Here's my work table today with my journal on it ready to open. I don't know how much craft will get done because life's given me a bit of a lemon harvest again! The kitchen makeover!!! After the false start a while back (remember the jolly green giant of a fridge brought for us by the ice fairies?) - is actually beginning today! That'll be great when it's finished. My mum, whose eyesight is deteriorating has sold her house and we are picking her up to come and stay so we can show her the flats we've been looking at for her to live in close to Magpieheaven. With her nearby I can stop worrying about how she's coping. We will, for a short time, have five in the Magpie's Nest and our dear friend Kevin hammering away at the kitchen - ooh and I forgot, Daisy the cat who hates disruption so much it usually gives her cystitis - not quite sure how we're going to prevent that. Maybe factor in a visit to the vet now? We have no spare room so my mum will be sleeping on the sofa in the room where I craft and we all watch TV and my daughter likes to do keep-fit - you get the picture 'the living-room'! But I'm determined to make that jug of lemonade! Thank you, my followers and 'deskers', old and new - stick with me, please and see how things go! I'll try to get round to as many of you as time allows today and if I don't, please know that I tried! Lemonade anyone? It can be really refreshing! Happy WoYWW!
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
WOYWW - Sugar and Spice!
A Puzzle for you again. But this time I promise I'll give you the answer straight away! There's a big bag of sugar on my WOYWW work table, but you can't see it literally! If you don't know what I mean by WOYWW then click HERE. Julia, who is a saint, as far I'm concerned hosts this wonderful blog hop that has kept me sane over the last few months. Now, I won't keep you in suspense this time and I'll explain about the sugar you can't see! I know it's a cliche and I'm sorry, but like all cliches it has a lot of truth in it - if life gives you lemons, make lemonade! Last year my wonderful son graduated with a first class degree and we were all delighted, but we soon realized all was not well. He was badly depressed. A course of therapy revealed he had Asperger Syndrome and had been struggling to mask and cope with the condition all his life! We started a new journey with him, to understand and help him to turn the lemons he'd been given into lemonade - something he'd been trying to do without us knowing for years! I discovered craft around that time and what a delicious sweetener for my jug of lemonade that has been! Terrific satisfaction, wonderful new friends and a place of sanctuary on my dining room table! Then yesterday on a day out I discovered a lovely little craft shop tucked away in a country village we passed through on our walk to the glorious Sissinghurst Castle gardens! Well, I couldn't pass by without few purchases to use in my next journal page, could I? I loved the paper bag the goodies came in too! So here it is - my big bag of sugar, though whether I shall have time to add it to the mix today I don' know!!!