Thursday, September 29, 2011

One more day until the weekend...

This week for some reason just seems to be dragging on and on but if I squint my eyes really hard I think I can see Friday on the horizon!

I'm not sure if it's because the heat of the summer is starting to go away or if it's because I can feel a tease of fall in the air, but I have been in full "crafty" mode! At work, I have my little notebook and I find myself doodling when I have free moments here and there.

So when I recently just signed up for the Christmas Card Swap that Sue (aka baracudasue) is hosting over at the Paperthreads site, I pulled out my notebook and created my latest file, Holiday Birds ! I even threw in a snowflake for good measure!

If you are interested in joining the swap, there is plenty of room and you only have to make 10 cards. The deadline for signup is tomorrow, 30 September, so if you are interested make sure you jump over right now and join and get the full details!

I'm not sure if I will be using the birds or go with or something else, but for right now it's in first place (hahaha!) I like that I can use either one alone or put a few together for a nice grouping, not to mention what a cute little accent they would make on a layout. I may even cut these out of fabric and resize and make appliques for a child's shirt as a quick and easy gift....hmmmmm....

Well, it's almost 8:30 which is my bedtime since I'm up at 5 for work! We'll catch up some more later!

Eddita :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I'm still here! So much life has happened since the last time I logged in. All good. Everyone is healthy and busy, although feeling a little more aches and pains every day.

I spent most of the summer gardening and canning to my hearts content. I ended up putting up over a dozen quart jars of whole tomatoes, over a dozen quarts of tomato sauce, a dozen each sweet and dill pickles, some acorn squash and watermelon rind pickles and watermelon jelly. I love looking at my shelving unit and seeing all of my pretty pretties all lined up in a row!

Some of you may remember that my DD was finishing up her second associates and she did! Graduating with her degree in culinary and after enjoying the summer off, she wrote her resume and made a bunch of cold calls to local bakeries. She went so far as to call a place about 30+ miles down the road and she was asked to come in and do a "bench test". It took about 3 hours and after a number of items (fondant work, flower forming, airbrushing, piping, icing, etc) she was hired!

She is so happy...she really did what she wanted and is now a "Professional Cake Decorator"! Only downside is the commute as she has to go in rush hour and there are days it can take her 3 hours to get home! She has started to leave the area around 5 in the morning so she can get there by 6 and then leave around 3 in order to miss the height of traffic, but she says it's worth it. You can see here a cake she decorated...all of the roses and leaves she formed by hand!

Now I have been working on some files and just finished posting a new one (my first in a long time). I was trying to think of something that would look good on a card for a male and thought of chess pieces!

As you can see, I have included what I consider the 6 main pieces which comprise of the King, Queen, Bishop, Knight, Rook and Pawn.

I can picture a romantic card...In the game of life I'm just your Pawn..Your castle or mine? You are the King/Queen of my heart...etc! So I finished it up this weekend and loaded into the store (EC00203).

Hope some of you like it and get some use out of it.

Well, gotta get running to get to work!


Eddita :)