Hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Mine was quiet and restful. I stayed home, played in my journal, did lots of reading and binged on murder-and-mayhem . And I am feeling a bit better, my coughs and sneezes are subsiding! Yesterday my friend N came. I cooked us dinner, and we spent the afternoon eating cookies, drinking coffee and just chatting, which was fun.
I am still using up all the UFOs from my desk - which filled 2 large shoe-boxes, and this time I used family and time themed pieces to make a vintage journal spread. The background was painted with gesso mixed with some of the antique brown ink I made nearly 2 years back, and then given some splashes and splodges with a quill pen. On the right side there is Erika as a child and later in Uruguay with her husband. She was forced to flee Germany with her family to escape the Nazis. There are lots of pieces of clocks in the background, too and cogs which keep time and the world turning. I am linking to TIOT, time flies:
The tag was recycled and glittered before I glued on the photos, and then sewed it to a piece of brown hessian (burlap) before fixing it to the journal page:
Tuesday is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so here a hearty welcome to all of the lovely ladies of the T Gang. I have some cups just like this, and I do use them occasionally:
I got a parcel in the post this week with this handbag sent by a friend. It is lovely, but I'm not sure I will be using it to go out, I just thought the cat-lovers would enjoy seeing it!
On Saturday we had rain:
One of the flower heads on my blue hyacinths was too heavy, so I cut it off and put it into a matching vase. It's a heart-shaped double head:
Sunday was a sunny day:
And these photos were taken on this date last year, when it was much warmer and already feeling a bit like spring:
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!