Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I have also been working like mad to finish 500 Twinchies for a Swap due Aug. 1. What was I thinking?
Anyway enough, boo hoo, I thrive on this much chaos! Rod has started designing his scrapbook pages he will enter in the County Fair this year. I am not looking because I want to be surprised. He is also going to enter his plants, produce & our canned tomatoes, tuna, pickles, apple pie filling, apple butter & pickled jalapenos. Did I mention he loves to can with me & this year he planted an even bigger garden. Usually we give a lot to the assisted living residence where his Mom lives, but they just informed him that they can't take anything that isn't USDA approved. So, he is looking in to donating stuff from the garden to UCAN which is our local food distribution outlet for people who are in need.
What's really sad is he can't bring to the residents at the assisted living facility tomatoes from the garden either. At least once or twice a week he would make up several small bags of tomatoes for his "girlfriends" & his Mom. They are going to be so disappointed.
Off to twinchie!
Monday, July 13, 2009
This working thing at the fairgrounds getting ready for the County Fair is fun, but cuts into personal playtime. Haven't been able to do too much. I do have my Twinchie Swap due at the end of the month.
The theme I chose is Fall since I love that time of year. I used Krista's Stampin' Up Fall stamps and stamped 5 different designs. I hand-painted 5 x 5 stamped images plus a few extra. Since I have to do 500 Twinchies, I then made color copies of the hand-painted images. Now I have to cut out the mats for each image on the Cricut, mount them, & embellish. They will be cute when finished.
Another Swap I signed up for are two autograph pages for a Disney Book. I am doing pages for Chip and Dale. When I went to Disneyland years ago & went for the autograph, they insisted that they each get their own page. Too cute!
Photos soon. We just bought a new camera & I have to download the photos I've been trying to take.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
"We are a design team with a unique purpose. We use our crafting skills to help and bring light to others. We invite you to visit the site often to find out whom we are crafting for and what we are planning in the months to come. We have exciting plans that include making cards and bookmarks for our men and women in uniform, making journals for families whose children are in the hospital, making cards for baskets that help raise money for playground equipment....and that's just the beginning. Come back soon for pictures and blog entries giving you even deeper insight in to how the team is bringing light to those in need."
To be chosen, I had to submit 4 projects and a little ditty about myself. They do so much good for very worthy organizations. To be a part of this organization with incredibly talented ladies is AMAZING! I have been following a lot of their blogs for a long time & now my little old name is listed along with them! Thank you so much for this new adventure!
Friday, July 3, 2009
I am off to finish packing the trailer. We are going to camp right by the river. I am chief cook & bottle washer. I am not a go in the river and shovel and pan, etc. kind of gal. I am a sit by the river in the shade and read my books and nap and relax.
Hope you all have a great 4th of July!