I can’t believe it’s the third week of August, and this is my first post. This is also the first August in 12 years that I have not been immersed in Destination Imagination doings, updating the state Web site, putting together a training outline, and assembling marketing materials. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about this change in routine, but to tell the truth, I am enjoying not being so overloaded. What have I been doing? A lot of reading, but also lots of bookmaking, and yesterday I finally transferred files from an old, outdated laptop to a USB drive so that I could send it to laptop recycling heaven. That cleared up desk space in my sewing room, which I believe I will turn into project work space. So, though you haven’t seen me here, I’ve been delving into projects that had been put off every year at this time because of volunteer work. And to be fair, I am still somewhat involved with the state organization, as there are still many files to be transferred, and I am still doing some behind-the-scenes writing.
Today, however, was one of those relaxing days when I didn’t feel much like starting, continuing or finishing any projects. And it was definitely too hot or humid to go outdoors (unless you’re a lizard). I confess I have a strong preference for cold weather over hot weather! Instead, I browsed some Etsy “aisles” and found some lovely handmade items I’d like to share with you. Feel free to click on the image below, which will take you directly to the treasury I curated, and will enable you to visit individual shops where these items are available. I’d love it if any one of these products were gifted to me!