I had to share this photo of my husband and I at lunch today. We sat outside of El Jardin and enjoyed sunny skies and warm temps. I was wishing I had on shorts, I could really have worked on my tan! It was a lovely 58 degrees but was so much warmer in the direct sun.
For a January day this is unreal.
I know we need rain and snow but since I have no control over the weather I will just enjoy what we get! And for your additional pleasure this is our view while we eat and what we hear!
Today I have been working away learning a new software program, at least new to me. I have avoided getting into scrapbooking because I am already spread thin on things I enjoy doing and I figured I would get hooked if I even tried it.
But I was offered the opportunity to test and review a Scrapbooking software and I thought “why not”. Maybe it would at least get some of our travel photographs organized and put into books or slide shows slicked up with pretty backgrounds and embellishments. I need something fast and easy as my time is limited to say the least.
The software is much more comprehensive than I had thought but not difficult. I also was asked to do a giveaway of this software and I will do that so keep an eye out. I wanted to do more than just a cursory test of it before writing my review and offering a chance for my readers to win one. So I will give it a good work out the next couple of weeks and give you an honest opinion of how well this software works for the complete newbie!
On another note. I never posted the finished signs I sent off just last week. Here is one for a beach house in Florida.
And this went to a repeat customer of mine in Canada. She never fails to stretch my talents with her ideas. The chickadees are a new one for me but fun.
Sign orders have waned for the moment, which is a relief. Now I can dig into my building projects I had on my back burner. My worktable is complete and I have already cut the legs and aprons for my dining room buffet table. I have a garden bench in the works as well so stay tuned for those to show up here.
In the evenings I still enjoy my crochet. This scarf I will finish up soon, it will be an infinity scarf and I made it out of Drops delight yarn in the purple turquoise mix.
Here is the pattern I made it from. Click on the photo to go to the pattern.
I am also trying my hand at some granny squares, I have seen them made into scarves and they are just fun! Once I get them attached into a scarf I will do a shell trim or something.
I also like the Flower Hexagon pattern and the full tutorial here is very easy to follow.
Yes, I normally have several projects going at once, it is they way things go around here. I have also been sifting thru my collection of seeds so when I get my metal rack and grow lights set up I can have them organized and ready to plant.
That is all for today….