Last week I had a nasty summer cold, and it is still with me! I have got my voice back, but still getting coughing fits, particularly at night which is annoying. My doctor says that those with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome will firstly take longer to get over viruses, and secondly that the chronic symptoms can also include sore throat, swollen glands etc. Therefore, there isn't much I can do except for rest more, drink even more water, prop myself up in bed ....
I did go to the first local Brother Scan n Cut workshop on Saturday - and managed not to cough! Most of the people there were even more of a beginner than me, ie several had only received their machines the day before and they had the more expensive/wifi versions. A lot of time was spent getting them going and connected. Those who have the cheapest version like myself, which needs a cable or USB to transfer data, spent that time cutting more designs out/using the wifi at the venue to get more free designs from various websites. We did then go through which pens work with the Universal Pen Holder and also cutting with vinyl. There is another workshop in August and they plan to hold them regularly. (This was with Nat and Ian from PlannerCraft) I have bought some online courses that go into the Scan n Cut in more detail, including the Canvas software. These are produced by Alandra Craft (I follow their blog and YouTube channel). I received a discount code this week, so jumped at the chance to get some detailed tutorial videos.
My first desk photo shows the lovely original artwork that I won in a giveaway. Michelle Jackson-Mogford (of scrapbooking, digital and hybrid crafting fame - 'the one off the telly'!) does a Facebook Live every Monday evening and gives away something each week. I won this lovely daisy design and it is waiting for me to find a frame for it. There are also a few Christmas card fronts that I will re-use this year (found in a box whilst sorting out), my new favourite trimmer and card scraps left over from making a Fathers Day card.
I have done some reorganising and got my new storage in use. I used to have my glues, scissors etc in different pots, but now they are all together.
My Scan n Cut waiting for the next lesson.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
ETA - just read that #WOYWW on Instagram is already a thing. As a big fan of Instagram (my favourite form of social media), I will go and add a photo on there this morning. My Instagram account is @iamaliwade