..because I'm having to be inventive with my paper today. I wish I could tell you I'd been a scrapbooking powerhouse over the last few days. I'd love to have sneaks to share and a clutch of finished pages to show. But thanks to a box on a detour (via Canada according to tracking, hope it brings me a nice souvenir), I have no July Gossamer Blue on my desk just yet. Sorry. There is a tantalising unboxing video up on the Gossamer Blue blog right here. It's making me twitch..
|Thinking about scrapbooking in other ways while I wait for paper..|
So I've been getting my paper fix other ways this week. Last night's bedtime reading included (because I read a couple of pages of one, a chapter of another) a new book called The Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns by Kate Atherley. Bad idea: I couldn't sleep for sock possibilities floating in front of my eyes. But it's an excellent book, here in less time than it takes me to pick up a dropped stitch, thanks to Amazon. Amazon Prime! Now there's an idea for a list! A "moments" list for a layout to record what we're up to, right up to the minute:
5 Things I Used Amazon Prime For in June
- The knitting pattern book. I'll be investigating what else Kate Atherley has written. Ther's one on socks. Oh. Yes.
- A put-it-together-yourself model of the Brandenburg Gate: a jokey Fathers Day present for the man who can't wait to see Berlin.
- A German phrase book. See above.
- We watched "A Walk in the Woods": the film of Bill Bryson's book, which was remarkable only in that it got us talking about how it has been since we read the original.
- We watched the first two episodes of the ballet drama "Flesh and Bone" which was rather more remarkable for its racy depiction of every activity you have ever imagined a ballet dancer getting up to, and a few more besides.
That's our Prime right now, put down on paper. So now, of course, I can't resist thinking about a longer paper trail: