Hello! So, last week was the first week back to work after the lovely 2 week holiday vacation. Ohhhhh, it was rough! For 3 weeks out of the year (winter and summer vacations), I get to feel what it's like to get adequate sleep. It's not hard to get used to! It is certainly hard to go back to getting up so early after a couple weeks of sleeping long and late! We were all dragging for most of the week. Consequently, I really did not do much in the way of crafting. Or cooking. Or a whole lot of anything but coming home and collapsing at the end of the day. This week is a little better so far, although I can't say that I ever really "get used to" getting up at 5:45 am. It's SO early, sigh.
Here's what I did do, though. I realized on Friday of last week that the due date for the Thank You card swap on PBS Swappers is NEXT Friday. D'oh! That meant that I had to figure out a design, make the cards, and ship them out in time to get to Christy for the deadline! So on Friday evening, dead tired as I was, I was a-making cards. There were only four of us signed up for this one, so I only had to make 3. I kind of had an idea for a design in mind, so I just had to flesh it out. It was all based around a paper that my daughter Meredith picked out when we went to JoAnne's a few weeks ago. She spotted it and decided she wanted a bookmark made with it. It was expensive- $1.99 for one 8.5x11 sheet- ouch! But I went ahead and got it, because I thought it was kind of cool, too. So I decided to use some of that paper for the Thank You card. I have plenty left over, so there is still a bookmark in Meredith's future, when I have time to make one!
I don't have any other swaps in my immediate future, but am hoping that things will slow down a bit so that I can do more of them, as well as more of the challenges at PBS Swappers. I have missed the challenges for the last couple of months since I have been so busy! Hopefully that can change soon.
Have a wonderful week, everyone!