Postcard Exchange No 1 from Emma
(photo taken with my iphone!)
I had one of those weeks last week ... you know ..one of those when you just feel 'slumpy'. On a scale of 1 to 10 I 'd say it rated a good 8, or maybe even 9. My poor dh who has witnessed maaaany of my slumps over the last 20 years usually grins and bears them for the most part, despite the fact that I have been known to take on the guise of evil personified and display the tender characteristics of the Wicked Witch of the North, Miss Trunchball * and Aunt Spiker ** rolled into one. But not last week ... I managed to bring his boiling point well and truly below his norm and he let me know it too. Mind you, the fact that he has recently acquired a mouth full of teeth-straightening wire may have played a large part in his mood too. Add to the mix that he has also stopped smoking, given up drinking red wine and eating curry .. its no wonder his mood was compromised. His week wasn't made any better either by the anonymous arrival of a Metal Mickey poster on his desk at work as well. So all in all we had a great week between us .. NOT! I am sure you will be pleased to know that marital bliss returned over the weekend and the world is good for both of us again. I have no doubt that this is normal behaviour in a lot of households so I shall make no apologies or excuses but as we start the run up to Valentines Day I do want to say how much my dh means to me. I would be lost without him and as my daughter once said to me ... he is the cheese to my macaroni! So dh if you are reading this ... here is a virtual hug!
**James and the Giant Peach
Right - sloppy stuff over ... I shall move on!
Last Friday I had coffee with my good friend Emma. She is a brick. She listens so patiently I am sure I will wear her ears out one day. We recently started a postcard exchange and when I got back from our Friday meet I found her first card on the door mat. I love it! To keep all the cards nice AND to display them in a way I can see them ... I have brought a 'picture pocket' display to hang on the wall.
I got mine here. They have several sizes but I got the one that has 40 pockets and holds a total of 80 4" x 6" photos. At the moment I am also storing the birthday ATC's exchanges I make before I ship them off. I can think of lots of uses for these picture pockets too. Buttons would look fab in them I think, sewing sundries, or even just filled with samples of your favourite fabrics. I just think they are such a cool, simple, cheap and inexpensive 'do-daddy' that works! (Wish I'd have thought of the idea!)
This week I have a special task to do too.... I have been lucky enough to receive several blog awards over the last couple of months which has been such a thrill ... so a big big thankyou to everyone who has passed them on to me. But I have been very delinquent in forwarding them! Seeing as I am currently in the mood for 'sharing some love' this week will be the week for despatch. So watch out .. you may have a little something on the way to you!
Until later then ...