Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Friends, Stuff and an Anniversary
Well, today I am going to "catch you up" on some things going on in the Nest. I spent most of the day "puttering" around. You've heard me talk about that before. Sometimes I just get in the puttering mood and will not be satisfied until I've spent most of a day reorganizing and re-reorganizing. It's a sickness....isn't it?
But, now, my files are cleaned out, the work table is cleaned off, I've moved some furniture from here to there, found a lovely place to put my plates of "ingredients" so they won't be in the way and I can see them from across the room, the floors have been swept, and I feel better.
After all that, I knew I needed to post something new.....so decided to share with you some of the "good stuff" that has happend here lately.
1. I received a lovely package from Nicki in Massachusetts. Look at all this wonderful "stuff." (And, you, as well as I - love our STUFF.) Beautiful laces, silk fabric, buttons, a lovely beaded starfish, all to glorify my work. How lovely! And, a big thank you to Nicki!!! You can see what she does with this type of stuff at cqnickilee.blogspot.com. She can take some white lace and make it sing!
2. Today, I received envelope art from Sharon, my wonderful friend from Texas. She paints lovely faces, birds, castles and all things beautiful and I admire her work very much. One of the things she does BEAUTIFULLY, I might add, is to use paper napkins in her mixed media work. It's unbelievable what she can do with them. And, she sent me some! If you go to allnorahsart.blogspot.com, you can see Sharon's work in all it's glory. So much fun! I thank her for the inspiration she gives us all! Visiting the birds with her is a lot of fun too!!!
3. My friend, Bibi, who lives in Searcy......loaned me this wonderful little crocheted basket. It's only 3 1/2 inches from top to bottom! Isn't it just the cutest thing ever? It was given to her in the 60's and she's had it all this time. I was talking about crocheting tiny baskets and next thing I knew she showed up here with this one for me to copy.....I haven't figured it out yet, but will certainly be trying to do just that. Isn't it fun to share with friends?
And, one of the biggest "happenings" around this house will be tomorrow when that old Navy man and I share our 43rd Anniversary!!! Who knew? It is a miracle we lasted this long....I know that's what some say...but we are tough old birds who stick together and as I always say....we have to stay together...he can't hear and I can't see...so we depend on each other.
And, we pretty much have FUN doing it. So, Happy Anniversary, Richard....you always have been and always will be my hero!
Now, you friends out there, enjoy your stuff and have a great day yourselves!!!! Take care, pat