Friday, January 23, 2015
On this National Handwriting Day it is 45 degrees here in Fargo and there is no snow left out my window.
Puddles everywhere...that will likely turn to ice tonight..but what a warm day for January!
Karma would say hi but she's out like a light.
Totally unexpected happy mail from Jeannie in Germany!! Was all gift wrapped just beautifully from Amazon...but I was so excited and curious I tore into it and never got pictures. A "Corner Angel" is what the box said. Isn't she beautiful?!
The gift note said: "Here's a new angel to replace the one that 'attacked' you and broke! She's under orders to play nicely!!! :D"
This newer corner angel attaches with one of those triangular hooks for a nail, too!! Not like my door angels that attached with double sided tape. I'll have Dagan (our resident tall person) get her up on the bathroom door next time he's over. OMG! I was so surprised and delighted! That was just so thoughtful, Jeannie!! Thanks so much! :):) Hooked on a nail...well, she will probably be guarding my door the rest of my life!
Meanwhile...I have been working on the (now) toy tote. Total comedy of errors, I tell you. I didn't know if I would ever get this baby together...between Miss Brother and then myself--OMG! But here it is.
I was working away with needle and thimble while I watched another Battlestar Galactica DVD a few days ago. I leave the doors open to prevent overheating the various boxes--you may note there is one shelf with nothing on it yet.
Well, except Miss Karma who doesn't miss an opportunity to claim an empty spot (pardon her bathing in front of you).
Anyways, I am sewing away on the thick layers...twice as thick now as anything Miss Brother attempted...diligently poking my fingers and thumbs everywhere and drawing pin-points of blood with alarming regularity...slowly making my way around the bag, right? When I am finally coming up to the last side with great relief...when I realize I have been sewing it ON TO THE TOP!!! ROFL!
I have to rip out every single stitch and start over.
Out they came...little by little.
Since I was sewing in my chair I had the thread, scissors, and thimble next to me. After a long break I came back to start sewing all over again. I stuck the needle..the one and only very long, very thin needle I have...in my mouth and was standing there pulling out a length of thread...and the needle dropped out of my mouth into the nearly full wastebasket by my chair. Okay--you just have to laugh. It took me a good fifteen minutes to dig slowly and carefully through all the thread pieces and Puffs (been having a bit of a runny nose, too) and scraps papers and such till I found the needle again. So silly! But this is how things have been going since I started this project--LOL!
So, I tacked down the centers of all the sides and started over again...on the bottom!! LOL! Finally finished last night--tada!! I am bringing it over to McFamily's tomorrow afternoon. My fingers and I needed a day of rest.
And that was more true than I thought. I hadn't been sleeping well all week and I truly collapsed last night. Slept almost 11 hours--OMG! Slept half the day away...which is why I am posting so late. Sure felt good!! :)
But since I am moving so slowly, I also get to show you what came in the mail today. First a confession to all you artsy-crafty people out there...I have never bought washi tape. I know, it's a shock. The one colorful washi tape I thought to myself "if I ever buy washi tape I will start with hers" was from Artsyville on Etsy. You know how I have been loving bright colors lately--and these are hand made, too.
Well, she's discontinuing them! (Found out because I also follow her blog/website.) AND, shock--I had just enough money left this month to get in on the 2 for 1 deal on her big six packs!! OMG! I rarely ever have more than ten dollars left after the beginning of the month, folks! So exciting!
Aimee also sent with this cute card on what you can do with washi tape...
...and this "Creative mess in progress" card...
...and some other little cards she makes.
I just love her artwork because...well, it is just plain happy! If anyone is still interested she is getting rid of the last of her washi tapes while supplies last. Just click on the links and you'll get there.
So, I have my very first washi tapes. May have started something? LOL! I see people use them in their planners all the time... ;)
Another very exciting first was just this afternoon!! Leah surprised me with a google video chat!!
Yup! Got to see Ian and chat with Dagan and Leah.
What a world, eh? How can you not love the internet!!
Well, I have bread and 13 bean soup both almost done and the whole place smells so good!! Have a wonderful weekend, everybody!! :):)
Since it's National Handwriting Day...if nothing else...
"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
Ralph Waldo Emerson