A card for a friend's birthday.
Despite my best intentions, there have not been
cards for all occasions this year.
There have been some more spontaneous cards, though,
some "hello" cards, and "get well soon".
This particular friend with a birthday this weekend
will be amazed to receive her card on time for once.
Unfortunately she had to move to the other side of the country
for it to happen :-(
I've been tidying my craft room lately,
and am determined to use up my scraps.
This card was put together using a flower
I made a few years ago,
and some pretty patterned paper from my stash,
all retired Stampin' Up! products.
The fact is, I have way too many scraps of retired and current card
not to mention lots of stamped images and embellishments and pretty papers.
I'm planning to make cards all year and then hold a stall
with all proceeds going to Compassion.
That's the plan, anyway.
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In other news, today is the 6-week mark since my ear surgery.
While I'm mostly better, I am still dizzy occasionally and tireder than usual.
I'm expecting it to take another 6 weeks or so to get back to my full strength,
and am holding off getting back into some activities until next term.
So I'm still taking each day as it comes, and am enjoying ...
crocheting & knitting
sitting on the verandah in the cool late afternoon, under a rug
working through shorter to-do lists
reading in the afternoons by the heater
watching some old shows
feeling more relaxed with a few less activities on.
What are you enjoying these days?