Monday, March 11, 2013
Wishing you a beautiful birthday card
Dear month, any time you want to stop whizzing past at the speed of light, that would be fantastic. Thanks! Sincerely, Jessica!
Ok, silly opening lines aside, it rather amazing how fast time has flown past since my last post here in February, nearly a full month ago. As you may recall, I mentioned in that post how I was planning to go in for surgery on March 12th and that I said I'd keep you in the loop about it as that date neared closer.
Unfortunately however, my surgery date had to be rescheduled recently because I recently came down with a very bad flu and it was a lot safer to hold off on having the operation until after I'd recovered from the flu and my breathing was back to normal. While I had very much wanted to get this surgery done and over with this month, it's only been bumped ahead a few weeks, and is now scheduled to take place on April 16th (assuming - knock wood - that nothing comes along to alter that date again, as I truly hope it does not).
Between the flu and various flare-ups, I was out of commission big time throughout almost all of February and the start of March. Little change yet there honestly, but at least I'm slowly starting to shake off the flu (which I'd say was probably the second worst I've ever had). As a result, I haven't been able to do any crafting however the past few weeks, however earlier in the year, I made a fun, vibrant birthday card for a dear friend of mine who lives in the States, which I'm delighted to share with all of you here today.
I really, really like the colour palette at work here. It's warm, rich, captivating and thoroughly lovely to work with (I kept several of the products used on this card out, instead of putting them back when I was finished with the card, as I hope to make a scrapbook page in the same palette in the not-too-distant future). If I was going to assign a name to the style and palette of this birthday card, I'd called Moroccan shabby chic.
The sun finally returned here in a real way this past Saturday. Though the temperature wasn't all that toasty (I think we got up to around 8 or 9C), the gentle, subtly warm sunshine felt like a gift from the gods, and really helped inject a dose of much needed energy back into my spirit. I hope that the pleasant weather continues, the last traces of vintage vanish quickly, and the rest of March plays out more enjoyable - and on a healthy note - that the past few weeks have.
Just as I said in my previous post, I plan to post again before my surgery to let you know that things are progressing as slatted. In case this is my last post before the end of March, I'd love to take a moment right now to wish all of you an absolutely beautiful, serene, meaningful Easter celebration. I really hope that you all have fantastic Easter filled with the sweetest of treats and loveliest of family gatherings.