Friday, January 29, 2016

Tired of winter

Winters are a difficult time for me.  I don't like the long, dark nights and the cold weather makes my joints hurt.  The arthritis in my hands makes card making difficult in cold weather.  I am happy to say that the days are getting longer and we are starting to see more sunshine.  Last weekend, there was a balloon festival in my home town.  To my surprise, the wind was right to bring the balloons into my part of town.  As you can see from the photos, it was a cloudy day without our normal blue sky.  Even the birds were cold and huddled on the street lights.

One balloon even dropped below the palm trees.  They were pretty, but would have looked prettier with blue sky behind them.
I managed to make my first card in a month and it helps me to get focused on all those supplies that are taking a lot of room in my small home.
I mostly used the stitched rectangle dies from Simon Says Stamp.  The sentiment is a very old stamp from Penny Black (2004).