I believe everyone’s life has a purpose. We are here to discover that purpose then use whatever gifts were bestowed upon us to make this world a better place. Some of us are fortunate as we know at an early age what that purpose is. Others, well, we go along, often digressing from the road that will take us there. This is me. Now on the other side of 50, I am finding my way back to that road that will lead to my life’s purpose. Welcome to my journey.
This was a busy crafting day. The desk was overflowing with cards I decided at the last minute to make for the anniversary ATC exchange. Making 16 cards proved to be warring. The gluing magazine, if you are wondering, is an old magazine I glue and paint in so my under-paper stays cleaner. I do not always remember to use it.
Grades were due for the 7th Marking Period and I had to leave the confines of my crafting room to work on the dining room table. Many of these papers are late so it takes longer to get them graded. I have to try to remember the answers, figure out how many days late it is then calculate the penalty points. Grading papers is one of my least favorite teaching duties! My seniors will be gone this week. Right now we are preparing for final exams. 3 weeks to go!
I had an unexpected visitor in my craft room. I was sitting at the computer and he landed on my screen. Having been stung by a yellow jacket before, I got up rather quickly and started searching for something to use to capture him before he decided to sting me. Had the neighbors been up and looking out the window they would have seen quite a sight; me throwing the door open and tossing this glass out into the yard while rapidly retreating back into the house. My concern is where there is one bee there are sure to be more! I fear there maybe a nest in the attic, which is on the other side of the door in my craft room.
Yes, you are seeing correctly, a sewing machine! Last week's DLP challenge was to add stitching to the page. I admit, I had to get the user guide out to get it threaded. Once I got started I had so much fun sewing the ribbon and material to the deli paper. I have been wanting to add stitching to my art journals for a while but for whatever reason kept putting it off. Definitely will adding stitching more often! My goal is to learn free motion stitching.
Tags I created for a tag journal swap.
I created 16 ATC's for the Anniversary swap. Please leave a message if you would like to swap.