Thank you for all the lovely comments last week. I found I could not put a comment on some blogs - so sorry.
Apologies for a longish post - with several photos (sorry Julia) but I only have chance to do this tonight but I will do my desk / craft bit first so that you can just see that bit if you don't have time for the rest.
My desk has not changed a lot since last week as I've not been here to craft. I've managed some knitting while I was travelling. Have been to Sugar Craft , it's been good to start it again - I had a bit of break. I was unable to finish my gelatine flowers - hope to next week. Several of you were interested. Yes Jan you just use ordinary powdered gelatine - you add water and food colouring. You can also 'paint' onto the flowers when they have dried. We used wires - shaped but also some sheets we painted gelatine onto some 'sheets' with various shapes/moulds on.
Not a good photo below but my flowers and leaves but not taped/arranged yet.
These are two sprays my friend put together.
You can use them on cakes but I also like them as decoration on gifts. I will show you mine when it's completed.
Below is what we started today - any ideas? :-) It's shaped over a small plastic ball to dry out. It's made from 'pastillage'
So that's my desk and crafty part for this week. Oh yes I also had some goodies arrive -
Show them to you next week :-)
Will visit as many desks as I can.
Now why I've not had much time!!! Last Wednesday saw DH and I set off to Somerset to collect my Mum. Not the greatest weather :-( to travel in
On Thursday we came back to West Mids with my Mum. On Friday set off up to Yorkshire to celebrate Mum's 86th birthday with our eldest son and family.
Had a wonderful time and Mum enjoyed her birthday. Weather on Sat/Sun was not the best but we did not let it deter us.
Although there was snow we set off to Holmfirth on Sat afternoon to show mum 'Sid's Cafe' - used in filming Last of the Summer Wine - had hoped to have coffee there but they closed early because of the weather. managed to find somewhere open though. My son also showed her round the village they live in( Hepworth)
On her actual birthday ( Sunday) she had lots of cards and pressies and was thoroughly spoiled. We all went out for lunch and then back to our son's for cake and tea. Then at Mum's request Matthew played her Moonlight Sonata and Jesu' Joy of Man's Desiring and the boys then played their cornets. Then we had to set off for our two and a half journey home!!!! After a wonderful time it was so sad to leave.
Yesterday I took Mum for a manicure and pedicure and then we went and collected my granddaughters from school. I then cooked dinner for when our son and D.I.L. arrived from work and to spend some time with Mum.
Today I've been to my Sugar Craft class and then lunch with my friends and Mum went to spend the day with my Auntie ( her sister)
Some photos in no particular order :-)
Mum with Sam
Flowers for our D.I.L.
Waiting for Sunday lunch Harry, Carolynn, Mum and Matthew.
DS playing !!!!
DH and our GS's Harry and Sam
Just before we had to come home.
Harry cuddling Big Bear!!!
And below yours truly ( with eyes shut!!!! :-) ) with Sam and DH
Hope you've enjoyed sharing our weekend. x