Sunday, December 26, 2010
Was a quiet, peaceful Christmas for me and Miss Karma.
She's still lovin' the round fur-lined catbed.
Karma had a very special Christmas present all the way from Wales!
From Tori's dog, Kero, and guinea pig, Gwydion (or Mr. Weakers).
I had to chuckle at the cat-head shaped container.
Karma LOVES these treats!! She went nuts! I will have to see if I can find these up here. Thank you super-duper much from Karma!!
My days and nights have been flipped again. This is what it looked like Christmas Eve morning. People were out brushing snow off their cars.
We had a bit of freezing rain along the way...
...so there was some windshield scraping, too.
Working on the parts is taking up most of my good hours every day. I've had a little good time left over, tho, so I have been slowly working step-by-step on making up a whole bunch of bookcards so that I am stockpiled for a while. I picked out pre-cut covers from this flowered box I have them stored in.
Then I picked out a signature (set of pre-cut folded sheets) for each cover.
Here they are with the covers properly folded and the signature tucked inside.
Big batch this time!
36 of them ready to sew together.
The next step is to poke the holes for the thread using my cardboard cradle.
I use this template I made from heavy cardstock. Well, I made it this far, anyways.
I've gotten quite a few nice cards, but I wanted to show you the hand-painted one I got from Donn in Florida who's in the Chinese Brush Painting Yahoo Group! Wow! It's not often you get a hand-painted card!! Thanks so much, Donn! I love cardinals. Rarely see them up here.
My friend, Ruby, included this cartoon in her card. She knew it would absolutely crack me up. I hope you can see it. You can click to enlarge it. Ahh! Cats. Gotta love'em.
I sewed one bookcard together because I needed one, but wasn't up to the assembly-line hole punching yet. Maybe after I have slept again...which should be fairly soon.
Was the strangest sky on Christmas morning.
A little more snow, too.
But what a strange sun in the sky trying to peek through the clouds. Odd colored, almost greenish clouds. Pretty in a haunting kind of way.
Just wanted to pop in so I wouldn't get too far behind with pictures and my normal life. ;)
I watched the end of the last season of Northern Exposure over the holidays. The final year wasn't as good as the other five seasons, but it was still okay, I guess. Such great characters!
Today I have Eat, Pray, Love to watch. And I've been so busy writing I haven't seen my Christmas favs yet. I played shows that had choirs and music while I wrote--even the best of Andy Williams Christmas specials! In fact, I think maybe it's time for It's A Wonderful Life. (I watch Christmas stuff till New Years--hehe!)
I hope everybody had a really great Christmas. From what I've seen on the blogs, it looks like you all did. Next--New Year's!! :):)
"Every act of love is a work of peace no matter how small."