I saw our neighbours over the way just as I was taking Maggie out for her first walk this morning and stopped to chat as we don’t see them that often. When we moved here we had a lovely card put through the door welcoming us to the neighbourhood.
Both in their 80s, she is a cancer survivor and both do a lot of charity work for Cancer Research. They have raised over £22,000 in the past four years and are well on their way to make it a round £25,000.
As you know I get a lot of pleasure making my cards, even more so giving them to someone. If they don’t work as I’d hoped, no matter, it’s still fun and something I enjoy.
It was a lady’s birthday round the corner on Saturday, she was 78 and her three daughters had taken her out for the day. Maggie is ‘in love’ with their yorkshire terrier and this morning was pining at the gate for him to take notice of her (the tart!!). So when her husband told me it was her birthday, I took one round. She loved it and thanked me this morning as Maggie continued to paw at the gate in yearning. Rex eventually acknowledged her and they ‘kissed’ through the mesh, then he promptly went off to do his business on the front garden.
Anyway, as I do not have that many people to send cards to now, it seemed a shame not to be making them on a regular basis, so chatting over the fence this morning I offered a few for their charity to see if they proved popular, and if so, I would be happy to make some for their stall.
It’s an idea to keep my interest going, and also to put something back into the community for a good cause. We shall see. If it doesn’t pan out, I won’t be offended and can continue having a session once in a while.
I made this one for my niece’s wedding two years ago and had to purchase 12 Christmas cards at the market as the box was perfect to put it in for posting to NZ!