, no LOs.....nada......nuls points as they'd say on Eurovision.....my mojo has deserted me and I've felt too unsettled to look for it...or wrangle it into submission.
I can't actually show the canvases......they'll soon be winging their way to various points in the UK and Europe.
What I can show you is the last LO I made...and this is where the "different" comes in......I deviated (and you know how I like to deviate!) from 12 x 12 and used 8.5 x 11.......and made it look like a magazine cover by printing an acetate overlay......some of you have already seen this as I'm not convinced I like it....anywho....here it is:
And I can now show you the word book I made for Carmen and baby Logan.
Bubba had the very good sense to prove me right and was born on 25th October...my birthday!
Front and back view only but I didn't want to bore you with lots of photos.
What else have I been up to??
Testing recipes for Christmas with a couple more to be tried next week......salmon en croute and passion fruit glazed gammon.....both are low fat.....the salmon uses filo pastry.....bought filo pastry which is a good thing as I can't make pastry...too heavy handed.......:(
Man Utd are back on top of the Premier League.....yay!!!
And a very unsettling thing has occurred...after 5/10 weeks of the Sky Clubhouse competition I'm in first place (along with 28 other people) as I've correctly predicted the results of five matches....including the draws.....this is seriously spooky, as those of you who've been following the blog for a few years will remember the last World Cup when I had to apologise to various teams for supporting them as they ALL without fail lost....this is my special talent...making teams lose and I don't know what's gone wrong!!
Despite the fact that he is the third grandchild for my younger brother.....I still maintain that I am much too young to be a grandma......keep telling the boy that there's lots of time yet.......:) I'm in no hurry...
Quiz results have not been brilliant but fingers crossed for tonight.
I've changed my radio listening from Smooth 70's (made me search for my Moody Blues CD and also re-discover my love of disco...second only to heavy metal) to Smooth Christmas which is currently driving me nuts...I don't think it's going to last.....if it does I'll be brain dead well before Christmas.....or I'll be hunting down Wham! and it will be their last Christmas...
And finally....having run out of charity shop teacups and old candles to melt down I've made some candles from scratch....well, I do love playing with wax....think perhaps I should a) have decorated the glass holders before filling them with wax b) done a better job of matching colour and scent......fuschia pink (not rampant hot pink this time Jo!!) and lavender.....??
Time will tell.......