Good Morning Ladies,
On this first day of 2021 I would like to take the time to wish each and every one of you the very Happiest New Year possible!
Who knows what this New Year has in store for us, it's not off to the greatest start to be honest, I have seen adverts on TV for Holidays this year with the 'tagline' just 'Jab & Go', how very odd, I guess that is what you will have to do to be able to travel, we have our holiday already 'pencilled in' as it was cancelled last year, we have both said that unless there are some huge improvements both here and abroad we won't be going anywhere. Who knows if we will all get vaccinated in time anyway, we will be insisting that they return our money though as they have had it since last spring.
I have spent the last couple of afternoons having a good sort through my dies, I have a box of random dies and a drawer that is full of odd dies, parts of sets etc. So my goal was to reunite all the odd bits with their sets, luckily all the sizzix ones have a number on the back so they can be easily pieced together, I seemed to have a lot of Sue Wilson dies that have been separated from their sets, I think thats because I may use the oval of circle in the centre for something else and don't put it straight back, my other annoying habit is when I am trying to find that 'exact something' to fit a particular space, I have no idea what it is that I need so I try 15 different things before changing my mind and using a stamp instead, I will then just pop all of the dies that I tried to one side and 'Voila' another die pile has been started. So a New Year's Resolution for me is to 'Put everything back in its original packaging/storage after I have finished with it' !! Now lets take bets on how long that lasts, I am definitely worse if I am making something in a hurry, in that situation I literally use my arm to sweep everything to one side to clear a space to work!!
I think I might sort through my dies and arrange them into Christmas/shapes/borders/floral/backgrounds etc and then start and do the same with my stamps. I was putting everything new that I bought in a basket on my desk to make sure that I got around to using it sometime soon, I found that I looked at it and it stressed me out a little, particularly if I had a specific card to make and those new items weren't suitable. I can to the decision that we put ourselves under enough pressure as it is, so I just sorted the items from the 'New Box' in with the other dies/stamps/embossing folders etc.
Now one thing I want to know from all of you is do you want me to really push you all to make Christmas cards throughout the year? I will always try and make sure that challenges etc will work for most occasions but if you want me to be more specific let me know. I for one ended up once again having a last minute rush, I know some of you did too.
I hope that you all have a relaxing day today, we are having Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding for our dinner today, I am quite looking forward to it too, I did fancy roast Lamb but the price in Asda was ridiculous and the joints that they had were really fatty, beef is always a winner in our house so I don't think anyone will object.
Sending love and huge hugs to all of you,