Thank you very much Mrs J. I'm looking forward to starting up our 'Friends Challenge' again. Now I'm sure this award comes with some sort of rules, but... I blog without obligation here, yes I know I'm very naughty (but this is the only place I am naughty, honest) and I don't do rules. Life's too short! Hope no one minds.
Lastly, on new years day I added a hit counter to my side bar. What a revelation! I didn't realise so many of you popped by! I really must start making more of an effort, a little tidying, plumping some cushions, making room on the coat rack, maybe bake some bickies... come on in, you're all more than welcome : )
Changing the subject; I've been having urges. No, not chocolate, NO not that either!
As I mentioned in my last post, I've had the urge to do some hand embroidery and some applique. But what should I do?, what can I make?, what do I fancy doing? I did what we all do and did a lot of clicking about looking for inspiration. Now the interwebthingy is not short on inspiration, but I do worry that my creative imagination seems very impressionable and all the fantastic ideas I find on my computer fill my head and push out any original creative ideas of my own. In short I'm scared to death of inadvertently copying someone else's ideas! Do you know what I mean?
So in desperation and hope I turned off the computer and reached for my sketch book and pencil. Sitting in the lounge with the family watching telly the stark white page glared at me, daring me to make a mark.
I doodled some flowers, nope that wasn't it.
I doodled some more flowers, that still wasn't it.
I filled the entire page with flowers, (hell! I'm slow on the uptake sometimes) NO that still wasn't going to be it.
Then I looked across at my beautiful 13 year old daughter... and that was it.
We may feed on external inspiration,