Initially, when I saw the colours at Color Throwdown, my heart sank! I know it is hard to believe for those of you who celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving and the like, but down in the Southern Hemisphere, our seasons are all around the opposite way, so your Autumn (Fall) is our Spring, and Winter of course is Summer. Obviously there is no Fall harvest, so Thanksgiving just doesn't really fit in to our culture. There are a small number of Trick 'n' Treaters these days, but no one decorates the treats or makes cards! For those of us born here, it never is an issue having it hot at Christmas time. Many of us have family with European origins who still put on the roast, we may just go outdoors to eat.
The Zig Zag Textured Embossing Folder is new to my stash, so I ran the Crumb Cake card through the Big Shot for an interesting texture. Age Awareness is a photopolymer stamp set so it is easy to line up the different sentiments.
I have my daughter-in-law and her three young children staying at the moment. It is the last few days of the school holidays, but we have had a hectic day starting at 5.45 am with little miss 18 months old shouting out for her mum. Most of us were up by 6.15 and at just after 8 a.m. we decided to head to the indoor pool for a morning of fun. My two other daughters-in-law, and grandsons joined us once we were home, for a picnic on the back lawn. While the mums walked down to the local lake for the children to enjoy feeding the ducks, I rushed to prepare dinner and pop my feet up for 30 minutes.A great day was had by all, and then it all begins again tomorrow morning with a family breakfast to be cooked by my #3 son. I have so much to be thankful for!!!!