Monday, September 1, 2014

Crafty!

I had several people ask if BJ was going to do a post about her Channel Islands National Park trip but she said she doesn't do blog posts. I had another former friend who fussed that she was bored by all the Scamp mods on the blog recently, so I decided to do a post about my crafty wife.


Once again this year, BJ decided to make some nylon stuff sacks for the folks that are going on the Green River trip with us later this month since you can never have too many stuff sacks. They do a great job of helping keep gear organized inside larger dry bags.

A variety of colors make it easy for those of us with memory remaining to keep track of which bag has which stuff. Everyone on the trip is getting two bags - even us!

Since bags aren't complete without a card, she made custom cards for the other folks on the trip, and then mailed off the cards and bags. - Spoiler alert to one of our paddlers: The package should be waiting in your mailbox when you get home from Oregon.
So all the trip participants can check out the six cards and decide if they got the "best" one, here's close-ups of each card.

She does good work, doesn't she??

By the way, Suzanne. There's a lighthouse on East Anacapa Island in Channel Islands National Park.










10 comments:

  1. As if diving in the kelp beds are not reason enough, now you have done it! Another "must do!" haha!! BJ is quite crafty, indeed! Did she do all the art work herself? LOVELY! I especially like the one about "felt with the heart." SO TRUE! Your paddlers are a lucky crew!

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    1. I thought you'd appreciate it. Lighthouse, diving, kayaking in sea caves... BJ enjoys stamping and paper crafts.

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  2. Wow! Some folks just seem to do everything well. Tell BJ they are beautiful. And what incredibly thoughtful gifts!

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    1. She has lots of skills and isn't afraid to tackle something new.

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  3. Please tell BJ that I am very impressed! I bet she had a blast drawing and making the bags.
    We are beginning to dream of another Arizona winter...fingers crossed that nothing gets in our way!

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    1. Hope it works for you guys to come this direction again this winter.

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