The clock has been running fast again today...the hours have just flown by and yet an other day has gone. I am late posting..it's almost tomorrow!! All these photographs of flowers and nature recently have got to me...so today I decided to give you some painted flowers to add to your summer layouts. There are three of them and they work well even when used large, as in the preview, so I hope you can use them to make a few bouquets!
At the moment my poor DH is chasing a huge moth around the hall. My son has not forgotten his recent spider episode with me, so he refused to move it. Mind you he hates them anyway and despite his brave face I think this one was too large for him anyway...don't tell him I said that!!
I was doing some research today and I really enjoyed myself. The gentleman I was searching for in the 1500's was from the top end of society..not like my lot who were still tugging their forelocks. This man was the sort of ancestor I would love...he left a paper trail that survives until the present day. He had a shady past and a bad end, his life was colourful to say the least!! It seems he was accused of misappropriating some money which was meant to go to the King in taxes and for a while he got away with it....then they spotted it!! But he appears to have tried to bluff it out......wrong, no one bluffed it out with the King or his Treasury!! From then on it was a slippery slope and he slide fast!
So, you can imagine...I was bursting to let my client know what detailed information I had found. Armed with stacks of copies of documents I rushed home to break the good news over the phone and transcribe the rest of them.
I personally always view ancestors that far back in time in a detached light, it's hard to pass judgement on a way of life that has long since gone and that we have never experienced. But it appears my client did not agree with this view point! She was horrified and acted as if I had informed her that her husband had just been found embezzling!! Oops, this was going to be tricky!!
I have to admit I was surprised...why get someone to do research if you didn't want to know about them? But the lady stated it couldn't be her ancestor as she didn't have people like that in her family!! Clearly I must have the wrong one!!! Cheek..as if!!
So, I have just wasted almost a day and the bad thing is that I can't "adopt" her an ancestor,no matter how much she wants me to. But as she doesn't want him I can have an interesting time reading through the papers and filling in the gaps on what he got up to, lol! that is unless someone wants to "adopt" him, lol!
Now on to scrapping and news of an other freebie for you. I have the honour of having Kim of Kim's Scrapping on my CT, she is a wonderful friend and is talented both as a scrapper and a designer. Today Kim has put up her first Commercial Use freebie, some roses for you to recolour to fit your designs or layout. They look brilliant!
Drop by Kim's Scrapping and if you want these great roses.
I surrender for tonight....I think I'll go to bed and read about embezzlement in the 1500's!! Lol! Have a great day tomorrow and see you soon.