Here I am with all the wonderful scrapbookers at Belstead House, our last weekend there. It is closing at the end of December and I feel very sad about it. I was SO thrilled to be given the most gorgeous wallhanging made by all of the girls and put together, upstairs, by Emma on the Friday night. Thank you Emma :) Each 6" square is so very special...it really is a wonderful treasure and is hanging in my studio so I can enjoy seeing it every day
I'm sorry the photo quality is not very good. It has been pretty gloomy here for the past few days!
Each of these squares has such a special meaning to me.....This one is from Barbara...a Tangram with wings!
This is from Debs.....dangulators is one of my 'words' and I always have to add ribbons and pockets to my scrapbooks
gorgeous dyed fabric and more lovely dangulators from Lynda....
Sandie sacrificed a piece of screen printed fabric for me and she has printed my picture onto fabric too!!
and I LOVE all those buttons from Pauline...........and another of those words!
Stardust, smiles and laughter from Linda....how special!
I laughed when I saw this square from Jill....complete with the doily challenge on it! Here she has used it as a stencil.....and look at the 'aged to perfection' confetti!!
Lots of woven ribbons, and upcycled bits and pices from Toni, Jean and Jacqui....remember those jointed shiny fishes?
with a perfectly folded, hilarious piece about my name and its meaning, and me. LOVE it!
Jo made this square and this is a picture of me ckecking our lottery numbers in February. I was SO SURE we were going to win so we could buy Belstead but it was not to be......
and inside the pocket was this tag....and a lottery ticket for Saturday night. Sadly it was not a winner. LOL!
I feel so very, very special to be given something so beautiful! Thank you to all of you special people who made it and to Emma for putting it together
and finally.....it was Barbara's birthday this week and so we celebrated early while we were all at Belstead
I baked lots of cup cakes before I left home and then, on Satuday, assembled them in my bedroom!
I made litte stands for each one using card roll from wrapping paper (NO LOO ROLLS!) cut into 2" length and painted them white then they were stamped with musical notes. This was to remind the girls of the song I wrote about Belstead and which we all sang to the tune of Wild Clover!!
They were piped with buttercream.....
and each one had a little flag of printed sentiments about friendship in them.
Barbara's also had 7 candles which we lit and were blown out immediately for fear of setting off the fire alarm!!!!!
Happy Birthday Barbara