Related: 40x40 List
Date completed: Saturday, November 14, 2015
With my self-imposed deadline of January 23, 2016 to complete my 40x40 list looming, my dear friend Amy invited me to her home for a craft date to make handmade greeting cards. She pointed out that this could help me accomplish #22 on my list: Hand write letters/postcards to my friends. Crafty indeed, Amy!
I arrived to find all the supplies one could ever need for a card-making crafting session laid out on her big dining room table. I always love hanging out in Amy's home - it is so warm and cozy thanks to the ambiance she creates with music, plants and flowers, a working fireplace, and sunlight streaming in the big windows.
Armed with scissors, glue, and tape, we took patterned papers and recycled greeting cards to transform them into our own creations. In just a couple of hours, we each created several original cards and in the process got caught up on each other's lives. It was more restorative than I had imagined. A welcome side effect after a week of insomnia. I'm already looking forward to my next card-making date with Amy.
The Nivens Family