Welcome to the Creatively Crafty Link Party hosted by the Creative Crafters Blogging Group! You’ve worked hard on your project, and it looks great! Share it with us and get the kudos you deserve! Any and all creative endeavors are welcome…crafts, original writing, recipes, DIY tutorials, you name it!
Rick and I are getting ready to head back to the United States for a couple of months. You’d think it would be a pretty straightforward affair, but it’s not. All of our bills are paid automatically, as required in Spain, so we don’t have to worry about that. We have to make arrangements to have someone collect the mail and make sure the plants are watered. Again, not a problem since Rick’s cousin is willing to do it for us. No, the big problem is deciding how much to pack!
We had a horrible experience last year. We brought presents for too many people and we foolishly thought it would be ok to do the trip in one swoop. We left Valladolid at midnight local time on a bus to the Madrid airport where we waited for a couple hours for our flight to the US. There was a four hour layover at Heathrow and then a 9 hour flight followed by a 2 hour drive. I think I calculated I was awake for 36 hours. Rick was able to sleep on the plane…lucky dog! We’re not doing that this time. We’re taking the bus to Madrid, staying overnight, flying out the next day and staying in a hotel near the airport before driving home the next day.
But, back to the packing. March and April can be tricky on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. It could rain or it could snow or it could be very warm. You never know. For that reason it’s hard to know what to pack and when you’re trying to limit yourself to one checked bag, it can be a problem. I did leave some clothes in the US…hopefully they’ll still fit, hahaha. I figured the best solution was to underpack and buy whatever I need while I’m there. I need to replace some items, anyway.
Chalk it up to #retirementproblems!
Here’s this week’s featured post!
I love the variegated yarn with the contrasting edge on these fingerless mitts from Julie of Sum of their Stories. You could whip these up in a weekend and still have time to wear them before the warm weather sets in. Don’t you love the button detail?
On to the party!
Do you have anything creative you’d like to share? We’d love to see it. Browsing through the projects is a pleasant part of my week! Thank You for sharing your creativity with us. Each week we will sponsor a new link party, and pin our favorites. With so many bloggers participating that means more exposure for YOU! Head over to the other co-hosts blogs to see all their fun stuff. Check them out here:
Thanks for sharing your project with us! Keep an eye out as we’ll be sharing posts on various social media channels during the week. We’re growing and that’s a good thing, although as the party gets larger it will be more difficult for me to visit and comment on every link. So I’m counting on you guys to help out. Please try to find time to visit a link or two yourself and congratulate your fellow crafters on a job well done!
There are just a few simple rules:
-Link to a specific post, not your home page.
-Link up something YOU made/wrote/created.
-Giveaways, other link parties, Etsy shops or business links are not accepted.
-Don’t link and run. Try to visit at least one link and show them some love. You may make a new friend.
Please do not pin from these thumbnails. If there’s a post you want to pin please click on the link title to visit the source and pin from their blog. Not a blogger? No problem! Anyone with an Instagram or Facebook account can link to a photo of your completed masterpiece or work in progress. Could you do us a favor and share the party on Twitter before linking up? [bctt tweet=”Show off your #creative and #crafty projects with us at the Creatively Crafty #linky! #CCBG” username=”lflexkitchen”]