Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Been and gone

Well that was March - it has taken us from winter into spring and back into winter again. My calendar is full. Sometimes I write up several days at a time and add embellishments as I go along. 
It has been a full month, not least that I celebrated my sixtieth birthday. What a super family and friends I have - old and new and I thank you all for your kind wishes and gifts.  
This week I'm feeling a bit bleaugh - not very creative or productive, although I have been playing with my new sewing machine getting to know its assets and my limitations. I think my body knows the Easter holidays are coming up - for thirty-plus years of teaching, like many of my colleagues, I inevitably got a cold for the holidays and for some reason by immune system hasn't realised I've RETIRED!

I have prepared my April page. I have gone for a fresh spring look, hopefully it will be spring again before long. I still enjoy filling these in - it is always a good opportunity for a bit of a doodle.
You may notice a bit of stitching - can't think why that is!

15 comments:

marigold jam said...

In the small picture I thought you had rather cleverly made your days like washing on the line but when I looked at the enlarged version I see it's perhaps branches behind the squares - either way it looks great and all ready for this month's memories.

Jane

Bernice said...

This is really lovely. I haven't even given April a thought and it starts tomorrow!!!

Jill said...

Oh Jane that's a good idea - I'll try and remember that!

Amelia said...

oh lovely pages! I have come back from sun and warmth to a second winter and I have to say I am fighting off the winter blues as a result. I need a holiday, but there is always so much to do and kids to entertain - I can feel some easter crafting coming on . . . .

Amelia.x

flutterbycrafter said...

These are amazing. I love the fresh colours of April and I agree with marigold jam, I thought it was a washing line and thought what a good idea it was. Maybe next time.... xx

Leenie said...

The new sewing maching should be a fun way to play away the remaining cold days. The calendar is a fun one. Hope you get well soon!

Printed Material said...

Sorry you're feeling poorly Jill. These sunny looking pages should kick start the month.
Every month I make the same comment about not having the discipline to do this myself and I'm beginning to sound like a stuck record. Can we just take it as read as usual? Hope you feel brighter soon. Lesley PS Loving that stitching!!

Menopausal musing said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. I loved reading your March pages..... the playing cards drew my eyes instantly. Expect to see a lot more stitching in April, then? :O)

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Lovely pages. I like your layouts. Hope your cold gets better soon

thekathrynwheel said...

Oh, your April page looks wonderful. Love the flowers, and the stitching too of course :-)

Karen Blados said...

These are both beautiful as always, and happy belated Birthday! Hope you are feeling better soon.

BTW, how did you do the dot texture on your days?

Happy Easter!

JP said...

love the spring look even if it is freezing!

Sandra Hall said...

I can see that sewing machine is earning its keep! These are lovely Jill. x x

Ticking stripes said...

Specially love the colours in the March pages. Still haven't filled in Januarys although I prepared the pages!

webb said...

It's such nice springy colors for April. You can almost smell the change in the air when you see if. Can't wait to see the end of it next month!