Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Here are some pictures from Friday.
I bought Good Mail Day at the bookstore while I was looking for a sewing book, but they had been picked over, and always the book lover I had to keep looking at other stuff. I love it, the pictures, the feel, the look and it's a pretty easy read. It has information about the lost art of sending mail through the post office and how to send mail art with lots of ideas and websites on how to get started. It's also a great sources of inspiration with all the pictues of different correspondances. I love getting mail and I have noticed lately I do not get anything besides a few junk pieces and bills...??? Even the junk mail has dwindled quit a bit lately. Well I'm going to initiate a new practice of sending more mail and loving our USPS! Their motto is "neither snow nor ran nor heat nor gloom" mine will be "neither postal price nor size of object nor uncreativity" haha! So I'm going to start sending mail, maybe not as fancy and artsy as some of the ones in the book but it will be a start for me. I have actually already sent my sister a postcard which I did not take a picture off (maybe she will and send it to me) and I have another postcard getting ready to go out to my other sister. That's more writing than I have done in awhile.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Here it is...
Bernina Aurora 440QE
I didn't shop around, but I did go online and check out the reviews, it got great reviews. It sews like a dream! (Now I know how men feel about cars.) It's quiet and it threads itself...WOW! Since I'm getting old and my eyes get tired quick...haha! It does a whole lot more but I have not played with all the features, embroider, quilting, button holes, my old sewing machine didn't do this much so I'm quite amazed. The metal stick coming out of the machine towards the table is a hands free lever to lift the presser foot, you hit it with your knee. I thought I wouldn't use it until I tried it...love it! So although I have not had a chance to try all the features I give it a thumps up.
The pin cushion in the front is the pattern I had bought at the quilt show. Yes, I finished a project! It's a pin cushion and trash bag in one. I used some Alexander Henry fabric I got at JoAnn's. One of my favorite fabric designers and places to shop.This calendar is in the kitchen this was a Christmas gift for Remington from his aunt Kelli. Yes it's about airplanes, fighter jets.
This calendar, we have not put up yet, is Ramsey's Christmas present from his aunt Kelli. More fighter jets... This one will go in the boys room was I am done moving their furniture around.
This one is my own artwork. I started doing these last year when I was home on maternity leave and I came across this artist on flickr. I love to draw (I know you do too Karla) so I used her idea and started drawing one a month. This is my sketch pad, Christine uses a larger piece of paper.
This Astronomical Calendar I have been buying for years, you might remember one I had at home. I don't use this to plan events like a planner but it's got daily information about astronomy. I used to buy them at Borders but the have stopped carrying them now I buy them from the author's website. I love the artwork on the covers. This one has the Mayan pyramids at Palenque, Mexico.
This is January's page, there is a lot of information and it's nice to know when an eclipse or meteor shower is going to happen. January 30th will be a full moon.
Karla, you said you didn't have a calendar although I will not part with any of mine, I will send a new one in the mail.