Only 4- 5, depending on where you live, days left in 2016, are you ready for the new year???
It is frosty out this morning so I hope you brought along something warm to drink.
I know the T-gang are here with their drinks in hand. My coffee always comes with me in the mornings.
I came in here to work on a journal for the new year. It had been put together and some paint put on the pages over a month ago, then set aside as the holiday grew closer and things started to really get busy around here. I have it set up, like a planner, with a week spreading across two pages......Monday through Sunday. Well, the 1st of January is a Sunday hmmmmmmm! Hadn't thought about THAT!
So the first day of the first month is on the first page....LOL!
Here are a few pages from my trial run. You can see the 2017 journal under it waiting for a bit more of something. It started as just a journal, a week on each page, but I wasn't consistent about writing in it, until I started adding paint, inks, stickers and an extra flap. Once I did all that I found it fun to write in it daily. The last week....which is this week.... doesn't have an added flap, as I changed the format AFTER I made the journal. I actually leave it on Betsy (my craft desk) and write in it in the morning, while having my coffee, instead of at the end of the day. What ever works....right?
I didn't take a lot of photos of Christmas, as we are breaking it into two parts this year.
This is Christmas Eve, at our oldest son's home, all the adults gathered around the dinning room table to play Yahtze. With 8 of us playing it took a while for the dice to get around the table, but we had a really fun time playing. That is our DIL to the right (Hannah and Megan's Mom) she is talking to her Dad, Randy, the two on the left are her sister and BIL. We had Christmas diner with Randy and his wife at their home.......but I forgot my camera.
So this coming weekend we will be doing our Christmas here. Our youngest son and his family are coming for the weekend so the house will be full of all our grandkids.......really looking forward to having them all together.
At the beginning of the month my friend Patty and I decided to get together and paint. She and I met during those paint nights that I was going to. We both went alone and ended up sitting by each other and a friendship was born. She has also become an avid stamper!
This time it was just her and I painting, to see how things would work, and how to set up stuff, as we are wanting to put a group together and paint. We actually were painting along with a You Tube tutorial that we had both agreed on. You can barely see the TV on the right. We both have friends that want to paint and as of now that makes 6 people, I think her and I figured out how to set it up for 6 people and still have room to move around. The paint nights are set up really, really close.....only about 6" between canvases......and we are all tired of being so cramped up. So we will see how this will all work out after the new year.
Patty and her painting.
This one is mine.
Well, my cup is now empty, how about yours? I'm off to the kitchen to get a hot refill and then do some journaling and more work on the new journal........I might even put a cover on it....LOL!
Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great LAST week of 2016!