Saturday, December 28, 2013
Hope you all had a nice holiday. :) I have been so busy! Still have not been online to visit everyone--sorry. But the dominoes are definitely falling over here--albeit slowly--they are falling--LOL!
Christmas Day Miss Karma watched It's A Wonderful Life with me. Well, for a few minutes, anyways.
Santa actually stopped by. (Who knew she was a woman of color?--LOL!)
We've had dark days and sunny days, but it was in the 20s!
I did sort all the magazines into separate bags. Will post them on freecycle some time in January.
That gave me two empty shelves!
That I filled with the Cuttlebug and supplies and all the bookbinding supplies I could find and fit in there--which was most of them, I think--tada! :) Happy me!!
While I was searching for my scattered bookbinding things, I found the box of half-finished "scrap" cards! When I pre-cut all the covers for the bookcards from 12 X 12 inch paper I have all these scraps left over that are all the same size.
I had already matched the printed paper scraps with some solid paper scraps, glued them together, and picked out some old cardstock for the bases. There was a ton of them and I had already made up way over half of them (this was several years ago)...until I got sick of doing them, to be honest. So here was this stack of half-finished scrap cards---just begging to be stuck together.
All I had to do was find a ribbon to cover the seam...
...tape the ribbon down & around the back and then attach it to the card front.
I saw there were also small scraps left from cutting the various pieces down further to fit the card...so I sat and matched up all the ones I could find so that I could just stick the strips inside on the corner. I worked on these for a couple of nights while I watched TV...
...and finished up 42 scrap cards!
Now, if I wanted to...
...I could add more to them...
...with do-dads and such, you know?
But, knowing me, I may never get around to it--LOL! Regardless, they will work just fine for tucking letters inside. Anything but fancy...but they're all put together. May take me years sometimes, but I do finally get around to most things. ;)
Yesterday was gorgeous! Low 30s! Sunny. Water dripping off the roof. Snow melted off the porch and Karma thought it was springtime! She asked to go out several times and she'd park herself by the door there to watch for swallows. Long, long time till spring, Karma--LOL! She can be such an optimist. ;)
This morning we saw the sun briefly--but it hid behind the clouds pretty rapidly. The deep freeze is upon us once again and the temperature is dropping. Supposed to get down to 22 below by tonight and stay below zero all week. Karma only asked to go out once this morning. She's a realistic-optimist. ;)
The dominoes are falling. I've now started working on the art & craft bookcases in the living room.
Always gets messier before it is all organized, right?
So that is why I haven't been around online and it may seem like I fell off the edge of the earth--LOL! Looks like this cleaning and organizing streak will continue for the foreseeable future, too. Well, you know right where I am and what I am doing. :) Feels good to take a break and sit here chatting with you with my friend the heating pad at my back, though. I just do a little at a time...and as long as I keep moving the sciatica and my back have been behaving pretty well for me...unless I am up too long. Never fear--my body keeps me in line. ;) It's been feeling somewhat on the mellow side lately so I am thrilled to be able to get all this done. Whoohoo!!
New Year's is just around the corner! I love the changing of the year. It's one big dose of nostalgia, contemplation, and hope. I may not see you again until then, but enjoy-enjoy-enjoy these last days of 2013!! :):)
"The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. "
Oliver Wendell Holmes