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04 January 2012

Getting Organised

Oh, first, Happy New Year.  Its a bit later than I'd intended but I'm getting myself up to date with things, printing off mini calendars to stick in notebooks etc.  I used to have one notebook for everything, but actually it does get rather heavy and also confusing, searching through pages to find what belongs to what organisation, and over time I've found some places I go, I only ever write half a page, so pointless to heave a heavy tome about. So these days I have a notebook for each, much easier to just grab the red one on this day and the green one on that. I've also made myself another year book.  You can read all about the how, what, why in this posting  I did hesitate about making another, number 7, but it does prove to be very useful.

It just has to be patterned paper - and this is Tim Holtz. Vintage Shabby - which I love.  The cover is a textured paper which I bought at one of those 'fill a wallet' stands.  It will have the year added on the front at some point.  It will also have bells on!!!  Yes really.  I have a couple of bells on a split ring which will attach to the spine - so useful to then be able to find the book!!!  Wobble the table, smack the shelf, and it will ring to say I'm here!

In the back of the book I also keep a list of forums etc I belong to and my sign in details.... I thought I ought to check out and upgrade the info.   Dogeared Magazine which is a publication about book arts has a forum do dah..  Publication of the magazine itself has disappeared and lots of us are still owed issues.  But the promise has been that they will appear,  Well checking the forum, thinking perhaps I ought to ditch it, been such a long time... and what do I find, next issue of the mag is available for download for those who were subscribers.  So I hope to get access to it.  But odd... I have the blog in Google Reader and there's been no notification on there, so its only pure chance I discovered, and I don't know when notification was put up on the forum site.
In the meantime I'm toying with the idea of continuing with Quilting Arts for another year..... change of editor, may bring about changes, as such things often do.... so thinking about it.
How about something pretty
This is Rico PomPom yarn.  I'm using Tunisian Crochet to make..... well its a thing!  I tend to call these pieces Therapy work.  Its an itch to scratch, either in terms of the need to get back in touch with crochet, or to play with a ball of yarn.  I can't knit - well its more like pushing a snowball uphill - but lots of these lovely fancy yarns don't show how you can crochet with them.  I've chosen Tunisian Crochet, because I can push the pom poms onto one side.  It may turn into something, perhaps another cat blanket which the cat sniffs looks at and declares "you expect me to sit on that".  But its bright and cheerful for these dull grey days of Winter.


dianehobbit said...

I have been getting organised too. Tim's books sound nice, will have to have a look for them. Hope life is getting easier.

chocolatefrog said...

What a great idea that little book is, I really should copy it! I have notes in so many different places, mostly on scrap paper. Love the pompons too.