Wednesday, July 29, 2015

YoP week 4




Wednesday already and I am just getting around to updating my blog.  Yikes.....where are the days and weeks going.

As far as my fiber crafting this week.................nothing to show other than that you saw last week.  Although, I did start a new project......................a market bag for a lovely lady for Christmas this year.  I am over 1/2 way done with it and will post photos when it is complete. Many stores in the USA are now charging you if you want plastic or paper bags when you buy groceries.  So, I figured, I would start with this one bag and see how well it is received and then make more for those who would like them.  They don't take much time to do and I should have this one done by the weekend.  Then it will be back to my socks and shawl and other gifts for Christmas.

I love reading other crafter blogs.  One of my favorites is; Page after Page.  Kim is so creative and doesn't just do fiber crafts.  This past week she posted about coloring books for grown ups.  I was intrigued, as my Grand Daughter and I do a lot of coloring and I love it. So I decided to give it a try myself.  I took a little trip to Hobby Lobby and found an intriguing coloring book for adults and got some colored pencils.  I came home and that evening I set out to try this new craft.  I LOVE IT!!!  It is totally relaxing and really lets your mind work with colors and designs in a whole new way.  I am still on my first page of coloring.  I can see where it will take several days to complete one, unless you work on it nonstop all day and night.  But I just do it to take a bit of stress off the day.

Speaking of stress...........................Hubby and I have finally finalized our plans for 2 bathroom remodels and our kitchen remodel.  None of them have been worked on since the house was built in 1972.  I know for some of you that seems like a 'new house', but here in the desert where the humidity is very low and the sun is very intense.................things start to kind of dry up and fall apart after a while.  Hopefully, everything will be completed by the end of October when our first house guests will be arriving for our Daughter's wedding.

Wedding???????  Oh my goodness...............I really need to get going on the box for the all the wedding cards.  Grand Daughter and I have already worked a bit on the lettering.  Today we will paint all the letters for the box.  I also have to sand the box and stain it.  Then I need to make a pillow and cover it for the bottom of the box.  I really want to get started on it so it will be completed and ready to go and not be a last minute thing.

That is all for this week.  I will catch up with all of you again next week.

Until then.................Happy Crafting!


3 comments:

  1. Here we have been paying for plastic bags for at least the last 10 years and you quickly get in on the hang of re-useable bags and bringing your bags especially for grocery shopping, now it's second nature so I can really see your bag being an awesome gift and much in demand. Hope the re-modelling goes well and is done in time. Me I love colouring and have been colouring for years, most of the time with the children as it's just a great activity to share with them and you are never too old to colour and enjoy colouring, I'm so glad it's now taking root as a adult thing also.

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  2. I found my friends all really liked their market bags I made them last year. Practical gifts are the best. Good luck on your remodeling projects. It can be a stressful time. Your coloring stress relief will serve you well I think.
    Ann

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  3. I look forward to seeing your finished market bag. And best wishes as you begin the remodeling. I'm living with a mid-1960's kitchen. I've tried to tell myself it's "retro" and I'm hip. I'm not buying it, though. I hope you'll share some pictures!

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