I promise this isn’t going to turn into a scrapbooking blog 🙂
This post is mostly for my friend Kerin, who is a wonderful scrap booker and who got me started on the whole process.
I was inspired by my class last week to do a few more pages. This is in Gorgeous Girl’s 8 x 8 album. I started with the 8 inch album because I was worried about filling up 12 inches of space.
I bought this owl paper in Australia, because I just loved it, but couldn’t work out a way to use it. The teacher at the class had a few ideas that I liked and she drew me a rough sketch that I finished off when I got home.
Might add a bit more to this page, not sure yet. I don’t like overly busy pages.
While I had the papers out I made a few cards.
I really like the little bird, and can see more of them in my future. I have to confess that I’ve was really bad about remembering birthdays last year; and living overseas from most family and friends you have to be super organised so that the card arrives on time, not months after the fact…
So this year I have written all of the birthdays on the wall calendar and in my diary (didn’t use a diary last year, tried to go digital, not my greatest success). In addition to that, about 2 and 1/2 weeks before the actual birthday I’ve written a note in my diary to “post card for X”. Hopefully this, along with a ready made stash of cards, will help matters.
The young lady that watches Gorgeous Girl for us in the afternoons is back from her holiday, so Gorgeous Man and I went and saw Avat*r in 3D this morning. It was a great movie, but the whole experience reminded me how much I hate going to the cinema in South Africa.
First there were problems with the EFTPOS machines, and so when the guy behind the counter saw I had cash he motioned me to the head of the queue. Well, that set the ‘gentleman’ in front of me off as he was also wanting to pay cash. So I apologised profusely and let him go first.
But the biggest issue is that cinemas here have set seats and this time I couldn’t find our seat numbers on the ticket. The cinema was 3/4 empty (morning session on a work day) so we just sat in a spot. WELL, was that an issue! One couple got so aggressive about the fact that we were sitting in the wrong seats. Gorgeous Man decoded the ticket and found where we were meant to be sitting, and we were able to relocate before the movie started. But, for crying out loud, it’s just a seat in a cinema people! And it’s not like the cinema was full in any way shape or form.
If we hadn’t wanted to see it in 3D we probably would have just waited until it came out on DVD and avoided the whole cinematic experience.
I have another scrapbooking class tonight, last one I’m able to do as I return to work next week. My holidays are almost over.
I jazzed up one of Gorgeous Girl’s T-shirts last night with a cat cut from a panel. I’d show you a picture, but she saw it this morning and insisted on putting it on straight away. 🙂
After much consideration I have decided against hand-quilting the fish quilt, so it is unbasted and waiting to go to the long-armer. I have to wait a while in terms of my budget to fit that in though. In the meantime, I’ve switched my leaders and enders project to my main project and hope to have some progress on that one to show you soon.