Wednesday, June 13, 2007

More random ramblings ...

Two cards from my vintage card collection. I pick these up here and there. I don't think I have ever paid more than a few cents for any one of them. I will say that they are getting more and more difficult to find.

I love these. It's like they are truly special, unlike the overwhelming array in the stores today. They are soft and pretty and when I open the box there is a faint smell of a long forgotten perfume as if the owner had sprayed the box. The graphics fit perfectly in the era of printed hankies (got some of those too). I really would love to see some of these reprinted for today.

The doggies went home last night. They were excited to see their mom and dad, but despite the problems with pooping behind the heater, we are missing them. We also know it is probably the last time the boxer will be around. She is so old and going downhill really fast.

I worked on gifties for the CIP group last night. Trying to get that in the mail this week. It really is a challenge to come up with fun and reasonably quick items for them since it is a fairly large group of ladies.

Tonight plans include a trip to my mom's - I talked to her last night and she has a quilt hoop she bought for me at a yard sale. (do gifts count against me in the use what I have plan??) I have the camera in the truck and will try to remember to take some pictures of her quilt tops.

In other news - over at the SEEKATIESEW blog I ran across a more formal group of use what you have challenge. While it is primarily directed towards those of us fabric hoarders, she has invited others to join in. I clicked on it quickly. I am already committed for June, July and August, so this will give me a little more accountability. Look at this really cute graphic. You will see this on all of my use what I have posts for the summer.

I have just a few more things to finish before I complete all of my commitments for swaps.

I am thrilled to be making my final plans for the big cabinet in the studio. The weekend plan for me is to get it finished inside. I know this project is taking forever, but money is a huge issue on this one. I refuse to spend more than I have on this - no money will be borrowed - no credit card purchases for this project. It will be so rewarding to accomplish this task in this manner.
Once I get the cabinet finished inside, I can put it in it's final position and then "see" where everything else is going to go. I have a hoosier to go in there. There are other pieces destined for repurposing as well. I just don't have enough hours in my days to get it all done.

I hope all of you have a wonderful day.


Vallen said...

You are my rock on this. Use what I have. Use what I have. Use what I have. So far, so good. Being able to find things that I have has helped alot.

Felicia said...

I'm in The Challenge too! Should be fun :)