Welcome Home Jessica!

Well, it took Jessica Watson returning home today to get me out of bed… where I’ve been  for the past three days feeling very sorry for myself with the flu. It hurt to breathe, it hurt to swallow, it hurt to move. All I can say is that I’m lucky I’m living on the Sunshine Coast not Melbourne or I would have been VERY worried!

When Jessica first sailed into Sydney Harbour we were all so impressed with this young woman that I promised the children we’d definitely be down at Mooloolaba Wharf to welcome her home. Sadly, as the date drew closer and my cough became louder,  it just wasn’t going to happen.

Not that we were deterred… Boy Child loaded the dining room table with board games, Girl Child grabbed the drinks, and we then alternated between Monopoly, the deck, and the kitchen bench (where hubby’s telescope is set up) until we saw Ella sail past us… albeit VERY close to the coast line so we couldn’t get any pics but hey, we know we saw her and we were chuffed!

Anywho… it did get me out of bed for a few hours… just enough time to not only see Jessica, but to also rehang the four roman blinds in our rumpus room that had come down at Girl Child’s birthday party, fold a load of washing and do two more loads of washing, tidy the rumpus room, and finally make the bed in the spare room which hasn’t been made since I won’t say when… all before the room started spinning and I returned to bed… what a surprise!

Which leads me to this card. I was checking to see if per chance I had already downloaded a particular  pic I was after, I hadn’t but I did came across this wedding card I made over 18 months ago for a gent both my husband and I worked with when we first met. It was one of those cards that sat for many months on my desk and simply grew (we were given a BIG head’s up on this wedding as it was overseas) .

The wicker basket was the first element I knew I was going to use. It came from a little souvenir shop outside Sorrento on our last trip there. The basket began it’s life as a fridge magnet but I knew when I saw it, it was destined for more. So when we received our wedding invitation this seemed the perfect moment. From there there this card grew to this!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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