I spent yesterday morning planting out all my sweet pea plants - needless to say the weather has turned a bit chilly and I'm wondering if it was such a good idea now. Looks like I need to find some fleece to throw over them as the phrase "ground frost" was mentioned on the weather forecast. They'd better not die - I still have the aches and pains from crouching in cramped bits of the garden beds trying not to damage the other plants around where the sweet peas are to be.
That done Hubby settled down to watch the Grand Prix and I settled down to do some crafting. I'd seen a cute project for a concertina album I thought would be fun to make...and it was fun, and pretty easy to put together. I thought I'd pop some pictures of it on here today
On one sided there are four apertures and on the reverse there are three.
Here's how it looks in profile if you lie it on it's back
All the pages squish together for relatively flat closing of the book.
The reason for the title of this post is that I can't decide what to with it now! Photos won't really work - they'd get spoiled by all the creasing. So I thought I'd make it into another book of quotations, but now I can't work out the best way to proceed. I spent ages yesterday printing some quotes to put inside - but this morning I'm stuck again as they just don't look right. A bit of thinking time required - and maybe some input from you, my lovely blogmates!
On to something I did actually get finished and mailed - after a bit of procrastination, I admit - well making sympathy cards is never easy, is it?
Sadly, one of the "Elder Statesmen" of my family died last week. I've not seen him much in more recent years, so my memories of him and his family are from my own childhood. He was a real, character - tall, noisy, vibrant, laugh-a-minute sort of man and from recent reports that didn't change with age! - he's going to leave a huge great big gap in his immediate family. My memories of him and his family are very much intertwined with memories of my Grandma's house, which in turn always brings memories of her busy kitchen with home made bread rolls rising on the hearth, scones, pies and other home baked goodies - I'm sure I can smell all those delicious baking smells as I'm thinking about it!
Well, I've waffled on long enough, and it's lunchtime -and all that thinking of Grandma's cooking has made be feel very very hungry!
Thanks for looking in today, I'd love to hear your ideas about that little book of mine, so please do let me know what you think.