Thursday, May 13, 2010


Classes have finished, and now it's time to see my daughter and her family--I can't wait! British Air is on strike, but they've assured us that we will be able to get to Prague as planned. Getting back might be another story, but it's worth the hassle.

News Flash: For my last class of this school year, I've been invited to Owen's preschool in Prague to show them how to stamp and make cards! It's scheduled for the day we arrive, which should be interesting since I will have had little (if any) sleep. His class is 13 six-year olds. Here's the card I came up with for them to color, punch and paste.

It's been seven months since our last visit, and I'm looking forward to seeing how much the boys have grown. Elliot is already 15 months and just started walking, so he'll be less of a baby and more of a toddler--a big change from when we were there in Oct.

Tomorrow we'll be shopping for all the items on Laura's list of things to bring, then trying to get everything packed in only one suitcase each. Just in case our luggage gets lost in transit, I'm packing as much of my clothing as possible in my carry-on bag. It's a good thing I'm used to traveling light!

Here's a tip: when I pack, everything gets rolled instead of folded. This takes up a lot less space and avoids wrinkles. Whatever I think I'll need for the first couple of days goes in the carry-on bag JUST IN CASE! I can always wash underwear and tee shirts there if necessary, especially since we'll have access to a washer and dryer at our daughter's flat. I wear my sweater, jacket and walking shoes (I can un-layer once on the plane, if it's too hot) and pack a pair of sandals which also double as slippers. (When we go for Christmas, I pack an extra suitcase with all the gifts, then nest the two suitcases for the return trip.)


Susan Raihala said...

Bon voyage! Here's to safe travels, lots of fun, and blessings all the way around!

dana said...

What a fun time you will have in Prague with your family!! Love the card you designed for the little class and I so enjoyed your packing tips, too!!!

I also LOVED to see your desk once you completed your card creation! My entire workroom looks like that when I'm getting ready for a craft show (I make fabric whimsical folkart decor....santas, snowmen, rabbits, witches, etc). I've always loved the handmade cards, but there's no class nearby and I think I need that "human" support to get started. Wish you lived closer....lots closer!!

Have a great trip...visit me when you return!! dana