Sunday Morning Musings

For the majority of my life, I was NOT a morning person. I didn’t understand how people could enjoy getting up early. I’ve always joked that I was a cat in a prior life because I just LOVED to sleep, and sleep in.

Over the past year or so though, because of work and cats who don’t understand sleeping in, I’ve become accustomed to waking up early. (For those people who are reeeaaally early birds, let me define that “early” for me is 6am.) Sleeping in now means 7am. Is it because I’m getting “old”? Maybe. But I also have developed an appreciation for getting a lot of stuff done in the mornings and still have an entire day left!

My husband still sleeps in a bit on the weekends (usually until around 9) so that gives me quiet time to myself for a couple hours each weekend morning. And this quiet Sunday morning, with a cup of coffee in hand, I thought I’d just share some updates about what’s been going on over here.

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A couple weekends ago, I decided to whip up some generic cards that I could use any time to drop a quick note. I used the Hi Speech Bubble image and easily whipped out 24 cards on my Cameo using just two sheets of adhesive card stock. Even bundled some up to give as gifts!

Hi! Card

Hi! Card Gift Bundle

Washcloths for Charity

I’ve been wanting to find a project I could do for charity and came across the New Start Washcloth Project that the DFW Fiber Fest organization was supporting. DFW Fiber Fest is encouraging people to crochet/knit wash cloths and will be drawing for prizes with every washcloth earning you one entry into the drawing. It isn’t the prizes that encouraged me, but more that washcloths are easy to whip up so I had no excuse not to whip up a few with some cotton yarn I had sitting around.

So, here are the washcloths I made:

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Graduation Card

Last weekend, I had the wonderful pleasure of celebrating my sister’s graduation. While working full time (often with business travel), raising two amazing kids, being a wonderful wife/sister/daughter/friend, she went back to school and received her Bachelors in Business Administration. Such an inspiration to her kids and our entire family and I was so thankful our whole family was there to celebrate her.

It also gave me a chance to get my Cameo out and have a little fun, and I whipped up this card for her.

Graduation Card

Here it is with a fun monogrammed envelope I made too.

Graduation Card and Monogrammed Envelope

This card was super easy thanks to the self-adhesive cardstock! I can’t imagine getting enough glue on the “Congrats” to get it to stick well (or on the monogram for that matter).

Pool-Ready Projects

It’s been a while since I shared a project or two, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy working on stuff. (I am a little late in sharing this post though.) In the first few months of the year, I was mostly working on the three projects below, for a week I spent in Scottsdale, AZ with my sister in honor of our birthdays (3 weeks apart). I obviously couldn’t share them before the trip (and have been working like a maniac since then) but now I can share!

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