Thursday, May 09, 2013
We've had sunshine and some unusually warm days--almost 70 a couple times and almost 80 once!
The snirt pile is gone and the busy crew is noisily working on the apartment building every day.
Myself--I started on the other four journals. Very slowly working around the leg thing.
One day I got all the cover paper glued on to the various cover boards...
...and book pressed them overnight.
Another day I trimmed all the paper down...
...and cut the corners. I still don't seem to have this down to where I can miter the corners accurately. I think maybe I forgot to take the depth of the board into consideration. I've never used davy board--so now I'll know.
Another day I glued the paper up around the edges. I could only do one set of covers at a time. My leg would start to feel numbish. I'd wait a few hours and then do the next set.
So here they all are--at present--waiting for the next step in the assembly line--to trim out the inside papers. Then glue all those on and the eight covers will be done!
Meanwhile--on these nice warm breezy days (three in a row!!)--well, I couldn't find Miss Karma anywhere that first day. It finally occurred to me that the ottoman wasn't turned upside-down on top of the porch chair under that cover because it's now in the apartment. I just knew...so I grabbed the camera...
...and peeked under the chair cover--LOL!
Go away!--she told me...
...and made it clear she didn't want to be disturbed in her new hiding place. Humans! So annoying! ;)
I got a few beautiful belated birthday cards a little while ago...
...that seemed to accompany my belated present to myself quite perfectly.
The Cinch arrived yesterday! Whoohoo! But I haven't even taken it out of the box yet--for two reasons. One--it doesn't come with "accessories" and none of the binding wires I ordered have arrived yet anyways. Two--I promised myself I had to be good and finish the four journals before I start playing with my new toy.
These did arrive with the Cinch, though. I am not even sure what I will do with these adorable tiny file folders.
They're 4 X 6 inches--might make very tiny mixed media journals...or use them to help sort the stored handmade cards...or they could be incorporated into mixed media pages...or who knows! They were inexpensive (100 in that little box) and just so darn cute I couldn't resist them. I had no idea they made these that small!
This morning Karma was stretching in the sunshine.
Which comes in at a whole new angle in the spring and summer.
I guess it was too chilly outside for her (43 degrees) this morning after such unusually warm days. Karma is easily spoiled, as I am sure you've already gathered--LOL! We're back to our normal 50s and low 60s for highs. Too chilly to have the place opened up until afternoon so she sunbathed and did some head rubbing on the carpeting. (Karma likes to be self-sufficient.) But even closed up...
...we can still hear the geese as they travel north. Karma always stops to see if she can catch a glimpse--because she dearly loves watching those big noisy birds pass across the wide blue sky.
I'll keep plugging away on the journals. I have an appointment to see my rheumatologist on the 23rd so I can have him check out this wonky leg/hip thing. When my normal snail's pace gets slowed down even further...time to see what's up, I guess, eh? ;)
Enjoy the change of season wherever you are.
May sunshine kiss your face and warm your heart!
"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."