Thursday, February 11, 2010
Like several others I got started in stamping when I went to a Stampin' Up party given by a fellow employee. She suggested SCS was a good source for ideas and through there I found Nicole's blog. That was two years ago. I was so inspired and once I got my first order, I was hooked. I had always said I never would get involved with scrapbooking and investing in all those supplies! Then I was exposed to stamping and cards and found a whole new love. And of course now I am investing in all those supplies!! Just recently I set aside an area in our bedroom for an official stamping nook.
We live in an older neighborhood and have a very small yard. While we have redone all the landscape plantings, our gardening focus is primarily daylilies. Currently we have about 280 varieties. One has to be very creative with design to make room for them all! We also belong to the local daylily club and are active in the Regional organization. Last year we accepted the position of editors of the Regional publication. We are also avid birders. It was one of the reasons we chose this area. We live close to both rivers and can walk to the parks. We plan to do more travel now that we have more free time and always work birdwatching into our plans.
Both my husband and I also do photography. And until a couple of years ago my major creative activity was basket weaving. I belonged to the local guild but work pressures started to interfere and I put it aside for a while. I have a good friend who is also a weaver and I intend to do more now that I have time. I have also done tole painting, knitting, crocheting and cross stitching. I still have unfinished cross stitch projects--and a large source of embroidery thread that I now use on my cards! I love to read and while I usually only read nonfiction, now I find fiction fun and relaxing and always have a book handy. My husband and I also do dog agility with the Papillons. We don't compete but meet one evening each week with a group of fellow dog lovers to practice.
I feel so fortunate to be part of this group. I admire everyone's creativity and so much appreciate their support. Looking forward to many good times ahead!