Does that seem like a theme. I get going good on blogging and then I get sidetracked. Actually that is true about many things in my life. I am easily side tracked.
For those who were following my quilt making adventure...... I took the quilt top to my local quilt shop and my friend Rita is going to machine quilt it for me in the next couple of weeks (I hope.) While there I signed up to take a quilting class to make a pretty wall hanging. That will be early in March so don't hold your breath for any pictures just yet.
I spent some time "reorganizing" up in my studio. Didn't get a while lot done but did throw out a big trash bag of junk. Even for a saver like me this was junk and needed to be gone. While doing that
I did find a box full of stuff to "share" in a sense..... I am now in a swap with my friends at Belle Papier (a yahoo group of paper artists.) and another swap with friends from a group called Remains of the Day. It is a yahoo group formed by the leader of a Class in journal making. We make journals out of "junk" mail, stray papers and what ever comes along. So I filled 6 gallon size baggies full for the Belle Papier Swap and 10 quart size baggies for the ROD swap. Of course it feels good to send them off but the other side is that I will be getting that many in return. At least it will be different stuff.
Here is a picture I took of the baggies going to the Belle Papier swap. You can't see much but you will get the ideas. I forgot to take a picture of the ones for the ROD swap.
In another area of my life, I have been doing a lot of sending and receiving of postcards from the Post Crossing swap group. And some from SwapBot as well. I have been getting cards from all over the world: China, Belarus, Netherlands, Germany, Scotland, Sweden and Australia among the many. It is fun to find the cards in the mail every couple of days.
When I was taking an on-line class for decorative box making which I talked about in an earlier blog I made a box to hold the post cards. Here is the box. It is covered with hand made paper and the graphics include logos from the two groups. Maybe not so easy to see. There is also a picture of a few of the cards I have received
And that is a bit of why I keep getting side tracked, going from one hobby to the next.