Good morning on this May Day Bank Holiday. Do you remember the maypole dancing? I do as one year, when I was at the infants school, I was chosen to do this dance and I loved it. I must remember to ask my mum when and where....
It is warm in Derby, 13 degrees but very cloudy and gray. We have already had some showers this morning so I had best get my skates on and start emptying the water butt into the watering can. The butt is full and I cant empty it fast enough *giggling* We have lots of plants in the garden that just dont get wet from the rain so I have to go round and water them.
As usual on a Monday, I am sharing a Christmas Card
This was made by Denise. Now I know she didnt make too many this year so I feel very honoured to have received this, thank you, its lovely.
I shall be placing a Stampin' Up! order tomorrow so if you would like anything please, do let me know sometime today. There are still quite a few things on the retirement list HERE and dont forget the clearance list HERE for some great offers.
I have an update on my bigshotitus. I wrote about the pain and discomfort I was in from using the big shot a little bit too much in March. Well I have been diagnosed with Rhumatoid Arthritis and to be honest, I am devastated. The doctor has made me an emergency appointment at the hospital and I should be seen in two weeks to get more details, medication sorted and hopefully some respite from the pain. I know that lots of people have this and continue with a full and busy life but it is just the shock of it. The doctor wants me to stay off work a couple of weeks until after the hospital visit so I am home pottering the best I can. Yesterday I got up to just a little discomfort in my left wrist, today I got up to a very painful right knee and swollen/painful fingers on my right hand. Each day it is another joint that hurts for a few days but I shall not let this get me down, I shall continue the best I can each and every day. I guess things will just take a little longer.
We baked at the weekend (that is the royal we)
Christiana loves Victoria sponge cake so I made these mini butterfly cakes for her to try.
I am so pleased that the stamp set Wetlands is staying in the Catalogue for yet another year. It is such a versatile stamp set and is an all time favourite. This is one of the cards I have made with it recently.
If you would like to see more cards that I have made with this stamp set, give me a call and pop in for a cuppa sometime this week. It will be lovely to see you.
Off to see what I can potter with this morning. Thanks for having a read and please, do have a look at the links to see if there is something you would like to order. Have a wonderful May Day Bank Holiday x