Happy ANZAC Day to all my Aussie and Kiwi friends. ANZAC Day is a time to remember those “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served” (thanks Wikipedia!) and to be thankful for a country that resides in peace , free from tyranny etc etc. I always think of my Grandfather (“Danna”) – he fought in WWII and was very much loved by us all. I can get quite weepy thinking abut him. I miss him – he taught us the importance of tolerance and family (two things that sometimes don’t go together!), love, kindness and respect, believing in yourself and not giving up. We were lucky enough to have our grandparents right up until we were adults and we have lots of lovely memories of them. Anyway, here’s to you Danna and to all the other Granpas, Grandmas, Nannas and Grans – whether you fought in a war or just looked after the home font in times of trouble, we love you and wish you were here with us.
As ANZAC Day is a public holiday, I got to do some crafting and chill out. My new job is going ok – still very frustrating with regards to procedure and practice (I’m still guessing as to what they actually are at this point) but not horrible or too stressful. I am enjoying being responsible for something again and having lots to do. The day goes so much faster when you’re busy. I haven’t been as tired as I thought I would be, although I am still getting used to the early morning starts. I miss having the three days off a week – have to grab a spare moment here and there to craft or do something creative but it’s all good. I’m employed – that’s more than some people get.
So, with a few hours free today I got down to some card-making. It didn’t get off to a great start – nothing was working and none of the new papers I had bought were doing anything for me. So I went back to some old favourites, using my favourite colour scheme (blue and brown) and managed to make a handful of cards that I quite like. First off, I had to make an Engagement card for my brother-in-law and his lovely lady.
Engaged! (I went for a fairly “arty” almost-indutrial look for this one)
Then I began putting together a bunch of cards that would be suitable for birthdays or “just because” days, weddings, engagements, goodbyes & anything else! Lots of birds…(as per usual – I think I have some sort of addiction).
These little bluebirds came from paper-tole leftovers (thanks Mum!)
Love butterflies almost as much as birds!
So, a good day, all in all. Made stuff, relaxed and slept in – can’t complain about that. Hope you all had a good day too. 🙂