Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Got Miss Karma a couple of fresh flies for her bug jar.
It's funny how gently...
..she touches and pushes so softly on the jar--and yet she gobbles one down if she catches it on the porch.
I was going to start stamping on the Christmas card parts but I discovered that when I was centering the stamp image with the Stamp-a-ma-jig...
...when I removed the clear template there was so little of the circle to hang on to that the circle of cardstock would shift on me pretty easily.
So, I tried a circle that I attached to the black cardstock circle first (the framing under-layer)...
...and it gave the Stamp-a-ma-jig more paper to hang onto. Well, for me to press down on the device to hang on to the paper...
...while I position the wooden stamp.
This worked much easier. You can use the Stamp-a-ma-jig horizontally or vertically. This horizontal direction leaves more room for your fingers with a small stamp.
Sorry these photos are a little blurry.
So...yesterday I started attaching all the blank white circles to the black circle backings.
In a few sessions over the day (night and morning) I finished them...
...while Miss Karma watched flies and a big wasp out on the porch screen during the roofer's lunch break.
It has been cool at night and then warm during the day, so the flies crawl around on the building for warmth in the morning sun--and a few of them crawl under the gaps in the bottom of the screen. We get the occasional wasp, too. (The original necessitation for the bug jar!!) This wasp stayed too high up on the screen for me to dare catch him in the jar, tho--so I kept the porch door closed. (I'm a little afraid of wasps and bees.)
I started on the oval card parts for the inside of the Christmas card next. I figured I may as well tape those together too before I stamp them as long as I was at it.
The roofers were over us most of the day--tada! A good sign. I'm thinking positive that I won't have any more leaks here pretty soon. Karma has gotten so accustomed to the roofers that, as I showed you, she bravely wanted to go out when they quit pounding (lunch break). She really, really must hate to miss her relaxing on the hot porch time--hehe! As soon as she heard them walking on the roof later, she was crying frantically at the door to come in, of course. ;)
I managed to be awake until early evening last night. I have to say, I felt very special last night because both Dagan and Jennifer (friend from college) called to make sure I was okay. There was a bad 4-alarm apartment fire somewhere nearby me last night and they were calling to see that Karma and I were okay. I didn't mind getting up to answer the phone a couple times (I'm always up and down anyways--ROFL!)--was so nice to know people were concerned about us. :):) I even made a quick trip into the living room before I went back to bed to set the computer to record the news so I could see where the fire was, but I haven't watched it yet. Really glad it wasn't here!!! I hope no one was hurt.
Today? I plan to keep plugging away on the Christmas cards--get the ovals all taped together so I can begin the green stamping--and to have a wonderful day. Hope you do, too. :) :)
"Don't worry 'bout me: Now I am all right. That worry I had, let it fade into the Light."
Rickie Byars Beckwith