...to my very first attempt at a blog!
This silver surfer has, at last, given in and joined the 21st century! I have a website but have been assured a blog is different and very necessary! So here I am!
16th April 2009 - Today...!
It's a very special day for me. It's my baby granddaughter, Ada's, first birthday! And she's so beautiful.....
...oh, don't worry, I'm not going to go off on a self-indulgent monologue about my wonderful family.....well, not yet anyway!
I've been a crafter all my life. I remember being small, about five or six I think, and having a great urge to create something.
Coming from a poor working class family in Liverpool, England there was no such thing as fancy paper or pens and certainly no scissors worth the name in our house, so I improvised!
I had found the board from an ancient board game that had long-since lost its boot, dog and racing-car shaped companions and there was a piece of plainish wallpaper left over from a previous decoration of the front parlour that my Mum had given me to draw on (...to shut me up!).
I had a small end of bottle amount of brown gum with which I stuck the carefully-torn wallpaper onto the board.
Whilst this dried, I wandered around our garden (we were very lucky - we'd been allocated a council house on a very nice estate with gardens back and front. Mum had almost stalked a man at the council until he gave in and gave her what she wanted!) and collected leaves from all the trees and shrubs out there.
Then I stuck them on the board in, what I believed to be, an attractive fashion and painstakingly labelled them with their names (...gleaned from my aspiring gardener Dad...!).
Hence was simultaneously born my triplet passions of crafting, nature and research!
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