At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Tuesday, June 14

Virtual Coffee Tuesday - Lots to share...

Hello, lovely people!

I was hoping we could have coffee outside today, as it's lovely and sunny, but it's f-r-e-e-z-i-n-g!!
I thought this was 14 June not 14 March!!

So I've set up in here, in the warm... got my favourite mugs out... so, tea or coffee??


Sadly, we don't have any nice biscuits :(
but there's a few chocs left in the bowl... Help yourself while we natter...


I will even share my new favouritest chocolate with you...

I found it in the health food shop - so it's obviously extra-healthy :) - and it's fairtrade *hooray*


I'm wondering if you've noticed my new haircut and colour as I'm making your drinks and sharing my chocolate...

Three hours in the hairdressers on Saturday afternoon - I was exhausted! - but I like the results... It's got a little red in the highlights, which is closer to my natural, young-girl hair colour, from 40 years ago...


Sunday was yucky all day here in Britain - though our farmers, and gardens, need the rain. So I sorted through my art crate, which I haven't touched since we moved last August...
And I found these treasures...


I used to LOVE art journalling before the stroke, making little ATC's to swap and share...

There are lots of images of the inner pages on my old blog here - none are great as we didn't have a digital camera at the time, so they're all scanned - but you get the idea...

Sadly, I simply cannot work so small nowadays, but I have been feeling the old art mojo coming back, and so I recently bought a custom-made journal from the lovely Jenny, over at paperclayjunkie


It's 8x6", so a great size, and I asked her to keep the covers plain, so I could finish them as I wanted, and it's spiralbound, which keeps the pages flat and secure as I work...


She also included an extra smaller book (above) and fun tags (below) for days when I have less energy...


And bless her, she even included, in a plastic sleeve, some ready-cut collage pieces, as I'd mentioned I can't wield scissors any more...


The world is full of lovely, thoughtful people - just like yourselves :)

So enough about my week, how has yours been...??

PS Can I ask those of you who use Blogger for your blogs - could you change your comments to pop-up mode - then I can leave a comment... technology, eh??

PPS I've just noticed this is post 90!! How cool is that??

PPPS Amy's link is now up... enjoy :)

6 comments:

Holly said...

Thanks for the comment! I hate the cooler weather right now...it's in the 60s, it should be in the 70s and 80s! But I know I'll be complaining about the heat soon so I'll take this for now.

Chocolate is always good ;)

You're from Britain! How fun! I've always wanted to visit there, maybe someday I will.

Happy Tuesday!

Kate said...

Its been cool and rain here too. It was lovely to see your shining face in this post. I'll have a cup of tea and some of that great British chocolate. The new journal looks inviting to me. Instead of the blank page I just see possibilities. Here's to a wonderful week.

Hugs,
Kate

redheadreverie said...

I so know how you feel about the weather. Here in Iowa we were sweating in 100 degree temps last week, now I'm cuddling under a blanket freezing. CRAZY!!!

That journal is super cool. I'm gonna have to go check those out. I can't wait to see what your creative mojo does with that blank cover...

I wish you the best and have a wonderful week.

whatidoisme said...

Loving the new 'do' and the chocolate recommendation (of course I have to follow up on this in the name of research). Those empty journal pages look inviting ...
Sue

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

I love the new cut and color. It's very cute!!

amandadavie said...

Claire my dear! your blog is fabulous...I love your photos and was tickled to see you like Misty too! I took a class from her a few years ago-and she is just as lovely and kind in person. light and love-amanda