Thanks for popping in. Firstly thank you so very very much for all your positive and kind messages! What a tonic! I had the loveliest of mornings, just sitting by the Aga (the cats are never far away), opening the many Thinking of You cards, condolence cards on Dad’s passing, and then the Speedy recovery cards! So much beautiful artwork! I promise you, the very first thing we’re going to do, before we even fire up the SHAC Bus, is spend a happy hour enjoying the beautiful artwork from your good selves. Thank you. Cards everywhere in the house! Interestingly, the cats leave well alone. It’s like they know artwork is out of bounds!
Dave is coming home soon, and we are going to take a stroll up the lane in the sunshine, which will be lovely. More good news: my new mate Greg is being discharged from hospital today, after some complications. Let’s hope that’s him safe now. What a smashing bloke. I have a feeling we will become firm friends.
As for me, the reality is I have walked back into a house as if it were the day after Dad’s funeral. So I am pottering quietly, moving things around, putting things back where they belong, trying to reestablish a modicum of normality – and chatting to Dad. He’s okay. No more bad days. I just want to make a fresh start, and begin again somehow. Without him but with him. I’m sure you get me.
Quote for the day?
Speaking of NEW and FRESH, we’ve got some really beautiful new Groovi Plates coming up this evening. Paul with be on Create & Craft tonight at 6pm & 9pm and again tomorrow at 10am & 2pm with a superb All Occasions Floral Delights Groovi Collection designed by our very talented Jazz Morgan at Clarity Towers. Jazz is an amazing young woman, and comes up with exquisite designs. I love her! And I love her fresh, young take on Groovi design; I think this collection is blimming gorgeous – and clever! It’s also crisp and clean. Works for beginners and seasoned parchers alike. It’s all about the design CONCEPT.
The collection comprises 4 x A6 Hanging Wreath Designs, a Spacer Plate, an A5sq Floral Universal Framer with mini alphabet and an A4sq Floral Bouquets with vases and the One Day Special comes with a pack of Toscana 8×8 Designer Parchment
Here is some inspiration from the design team
I did have a little look at pre-sales, and if they are anything to go by, we are in for a real treat at Clarity. This is the first NEW design product of 2023. New beginnings, fresh start. I hope you like these designs as much as we do, that you can join Paul, and keep him company.
Barb x x x