Saturday, March 13, 2010
Yesterday the mail lady called to tell me I had a package. I knew it was the last one--the hot wax stylus from JoAnn's! When I went down she had a surprise for me!
Newspaper clippings! I couldn't believe it! Wasn't that the sweetest thing?! Because I don't get the local paper, she said. And she told me that our old carrier (I wondered where she went--told me they switch routes up on them every now and then) said to tell me congratulations, too! Isn't that something? I'm smiling just telling you about it. :)
Yup--the hot wax stylus arrived.
The mail lady was asking a bunch of questions about the poem so I told her that I'd stick a copy of "Baby Girl" in my mailbox for her. And I decided to make her a quick thank you card.
Got to try out a rub-on, too. I've only used one once before, I think. Forgot that you really have to hold them down so they don't shift around. Anyways, we usually have someone else delivering mail on Saturdays, so I will stand this up in my mailbox on a copy of the poem for her on Monday. :):)
I worked on the carpet again a little.
Done using the SpotBot. Next step--I plan to do some hands-on scrubbing with a scrub brush and some bleach water to try to blend in the SpotBot circles a little. And then that's about it. Let it dry and we can move the bookcase--tada! I don't think I can get it much better than this. Looks WAY better than the horrible brown stains, that's for sure. Waaaay better. I can at least live with this.
Obviously, I am starting on the fibro upswing (knock on wood). Nice to be puttering about again. I wanted to test out the new ScorTape on our handmade paper. Many of the tapes don't work on it very well because the handmade paper is softer and more fibrous, I guess--just doesn't stick. Well--the ScorTape worked like a charm!!
I had three sheets of the red handmade paper here so I did a quick recycling of a calendar from last year. (Look familiar, Ruby?) Cut out one of the birds, framed it with a piece of purple scrap paper, taped them together, and then taped them onto the handmade paper with the ScorTape--tada!! Very secure. Even the carpet tape doesn't work that well. It passed with flying colors!
So, decided to try another test. Could I use rub-ons with the slightly uneven handmade paper?
That worked just fine. At least with big thick print. Awesome!
As soon as I pulled out some satchels to get to our larger scraps (purple paper for the framing)...
...Karma was in where she shouldn't be, of course. I'm scared to have her lying about on the satchels. Afraid they might crack! Shooed her out of there!
I'm watching my last DVD from Netflix (for now, anyways)--Northern Exposure. Another dark day--even tho I slept thru half of it. Bed at dawn again. But--it's 40 degrees! Whoohooo! Glad to be feeling a little restless now and again. Putter--putter, I hope. :):)