Sunday, April 24, 2011

Just happenings

I haven't had a lot of time for projects lately. I did host card club. I need to post those pics. It was fun. I have been trying to organize and start thinking about gardening. We have had a couple of funny experiences happen, and I figure this is probably the best place to write them down.
First, during Spring Break, KC called me. "Sweetheart, I need to utilize your spanish." "Why?" "Gunther (our dog) got into the neighbors chickens and killed 2 of them. When I went to the door, she (our neighbor) didn't look too happy, but she couldn't understand a word I said, and I couldn't tell her anything." OOPS! I wrote a nice card, enclosed some money, and we took over a fresh baked loaf of bread. Hopefully, we are in good graces.
Second, shoot! I don't remember what the other story was I meant to write down (ha ha). Guess that is all!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Little Bits of Fun

Hello! Hello!
I have been able to do lots of little things. I haven't taken pictures of everything and not everything is worth sharing, but here are a few of my favorites:
This is a thank you card I made for our Pinewood Derby. We had a local bakery donate the cake for our refreshments. I was asked to make a card so everyone could sign it. I dry embossed a pattern over the blue cardstock, aded texture and dimension using my crinkler and pop up adhesives. Inside there are 2 half page inserts to add more room for signatures (they stick out with tabs).
Apparently, this is the only recent project I have taken a picture of. Shoot. Well, I guess I will tell you about some of them and then will have to post some others. I have made Barbie tights and leggings. I found a pattern for them at I found that I had to add 1/4 in. extra to the top and sides.
I have also written a poem. It is entitled:
Sweet is the sound
Of a soft voice,
Content is the heart
That is slow to anger,
Peace is the feeling
Found in a loving moment,
Joyous is the soul
Who becomes like Christ.

OK, so this is more for me. This is an area I need to work on!

I also wrote a piano arrangement (accompaniment) for a hymn called "Jesus, Once of Humble Birth." If you would like to listen to it, you can find it at I will add that link to my blog soon.
I made strawberry jam using frozen strawberries from Costco, apple juice concentrate and No-Sugar-Needed pectin. I like it. It tastes like the natural flavor of strawberries without all the extra sugar. For anyone who wants a really sweet jam, this is not for you.
I have done other projects, but I am going to post pictures of them, so they will have to wait.
Happy Spring