Monday, September 27, 2010
Received this hand-beaded bracelet in the mail on Saturday from Spruce/John who lives in Nain, Canada. What a surprise!! Nice long letter, too. :)
He is such a talented guy! Paints (Chinese Brush Painting), builds, and does beadwork. I'll say "Thanks, John!"--even tho he has gone offline and won't read it here, anymore. We write letters, now. :)
I finished up the Dr. Martin's gold ink--tada! Both the gold inks I had were really old, so it is about time to look around for something new. ;)
Karma had fun yesterday playing with her "bug in a jar" toy.
A fly and a Japanese beetle kept her busy for hours and hours. She mostly watches them, but occasionally pushes the jar gently around on the floor.
I feel so badly for those of you who are living with drought. We are so wet up here...
...that there is standing water...
...all across the field...
...everywhere you look...
...and we have almost pond-like puddles in the parking lot. (They brought more shingles?)
It was sunny yesterday. We could use days and days of sun to dry it out. Southern Minnesota has had flooding. Been a chilly damp fall so far. Glad to see the sun again today. Wonder where the roofers are?
I cut up the sheet into bookmarks. The flash really shone off the gold!
Here's without the flash. They really do shimmer when the light hits them, tho.
Been working on cutting the Christmas card parts and finally finished--tada!! Saved all the black and white paper scraps, of course, to make handmade paper with later on. ;)
So--all the parts are cut and ready for the next step...rubber stamping.
I ended up working on crafts while I watched Mad Men and never did pick up the World Without End book--hehe! Well, I have to get something accomplished while I feel good, right? ;)
I have a package to pick up at the post office today, doing laundry, and writing letters. Beautiful day! Warmed up to around 70 degrees yesterday and looks like we are having more of the same today. Perfect weather! Was too early to be in the 50's. This is more like it. :)
Time to go switch loads of clothes. Hope we all have a stupendous week! :):)
OH--I had to chuckle when I read this quote... ;)
"Oh, love isn't there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure."