Saturday, May 4, 2013

FNWF and sad news

I finally decided to join the lovely Cheryll at Gone Stitchin for Friday Night with Friends (FNWF). This has always looked like a fun night to join.

I was all geared up and ready to go, looking forward to watching one of my favourite shows at the same time - Escape to the country.........

Sewed around a couple of bolts of the fabric and got sidetracked with a show delving  in to Breast Cancer, which has always been close to me but even more so right now as my cousin awaits result from two lumps found.

I hope to make more progress on this tonight! I am still on my first block!

In some other sad crafty news, I heard last night that Creative Memories Australia has gone into voluntary administration.

For those of you who don't know who Creative Memories are, they are a US scrap booking company whom I have dealt with on a digital scrap booking level. They do traditional and digital, but I find digital alot more portable with a busy family and toddlers around.

Here is a pic of one of their storybooks you can print digitally. 

I just finished my calendar for my mum and mother-in-law on Monday for Mothers day and do hope there is no issues receiving it. A wonderful way to customise your calendars to suit the time of year. Mine start the month after the last one, this year the calendar will start in June. 

 It really is devastating for the crafting community as we lose yet another part of the market here in Australia. 

'Scrapping' is such a wonderful way to preserve precious memories and execute your crafty and creative side at the same time.

On Wednesday evening I had just set up new projects for the kids and a family album and was so excited about forging ahead with these.

My heart goes out to the consultants whose livelihoods depend on this product. A sad day indeed. We can only hope that perhaps someone will save it.

Fingers crossed.


Anonymous said...

hope your cousin is okay Susie.xx

laurajane said...

Hope all is OK ith your cousin Susie.

Fiona said...

lovely block you are stitching..... hope all goes well for your cousin.. stressful time for everyone....
I don't scrap book but I am sad to hear Creative Memories is on it's way out....