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Success πŸ˜ƒ We are in Slovenia! There was no border check, nothing. The weather is great. The grass in the garden is waist tall, but there are lots of strawberries still and raspberries are starting to bloom. Everything is good apart from a few house plants that died unfortunately πŸ™. We were cleaning the garden and terrace all day long and then went food shopping in the afternoon. No age limit in the shops here and people are much more relaxed than in Hungary. Almost no masks, except shop employees and just a few others including us. Lola was thrilled running in the big garden and now she is happily snoring 😊


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This is what I did today. Actually I started the card two days ago, but only finished it this morning. It really took time. Also, I didn’t have time yesterday as we went searching for tiles for the driveway, which took us a couple hours and then there was work to do and so it went that yesterday I did not make a pattern. No big deal, I am telling myself that I will not create more stress by desperately trying to keep up when I cannot. Still…

Anyway… today I managed to finish this one and I really like the pattern. I also took Lola to the vet for a rabies shot. She was very nervous and shaking, poor baby, but all went well. Tomorrow we travel to Slovenia. I hope they will let us in and then out again… What weird thoughts…

So there will be a pause in pattern making for a couple days, because obviously I cannot take my computer with me, but I will definitely take the index cards and markers, so there will hopefully be some starting points for new patterns once I come back πŸ™‚


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Oops… Missed a day! Life is getting busy as we are getting out of the covid mess, so I am having less and less time. I will probably need to slow down a bit, especially because we are planning to travel next week, so I will not be able to make patterns, but I will do the cards. At least this is what I plan. Who knows what will tomorrow bring.

Anyway… it does not make sense to think about tomorrow, so here are the two patterns and two index cards with drawings. The first one I made very quickly yesterday after meeting my new group of surface pattern tribe ladies. The second one took a lot of time today because of the black outlines I decided to draw because it somehow lacked the contrast. And then it took a long time to redraw the missing leaves in photoshop… I am rather pleased with the outcome though.


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Card number 5. Made three different backgrounds. I like the dark one the best πŸ™‚ Very ugly day, lots of rain. Went to the post office, my notebooks from Society 6 finally arrived and they are very good, I am quite happy. Then had a short walk in the rain with Lola and Mother. Then drove to the vet to take the homeopathic remedies for Lola, she needs to receive a vaccine next week and I want to minimize the side effects. Visited the butcher on the way back to get some lamb for Lola. I am trying lamb now to see if there will be any allergy… Seems that we will finally try to go to Slovenia next week. We used to take those travels for granted… What a joke!


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Today’s card and pattern. 4/61. Today was very busy. Gardener came in the morning to discuss the details and then I had to go change tyres on the car which took hours. Then did some shopping as I was already outside and masked 😊 Then I got stomachache and that’s pretty much it. Going to watch a movie now…


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Card Number 3. I have to say I was a bit sceptical about this one when I drew it. It just didn’t look promising as a pattern. But I was wrong – I really like it. Made two sizes and I like the smaller one better. Yesterday grownupping went well – made three phone calls and lived to tell the story πŸ˜‰ Busy rest of week ahead, but not too much stress expected, just too much time wasting in driving around…


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Card 2/61 and pattern based on it. I also included the card from yesterday because I did not post it πŸ™‚ Creating these makes me happy. I hope it will keep for next 59 days πŸ™‚ Today is a working day again and I have a whole long list of things to do. As life is getting back to normal, so my anxiety grows. I am trying to keep it under control, so I better get those phone calls over and done with, so I can tick off my grownupping for today and get my zen back.


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Today’s pattern is based on ICAD card I made. I decided to participate in this year ICAD challenge too. I will be making 61 cards over 61 days and I will try to make them into patterns. This way I am not giving up my 100 patterns challenge and can still do another one. We will see how it goes, but I hope that I fill find time for both. I am using Posca markers for index cards and trying to make them as simple as possible, so I don’t need too much time for cutting them out and arranging on computer. Colors are abundant there so I hope for some nice new colorful palettes for my patterns.