Hello my lovelies!
I hope you're all well on this chilly autumnal evening! I adore Autumn...snuggling up on the sofa under one of my many blankets, sewing or knitting! Even better when I see that Kirsty Allsop is back tomorrow night!
I was very lucky to find good homes for all the kitties and their Mummy! Ron, above, was the last to go and I loved him more than I can say. This picture is of him lying between my knees on our last evening together. What a life eh? I miss them all but it is so good to have my Jessie Cat back with me. She was lodging with my lovely neighbour due to Minnie's over protectiveness of her kitties!
Jenny and I went to the incredible First Cut Exhibition at the Manchester City Gallery. The photo above is of a copy of Wuthering Heights! I want to squidge myself into that little house and live there forever!
So clever and beautiful...
This was one of a flock of birds filling one area, all different colours and shapes...each one a work of art all by itself!
At home my lampshade obsession continues! I was thinking the other day that I haven't made much lately but then I realised that of course I have....a new Beauty Salon! And some lampshades...
And some brooches. I wet felted the bases first and then set to embellishing! You know how I love to embellish!
I finally fell in love with my Christmas Garland! I started this 2 years ago and have faffed about with it half heartedly since then! The other day I suddenly had the urge to crack on with it and I've barely put it down since! Do you think I'll finish this this Christmas?
It's very soothing stitching all these little leaves and sequins!
Life is very calm and lovely these days. I made some BIG changes a few months ago. I was heading for a serious meltdown and felt so aware that I needed to hang on in there for my beloved girl. I made the tough decision to stop trying to please those people in my life , who were NEVER going to be pleased with me, no matter what I did or how hard I tried. So I just STOPPED! Oh my goodness...what a relief! A huge weight has been lifted from me, leaving just the soothing, loving, friendship of those who know me and love me for who I actually am....
So....my girl and I are looking forward to a wonderful Christmas together. But between now and then, there's a VERY busy few weeks at Amanda Bloom Hair and Beauty!
So Girlies I'm going to take a leaf out of Ron's book and get some sleep. I hope you're all cosy and happy tonight!