Sketchbook and Photographs

We’ve had some beautiful weather here in Yorkshire these past few days, and I’ve taken advantage of it by going out as much as possible.  Today was perfect for walking, not too hot with a nice cool breeze.  I took my camera with the intention of trying to take a photo which would be worthy of entering in a local competition.  I was snap happy for hours on end trying to chase bees and butterflies.  I’m pleased to say I managed to snap several which were really quite outstanding when compared towith my usual photos.  These are the best of the photos I’ve taken in the last few days:

Tortoiseshell butterfly

Comma butterfly

Damselfly

Bumblebee on a thistle

Bumblebee on hogweed?  (I’m not 100% certain, please don’t take my word for it).

You would not believe how much these little beasties had me running around, jumping up, crouching down, cursing and spitting feathers.  It looks so easy doesn’t it.  Just creep up behind them, get as close as possible, point and click.  Of course, every time I do that the little critters fly away laughing their cute little heads off and I’m left with a blurred image of a butterfly or bee’s butt!  After this session though I know I do have a chance of snapping the photo occasionally.

This past few days I’ve also done something very daring for me; I actually took my sketchbook outdoors and dared to draw and paint in it whilst outside.  My intention was to do a scribbly sketch and add a little colour.  I went to and Embroiderers Guild meeting at Ackworth earlier in the week.   The speaker was Anne Brook, and very good she was too.  I spent a bit of time admiring her beautiful sketchbooks and decided it was time to make the effort with mine.  These are the quick sketches/paintings I did whilst outside – the pages are not finished yet, but I wanted to show that I had the guts to do it:

Sketchbook poppy

Sketchbook alliums

Sketchbook hollyhocks

I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed myself.  Sitting in front of the plants sketching, rather than taking a photo, really makes you look closely at the subject.  Suddenly I don’t feel too worried that I’m not producing a work of art, it was all about the focus and learning about the plant.

Finally, I also had to do some research for a little project for Ackworth Embroiderers Guild.  I was given 3 luggage tags and the name of a country.  I have to decorate the tags with ideas/images etc relevant to the country.  This is the sketchbook page from this morning:

In the past I’ve started quite a few sketchbooks on various themes.  I think the idea of placing everything in one sketchbook is much better.  I’m going to be taking this sketchbook out more often in future.

Poppies on Stitched Fabric Scraps Background

Today I finally found time to stitch the poppies, seed heads and buds onto the blue stitched scraps background.  I spent around 4 hours cutting and stitching I first cut out circles and ovals (from dyed muslin) for the seed heads, rough circles for the poppies and small shapes for the buds.  Previously I’ve used bondaweb to attach shapes first, but I wanted to retain the ‘raggy edges’ feel, so I just used pins.  Green threads were couched (with cerise and then green for the stems, cerise for the seed heads and and poppies, then purple and black were added to finish the poppies.   Here are the stitched poppies, buds and seed heads on the stitched scraps background:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAInitially I planned on adding leaves too, but I’m going to live with the piece as it is for a few days – I love the background and I’m not sure if the leaves would add to the piece.  I’m also a bit unsure about the stems, they don’t stand out as much as i thought they would.  Maybe they will look different again when I return to the project in a few days.

I’d like to suggest that you check out Irene Donovans’ Poppies on Sew Stitch Knit. I’m beginning to think that Irene and me are stitching soulmates!

Poppy Seed Head Cards

I finally got around to making some cards today.  This morning I decided it was time to use the original stitched paper scraps background:

I liked this so much that I could have just kept it forever without using it, but what good would that do?  I have a scanned copy and several prints, I know how to make another, so I set about making four A6 cards from the background.

I wanted to make cards with a poppy seed head design on each.  I cut strips of paper for stalks, and a circle and oval for the seed head.  Each card was a different colour.  These are the cards I made today:

I learned something interesting too whilst making these.  I found that though I tried to use contrasting threads, some of them just didn’t ‘pop’.  I tried stitching over a few with colours that were brighter and more prominent.  Some of the colours chosen were almost opposites to the seed head colours, and they worked well, the seed heads overall seemed to become more prominent which is just what I wanted.

Finally I decided that the original poppy seed head picture should become a card:

Tomorrow I’m going over to Huddersfield to have fun with the Huddersfield Embroiderers Guild.  I’m sure I’ll return with my head buzzing with new ideas.

Stitched Torn Fabric and Scraps

I’ve been stitching like crazy for quite a few hours today.  I always seem to underestimate the time it’s going to take to a certain amount of stitching.

This is where I left my little project yesterday:

This morning I had a few things in mind.  Firstly, I wanted to select and use threads that were the same colours as the original torn and stitched background, so this was my colour guide:

Secondly, I wanted to use freemotion stitching to flatten down the frayed edges, and to try to bring the areas together to make the piece feel whole.  I planned tp stitch over edges into different areas to try to achieve this.  I didn’t intend to try to replicate the torn and stitched background piece,  this was going to take on a life of its own.

Thirdly, my intention was to use organic shapes; curves, small bubble like circles, maybe some leaves etc.  I was ready to ‘go with the flow’ (in  other words I didn’t have a clue as to where it was going beyond the first few patterns of freemotion stitching).

I started as planned, stitching a few areas and going over edges into other shapes.  I changed colours, changed patterns, started to think of other patterns to stitch – wood grain, small flowers, large circles, curly fronds.  The stitching felt very therapeutic.  This is the piece so far:

And here are some close-ups:

I still have some areas to finish off tomorrow.  I’m not sure what will follow.  I’m hoping that if I sleep on it when I wake up bright and early I will experience that ‘eureka moment.’  Time for bed!

Background From Torn Fabric and Scraps

After all the technical rocket science yesterday I was keen to get back to the fabrics and stitching today.  I set out determined to have a scrappy crafting session.

I wanted to try to create a background in similar colours to those on the original torn and stitched paper background:

I used a piece of thick calico for the backing, and ironed on some bondaweb.  Then I searched my stash for scraps in similar colours to the original, tore them into strips and placed them on the bondaweb.  This is the start of the first layer:

And the first layer completed:

At this point I questioned whether the colours were anything like the original – I didn’t think so, but I was surprised when I placed them side by side:

Not as far off as I thought.  I then added some torn strips of the muslin that I’d dyed recently.  I wanted t add some curves, texture and loose threads.  The muslin strips were stitched them in place with dark blue thread.  Again, here is a comparison with the original:

Tomorrow I’m going to add some more colour and decorative stitching with rayon and metallic threads.

From Background Papers to Background Fabric

At the end of my little crafting session yesterday I was feeling good about the torn and stitched paper background.  This is how I left it yesterday:

This morning I was up bright and early, and ready to take on the rocket science. I love computers and technology.  I’m lucky enough to have one of those mathematical/logical brains that enjoys the challenge of solving issues in these particular realms.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not claiming to be a genius.  I’m more of a ‘dog with a bone’.  I like to chew away at the issue until I’ve either whittled it down to nothing, or until I’ve found a bigger and better bone.  The computer thing doesn’t scare me.  What does scare me are printers, scanners and photocopiers.  I’m sure that printers have little annoying gremlins living in them.  I press ‘print’ and by the time the paper has been thrown from the printer either the paper has been pulled to one side, chewed, or half the ink has been licked off the paper by the said gremlins.  Daring to look inside the printer to solve the issue is a risky business.  This eats too much time and causes too much frustration.  I use the printer only when I can’t avoid it.  Photocopiers are even worse.  I lay the paper in what I think is the correct place, press the button, and all hell breaks loose.  Lights flashing, thousands of copies start churning themselves out, collated information becomes incoherent garbage, A4 turns into A5 giants and I generally switch the off button and do a runner!  Scanners?  They are another species.  I can never find the settings and I can never find the resulting scanned image.  I think I have used my scanner about 3 or 4 times in the many years I have owned it.  Today, I have had my ‘dog with a bone’ head on.  This is where it took me.

Firstly I wanted to achieve a number of things with photoshop;

  1. Scan the image.
  2. Find a way of viewing the image and any changes at the same time in Photoshop
  3. Alter the colour of the image:
  4. Alter the size of the image to A4 (the size of the photocopy transfer paper I have bought).

I won’t bother you with all the ups and downs of trying to work out how to scan the image and all the time taken finding the image and then working out how to change the settings from png to jpeg.  It took a while, but I managed it.  I also made an imortant discovery.  The scanned images go into a ‘Scans’ folder which is located in the Pictures folder on my computer.  Well, I never knew that.  Too easy!

Next, Photoshop.  I wanted to view the original image at the same time as viewing the image with any changes I made.  I searched the Internet for a solution and I could not find one.  So, thinking head on.  After a short time I realised I could rename the file so that I had a second copy which would be altered. I could then open the first one, so they are both open at the same time, place them side by side on the screen in photoshop and I have what I need.  Easy! Here is the saved screen print (you can save the screen print by pressing the windows key and PrtSC on your keyboard at the same time – the screen dims briefly and the file will have been saved in a ‘Screenshots’ folder which will have appeared in your pictures folder):

blue backgrounds before and after compared in photoshopAm I boring you?  Am I going too fast?  Nearly finished with the technical stuff.

After altering the colours (to make them more intense and to make the blues more purple-ish) I wanted to print A4 size.  In photoshop you can change the canvas size to 29.7cm x 21.0cm (go to Image, then Canvas Size for this – don’t forget to save as jpeg):

changing canvas size to A4 in photoshopAfter a few warnings about the image being cropped (and me selecting yes because by this time I would have said yes to anything) I pressed ‘Print’ to print the image on ordinary paper (with an x pencil marked in the corner so that I knew which way to place the Transfer paper) and the printer started to whirr and buzz.  Thankfully there was no hissing, spitting or ripping to be seen or heard.  Phew!

OK, so now I had the original and a print of the altered image.  I was ready to take on the biggest gremlins.  After comparing the printed image with the original, I thought that I may have altered it too much, so I decided to print the unaltered image onto the transfer paper.  I placed the Lazertran Inkjet Textile Transfer Paper into the printer the correct way (the back has a grid printed onto it so you know which side takes the ink), took a deep breath, held it, and pressed print…………………

I’m still here!  It worked!  Here are (from left to right) the original, the altered print and the transfer paper print. 

The transfer was ironed onto polyester cotton.  This took only a few minutes, and it was left to cool.  After removing the backing paper I could see that the image had transferred completely.  Here are the original torn paper background and the transfer print (which is on the right): As you can see, the colours are similar.  The texture, however, is quite different.  The print feels quite rubbery and flat (just like a thick printed area on a T-shirt), not quite what I had in mind.  Though the technique does work I felt I would have to continue to search for alternative methods to transfer the image.

I then went on to try another technique.  I’d read that you could use acrylic medium to transfer an image onto lutradur.  So, out came the matt medium and the lutradur.  The matt medium was painted onto the lutradur and the image was placed face down on top of the lutradur and rubbed with the back of a spoon.  This was the result:

As you can see, the image did transfer but it was a very faint print.  Again not quite what I had in mind.

I’m pleased to say I’ve learned lots today.  I’m still pondering what to do about the image transfer.

Just to finish on a positive point though, here are some of the backgrounds with just a colour change from the original file:

Tomorrow I’m going to try tearing fabric to produce a similar background.

 

 

Background Papers

After the enjoyable crafting session yesterday I felt very enthusiastic about similar work this morning.  I set out with the idea of making 4 small cards, roughly A6 size.  I opened photoshop and used it to recolour and to select a small part of the poppy seed head picture from yesterday:

I love the bright colours and the way the stems lay behind the seed head.  There were other colour variations I really liked too, and these may appear in the near future.

So, after spending an hour tidying and cleaning up this morning out came the blue scrap papers:

Honestly, why did I bother tidying up beforehand?

I used a piece of computer paper as the backing.  I pulled out mainly the darker and purple-ish blues, and simply ripped pieces off and positioned them on the computer paper using a little bit of Pritt.  I threw in other shades too, and found myself again using bits of paper that I never thought I would use in a project – the inside of envelopes, paper bags etc.  This is how the paper looked when the background had been covered completely:

By this time I was feeling quite excited about using this.

The next step was to add some stitching to hold down the papers. I used some purple metallic and blue variegated thread (the slight change in colour is probably due to lighting conditions):

While I was tearing papers earlier I started thinking about Myfanwy Hart.  As many of you know, Myfanwy has been kind enough to spend much of her precious time writing and providing creative prompts for crafters around the world on her Be Creatively website.  What’s more, I know for a fact that Myfanwy is very supportive of those who use the prompts – Thank you Myfanwy.  Following some of the February 2014 Be Creative Prompts I’d torn paper from a prompted colour scheme, pasted it onto a background, scanned it, printed it, and torn and stuck it down again to create a new design.  I suddenly realised that If I scanned the above paper I could not only save it and print it, I could alter it using photoshop, so that I have many different colour combinations.  I could add details, do what I want with it really.  Then, another thought – two in a row – that’s a first!.  The last time I went to Colourcraft in Sheffield I went searching through the bargain bins and found four packets of Inkjet transfer paper – for just 50p each pack (containing 5 sheets).  I was already thinking about moving onto fabric to try to create a similar background, now I’m starting to think about the different ways to do that.

So, once again, I have no cards to show after my crafting session today.  That doesn’t bother me as I do have the background and a few ideas as to how I can create more in future.  I’m leaving it here for today.  I’ve been out walking this afternoon and I’m jiggered!  I doubt that I have the energy to work out how to use the scanner tonight, but I know I will find it first thing in the morning.  More on this tomorrow.

Poppy Seed Heads

I’ve had a brilliant day today.  I was out with the Ramblers this morning, and what a lovely group of people they are.  We had a wonderful walk to Stony Cliffe and Coxley Woods. This afternoon I took Mags to the Yummy Yorkshire ice cream parlour for the ice cream that we both missed out on days ago when my car broke down.  Mags had the double chocolate in a chocolate dipped cone.  I went for a scoop of salted caramel and a scoop of cream tea (ice cream with pieces of scone and raspberry jam) in a chocolate dipped cone.  It was a beautiful day so we sat outside.  Mags had a good laugh at me when my metting icecream dripped all down my chin and my front.  Immediately afterwards I had a good laugh when her chocolate ice cream dripped all down her front.  You just can’t take us anywhere.  That’s why we have to take each other!

When I returned home full of the calories I’d walked off this morning I was thinking about the poppy seed heads that I have collected.  I wanted to make a picture for an A5 card, so I started by cutting a piece of scrap card to a few cm smaller than the A5 card.  This was going to be the stabiliser for behind the stitching.

Yesterday I was thinking about using some of the small scraps of paper to make a collage as a background.  I can’t bear to throw the beautiful coloured scraps away.  I started by looking through the greens:

I selected some of the papers for the background, tore strips and used a little bit of Pritt to hold them in situ on the stabiliser card:

Next I searched for variegated threads to add stitching to secure the papers and to give the impression of vegetation in some sections:

The next step was to cut out the poppy seed heads.  I wanted to use a bluish green colour and selected this paper:

The colour neurones in my brain had started screaming ‘red, red, red!”  Well, this is the poppy theme.  I cut out circles and stems from the bluish green areas, and for the top of the seed head I tried to get a little red too, but not too much.  The shapes were held in place with Pritt, and then stitched with blue/green variegated thread:

I really liked this so far, but I wanted to take a gamble to see if I could really make it sing.  I couldn’t stop myself from adding scarlet stitching:

Now it’s singing to me! In fact, it has a little bit of a backing band too!  I’m feeling pleased about this one.  I’m not sure if it will ever become a card, I might keep this for myself.

Air Dry Modelling Clay and Poppy Theme

I’m feeling very chilled today.  After the performance I had yesterday I was determined to avoid planning anything too taxing.  I was looking forward to going to an Embroiderers Guild meeting this evening, but without my little micra I’m grounded.  Anyway, this is me making the best of it with an early post and then I’m going on one of my long strolls through the lovely Yorkshire countryside.

I started working towards this post three or four days ago.  I’d been having another craft supplies reorganisation moment (and there are many) when I came across some air dry modelling clay that I’d bought eons ago.

I bought the air dry modelling clay from Colourcraft.  I wanted to use it to make some buttons and small items to use on notebook covers etc, but most of them I never used. I wasn’t really inspired by them when they were finished.  So, I needed to find another use for the clay as it was just taking up space.  I had no idea what to use if for so I searched google images for inspiration.  There were some beautiful air dry clay bowls that really got my mind working overtime.  After a few minutes of brain cells firing and popping and clunking and grating, a few ideas connected together and it was time to make a start.

I have collected some beautiful poppy seed heads:

There is something so attractive about them that makes me want to preserve the beauty forever, and to have a constant reminder of how wonderful nature can be.  Sometimes I’m drawn to the colour, sometimes it’s the shape, and sometimes it’s the pattern.  I’d been playing with the idea of using the top of a seed head as a stamp on paper and then fabric.  My little brain had taken me one step further – I wanted to try to use it as a stamp on the air dry modelling clay.  First though I had to work out how to make a small dish (working on a very small scale to try out the idea), and how to stamp the design into it without making the clay stick to the work surface.  It was easier than I thought.

First of all I rolled the clay into a ball with my hands, then rolled it out on the kitchen work surface with a rolling pin (I tried various glass jars as a rolling pin first but all the ones that were suitable had seams along the sides).  Then I randomly pressed the poppy seed head pattern onto the clay:I used a pastry cutter to cut out a circle and gently removed the excess clay:

Then I found that I could use a knife to lift the edge of the circle so that I could turn it over:

I then stamped the pattern onto the back of the circle, just being careful near to the edges so that it didn’t go completely out of shape.  Next the circle was gently pressed over a small metal pudding basin:

Then it was just a matter of waiting for the clay to dry, remove it from the pudding bowl and wait for the inside to dry (I left it overnight to make sure).

Next came the magical part; painting the dish.  I mixed up some very watery ultramarine blue acrylic paint, making sure that there were no bits left in the mix.  Then it was just a matter of loading the brush and gently drawing it over the surface.  The interesting thing was the way that the paint moves along the indentations to fill all the cracks, it was lovely to watch (mental note to myself must learn how to do videos).  Again it was left to dry and then covered with acrylic wax which was buffed a little when dry.  This is the finished dish (there are actually two of these, but both look very similar): OK, so my verdict on this – it could be addictive!  These dishes are tiny (meant to hold my very small objects like the odd paper clip, pin, elastic band and any other escapees that flee from my crafting sessions), and, if I’m being honest, they are smaller than I woud like.  The bowls are a little mis-shapen, but I can live with mis-shapen hand made objects. The colour is lovely (though I was left wondering about using the green of the poppy seed heads, but I didn’t think it would beat the blue).  Overall I love the effect.

Of course I didn’t stop there.  The next step was to use a larger circle and a larger bowl.  When I draped the clay over the bowl it took on its own shape (there were a few pokes and prods in the right places but it still did it’s own thing):

How on earth woud I achieve a circular bowl shape I wonder?  More investigation is required.

After letting the bowl dry overnight I decided to paint it a shade of bluish green.  I decided to use pth..thfh..ffhhph…

phthalo green ha!  This was the dish covered with watery green acrylic paint:

No.  Doesn’t do anything for me.  Wrong colour choice, paint not watery enough.  Now what?  More brain trundling (is that even a word?) and I came up with a number of different options (saving some for another day).  This  one won:

A few layers of copper acrylic paint were brushed and sponged over the green – no water added, so that the green indentations were still visible.

The technique has a very strange effect.  As you move, the colours seem to shift.  Also, depending on the lighting, it gives the effect that the indentations are holes – may be worth investigating this with an object’s first layer painted in the colour of the object it is going to be placed on?

Anyway, I’m quite taken with this air dry modelling clay.  I have more left and it may be out again very soon.  I’m sure there must be a way to make this, as the texture and weight of the dry product seem to be similar to papier mache.  The object’s won’t last forever, but they will be fun to have around for a short time.  I’m sure they will make nice little gifts too.

The sun is shining, and the gentle breeze is beckoning.  Time for walkies!

Field Poppies Card

OK, today I need to shout out loud that the chaotic nature and the apparent lack of organization in my life is not my fault, and I have proof!  This was my rough plan for today:

6.30 am. Drag myself out of bed (if I can be bothered – or do a bigger walk later in the day and move later stuff forewards).  Make coffee.  Drink coffee.  Wash, get dressed.

7.00 am Walk

9.30 – 10 am Arrive home.  Suffer indicisive meltdown – coffee or loo first?  Cross legs, jump up and down, put kettle on and run upstairs.

9.45 am Drink coffee.  Continue with a previous project (aah secrets for tomorrow). Add insert to card for Kathy.  Decorate it?  Start decorating envelope.

10.30 Take Chris (my son) a coffee, make breakfast for Chris.  Try to wake Chris… Repeat at least 10 times.  Wind myself up into a dealing with teenager frenzy.

10.40 Make lunch box for Chris and early lunch for myself.  Put tv on, catch up with news and switch channels at least 50 times while eating early lunch.

11.30 Start shouting ‘Christianos (Sunday name) you need to get up.’

12.00 Take card to post office.

12.30 Pick up Mags (who I usually see on Saturday but can’t this week ‘cos I’m going to Lotherton Hall with the Ramblers.  Take Mags to Royd Moor viewing point (though I didn’t know it was called that and had only a rough idea as to how to get there – all part of the fun!)

2pm ish – take Mags to the Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm/Factory.  Oooh an aah and ponder over choices and select something that sounds exciting/should not exist – previously I tried elderflower and gooseberry – which was absolutely delicious, then there was jaffa cake, and I seem to remember something with ginger (check out the flavoursYummy Yorkshire Ice Cream flavours and dare to dream).

4pm Home and work on poppy crafts for blog – already started earlier.

5.30pm Walk with Sandra.

6.30 Finish crafts.

7pm Tv for an hour or so while I cook tea for Chris.  Eat etc.

9pm Bath.

9.30 pm blog.

OK, so it’s 11.30 pm.  This is how it went:

6.30 I was wide awake, pondered whether I could be bothered with a walk, decided to go to Rabbit Ings and maybe over to Shafton and Cudwoth and fields between.  Drank half a cup of coffee, washed, dressed, and ready (but not enthusiastically) to go.

7.00 pm Set off to Rabbit Ings.  Bumped into Mandy and chatted for at least 30 mins and found out wonderful things about her that I didnt previously know ( et mandy about 20 years ago at antenatal clinic when we were both mega massive and mega scared).  Started to really enjoy the walk, went over to Shafton, set off to Cudworth, side tracked onto a country path.  Took photos on the way.  Spotted a beautiful red poppy field, climbed up to it and felt glad to be alive.  Random evidence:

Walked home with a smile on my face and started working through to 11.30 ish.  As usual took longer than I thought to finish the card and decorate the envelope (the Christianos scenario ran as expected, he is still a teenager).  More evidence of craft work completed:

12.30 – rang Mags to say I was running 10 mins late.  Picked up Mags.  Called at post office to post card.  Drove to Royd Moor viewing point and had a great time talking to Mags, sheep, taking photos and dancing around circle like a loony to make Mags laugh.  Proof of visit:

That’s my darling Mags making me laugh after I’d danced and skipped around the circle  She will have a hissy fit when I tell her she is on the tinternet!

Ok, so next we had a leisurely drive down some lovely country lanes in the general direction of the Ice Cream Factory.  We managed to pootle onto the correct main road and then …….

Da daah!  Henry (my car, named by Mags) huffed and puffed and spluttered an said “Forget it!”  A  local resident gave us the postcard and I rang International Rescue and Thunderbird 1 arrived after 2 games of I Spy, and a game of ‘For my breakfast I had – an apple,  bacon, cornflakes, damsons, eggs, fruit and fibre, gruel, halibut, icecream (we wish big time) jam, kippers…. and some wonderful woman restored our faith in humanity by stopping her car and handing over a large bottle of water with ice still floating in it – how wonderful.  We had quite a nice time really for two people stranded at the side of the road in the middle of nowhere.

So Virgil or Brains or whoever (I’d lost the plot by this time) took us all the way home because he lives in the village where we live – how cool is that!  He was luvverly.  Had I been a one or two years younger (cringe) and he had been single it would have been a match made in Heaven!  We laughed all the way to the local garage.

When I finally arrived home I had to go onto plan B.  I had started plan A but it wasn’t cooked (finished).  Here is a clue of what may appear tomorrow/today – fate allowing for this of course:

So, on my arrival home I went into panic mode, had to do something, had to do it quick, so this is what I made:

I used the fabrics dyed previously, based it on the pictures taken earlier today and generally went with the flow.

It’s now 12.35 pm.  Despite the fact that my day was not as planned, and the fact that my car is in the garage, I had quite a good day.  Decent weather, lovely countryside, beautiful poppies, a great friendship, brilliant customer service and I managed to make a card at the end of the day.  It was a day to remember.  Sometimes we need a little excitement in life!

My plans for tomorrow…

Well…. Your guess is as good as mine, but I will blog!

Welcome to my world!