Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Sunrise yesterday. Missed it today. Slept a little longer. :)
I never got back to the computer. Was soooo gorgeous out I couldn't stand it! Karma would wait for me on the porch (where I was reading) while I went inside and worked on bookmarks and cards. Went back and forth all day long--can't tell I'm happy to be feeling better, eh?
OH, and happy to be on day hours, too!
I got all the backs for the bookmarks stamped...
...and then attached them all--tada!
Guess I had more left to finish than I thought. But they're all done and ready for laminating. :)
Then I went back to working on the set of birthday cards. After I cut out all the inside pieces, then I stamped them. First with a birthday hat and let them dry...
...and then added a "happy birthday" stamp.
Here are all the red ones--done and drying. (Pigment ink takes a while to dry.)
Meanwhile, I cut out matching colored paper to frame the inside and outside pieces.
Almost done with the parts...
...just the heliotrope (purple/lavender) inside pieces left to dry.
All the parts finished!
So, that is why I never got back to the computer--hehe! I spent my whole day between the craft table and the 1100's cathedral building drama on the porch--hehe! I can't believe they are predicting one more beautiful cooler day before we are back to thunderstorms again. My day may be much the same today--hehe! I'm in seventh heaven!!
Dagan and Leah switched to Wednesday this week because they have a meeting tonight for ValleyCon. It's a chilly morning in the 50s, the sun is shining, and it feels like fall is in the air. Which is kind of strange for August--usually the dog days of summer weather--but I am loving it! Back to the porch and the craft table for me today!! Whoohoo! Later... ;)
"Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
Nathaniel Hawthorne


AliceKay said...

Beautiful sunrise yesterday. That's a great shot.

Karma looks content lying on the porch.

And wow...you sure were busy with your cards and bookmarks. They all look great!

I've read that quote before and loved it. It is so true.

I hope your day was a good one.

Anonymous said...

I loved that quote :o)

So glad you are feeling better and your sleep is better also, Im envious of your weather, its hot here we may get some rain tomorrow I wont hold my breath though lol

Intense Guy said...

I'm really glad you are feeling better and that you can fully the great weather!

*giggles at Karma the Sprawler*

You got a ton of crafting done!

Toriz said...

Sounds like a great way to spend the day! :)

Rita said...

AliceKay--I had never tried to take a picture of the sun until that last time. Didn't think they'd turn out, so I thought I'd try the sunrise, too. :)

Lynn--As you know, it takes me a while on the computer and by now it is Friday--hehe! The humidity has returned, the heat has been cranking up, and the AC is on again. Really was a nice few days, tho. :)

Iggy--Yes! I am so glad to be feeling better AND be on days when the nice spread of cooler days wafted by. :)

Tori--Yes! It was sooo nice to be crafting again and feeling "my" normal--hehe! Gorgeous day!