Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Holiday End and Summing Up the Snippet Clearing Exercise

Hi Everyone,

Happy Tuesday to you all!

We arrived back from our jollies in the Highlands at the weekend, had a wonderful time and wished you were all there with us :)

But what a return it has been! The journey was long and rainy so we were absolutely exhausted, so exhausted we did little more than unpack and go to bed. Next day, with a huge basket of washing to get through, we discovered that during our absence our, admittedly ancient, washing machine had died! Talk about bad timing!?!?! I'll gloss over the trips to the launderette plus the hand-washing that's going on at the moment and just say that a new machine is on order, can't wait for delivery :)

I hope you have all been keeping well and crafting away - although for some/many of you that would be when not watching the tennis :)) Needless to say, I haven't had much time to craft, and had even less time to blog, over the last couple of days :( However, I can bring you up to date with the results of my little snippet clearing challenge.

You may remember that at the outset this was what the pile of scraps on my desk looked like.
Quite a pile!

And here's the cards I managed to make with some of the scraps before going away.
Admittedly not a lot! But every little bit helps and as you can see from the next photo there is a reduction, albeit a tiny one, in the pile.
So to sum up the exercise ... it was fun to do but it wasn't without problems!  One, trying to keep the snippet pile down is like trying to hold back the tide ... every time a new project is finished there's more scraps to join the pile. Two, it takes some ingenuity thinking up how to use the snippets. Three, and finally, there are not enough hours in the day to bottom the pile. That's not to say I'm giving up ... whenever there's a bit of time to spare I'll challenge myself to see what can be created out of the scrap mountain :)

That's me for now, but I will be back later with a photo post of Flat Susan's trip north ... that will be after I've done a bit of hand-washing, again, some weeding in the garden - they've gone mad while we've been away - and there's a birthday card screaming to be made too ... it's all go at Casa Worthington.

Oh, and I hope to catch up with what you have all been up to while I've been away too ... I just need to find a window in my busy day :))

Take care and happy crafting,


  1. Hi Elizabeth. So glad you both had a good holiday. Pity about the washing machine though. Fabulous cards too. We'll put off our meet till after Wimbledon. Hugs Rita xxxxx

  2. Too bad about the washing machine...bit of a drag!

    I think you did great on using up the snippets! Your cards were all lovely and you did make a dint in the pile!

  3. Good point Elizabeth Holiday great to hear you had a good time bad point! washing maching going on the blink good point new one though!! great to have you back will be looking out for Flat Susan!! take care xx

  4. Good to see you back Elizabeth, and the snippet pile is definitely smaller but as you say, an impossible task to clear it completely. Love that last card :o)
    Jackie xx

  5. Glad to hear that the holiday went well, not so good news about the washing machine, hope the new one arrives soon. I do have to bow to your creativity with your scraps and turning them into something truly lovely, not sure I've got the patience.

    take care

    Cassidy xx

  6. Hello Elizabeth and welcome home. Glad you had a lovely time. Shame about the washing machine - nightmare!!!!

    Thank you for the lovely card you sent me. I am feeling a lot better. Able to get on with everything anyway. Anne x


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