Hi everybody, hope you have all slept well and are feeling fit. I slept till really late - 10 a.m., and enjoyed getting a bit more rest.
I had a nice day out with my friend B yesterday, even if the journey to Bonn did turn out a little differently to how we had expected it. The weather was not good - a mixture of wind, rain and hail stones, but that was not the worst. The drive usually takes about an hour, this time we needed nearly 3 1/2 hours. The first few kilometers went by quickly, and then there was a 10km traffic jam, which caused the usual frustration of only being able to move a few meters at a time, but in the end, after taking a detour to escape the motorway, we managed to get to Bonn and find *Irish Teddy's*. Everybody there was very friendly, there was nice food and sweets, coffee and Sekt for all who wanted it. And of course, lots of nice, crafty things to look at and buy. I couldn't spend much, as the dentist is eating up my money just now, but did succumb to some embossing powder, a stamp, 2 TH texture fades and a few embellies. The shop is also very conveniently situated next to a *Döner* shop - a Kebab takeaway - so we didn't starve, either! We met some nice people there - Iris, who has started the shop, and her husband, and some very friendly helpers, especially Kerstin, who fell in love with little Emily, so it was a good day out. We managed the way back in less than an hour. B's little dog, Emily, accompanied us, slept in the car, and was much petted and admired in the shop, so I think she enjoyed it, too.
Today I want to show you some little notebooks I made using cardboard, a BIA and some scraps. Two of them have lined paper inside, and 2 post-it notes. These are fun and easy to make, don't cost much, and make nice little presents.
And today is time for Sunday Sketches over at Sophia's *Blue Chair Diary*. She has had a very hard time with the illness and death of her dear Father, so I am sending her lots of hugs and sparkles.
The first and last piece are vases (in case you can't recognise them) and the other 2 everyday things which were on my table. Sometimes I think I am making progress, and then I get days where nothing turns out right, but the main thing is for me, that I am sticking to it!
So, that was it for today. Now I am going to have a nice crafty day, do some challenges, and not go anywhere. Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks for dropping in!
PS - Tomorrow I will be having a little Giveaway!