Sunday, 25 September 2016


As it's Sunday and I'm having a quiet moment (before everyone gets up & pandemonium sets in) I thought I'd do an update ....

I forgot to post a page in all the excitement of coming away....

Journal 52: back to school
A simple page ....

Since arriving I have hit a couple of the craft stores and acquired some goodies, my crazy dogs stamps & dies were awaiting my arrival and I'm still hoping to hit JoAnns this coming week.

The weather has been very kind to us - temperatures a touch high at night but who's complaining. We had some showers on Friday when we went down to Kittery but yesterday we could not have asked for better... A slight breeze & sunny skies for the Maine Lakes Brewfest, new microbreweries and good company and when we went home at the end of the day we stopped of to buy lobsters. Supper was "surf n turf" soft shell lobsters & bbq'ed steak....I was a very happy bunny! We sat round the firepit for a while as the evening turned cooler.

The crutches didn't last long, I just could not get to grips with the underarm sort! Still hobbling around but the knee bandage is doing a great job.

Tomorrow sees a new theme over at every inchie Monday.....briefcase!

I've used shrink plastic and sadly the gluedot shines through :-(

Noises are coming from the grandchildren so I guess I'd better stir myself....


  1. I love lobster, lucky you. I always stick my shrink plastic down with UHU or Matt accents from Ranger, you could get some from the US while you are there. I envy you the craft shops over there. Some great work as usual. Enjoy your stay.

  2. Back to school has, and still is, my favorite time of year. Nothing like a new box of crayons! There are some "dries clear" glues that might work for your shrink art. Cute briefcase. Glad you are having a nice trip and enjoy those shopping trips too!

  3. great briefcase - I can't see the glue - I think you are too hard on yourself - it looks great

  4. So glad you are enjoying your visit to the States. Kittery is a fave of mine--gotta go to the Trading Post. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. More fun than the craft stores! Well, maybe...Love the back-to-school, and look! there's another briefcase! Hold those grandkiddies just a little bit longer. c

  5. You shouldn't have told us it was a glue dot - thought it was part of the design.
    Sounds like you're having fun and spending as well.
    Avril xx

  6. Great briefcase - I've never used shrink plastic so don't know the ins and outs but I always think it looks good - enjoy all those craft shops - USA has some wonderful things including food - lobster .. num num - enjoy

  7. Love the gentle colouring on your back to school page. Clearly your shrink plastic bag is on its way through airport security and the x-ray machines are picking up the frisbee you packed in it!
    Alison x