Skip to main content

Good Mail

Yesterday when I went to the post office I had 2 goodies in the mail. It's always wonderful to get fiber art from my on line buddies and I had 2 wonderful gifts yesterday. The first photo is of some beautiful inchies by Gwen. The stitching on these are so very neat. I have problems with the ziz zag on the edges of my small works and these are perfect. Gwen does beautiful work. You can see her fiber art by clicking her name above. One hint I got from Gwen is what she uses as her "batting". It's a stiff interfacing. She was so sweet and sent me 2 pieces of this to experiment on.

My second surprise was from Diana Bracy a very talented fiber artist. This was the post card I received thew the last swap (subject: Thrones) we had on the Quilt With Us site in our ATC group. We do post cards and inches in this group too. I just love it. The concept for Diana's post card came from every one in the group trying to win a Bernina chair about the time the swap subject was being determined. We all wanted to win that chair! Well I might have not have won the chair, but I sure got a wonderful post card.

Another thing I got from both Gwen and Diana were the clear envelopes you put ATC's and post cards in to mail/store. I'd not used these before and will be sending my first post card off in one with in the week. I'm going to test to see how safely it gets to it's destination in California - yes Janice it's coming to you. You will be my test for the strength of these. I've heard some scary stories from the on line group of their experiences at their local post office when mailing fiber art in these clear envelopes, so hopefully mine will go threw smoothly.

You might have read in earlier posts that I had plunked my sewing machine down in my living room. Well at the time it seemed a good idea. The cabinet was very heavy and it was in the middle of summer. I told hubby and his bud he had helping him to just sit it in the living room, and there it has stayed till now.

Now thou I'd really like to have my living room back to normal. So I came up with the "great" idea to swap my current living room stuff with what is in my den. So I'll move the tv, couch etc into the living room and put all the sewing stuff/computer into the "new" den. Which will become the "hobby room". We live in an old 1930's house and the walls are plaster, so today I'll take all the stuff off the walls in the den and start patching the plaster and getting ready to paint. This is the one room in the house that's not been touched since we got married 12 years ago. It's time for it's face lift. So the transformation begins. I'll keep you posted on how it's going - I dearly hate painting so I'm trying very hard to just keep the end result in mind.


BJ said…
Royce - how fun... inchies AND a postcard and they are wonderful!
Your new room sounds like it will make a great studio for you. I'm excited for you. I'd come help paint if I could.
The book arrived and wonderful card, too. THANK YOU.
Nahid said…

Offer vitamins and supplements, sports nutrition, intimacy enhancement, body building, diet and weight loss products, bath and beauty, herbal detox and body cleansing, vitamin and herbs and more.
Visit Us for the latest trend on health and fitness related product and news. With our extensive selection of product you sure to find all your supplement need and achieve your training goals.
Key word :
sport nutrition, body building, diet and weight loss, intimacy enhancement, bath and beauty, personal care, vitamin and herbs, herbal detox cleansing formula, organic formula

Popular posts from this blog

Holidays - Oh how I love them

I've just put the last show of the year behind me and now it's time to really get going for the holidays. I have a quilt on the machine ready to be quilted. Fabric stacked on the other machine ready to be cut. Canvases ready for backgrounds - well in other words - fun stuff a-plenty. 

The weather has turned cool - cold and it will soon be Thanksgiving. Since this is my first Thanksgiving in my new home we will have our dinner here. The turkey is waiting in the frig and the menu settled and the shopping done - I think I'm ready. 

For some reason the days before the holidays I always feel the need to do something new to the house. Why... don't you have enough on your plate? I guess not. Yesterday I painted an accent wall in the kitchen and hung a shelf and photos. The kitchen is yellow, it's a nice color of yellow, but I'm just not crazy about yellow. I went grey on this wall and I really like it.

This is only part of the wall, there are more photos etc, but this sh…

Another Big Change...

 that I'm thrilled about. 

Next week unless something unforeseen happens I'll be closing on the sale of my 1925 house in East Nashville and moving away from the part of town I was born, grew up and lived in for the bulk of 61 years. 

This little town is no longer little, or quite, or like I remember. It's growing by leaps and bounds. I like change don't get me wrong but this is too much too fast. I think it's great that for the first time in my memory there is a restaurant close enough to walk to. 
There are great little art galleries, shops and wonderful restaurants popping up all over the place. The meat and three I've eaten at for 15+ years is now very popular. All of this is good - great even. 

But now I want slow and quite.  I've heard that 90+ people a day are moving to Nashville! So I figure this is the time to sell my house and move out of town to a nice quite place. So I call a friend who just happens to be a great realtor and bam! She finds me a house…

Managing Time

One thing I have found during the last 10 months is I have trouble managing my time like I have in the past. Seems like distractions and life run all over the schedules I make. I sometimes wonder if I'm like the little dog in UP and get the squirrel distraction.
For what ever the reasons this blog has drifted off into my Scarlet area of "I'll deal with it tomorrow. "

With my first show of the year just a few weeks out I'd normally be in full swing of creating new pieces for the show. I have only started creating again a few months back and seem to be getting into the flow of working at my bench once again, thou now as regular as I did in the past.  Here are a few of the recent items.

 This brass butterfly was given a rusted look with alcohol inks. 
An old sewing machine bulb, the end of a fork and some wings created this pendant
The focal element of this necklace is from a vintage bracelet
Then one day I decided to get out the poly clay again.  I've not done anythin…