Deena has put together some really pretty cards, with every little detail that you can imagine. They're very special and I'm excited to start sending them out to friends and family. The kits are so easy to put together, so quick! Everything's already cut and printed. It's awesome! It's completely brought the joy back to cardmaking for me!
If you'd like to check it out, here's her address: http://deenaziegler.typepad.com/my_weblog/ . That huge picture of cards that I made last week? Most of those were previous kits from Deena. And it really didn't take a whole lot of time to put them all together. AND IT WAS FUN!!! Thanks again, Deena!!
On another fun note, the stamp club girls and I made these cute lil guys last time we got together. My boys loved them and they're so easy to make. There's a little chocolate mint in between the punched circles. So I'm thinking, "How can you go wrong, giving these little spiders to kids for Halloween?" I'm going to make them for my preschool kids. And my little resident artist (Scotty) has already volunteered to help me! (Should be a fun project for Bee and I and the preschoolers will get a kick out of them too, I'm sure!)
On the knitting front, I'm done with Clue #2 on my mystery sock. Planning to do the heal (clue #3) today. I had sworn off sock knitting, but this project has really gotten me excited about it again!
I took these to work last week, thinking that I might like to knit on my lunch break… Just can't get into the groove that quickly, though. I've always had 30 minutes or so every afternoon too, while waiting in my car for boys to get out of school to knit. Don't have that anymore either. So now's the time to practice what I preach! I've always believed that people make time to do the things that they REALLY WANT TO DO. Even if you work all the time, if it's important to you, you'll find a way to do it. We'll see if my theory is true…
We spent most of the afternoon at Hazel's Pumpkin Patch yesterday. Daddy is out of town on a business trip, but Guh, Umpa, Ron and Noreen joined us. The boys made a new friend and they had a ball doing all the activities with Noah, who we learned has the same first grade teacher as Bee had last year. So they really hit if off and Noah stuck with us most of the day. (His mother works at the pumpkin patch.)
I'm a little nervous about what this coming week holds for us. Not only am I a new working mom, but I'm a single mom this week also. With extra activites planned every single day after work and school, it's going to be a very busy week!
Monday- Cub Scout errands and little boy haircuts
Tuesday- babysitter and party at Mandy's house
Wednesday- Parent/teacher conferences
Thursday and Friday- Scouting for food (big, big time committment) and Cub Scout committee meeting… Scott will be home late Thursday. The boys and I are off from work and school on Friday, which I think we'll need by then… Scott has a chest CT on Friday.
And finally Saturday-I'm going on a full day eating-out/shopping trip with friends to Fort Collins, Colorado. I'll need this too! lol
Told ya'. Big, full week ahead!