Awards and Catching Up

12:22 Karen 9 Comments

First of all a big thank you to Alison for awarding me this blog award.

In return I have to tell you 7 things about me .........................................

1. I have lived with my husband for 27 years and in those 27 years have only lived in a finished house for 7 months, all the rest of the time the houses have been works in progress and the one that I have lived in for the past 19 years is still a work in progress.

2. I got married on my birthday and everyone in the church sang happy birthday to me before the ceremony began.

3. I have been a vegetarian for over 20 years but there are so many vegetables that I don't like.

4. I get up very early every day (including Sundays) normally about 6am. Once I am awake I have to get up.

5. I am under 5 foot tall and my husband is 6 foot tall.

6. When Gracia was born the doctors told me she was a boy and I believed them. Instead of thinking 'is he healthy' I thought ' Oh no - I have to go through this again to get my girl'. Fortunately, their joke didn't last long!

7. For over 10 years I was a member of an all ladies morris dancing troupe and we danced all over the country.

I am going to send the award off to

Sue - She makes the most awesome cards.
Eileen - just because she is my best bud.
Karen - A cornucopia of crafting loveliness.
Lizzie - Such a lovely storyteller and talented bookbinder.
Deb - Because she has the most quirkiest sense of humor and her and penguin together are so funny.
Denise - You only have to take a peep at her blog to be filled with awe at the lovely creations she makes.
Alexa - a very talented, inspirational and generous digital scrapper.

Now onto more craft orientated things. After purloining the map and making it into embellishments I then had to use them on a page.

I wanted to revisit my word for this year 'Believe' as it was languishing in a corner and feeling very lonely and unloved! Not enough self belief been going on recently. Others may disagree but I am good a putting on a front! So I downloaded a cutting file for the title, chose 4 photographs taken at a very scarey outing to Go Ape, found a quote and made my page.

I am now almost ready to start on this week's prompts.

Reasons to be cheerful:

1. Only 21 more days (I am even more excited now because I thought it was 28 and when I checked it is only 21).

2. My really painful back caused through lifting a heavy box incorrectly, is now much better and I think I will be ok to start exercising again on Monday.

3. My printer is now fixed. It said that it needed maintenance and would not work but after serious googling I found a man who for the princely sum of £2.99 sent me a cd which fixed the problem. Apparently Epsons have a counter that stops the printer working after so many prints and they have to be sent back to get it reset!



Amy said...

So much to see and learn today Karen!
I've just realised that I thought I had commented on your last post when indeed I have not ... well, I am here now!
You have used the cirlces beautifully, but I am not surprised, your layering and embellishing is always spot on :-)

Sian said...

Wow, getting married on your birthday - how romantic! I love the way these lists give us a chance to find out a little bit more..

Alison said...

So glad to see you picked some of the blogs I would have chosen if allowed to have more than seven! Great LO and loved finding out more about you!
Alison xx

I love how you used those sweet embellishments, Karen! And it was fun reading your list of 7 facts. I think it's SO cool that everyone sang Happy Birthday to you at your wedding! :o) ♥

Bubbles said...

Love the layout... but that rope sure doesn't look too comfortable! *lol*

scrappyjacky said...

I wonder if you danced in Hastings when you were a Morris dancer....they come here from all over the country on May Day....and it's wonderful to watch.

This is totally gorgeous :)
Good luck in your new adventure xx

Rach H said...

Beautiful embellishments! The layout is fabulous!!!

Sandra said...

I really enjoyed this post and finding out moe about you. Great layout too :)