WOYWW 665 - Thank You Cards

Good morning from a wet and breezy Pembrokeshire. The sort of weather that I like to just stay indoors and hide, so I will mostly be doing that! I have another full day - housework/laundry, Amazon KDP, starting a new online course (business stuff) and hoping to find time to continue with my 'Learning Crochet' journey.

WOYWW is What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Come and join in, or just have a nose around our crafty workspaces - Stamping Ground.

I am starting with some 'cheating' (these photos were taken on Sunday morning when I was actually making some cards). I grabbed one of my Crafters Companion magazine/box sets, downloaded the freebie digi's and created a card that 'almost' matched the example shown. Really cute images. The most difficult part was the fussy cutting. Not done any of that for years, but have a new set of scissors which are much easier to hold.

I went to Skillshare to look for crochet classes and was pleasantly surprised to see how many there were available. I picked the 'top rated' one and we will be making some coasters. I ordered a Clover crochet hook (more comfortable for me to hold) and some suitable cotton yarn, which arrived yesterday, so now obviously I just want to get on with the class! I did follow some YouTube to remind myself how to do a basic chain, which I can do. However, it is the yarn holding/tension part that I get really confused about. I am the same in knitting. I never hold the yarn how you are 'meant to', but I can knit after many years of practice. Hoping that eventually crochet will become more natural for me.

I have had a few messages asking about the 'Journal Petite' class. Here is a link - Journal Petite. I haven't done any more of it yet (I stupidly rode my electric bike for too long, and too fast, on Friday, which brought on a horrible Fibromyalgia flare. I was in a lot of pain until Monday), but this weekend I will be continuing.

Our Tuesday Papercraft Group was cancelled again this week (our tutor is still ill), but I did go out to deliver some of my decluttered craft stash. A box of card and paper to a lady who does classes for Disability Cymru, and some scrapbooking goodies to a mum/daughter duo who love crafting. I am going to sort out my inkpads, dies, stamps and mixed media supplies this week. There are lots I never use and my Ikea cubes are definitely too full for each category. If anyone would like any of this, then let me know (aliwadedesigns1971@gmail.com). I am happy to post anywhere if you cover the cost. There are some stamp/die/embossing folder sets from magazines etc, plus some separate dies, if you are into die cutting.

My heart is with everyone struggling this week, wherever you are in the world.

Ali x

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