"Oh dear, I'm late, I'm late for a very important date"
Yes, another late post for Gifted Gorgeousness (although better than March, as I never made it last month!). If you click on the link, the lovely Jo will fill you in as to what GG is all about.
I have three GG items this month.
1. These lovely counting pins which the most Vibrant and Vivacious Vickie made just for me as a RAK. Aren't they darling?
Thank you so much, Vickie, they have been in constant use since their arrival. They were accompanied by this very sweet "V" card.
2. As I was blog prowling several weeks ago, I saw a very sweet Noddy design on Marvellous Margaret's blog. She kindly has gifted me the design.
Thank you so much, too, Margaret, I have some young friends who are expecting their first child later this year, so I think that Noddy is going to make an appearance very soon.
Update: Penny from Larkspur Lane has made me realise that not all of my readers may know who Noddy is!
Growing up in Australia in the 1960s, life was still very "English" and all middle class children read Enid Blyton stories avidly: Noddy, The Faraway Tree and the Famous Five to name but a few.
As I was doing this internet search, I discovered that there is even an Enid Blyton Society.
Now, I have to address the elephant in the room re poor Enid, as while she was beloved by generations of oblivious children, educators, other authors and the BBC slammed her books as being racist, xenophobic and simplistic - you can read all about it here. I am not denying that this is so - I can see that now as an adult - but I must admit as a child I never saw it and I have grown up to become a very fair and tolerant adult. So go figure!
Who else read Enid Blyton whilst young and what do you think?
3. The Sensational Serendipitous Jo, knowing my fetish for everything Tudor, several months ago gifted me with this great Henry Viii design. It is now finished - yay! Happy Dance around the house.
Now I just need to find a sweet square frame for him.
Thank you, Jo, for feeding my Tudor passion.
Well, that is my GG for this month.
If you want to see what the other GGers got up to, please click here.
Have a great weekend everyone.