Sunday, 16 November 2014

Time to say goodbye

To swapping that is.   I've decided not to join any more postcard swaps, at least for the foreseeable future.  My main reason is I want to play a bit more, get creative with textiles and art, see what I can produce now that time and space are less of a problem.  It's become more of a chore than a pleasure recently to do the postcard swaps and I find myself leaving it to the last minute before buckling down to getting them done.  This is not a good state of affairs its with a bit of sadness that I have decided resigned from the BQLPC group.  I wish them every good luck in their future swaps.  Having said that here are the October swaps.

First is the October calendar theme.

 From Helen, Alice and Jacquie.

Winged things from Jacquie, Jan and Pauline.  As you see I made five but have only received three, no doubt the others will turn up before too long.

Recently most of my time has been taken up with finishing the beading on the wall hanging for Marc and Alix.  I hope to get it finished this week and will post pictures of it shortly.  It's been a real labour of love but I am happy with the result so far. Marc and Alix bought the canvas it is to be attached to and I brought it home with me today and if I get it finished soon they may even get it before Xmas.

It was Marc's big 4 ohh birthday on Friday and he's been celebrating every since.   Sy drove the rest of the family (including me) down to have lunch in Leeds with Marc and Alix.  I haven't seen them for a few weeks so it was lovely to be able to spend time with them.  We took Flynn down too as he has never been to his Uncle Marc's house.  He loves his Uncle Marc who plays silly games with him.
Just so long as he doesn't teach him to change the colour of the flowers in the garden with spray paint, which is what he did with Matthew when he was Flynn's age.
I forgot to take my camera with me but took this photo of Marc with Flynn in the washing basket.  They had been playing shipwreck with it and I think Marc was beginning to sink below the horizon.  Marc is in the middle of putting in a new kitchen for Alix and at the moment their house is like a warehouse, full of cardboard boxes.  More fun for Flynn.  He was very good, even when the restaurant burned his chicken dippers three times!! All he asked was "where's my dinner?".  He got extra ice cream because of the delay.

I need to make a start on my Christmas presents but so far haven't a clue what I'm going to do, except for one - I want to make a cover for Julie's Galaxy 3 8" tablet, so far she hasn't been able to buy one so I'm keeping it as a surprise.  Thinking of adding another page or two to Flynn's Quiet Book or maybe just repair the fishing line which has taken a bit of a hammering.  He's very taken with the ones where I've attached magnets so need to think about adding another page of that sort.

Still struggling with my sister whose secondary progressive multiple sclerosis has now been confirmed by the test results.  Still no sign of occupational therapy or social service help but she does have an appointment in December to see the MS community nurse but its in James Cook so a bit of travelling involved there.  It's a worry though as she is very thin, eating poorly and walking really badly now.  Just hope we get some help for her soon.

1 comment:

Plum Cox said...

Fab postcards!
Sorry to lose you from BQLPC, Annette, but understandable.
Looks like you're going to be busy with family - good luck with everything, and enjoy having a non-deadline play with textiles again!