This is not actually my desk today. That comes later. I thought you might like to see the fascinating occupation I gave myself on Monday. During my hunt for my (still) missing foils, I came across a couple of sheets of mirri card with embossed sentiments and embellishments on. I have had them from the very beginning of my paper crafting and forgot they even existed. I thought that if I chopped them up properly and put them in a small box on my desk, I might actually use them and get rid of them. In this first shot, you can see all the tiny bits of left overs, ready to be swept into the rubbish bag. I started by cutting them with my Fiskars finger knife, but rapidly descended into the scissors mode.
|Monday Part 1|
The second shot shows other things that have surfaced from the dross of years, mainly freebies from magazine fronts - things I have not thought about and will probably never use. So they go into a separate pile to be passed to our eldest granddaughter to experiment with. There is also another sheet of gold sentiments waiting to be chopped up.
|Monday Part 2|
The little picture in the silvery frame is actually not my work, but was done by my DH's aunt, who was very clever with her fingers. She was also a talented watercolour artist, although she never passed her creations on, thinking they were not good enough. This little embroidery is one of three embroideries we were given after her death and we do treasure them.
Now I am going to finish with a rant for the week - hope you will forgive me, Julia. If you don't want to read on, then nip over to Julia to see what she has on offer this week. However, I bet you will know what I am talking about and probably have suffered too.
Does anyone know how we can stop all these nuisance calls that come from abroad. We bought our present phone system because it shows the telephone number of any caller. We now let our answer phone take all calls where the number is not displayed or whenever it says "International. Out of Area" The caller never gets as far as the answer machine and always hangs up. However, we are now getting these calls at 7.30am or earlier. At this sort of time of day, we immediately think there is an emergency with one or other of our family and get worried. We are told there is nothing that can be done to stop these calls. Isn't it time that the government or the Telecoms people actually sorted this nuisance out and put a stop to this intrusion? Is it just in the UK that we have to suffer this intrusion and disturbance? I, for one, have NOT had an accident that I want to claim for, I do NOT need to claim back mis-sold PPI's, I do NOT want a free holiday that will cost me a small fortune, and I do NOT want any of the other things they are trying to sell me.
I would love to know how all of you around the world deal with these things and if you have an answer for us over here. (We are registered with the Telephone Preference Service, but that does not stop these international calls, which are mainly random number generated - we are told there is nothing that can be done to stop the international ones)
Have a wonderful week, all of you, filled with good crafting and good company. xx