I went to craft group again on Friday. Fortunately no one tried to open the doors to my car on the way home this week 🙂
We live a fair way out of town and after dropping Gorgeous Girl at school I head for the craft group venue. This gets me there early, but it’s too far to drive home and then drive back in again. So I sit in the cafe by myself and knit on some of my more complicated projects while waiting for the others to arrive.
This week during group I sewed in the ends on this little vest for charity and pieced some more blocks for my hand-pieced hexagon quilt.
I’ve been working on my travel journal for our trip at the end of the year.
I figure if I get the backgrounds done then all I’ll need to do when I get home is add photos and journalling as well as bits and pieces like entry tickets and stubs.
While I had the paper out I also made a card. I’m trying to build up a stash of cards to have on hand.
I free-hand drew the flower and then added the doodles with a black pen. Not sure that it totally works, but it will do.
Not living near a store that sells paper and other scrapbook related goodies I make sure that I get full use out of my scraps. In order for me to do that they need to be accessible and (fairly) organised. If I need a backing for a card or tag I go to my scraps before cutting paper from a new page. I keep my scraps in page protectors organised by colour.
The packet on the top holds bits and pieces that can be fussy cut to use as emellishments for scrapbooking or on cards. How do you store your scraps?
I managed to find a few hours on Sunday to cut for my brother’s quilt. I did pay for it later in the day though. Apparently the foot isn’t yet well enough to manage standing and cutting for any length of time. I’m heading back to Australia on Thursday for a follow-up appointment with the orthopaedic surgeon. Hopefully we’ll be able to get things back to 100% soon. I’m much improved (I can now drive the car and walk) so I’m hopeful.
Now I just need to work out what craft things I’m going to take with me. I’m going to have a fair bit of downtime between appointments…