Another week has come and gone.
This past week was the 7th Anniversary of my second surgery for breast cancer - my mastectomy... at times it seems so much longer than that, and then sometimes it really feels like yesterday. I am thankful that I am still here to count these Anniversaries.
Last week was a gruelling week at work, and I only have 2 more Friday's off before I return to regular full-time hours, which means summer will be over. I'm not liking that idea at all. I have had 14 weeks of working a 4 day week and I have become very accustomed to having an extra day at home. Not that I really accomplished much for having that extra day. At the beginning of the summer I had promised myself all kinds of completed projects -but in actual fact I fell terribly short of the mark this summer.
Still I am not going to beat myself up about it - The Friday's off were after all my "Vacation" so I can actually say I did take vacation time in a weird sort of way.
If you visited Fiona's channel, you will have seen that she has set out a "Challenge" - and yes, I have entered it. The challenge is to create a hanger from wire and make a plaque to hang from it. So I registered for the challenge and got right down to creating and making it. I finished the plaque part in no time basically because she had no restrictions as to what the plaque was to be. Believe me - my plaque will be non-traditional as far as plaques, go - but I'm sure she will love it anyway... in fact I know she will.
The hanger - well that was the real challenge for me. She said to use a 1.5 mm wire - such a thing I have yet to find anywhere here. However I did try to use several gauges of wire - all were too thin. Because time is an issue ( I have to get this in the mail if it is to reach the UK by the deadline) I decided to make my hanger out of a coat hanger... that wasn't easy either, as my wire cutters and pliers have gone for a walk... Oh Bother!
My end result is less than satisfying, and small. Small mainly because of my non-traditional plaque, which also is small to keep the shipping costs to the UK to a minimum. So this was indeed a CHALLENGE.
I haven't done a challenge in a long time - but this one was fun - wire woes and all. Tonight I'll finish it up, wrap it up and hopefully in a day or two it will be in the mail to Fiona!
Then we'll wait and see the results!
Wish me luck!