Sunday, June 12, 2011
The JoAnn's order arrived!!
Only crafters will probably get a thrill out of this--LOL! JoAnn's had the Distress ink pads and reinkers on sale (reg. $4.99 for $2.99!). I already have three of them I love. Now I have nine more!! :):)
And lots of the silly color names, Iggy, that you get such a kick out of. I already had Walnut Stain, Tea Dye, and Victorian Velvet. Now I also have Pumice Stone, Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Bundled Sage, Black Soot, Tumbled Glass, and Stormy Sky. Whoohoo!
They're translucent and all blend with each other. You can even use a paintbrush and color in a stamp with them.
I also ordered some Gelly Roll pens--two clear glaze and two of the sparkly glaze.
Naturally, Karma laid claim to the packaging.
Since I haven't actually gotten as much crafting done this year, I thought I'd show you what the table actually looks like every morning these days. Books, journals, letters...and coffee, of course, in my thermal mug.
Miss Karma was not nice to the beads on the bookmark Desi sent--thought it was a toy for her and broke the chain right off while I was reading in my chair! So I took off the beads and hung them...
...on the lamp on my craft table. So, it's nearby every day and Karma doesn't go up on the craft table (unless she sneaks up there after I go to bed, which she has done on the rare occasion). She knows her "a** is grass" if she steps up on my table. Too many things she could ruin or mess up. Was funny tho when she stepped on some wet handmade paper and left a paw print indentation for me to find in the morning--hehe! Good thing she hates stepping in anything wet so she only left the one. I made a card out of it and sent it to my cat-lovin' friend, Ruby--ROFL!
Anyways, I added some textured red yarn to the bookmark instead. Still interesting to Karma, so I decided to put the bookmark inside the workbook journal instead of the book itself because I always keep the workbook at the table or on the cabinet behind the table. Ahhh! Living with cats. One must be adaptable, correct? ;)
Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous! Spent quite a bit of time on the porch reading about the Magi. Still trying to wrap my head around it. Halfway now. Still winding--hehe! ;)
My chair was blocked to Karma (she usually steals it as soon as I get up) with my pillow props that I need because I can't hold a book for any length of time with my bad arm. She likes to lie on the ottoman between my feet but, as you can see, there is barely enough room left for my feet.
So I finally decided to lay the fluffy throw over the ottoman--much easier on my ankles (duh!)--but Karma wasn't sure what to think about it and took forever to finally jump up there. For someone who has to investigate every single new shift or object in her home, she can sometimes be very weird about change--seemed put out with me. Go figure.
Anyways, not of any consequence today--raining again. And they have predicted scattered showers and thunderstorms for the next four days. And it is only 60 degrees. Chilly enough to have the windows closed.
Today I have no particular plans.
I really do know how to live!! :):)
"If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live."