I received a most lovely gift through the post a few days ago. Julie-Ann Bowden, an artist living in the UK, does the most gorgeous paintings of angels. She did one for Renee before she died. I had asked her to do a commission for me but due to ill health she hadn't been able to complete it. My fabulous painting is to make up for my disappointment.
I just love love it and it went up on the wall straight away. Here it is from a distance showing the placing on the wall. It is called 'In Preparation'.
Julie's blog is well worth a look. Go and see her gallery of artwork.
Jim went to Galway for a 2 day basket weaving course. He thoroughly enjoyed himself as there were only 2 of them plus the tutor and he made 2 baskets. Here is the fruit basket he made:
A Fruit Basket.
It makes a fine hat the other way up!!
I had asked for a waste paper basket for my room and Jim made this one. I love it.
I just love the way he's done the top.
And the bottom. I think I'll have to set him up in business!
While I've been in my studio the cats love to spend time in there with me:
Sandy is on the chair but he's in the shade:
What a contented Sandy cat.
BlackJack prefers to keep watch for enemies!
I worked on the garden over the weekend and on making a rag doll for Christmas for a certain little girl. It's coming on rather well.
I'm really tired now as I didn't sleep well last night, so it's off to bed for me soon, but not before I have to tell you about John and Mildred.
John and Mildred Nalley
I received an email from Mildred in the USA today. She had some bad news about her husband John. An MRI scan has revealed a mass on his temporal lobe. Some healing thoughts for John please, or prayers if you believe in a God.