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As usual, I am between projects again this week, but at least there is the remnant of the previous one still on the desk.
My most recent project should be of particular interest to our own Bridget Larsen! I have made her wonderful cold remedy and given some to our neighbour, and the project on my desk is all about the decorative tag I made to tie round the neck of the jar. Here’s the finished project:
You can read all about it here. I duplicated some of the elements of the tag, and it is these that you can see on my desk. In case you don’t recognise it, the blue thing on the left is my little hand-embossing tool.
During the past week I completed a project that I worked on for three days. Unfortunately I can’t show you this yet because it is for someone who might just have a look at my blog, but all will be revealed in a day or two. You can catch a sneak peek under the piece of yellow card, through the lemon-shaped hole I cut! I covered the rest of it with a couple of ink pads, and the lid of my blending tools box (recycled ice cream carton!).
The stamped image is from the Stampotique Large Bee stamp. I am hoping to get the Medium Bee (which comes with an additional, tiny bee) – I use bees quite a bit, especially now I’ve got the Stampin’ Up Six Sided Sampler set which can be used to represent honeycomb. I also have a Fiskar’s Texture Plate with a honeycomb design which I used for the cold remedy project, and extensively in my Beehive Explosion Box back in 2010.
This week’s class is the final one in the course. I have signed up for another module in February (another 5-week course) which deals with more advanced techniques. Meanwhile, there is the possibility that I might join another 5-week course beginning in November, same time, same place, this time on soap making, something else I have been keen to try! Watch this space.
Last week you may remember I wrote about the mini-misters I ordered from Ampulla. They have arrived, and look brilliant, but I haven’t had a chance to try them out yet. Busy with projects, other commitments, and on Saturday spent the whole day crashed out on the recliner feeling really poorly – hardly stirred all day.
News about Beatrice, our older cat: after being given a clean bill of health for the first time for ages, she has unfortunately again gone down with a urinary tract infection – it came on really suddenly and we were aware of her struggling this morning, and passing some blood, so my hubby took her straight to the vet, who gave her an anti-inflammatory injection and put her back on antibiotics. There is a supplement we have been giving her on the vet’s recommendation (based on the magic substance found in cranberries which has such a beneficial effect on the bladder wall and helps prevent infections) but unfortunately she is intolerant to it and it induces vomiting. She has a very delicate digestive system and has to be on a special diet, and this is a setback in the management of her recurrent bladder infections. She carries little enough weight as it is, and if she is not keeping her food down she loses weight alarmingly and fast. We are trying to feed her little and often so that she is able to keep the food down, and can gain weight again. Meanwhile, she is her usual affectionate and characterful self, and the vets all love her as she’s so sweet and well-behaved!