I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, maybe not quite as unusual as ours. We were spending Christmas day with my sister and her husband as well as around twenty other family members for lunch and dinner. When we arrived my sister was very unwell and ended up spending the day in bed, we all rallied around and managed to sort out lunch. My dear eighty five year old mother was allowed out of hospital, where she is receiving treatment for depression, what they failed to inform us was that she was also suffering from incontinence, bladder and bowl, whilst on her medication. That created a few dramas, but all in all everything went off reasonably well. I finally fell into bed around midnight when my daughter rang, 'Mum I'm going into labor' was the cry down the end of the phone. The best laid plans of mice and men go right out the window when a baby arrives fifteen days early. Needles to say I wasn't at the birth of this grandson as all of the babysitters who were lined up to look after my grand daughter were away. My dear little grandson arrived on Boxing day weighing in at seven and a half pound. Mother and baby doing well, RoRo recovering, I'd forgotten how much work is involved in looking after a gorgeous three and a half year old.
The photos above are a few of the pages in my new journal that's available on my Etsy site. I've been working on this one for weeks now, they are so involved but I love every minute of their development.
Above, a very proud RoRo and Xavier James.
These are part of two packages that arrived over the Christmas break, I'm looking forward to working with both. The bezels are from Judy's Red velvet etsy, I'm looking forward to adding the Ice resin to these. I love the designs around the ones standing up.
The other package was from Christina, who kindly sent me these 'stencil papers' to try. I usually give them a coat of acrylic paint on both sides then use them as stencils with my decorated papers. There are some wonderful designs in this group.
I hope everyone has a lovely new year, we are celebrating with friends in Daylesford with temperatures expected around 35 degC so it will be a warm one. Catch up in 2010.