Sunday, 28 February 2010

A lovely day out

Yesterday Sally took me for a ride in her new car, destination Peterborough, so we could visit Sir Stampalot's new premises. We met up with Brenda there and had a nice cup of tea and some of Sally's delicious Bran Loaf while we admired the spacious new shop. It was lovely to see Brenda again & chat to her and Janice. Naturally we took the opportunity to spend some money, with some of the gorgeous new Penny Black and Hero Arts stamps being top of my list.

I intended to put them to use today, but in trying to decide where in my crowded craft room to accommodate them, I got sidetracked into re-organising my storage, a job certainly long overdue! I'm still in the process, and it's likely to take me a while longer yet, but hopefully when I've finished I'll actually be able to find things when I want them!

I have a (very!) large number of wood mounted stamps, some of which I've had for many years. A lot haven't been used for a long time, some of them because my style has changed over the years and they no longer suit what I do. They have now been put in a box for sale. (If anyone is  interested in them (Nottingham area), email me for details via the address in my profile!). Others don't get used because they are put away in drawers in another room, and since they're not to hand where I work I tend to forget about them. So I'm going through them and unmounting the ones I really want to use again. It's like rediscovering old friends!

I may not have any pictures to post for a few days (and apologies if I don't get round to looking at everyone's blogs), but I'm hoping that once I've got everything sorted it will give me some fresh inspiration. That's the theory anyway!


Sally H said...

Thanks for being a great navigator! We must do it again (once my bank balance has recovered!!!)Good luck with the reorganisation. I might have to do something similar soon.

lisa said...

Sounds like you had a great day, Lynne. Can't wait to see what you create with your new stash. I just wish Peterborough was a bit nearer!!
Good Luck with the reorganisation, I'm doing the same thing as the spare room is being converted into a cake decorating/craft storage room, yipee, but it means clearing out a mountain of junk first, not so much fun!!!
Hope you have a good week.


brenda said...

Hi Lynne

It was great to see you again, apols if the bank balance took a pounding, but sometimes it has to be done. The therapy is good for us, at least that's what I always tell myself.

Hope your re-organisations is soon done as I can;t wait to see what you create with your new stamps.

B x

chris said...

Hi there lynne
so pleased you had a wonderful time at sir stamp,sorry I couldnt have been there too!!
pleased you had a good spend it does help the mind I'm sure !
hope to see you again soon
hugsd chris xx

craftimamma said...

Oooh, I do envy you and Sally your visit to Sir Stampalot. You've definitely got me considering the trip.

I don't, however, envy you your sort out. I was so glad when I finished mine the other week and I'm trying really hard to keep things where they should be in my new craftroom. How long that will last though remains to be seen, Lol!

Lesley Xx

Lisa Jane said...

Thanks for your kind words Lynn - am so excited and cant wait to get going.
Lisa ;)

Tracey said...

Good luck in sorting all your stamps, I have the same problem, lots of stamps languishing in drawers unloved and forgotten, hope you have a good week , take care XXX

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