Monday, January 23, 2012

Holidays come to an end.

This week is the last week of the school holidays. I spent Saturday gardening to earn brownie points with DH as I wanted to scrap for the rest of the day. It is way to hot outside for gardening after 9am.
This week I have watched a lot of great tennis. It will be over all too soon and school work will arrive in earnest, so I am enjoying the down time while I can.
Today I had a sewing day at the home of a very dear friend. I was blown away by her energy and drive. Her vegie garden provides more than enough for her family. She bottles, preserves and dries for the off season. She doesn't watch television, but sews, quilts, draws, paints etc etc. Maybe some of her energy will rub off on me.

The Chookscraps Cyber Crop was on this weekend. Here are my entries.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sunday scrapping

Today I had the pleasure of scrapping with friends at Chookscraps. The weather was quite muggy, but the shop was cool. I managed to complete a calendar LO for a swap and a sketch challenge for the monthly challenges. I also managed to spend a voucher i got from the Collie Show as well as some vouchers from cyber crop wins. Now it is time to unpack the car. DH has cleaned all the fly screens from my scrap room and cleaned the glass as well. I just need to vacuum thoroughly and I will have a very tidy scrap room ready for some action. On Thursday I managed to add another bag to my collection. This one is a great size for knitting or some scrap paper. It was made from rice bags in the Phillipines by a cooperative set up to help women earn a living. I was very pleased to be able to help by buying a bag.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Happy New Year

I cannot believe how fast the rest of 2011 went. I have been steadily scrapping my UK trip when I have had a break from school work. All I know is that I was very tired at the end of the school year.
Christmas and new year has been filled with food, friends, tennis, cricket and a resolution to gain control over my body. I have made a start, so just need to stick with it. A lot of my friends are taking the 366 photo challenge which I did a while ago. I am going to try to update my blog once a week instead. Here goes nothing.
I collected all my Christmas cards together and bound them into a cover as I didn't want to recycle them.

I used a free file from the Shuttersisters to make a CD calendar using photo from my trip. This is going on my desk at school.
Chookscraps is running a challenge to make a different Christmas card each week for the year so that you don't have to panic when it is time to send them out. I will post my card when the glitter has dried.