Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve enjoyed your day. It’s Thursday, just in case you didn’t know. The sun’s been shining on and off all day. I have been busy much the same stuff, only it’s a different day. It’s amazing how the new normal has settled into my bones. I don’t even think about running simple errands anymore. It’s automatic to make a shopping list, look at it and decide that most of the items on said list are not needed imminently. The only thing on my running list is printer ink cartridges at the moment.

Well as you know it’s day 30 of my self-imposed messing around with art supplies challenge. I set out to do 30 days of art journal pages and somehow, I managed to follow through and produce 30 art journal pages. Here’s my effort for today ….

Sun Rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow. It’s very appropriate for Thursday as the rainbow seems to be the symbol for the #NHS and also the sign of hope we all need in these trying times. Everywhere we go we see handmade with love rainbows hanging in windows. Even Sarah crocheted rainbows which I hung in my front window. Thursday evening at 8pm is the time we all stand out on our doorstep and clap for the #NHS and all the frontline and keyworkers who are keeping us going in these very strange times.

My Sarah has been experimenting with masking fabric masks. Apparently, we will all be wearing these masks if we need to get out and about after the lockdown eases and while we’re still observing social distancing. I like the simple pleated ones but Sarah likes the shaped ones. There is some dilemma over how we can insert the wire which holds the mask close to the face around the nose. We’ll have that worked out in no time I’m sure.

It seems to be an exceptionally quiet day in my little corner of the northeast of England. The pedestrians walking past my house has reduced considerably. The buses still go by but they are virtually empty. I suppose the still have to run for keyworkers. I see plenty of lorries delivering to our local supermarkets. Thank you, truckers, for helping keep the shelves stocked.

Well, my friends, I guess that’s my report for today. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy doing. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching and messing around with art supplies.

Lucie x