Show & Tell Monday - 8th Jan 2018

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Hello, hello lovely people.

Welcome to the first Show & Tell Monday of 2018.

What a lovely Christmas we had, spending from Boxing Day until New Year's Day in Newcastle with Gracia and Josh.  It's no secret that I absolutely love Newcastle and, apart from David's two day migraine, we had a fabulous time.

When we got back home I was suffering severe scrapping withdrawal and got to work making a page using my December Mind The Scrap kit. 

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Loved all the stickers, the sparkly alpha but especially the Bramble Fox Perspextives word.  Wobbly photo as propped up on my AGA chimney as that is one of the few places with enough evening light to take a photo.

Next I made a layout using the Design Of The Week, from Silhouette Studio - Winter Mittens, using some of my November Mind The Scrap Kit. 

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I also made a page in response to a challenge - also from Mind The Scrap - to create a page with lots of white space - I have to admit I struggled and had to walk away before I added more.  Designed the title on Silhouette software and cut and drew it with my Silhouette.
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I have also started a CAL (Crochet A-Long) that is on Lucy, from Attic 24's, blog.  I found it very tricky to start with as I miscounted and eventually undid the whole of the first row of pattern five times.  Once I had the first row set it all fell into place and I have been able to get 8 stripes of colour done.  I must confess I have mistakenly added a row of copper in addition to the ones in the pattern but, in fact, I like the extra row so will keep it.  I had the idea of cutting a little piece of wool and sticking to the paper band around the corresponding ball of wool so that when, as will inevitably happen, the band falls off I can identify the colours I need. 

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This year, in addition to my reasons to be cheerful, I am having a quotation to try to live by each month. For January I have choosen

Be Happy Not Because Everything Is Good - But Because You See The Good In Everything

Reasons to be cheerful;

1. Spending a week with the kids and making wonderful memories.
2. I have a day planned out in my craft room.
3. Have an appointment with the Doctor to review the x-ray and hopefully sort out my knee so that I can start exercising again soon. 

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