Thursday, February 10, 2011

Yellow

Today I am posting some ATCs that I just completed and mailed off.  The theme was Yellow.  I decided, since I seem to be doing a lot of wishing for Spring lately, that I would add to that thought.  Yellow is the color of Spring.....

Here are my ATCs for this swap.  I sent off two of them and kept one for myself as I usually do.  The next color we must do is Orange.  Have to start collecting up little bits and bobs for that one.
We have lots of visits from the little gold finches in our garden and I can always tell when Spring is approaching because their feathers begin to turn yellow.  Unfortunately no such turning yet.  We have a finch feeder right outside the window where I sit to do a lot of my work.

Yesterday was a fun day.  We went up to Wilkes Barre, our nearest big city for SHOPPING.  I was happy to be able to get to Barnes and Nobel and to JoAnn fabrics.  Found all of  the items on my "need" list at JoAnn's.  I didn't even go to Michaels cause I had found everything  at JoAnns.


Now I have no excuses to not finish a couple of planned projects.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Where or where does the time go.

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.

 Here are a couple of links back to when I first joined the Remains of the Day Group.  I didn't blog much after the first bit of work.  But you will get the idea of the cover anyway.  Maybe someday I will do a blog just on it. Again, just don't hold your breath.
http://agardenersart.blogspot.com/2009/12/altered-art-and-christmas.html
 http://agardenersart.blogspot.com/2009/12/continuing-with-remains-of-day-project.html
 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.