Monday, August 10, 2015

What did you do yesterday?

The reason I ask is that yesterday, Aug. 9, was National Book Lovers Day. Here's how I spent mine:

I LOVE books and have a big collection, on shelves and in my nook. The books in the pic are my newest additions and I won them when Meghan had a giveaway on her blog a few weeks ago.

I became a fan after finding a free ebook of Dowser book #1, Cupcakes, Trinkets, and other Deadly Magic, at Barnes and Noble on a Free-Book Friday list. It was exactly the type of book I'm enjoying reading right now. I liked it so much I went in search of her website,  made by meghan , found her facebook page , and then added her to fav authors on my goodreads list.

On her website I found recipes for many of the cupcakes she features in the Dowser books and that's how I found out about the giveaways she was holding. I missed entering the first one but was in time for the second. When I learned I won the 5 books plus an ebook of her newest Dowser #5 I was beyond elated. Let's just say I was happy I was home alone with a only the cat and dog to see me jumping around. Winning is not something I'm familiar with so I went way excited.

So anyway, Sunday was spent reading book #2, painting my nails (Flower by Drew Barrymore, color Go With the Flow-er), and doing laundry with Ion TV's James Bond Marathon playing in the background. By 1am I finished book 2 and had to start 3. Love this series!

In case you're wondering some of the things in the pic are the 5 books and 3 stickers I won; my fav drink, a chocolate vanilla iced coffee; charm bracelets I collect and wear joined together as a necklace (there's a tiny wedding ring set on 1!); and the hand is mine.

One last thing, I sent her a thank you card with 2 gifts, a tatted ring and bracelet. Just because I won something for free doesn't mean I won't show my gratitude. I mean really, it was the least I could do was to send a thank you gift when she shipped the box all the way from British Columbia.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Woodland Crazy Patch That Makes Me Crazy

Here's a photo of a square crazy quilt I've been working on and off for years. I'm not even sure how many any more cause it's been too long. I did most of this embroidery done last year and hadn't picked it back up until recently when I moved it back to my UFP (unfinished projects) basket. I also have a shelf with more UFPs.

I start a lot of things, get sidetracked then store it. Somethings I never finish, I just try to recycle the materials into something else or toss it. This past spring I finished 2 rabbit girls I had started 3 years ago. Today while searching for some mini bottles I bought cause they looked like 'I Dream of Jeannie' bottles only clear, I found all the supplies I bought to make microscope slide jewelry. I could never decide what I wanted to put between the glass pieces so the small crate of supplies has sat for years. I don't even want to talk about all the mini quilts and blocks I have cut out, sewed, but never did anything with. Oh, BTW, I don't know what I ever had in mind for the bottles. Now I'm thinking about turning them into jewelry.

I did have a small clean out of craft supplies I thought I'd never use in May and guess what? Yesterday I came across a craft I wanted to make but now don't have the foam balls I got rid of! From noe on everytime I even think about getting rid of any supplies I'm going to search Pinterest first just in case I find something using it I'd like to make.

Here are some more close-ups of the woodland quilt.

This is the upper corner. I had a beautiful large goldfish embrodered here but decided it was too large so cut off all that work and made these smaller ones. I prefer the smaller ones but it was really hard to destroy that goldfish. I was so perfect just way to big. Below is the pond in the middle. I love the blue heron I made. My husband took some fantastic pics of one at a local park and that gave me the idea of putting one there.