I am staying in Norfolk for two week so before I left Lexington I came up with some projects to work on during my trip that would take up relatively little room in my suitcase. I settled on three projects and a bunch of reading.
The first project is making cards. I have a ton of card blanks from a Christmas card making project a few years ago so I thought this would be a good time to use some of them. The cards are going to have a background made with decoupaged newspaper (I have regular newsprint and pink newsprint) and have a block printed image on top. I had to buy two new rubber blocks, but other than that I already had all of the supplies.
The second project is a top secret knitting project. I wanted to use this week to start working on a top secret knitting project so that a certain boy I live with won't see it until it is done. This is a rather complicated projects so I wanted to spend the majority of my free time working on it.
The third project is an apron for this month's tie one on challenge. If I get to it, it will be a gardening apron made from an old pair of cargo pants that developed a huge hole right before I left town. I brought along some funky edging and some embroidery floss for accents.
When I arrived at the staff house, I put all of my crafty supplies in one of the dresser drawers for easy access.
I looked at my new little crafty corner and I realized something was missing. After going over my supply list in my head I realized that my dpns were the missing party. I can't even start my knitting project without my dpns so I called Philip and he found my needles right next to the bed where I was packing my bag. He is going to mail them to me, but this whole ordeal is going to cut a week off of my secret project knitting time! If I get them by the weekend I should still be able to finish most of the project before returning to Lexington, but if not I will just have to hope Philip has weekend shifts for the two weekends after I return.
While I am going through my knitting drama here, Philip is in Lexington sculpting some pirates for our pirate shadowbox project. When I return, we will finally paint, assemble, and hang the shadowbox.