Sunday, 25 November 2012

In To The Wind

Good Evening Everyone, I hope you have had a good weekend, it goes to quickly!, thanks to everyone who were kind enough to visit my blog and leave lovely comments, it's great to read them. I've spent some time catching up with what you've been doing and what lovely projects there are. It's great to be able to visit your blogs and learn new things, see what is being used and how to use them, finding new crafting outlets, and of course building wishlists.

Our concert was a great success last night, probably three quarters of Eden Court filled, it hold 800, so that was good.  The adrenalin buzz when the safety curtain rummbles up is just fantastic. In all my years with the Choral I've still not lost that feeling. We sang well, I managed not to make any mistakes like coming in at the wrong bit, feeling a bit ambitious when trying to hit a very high note, missing it and screetching.  There were some very high notes in the Mendelssohn, completely off the staffe.  The orchestra and soloists were marvellous.  Oh but I was exahusted by the end of it, and today have had a fairly quiet day.

We got a text from our friend to say that his son has had his first skingraft op and that it seems to be taking well.  What a relief for them all that they have been able to start so soon and that there is somewhere for the surgeons to graft from.  it was either the chest or the head and the lad chose his head as he felt that his hair would grow back in.  Bless him, he's really fighting through it.  A very breave young man.

I don't have a new card tonight, but I found one I made way back in the earlier part of the year, here it is'
It's from Joanna Sheen's Thomas Kincade Decoupage kit.  I found some purpley blue pearlesence paper for the background and vanilla card that matched parts of the sky to mount the image on to. Glossy Accents on the water whre the ship makes waves, and I think the sentiment is a Hunkydory one.
I was rather pleased  with it even although I had to cut out all the decoupage pieces, and it make a great card for my brother-in-law.

I'm off to do a wee bit of knitting now, so I'll say good night,
Kate x


Hazel said...

Good evening Kate. So glad your evening went so well, maybe next year Patricia and I can come to the next one? Also glad to hear the news of your friends son, he has made a brave choice. Here's hopeing it works I know they can do wonders these days. Your card is lovely, just right for a man. I love sailing ships and feel your image is sailing right at me. Hope it's not to busy a week this week. Hazel

pam said...

hi Kate,
beautiful card, must use my cds.

scottish crafter said...

Hi Kate, great to hear all went well last night, must be a relief when it all comes out ok. Lovely card, my hubby was in the navy and merchant navy so anything nautical appeals to me. I love decoupage but don't enjoy the cutting out much. Hope you are able to knit a few rows.

Wilma x x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Very nice card Kate

jacqui x

Crafty Lark said...

Beautiful card, I love Thomas Kincade's work and chose to do most of my Christmas cards using his work. I was lucky enough to be part of a team that sailed over a decade ago,it was gale force 5 and we almost ended up in France but it was a wonderful experience. xx Flora

Erika said...

Lovely stormy sea on your card Kate, glad to hear your concert went well and that your friends son is fighting and improving.
Take care and happy crafting, hugs Erika.

Patricia said...

Good Evening Kate, Brilliant card just perfect for a man. I love the colour of the background.
So glad they are managing to start on your friends son`s Skin Grafts. Not only will he have to cope with the bit they put the skin on but also the bit where they took the skin from. A very brave young man, I wish him all the very best.
Glad your evening went well maybe next year, we will manage to get up to Inverness for that.
Have a Great Week

Patricia xx

Pop's Cards said...

This is absoluteley stunningly gorgeous sweetie in every way, huggles Pops x x x