Saturday, 16 March 2019

All of a Sudden We Are..................

...........................halfway through March

When I was out last Sunday a little orange spanner symbol appeared on the dashboard- Bother. I rang the repair place and took the car round on Monday and luckily it was nothing, or rather nothing to worry about, just something to do with settings from new, showing when it's due for service......which has already been done. NOTE TO SELF..........when this happens in March next year I have to hold down throttle and brake pedals together for 20 seconds to clear the prompt signal.

It was so cold and windy this week that I wimped out of swimming, stayed at home and sorted through some more craft bits instead. And, on a whim, decided to make some Easter cards. The only Easter-ish bits I had were some small "Happy Easter" peel off stickers.But what I did have - from the 2018 car boot haul -were some big square peel offs that I'd kept even though I wasn't sure when I'd use them.

 Inspired by stained glass in all the churches that I've been visiting I got out the fine-line felt-pens


Colouring in all the little spaces was quite therapeutic.


This week I am grateful for
  • My wonderful children and grandchildren
  • The ease of printing out photos to keep 
  • An invitation to  roast dinner with my brother in law and sister in law
  • The car problem that wasn't a problem after all
  • Letters from penfriends
  • Finding out that if I knock 1mm of car wing mirror on the garage door and it falls to bits then I can click it back together again! Another  NOTE TO SELF.... probably not a good idea to try this again!
Thank you to everyone for comments over the week, I just don't seem to have time to get around to replying, which must be annoying for everyone - sorry.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend, wherever you are and what ever the weather.........the forecast is awful more windy weather, rain and snow in some places.

Back Monday
Sue

50 comments:

  1. Brilliant idea, I can see how it would be very therapeutic, great results.

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  2. Those cards are lovely. Well done for creative use of your craft stash! Yes they are very reminiscent of stained glass windows. Have a great weekend x

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  3. Beautiful cards - lucky recipients. I know what you mean about therapeutic - I find the same with the pottery and with my knitting.
    Ooops regarding the mirror but great that it was easily sorted.
    xx

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    1. I have to be so careful getting out of the garage and usually fold the wing mirrors in. My heart sank when I saw what had happened but finding nothing actually broken and a few minutes working out which way round the bits went back and all was OK- phew.

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  4. Those cards are really beautiful and like you say are just like stained glass - perfect for Easter.
    Glad the car was OK - our light came on this week saying 'engine trouble' it happens when we go over a road that has a lot of surface water - has always sorted itself out before so hoping it will this time.

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  5. I like your 'grateful' for list, its easy to get sucked into our own problems and not see the good things we have, thanks for that reminder.
    I love the cards, so pretty.
    Briony
    x

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    1. I'm loving doing the Grateful list - it makes me stop and think of all the good things in my life

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  6. Beautiful cards and such a lovely way to spend time. I was impressed by your grateful list, something we need to do more take stock of all the positives.

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    1. I've started doing a list every Saturday - makes me remember the good things in the week

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  7. What beautiful Easter cards. I also had a warning light come on in my car and had to be towed 100 miles to home.

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    1. Oh no, that's no fun. When the light came on the car seemed fine so I just kept going

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  8. Lovely cards. Colouring in is very therapeutic.

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    1. It was good to use my fine line pens that I've had for ages and rarely used

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  9. Sue you just don't need to apologise for not replying individually - your list of things to be grateful for is an inspiration to any of us who are also suffering grief and loss. It will be two years next Friday since I lost my beloved - time has gone so quickly but I think of him every single day and like you I try to concentrate on the time we had together rather than on the loss.
    Your cards are lovely.

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    1. It seems impossible that I'm now less than 2 months away from being alone for a whole year. Sometimes it seems longer and sometimes just a short time

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  10. I love those 'stained glass' cards. I bet it was really therapeutic colouring them in.

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  11. Like the other people your cards are very pretty and I must make a start soon, I don't make many now but since I have moved it is important that I keep in touch with older friends.
    It looks like rain again, a lady in the village is having a Bunnies and Bunting sale in aid of a little boy so I hope it does not rain because I would like to go and I do not drive.
    Hazel c uk

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    1. Bunnies and Bunting sounds very curious and fun - hope you get to go

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  12. The cards are beautiful, I bet you did enjoy colouring in the spaces! Keep thinking positive and never feel any obligation to your readers. Xx

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    1. A toss up between reading/answering/ writing........keeps me busy

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  13. Wow, I love those cards, what a brilliant idea.

    Sometimes you're so clever .... other days you knock your wing mirror off , you're just like me ;-)

    I hate it when my car 'tells' me things. The one that panics me the most is the tyre pressure warning light. I always dash to the garage to check things, fearing the worst only to find it has lost pressure by two or three 'things' on the gauge.

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    1. Haven't had a tyre pressure warning light.......... yet. (Although I've got a compressor which luckily is one of the things I knew how to use before Col died although that wouldn't help with a puncture!)

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  14. What a great idea, love the cards, very pretty, I bet that whiled away a few creative hours xcx

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  15. Beautiful cards Sue.
    Hugs-x-

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  16. Love your "stained glass" cards, what a great idea to use the peel offs in this way. I have also made my Easter cards this week, will have remember to send one early, as it is for my 90 year old cousin in New York. Helen S.

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    1. I haven't made Easter cards every year but I need to write several letters next month so decided to include cards - now need to get on with letter writing

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  17. Don't you just love it when a car problem is not a problem after all.

    Those stained glass Easter cards are lovely.

    God bless.

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    1. Yes I was very relieved to get it solved so easily

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  18. Oh the cars that give us lights...fix it. My husband's car check engine goes on and nothing wrong with it .Still on. My daughter's car needs more work...she has mine and I have a newer car. We gave thanks thru the struggles last week. Always good to be thankful. Nice Easter cards you created. It's finally warming up here in Oregon! 70 degrees this coming week! Wow! Have a blessed weekend.

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    1. I think cars are what is known as a necessary evil! Especially out in the country with no facilities

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  19. Those cards are simply beautiful.

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  20. Clever and beautiful. Which town would you recommend for best charity shops in Diss, Halesworth area? I'm coming home and I'm ready to shop! I'm not sure how I will declare second hand items thru customs but will figure it out somehow.

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    1. At least 10 charity shops in Diss! Halesworth is much smaller, haven't been there for a long time . I googled and it looks like there are 2 charity shops there. Stowmarket has 10, Ipswich has a huge amount spread out all over the town. As for the best that all depends whats there on the day!

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  21. Beautiful cards! When I saw the stickers I would not have thought to use them in that way and it looks amazing! Your are a talented and creative person.

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  22. Please don't feel obliged to reply to any comments from me. It really doesn't matter!
    Arilx

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  23. I just love those stained glass cards. I love the jewel-like colors you can get in those nice fine-lined markers. After my stroke the therapist had me coloring both for the calming effect and for the hand-eye coordination. It is good for you!

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    1. Sue, sorry to see you have had a stroke and I was wondering it you have tried Work Search books I find them helpful after I had my stroke. Look after yourself and Sues blog is so nice to read.
      Hazel c uk

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  24. Haha... I had exactly the same thing happen with my car this week! I had to do that with the pedals and then hold the trip button to clear it :D

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