Artist Trading Cards
In the group of 10 to which I belong, where we are swapping ATCs and going through the alphabet, we have reached the letter X so we're almost at the end. We're going to take a break after Z and start again in the New Year.
Here is my X for X-Rated
It has a door on the front, which opens to reveal:
I'm not sure whether I showed you my W for Wacky Wellingtons. Just in case, here it is:
I have also been in receipt of some of the ABC Club's swaps. I have my letter V for Violet from Marianne:
This was inside a lovely mandala card of a cat:
I also received A wonderful U for Upside Down Fish from Mim:
This was enclosed in a beautiful card by Mim:
Finally I received my Q from Laure a little while ago. I have just found her card and it was so appropriate:
'Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom'. Isn't that lovely?
I have already done my Y for Yellow, ready for next week:
I have plans for my Z but I haven't started it yet.
Jim and I have been working hard on the bathroom. Jim finished the last bits of tiling today and I grouted all but around the inside of the window. Here area a few photos:
The basin and toilet, towel rail with towels on it!
The end of the bath and storage rack for my towels. Propped up on the end of the bath is my Winifred Lucy Atwell Plaque, ready to go up on the wall. We also have a cabinet to go on the wall by the towel rail and a glass shelf to go above the basin. Oh, and a toilet roll holder!
The shower end of the bath, taken through the shower screen so it's a bit 'flashy'! It's wonderful to be able to have showers again:
The end of the bath again! All very exciting to us anyway. It's a pity it hasn't a door on yet. Jim has rigged up a curtain for the moment.
As I mentioned, I now have my computer and desk in my new studio/play room, even though it hasn't been decorated yet, nor does it have its wooden floor or door! It's still worth being in here, even though I'll have to move out again when the floor's being done.
Here I am, grinning away as usual.
The weather's not been good for the past couple of days. It's been wet and windy, so it's encouraged us to sort out a bit indoors. Yesterday I emptied and cleaned our Welsh Dresser from top to bottom and moved the jam from there into the glasses cupboard, and the glasses onto the dresser.
Jim bought one of those Airwick automatic sprayers that sprays an attractive aroma into the room every 35 minutes. The funny think is, when Blossom sprays, she makes a funny noise. Sometimes it sounds as though she's swearing at us and other times as though she's sneezing!! We find ourselves turning to her and saying 'and you can shut up too', when we're trying to discuss something. The plumber was standing there last week and Blossom let rip and just about sprayed into his ear!
We were without internet all yesterday. It was very strange not to be able to use the computer. I kept thinking, I'll just look that up on google, then realising I couldn't. Plus I couldn't blog of course. Thankfully it's working again today. I think it must have been the weather as it really was blowing a gale yesterday.
I did get to watch a film last night though, 'The Rainbow' by D H Lawrence. It was a real '60's' film with Hywell Bennett and Glenda Jackson plus other stalwarts of the time. It was the early days of showing people naked, all very naughty but with distance shots and people running! It was rather dated but the story was still excellent and the acting.
Tonight Jim and I watched The Constant Gardener, which is relatively new, 2005 and starred Ralph Fiennes. It was mostly set in Kenya and the main theme was the way pharmaceutical companies exploit the African market for their own ends. It was beautifully photographed and exceptionally well acted too. Fiennes's wife came too close to discovering the truth and was murdered at the beginning, then the rest of the film played out how and why she came to such a dreadful end. It's well worth watching should you get the opportunity.
Finally, Jim's daughter Ali sent this lovely photo of her husband Joe and daughter Poppy. Poppy was highly amused by the noise this goose was making!
That's all for tonight. I hope you've all had a good weekend.
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