I do hope you all had a good weekend and are all in fine fettle today.
After a disastrous Saturday myself, I was determined to have a better Sunday and all in all it worked out pretty well. I managed to get lots of flowers and beaded wires made for the Communion invitations I am creating for my great-niece and that really started the day off well. I did however, have a bit of an upset later on: my daughter's guinea pig died while in my care. Jack had been unwell since yesterday and so Sian brought him to stay with me while she went to work. I gave him some cuddles to warm him up and Sian even popped in at around 12.30 to see if he was ok and give him a cuddle. He died 10mins later. I was so upset and what made it worse was that I couldn't tell her until 4.15pm; I couldn't risk upsetting her while she was at work. Sian was cross with me at first for not telling her, but in the end, after the worst of the upset had subsided, she knew I had done the right thing. We do get so close to our pets don't we?!
My quotation for today was actually inspired by a lovely lady named Desiree who left me a comment following my Decorative Pins tutorial. Desiree said that she wished she had started crafting much earlier in her life so I dedicate this one to her. It is by Mark Twain and it reads:-
You are NEVER too old to set a new goal or to DREAM a new dream
I believe we often won't start something new, age aside, because we are afraid of the possibility of failing. As we get older it gets harder to learn new things and our memories are less adept, this then creates fear and the fear becomes our worst enemy, not the task itself. With this in mind here is my second and final quotation, and it is by Arthur Koestler:-
Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears
I allowed my fear of the unknown to stop me from creating a blog, now after wasting months worrying, I have done it. So whoever you may be and whatever you may want to do, take courage and give it a go. You actually have nothing to lose except fear itself.
Enjoy the day everyone. Hugs and regards Linda xx