I got an email from High Hopes and I did NOT get the spot on the Design Team that I hoped to get. Major bummer! But I will just have to try again in the future.
Years (yes, truly YEARS) ago I bought a sewing machine. I wanted to learn how to sew well enough to create little preemie shirts to donate to Newborns In Need. I'm guessing this was probably at least 6 years ago. Well, for the most part the machine has set in my closet for all those years. I'd used it once (when a neighbor came over and helped me use it) but I wasn't brave enough to venture out and use it by myself. I'm a true chickenshit when it comes to trying new things. It's bad to be a perfectionist because you are afraid to try new things for fear of doing them wrong. Anyways, yesterday I decided it was time to break out the machine. I grabbed some cardstock and just practiced sewing straight lines. Today I plan on making some cards with the cardstock I sewed. I'm so proud of myself (yes, I am easily amused! LOL.) Just what I need...ANOTHER hobby that will cost me $$. :-)
I've also been teaching myself to crochet. My mom used to do beautiful work and she tried to teach me when I was younger. But I was too young and not that interested. And by the time I was old enough to be interested - she had passed away. (I was 27 when she passed away.) So far I've only learned the chain stitch and the single crochet stitch. But even as I watch my hands do the motions I can almost envision my Mom's hands doing it.
Yesterday we took the boys geocaching. That was interesting. I think it'd be fun to find another family and do a challenge to see how many sites you can each find in x-amount of time.
So...that's my exciting weekend. Hope yours has been enjoyable. I'll try to finish some cards today with my sewed backgrounds so I'll have artwork to share tomorrow.