Rita's Ramblings: a basically house-bound woman in Fargo, North Dakota blogging for friends, family, and anybody who finds it interesting. I talk about art or craft projects, my grandsons (Ian and Liam), the weather, movies, books, health, and whatever happens to be going on in my life. Welcome!
Thursday, January 07, 2010
My Impress order arrived! Now we have two sets of tweezers so that Leah and I can work with embellishments at the same time--tada! Some more clear dew drops, a couple Liquid Pearls, a Stickles, and some pretty paper Leah would never use--hehe! (She doesn't like pink.)
We're already bouncing ideas on the three new stamps. The middle one will end up on a Christmas card one day, for sure! :)
The wind picked up yesterday. I tried to catch the snow almost spraying off the garage roofs.
Storm watch. Horrible conditions. Leah couldn't come over for crafts and just made it straight home. I started on caulking the birthday cards for Iggy. ;) I guess I got these out of order. Anyways, not all of them turn out. You don't know until you peel them apart.
You'd think the big stencil with the presents would be the more difficult one, but it is the smaller "happy birthday" one that is more likely to be missing part of a letter or something.
Have my pail, toothbrush for scrubbing, wet rag, towels, spatulas, jar of white caulking, and the oven liner under it all so no caulking sticks and I can clean as I go.
I just set my timer for an hour and sink into the process. I know it might sound about as relaxing as grouting tile, but it is a meditative process to me. (Of course, grouting tile is meditative to me, too--ROFL!) Leah already pre-cut the papers the same size as the stencils. I just put one red piece of cardstock under each stencil and then get to kind of fingerpaint the caulking onto the stencils. Then you peel them apart to see what you ended up with (the exciting part). Clean everything up and start again. Now you know what I will be up to for a few days. ;) I can do a few sessions a day. Since Leah couldn't make it last night, she said she could come Monday and Wednesday next week, too. ****
The wind brushed, pushed, whistled, and occasionally howled against the building all night.
This morning all the garage roofs are almost bare of several inches of snow. Naked footprints of the wind?
When it is this windy it becomes hard to tell if it is still snowing or if it is just the wind redecorating the landscape. The vents are streaming horizontally from the factory roofs across the field. High of minus 4 today and wind chills of minus 35 degrees. I feel sorry for all the people who have to be out in this today.
Karma is sleeping in the sun.
Me--I'm lucky. I'll be caulking. Safe and warm! :):)