Sorry the lighting is awful here with more rain and barely any light so this photo is rather grainy but I wanted to post this today as part of the Share Handmade Kindness challenge from Jennifer McGuire.
This is my hall table; I use an antique blanket chest that used to be my Great Aunt’s and the little inlaid wooden box, that used to be my Great Uncle’s. Brother and sister, these two relatives of mine were both classical musicians with traditional values but a total hoot too! Unfortunately they have passed away but I’m left with the memories of them and one of those is their love of correspondence. I’ve got a treasured collection of silver pencils, letter openers and beautifully penned letters, cards and postcards. I think for our elderly generation snail mail has so much more meaning, after all there were no texts or facetime when they were younger and many haven’t got to grips with modern technology.
This week the Share Handmade Kindness challenge concentrates on kindness for strangers. All this got me thinking; as a card maker I create a lot of cards and I send a lot of cards but I usually have a few more than I need that family and friends enjoy being able to use. However, today I’ve gathered together this basket of cards and I’m going to take them to the local old people’s home. Many of the residents aren’t mobile enough to get to the hight street to buy a card so I’m hoping having a basket of cards available to them will enable them to send a note to a friend or relative that they might not have been able to otherwise. I think my Great Aunt and Uncle would approve :D
Also in honour of #sharehandmadekindness I have the winners from my posts this last week.
- From 17 November post Dee Earnshaw “Gorgeous delicate colors and pretty. Love it:0”
- From 20 November post Kim “Oh how I LOVE your plaid cards! Just gorgeous! Love me some plaid, I’ll have to try it! Thanks for the explanation of tartan vs. plaid. I never knew that!”
- From 21 November post Varada “Lovely card as always, Debby. Love your coloring.”
Congratulations Dee, Kim and Varada, ! I’ve emailed you to get your snail mail address, but if for any reason my email doesn’t find you, please get in touch. Many thanks.
I also have a winner from the recent From All Of Us blog hop of the Simon Says Stamp prize ….
Every detail is perfect! Love this edge die and how pretty these are with the new envelopes!
Congratulations Jennifer! Simon will be in touch to arrange to get your prize out to you :D
ONE MORE THING
BACK HOPEFULLY SOON
Phew, OK, I’ve got a couple of projects I just need to photograph before I can share. I’m hoping that the weather picks up to allow that although I do have my wee one home with me at the moment so I might not get to it today. There are so many bugs flying around this year and he is particularly susceptible to picking them all up it seems!