Saturday, 19 July 2014

Amiche di Scrap PL Challenge #6


Oh my gosh...  so much for scrapping time this holidays.... I'm afraid that just didn't happen....
but first...... I did manage today to get  a page done....
 
 
I love doing Amiche di Scraps challenges because its one way to get a PL page finished!
It's all about using Washi Tape :  (PL #6)
 
The top page is our little rescue sparrow 'Chirp' who woke one morning with a horrible swelling on the side of her head and a dreadful looking eye....weeeeell, I struggled with the thought of taking her to the vet because.... she's a 'sparrow'!   A vet bill for a sparrow!  Would the vet just laugh and think, 'good grief'! And the vet assistant reminded me on the phone that the consultation would start at $56.00, and I said, whatever because me being me....the hopeless ' Miss-must-rescue-everything' took the bird to the vet... of course covered up in a tiny little cage - firstly because I didn't want to her to stress and flap about seeing other animals in the waiting room, and secondly - I didn't want to be embarrassed taking a 'sparrow' to the vet!   Yes I felt silly!  But I knew I could NOT let her suffer!    ANyway, all good and well in the waiting room until an elderly man with a fluffy little white dog asked 'What do you have there?'  UGH (whhhhy do these things happen to me!)..... so I just whispered 'a bird'.    Thought that was enough... and then he said in a LOUD voice... 'what sort of bird?'   
OH FAR OUT!!!  All eyes on me!   So I whispered 'a sparrow'   and waited for the 'look's of 'your kidding'.....but he was lovely and said, 'Oh yes, been there done that'   we had a lovely little sparrow for years'.   I felt better!   The vet was lovely,  he even said what a dear little bird and how good she was to handle, gave her antibiotics and charged me only $22 for the consultation!  I think he felt sorry for me and Chirp.  Of course the medicine was a separate cost.  I was relieved we could make little Chirp better and within a few days her eye swelling went down, and she was a new little bird.


So what happened to all my scrapping I was going to do....
weeeeell, I ended up sewing costumes instead, as we have had our eisteddfods here
Created these Korean costumes for Paige and Maddy.
In the dressing room before performing last night.
They won this..... (complete with wooden knitting needles and tassles for head pieces)

We had some great wins, and places...
Its been very busy and finally its all over.
I'll catch up and show more comp photos in PL when I get to do the corresponding week...so behind on it really!

And I tried to spend any remaining time with Hannah who has been home for the holidays, she goes back today (sniff sniff)
This is how I found both the girls yesterday morning after hearing giggles from Paige's room...
they miss each other....


Anyway, maybe I might be able to get some scrapping in over the weekend...??
Hope so!

xx




 


3 comments:

Deb said...

Little Chirp is one lucky sparrow. His eye did look nasty.....so glad he's better now. Great PL page, Mandy.

Lizzy Hill said...

That photo of your girls is THE cutest!!! Good on you with the Eistfd wins....& Chirp....aaah......God was watching when He sent you that lovely man in the waiting room, methinks!!! You know the one about even the smallest birds in the air get looked after!!! Lucky Chirp found you guys - that swelling looked NASTY, too....lovely to 'catch up' on your goings ons:):) I reckon a trip to NZ should be in the pipleine...we're off later in the year!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Well, I think you are amazing to take poor little Chirp to the vet, Mandy! Shows what a sweet and compassionate person you are! And so glad you've been having a busy, yet lovely time for your holidays. The girls look so happy to be together, and your costumes are just gorgeous. Love your PL page, too! The black background with the gel pen border is sooo eye catching!