Friday, October 24, 2014

sweat fest but chore accomplished!

So, every Sunday I make a list of tasks and chores I am hoping to accomplish for the week. On the days I work, that is the only word written on that day... "Work" because after being gone from home 15-16 hours, I really don't feel like trying to get anything else done but sleep. What usually happens is that not all the itms on the list get done on their day so they get circled and bumped to the next day off from work. This particular chore got bumped from Monday to Wednesday to today.. and FINALY got done, at least as done as it can be for now. Next step is black weed barrier and a load of pea gravel. . Only thing left on today's list is visit Kathy's Book Depot to see how my card rack is fairing and then Art Night from 6-8pm. Can't stay any later because I have to work in the morning, sigh. It is a glorious day here on the coast so will leave you with
another pic, this one over my roof where I was weeding.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

where have I been?

OOOPS.. I see another couple of weeks have gone by since last posting... ARGH. Well, was at work all of last week... way too many hours. Then, this week I have been off. Which sounds like a good thing, loads of fun lined up, etc...Right? WRONG. It was spent with some eye & doc appts, antibiotics, etc. Knew that was coming since my one day off the week before was spent in doc appts so planned very little for the week off except self-care. On the plus side, looks like surgery is not required so I am really happy about that! In spite of a migraine (weather is beautiful but the barometer change for that to occur usually knocks me for a loop) I made it to the St Patrick's annual Blessing of the pets. Callie went with me this year, carrying a photo of her sister, Abigale. She was not at all thrilled to be there and volunteered Abigale to go next year in her place.

Today is World Card Making Day!! I will be making a few more. Spent last night and some of this last week scrapbooking our July Waterfall vacation trip... almost done! I took over a 1000 pictures so you can imagine what an undertaking it is. Here is another card I made, holiday theme.

See ya soon!

Friday, September 19, 2014

UTEE can be hazardous to my health

Well, had a crafting accident today...bummed. On the upside of things I have 4 penpals to reply to so now I have the time. I did get the project finished but it was the only thing I have finished today. I was using UTEE and embossing ink alternately on a pumpkin diecut using tweezers. All was going well, right up until it fell from the fine point tweezers and onto my hand while still in the flux state. Blisters, yup. Not to mention having to peel the embossing powder off my skin. So I have poured some lavender essential oil on the burns and my hand is sitting on an ice pack while I type one-handed. I was going to type then post a tutorial... but here is the card I made for it. Tutorial may need to wait a bit.