First I would like to thank everyone for their lovely comments on Floralie. I'm beavering away on it again and, if you're not too bored with it, will post another update later in the week. I'd also like to say hello, and thank you for visiting, to new readers of my blog.
I thought it was about time that I showed you something of my other hobby, card making. At one time this took over from cross stitch, until I joined a cross stitch forum that is, now it has taken more of a back seat. However, my family and friends have come to expect a homemade card from me and we have six birthdays in the first two weeks of July. So starting on Friday last and continuing over the weekend and yesterday, I made four of the six cards. These are three of them, I can't show you the fourth one yet in case my friend reads this. They are all decoupage, which takes quite a time to cut out and is tiring on the eyes. The fairy on the middle card for my niece was particularly fiddly with the long strands of hair , which are very narrow at the ends making cutting a difficult job. You'll get a better view of the cards if you click the picture.
Today started off sunny but it's now dull, but at least it's not raining! I'm not one to complain about the rain normally, it doesn't make any difference, you can't turn it off, but it's starting to get me down. Yesterday we had so much rain that one of the roads out of the village had to be closed. It always floods under the railway bridge on that road, but on top of all the other rain we've had lately I suppose it was much deeper than usual. Fortunately Keith had gone to Stafford in the car instead of on his bike, he usually uses that road as it's the shorter route. Mind you I know we're luckier here than some places in the country that are really suffering badly. I feel really sorry for those people.
Right, I'd better leave this here as I really must do some housework.