Thursday, December 6, 2012

Pack and Play

We started packing. Paul seems to be excited (which is a very good thing) and he's been ordering packing supplies at work. He brought home the biggest ball of bubble wrap I've ever seen...

We packed up quite a few paintings and pictures on Tuesday evening. Last night we had our neighbors Jo & Barb over for dinner. I made Cajun Tilapia and Creamy Dill Sauce with Warm Winter Slaw. They seemed to enjoy it very much.

I recently started back volunteering at the assisted living. They had so much making cards a few weeks ago but I wasn't as prepared as I wanted to be. Sure, I brought paper and glue and some Christmas embellishments, I even brought a few sample cards that I had made with Peggy a few days before. But the process wasn't what I wanted. I let them pick the card they wanted to make (out of about 5 or 6 samples) and then I would cut the paper and ribbon and what ever else was needed. So, needless to say I was dashing from one table to the next. Some of the residents were trying to cut with my mini guillotine cutter and that wasn't working for them as it didn't hold huge pieces of paper. So, this week I decided to make some samples and actually put together "card kits" for them. This way, we worked on one style of card at a time and I would hand them the card with the pre-cut paper to glue on the front, then an embellishment, then they would get to stamp if there was a stamp involved and they were really good at taking turns. This way I had time to help them if needed and I wasn't going back and forth between 4 or 5 different cards. Here's a few of the card kits I made...

So, I'm off to visit my Pokey Peas over at Two Peas In A Bucket and then I'm going to knit a gift I've been working on for a Christmas present.

As always...

1 comment:

  1. Val, I think it is soooo cool that you had the retired folks making cards. I know they had so much fun. You really lifted their spirit is such a nice way. Great job my friend!