Today is Ash Wednesday. soon I will be going to church to place ashes on people's foreheads and remind them that from ashes we come and to ashes we return. Its a day to consider how things have gone astray this year and commit ourselves to using Lent to make a change in our lives. It is a very serious, solemn thing but its one of the "occasions" of the church that marks a new season and I love it.
I have resolved to give up buying new stuff in Lent again as it is good for the soul. And I managed not to do lots of last minute ordering in the last few days either. I am allowed to buy glue. there is no way I will run out of DS tape so its only glue I can buy. (I have about 50 small rolls). I can enjoy parcels that will arrive - oooh like the one today! I succumbed to Ali Edwards book the Designers eye with patterned paper cos I love using lots of patterns together and I look forward to being informed by it.
So we are at the beginning of Lent. Which means yesterday was Shrove Tuesday. Pancake Day! I made the most wonderful batter with totally fresh eggs laid that day - the batter was custard yellow. I was going to take a photo but decided it was silly. And wish I had. because one of the chickens who contributed her bounty is no more. Margi was only with us for about 10 days - we took her in because her owners were moving. The other two were just beginning to accept her. I hadn't even got round to mentioning her on here and now she is gone. We are not sure exactly what happened and when but it is at least partly my fault. Sob.
On a lighter note I am feeling better and did manage a LO on Monday night. It is 8x8 for the Scotland album. Karen G on posted a link on Carolyn's forum to this great Warning Label Generator which was begging to be used straight away.
Papers are the new Scarlet letter pad, robo lettering and arrows, stamped brackets, varied stickers and rub ons.