I'm feeling quite good today! I've actually managed to finish my gifts for Dot in Australia. I am itching to show you but I think I will wait until Dot has received her parcel. I will however give you a little glimpse of the things I am sending.
Thank you, too, for all the comments yesterday helping me with my scrappy challenge dilemma. I have started to handstitch across the surface with several colours of thread and, yes, the needle is getting very sticky from the adhesive, so I'm quite pleased I didn't use the sewing machine. I'll post it again when it's finished, hopefully in the next few days.
I decided that it might be a good idea if I made some positive effort towards getting some exercise in the hope that it might increase my stamina and might also have a positive effect on my mood. I don't think I'm the only one in finding the winter a low time of the year. All these dull days get very depressing. As it was dry and bright today I went for a walk round my local area (via the hairdresser's to make an appointment for next week). It's only a housing estate so not that interesting but I did get stopped in my tracks by the bark on a tree
I've had a little play with it in Photoshop
This is the same tree a little lower down
Again this has been manipulated in Photoshop. I'm not sure whether I'm going anywhere with this but I've had fun playing with the images.
I did feel better for the walk and I've had quite a successful day so I must keep it up!