First, Tropical Storm Hanna has arrived. It is raining big-time here, with local flooding already happening - road closures, etc., and it keeps on coming. The brunt of the storm is not supposed to hit until later today. Oh, boy.
I went to pick up my CSA share, and lo and behold, all three farmers were there and three of the crafters, too! We are a hardy bunch! Well, except for me, who totally wimped out. Farmer Mike said it had not even started raining yet when he left. Oh, well. I wished them luck and left, with just a little bit of guilt. We Jewish Mothers do guilt really well ...
I also made a pass at the local Transfer Station to recycle all my broken-down SU boxes in a probably-futile attempt to reclaim even a little space in here. Yes, we have curb-side recycling, but they want us to cut down boxes and wrap them in twine, and who has the time for that?! So I collect them and recycle them myself when I can.
I also dropped off my one and only dress at the dry cleaners so I have it ready to take with me next weekend.
I organized something! I bought a bunch of 5x7 photo pages in my last clearbags.com shopping spree. I found an old binder to put them in, then I put all my Nestabilities in the pockets. Nicely arranged and so very neat. Much better than tossing them into a box during the Clean Sweep! This way I have a chance to find them again! I put away the Cuttlebug, and I can see enough of the table to start cutting my card stock for kits for tomorrow. Later.
I got distracted and used the stamp sets I had out to maybe make some Sympathy cards. I was sorting through the scrap piles and found parts of some PTI patterned papers (purples), so I grabbed some virgin PTI purple card stock and made these:
Not too bad for an hour's work. So, is purple an appropriate color for Sympathy? For some reason I think it is ... I could look it up, I suppose, but that sounds like work.
Now for my discovery of the week. Hmm ... maybe I should have a new category for "discoveries". Mind you, these are discoveries for me. Most people probably already know about these things. But hey, if I find something new, I like to share. During my blog surfing - one of those activities where I find cool stuff but forget how I got there - I ran into Brenda's blog. What I saw reminded me of my stamping style, so I linked to her in my "Blogs I read when I have the time" list. While perusing her posts, I saw this one and I was WOWed by the stitched papers. They are done by Stefani Tadio of Pine Tree Designs, and they are fabulous. I recommend you take a few moments to check out her site and her etsy store. Beautiful work!
On a sad note, we lost the fabulously talented Don Lafontaine this week. Here is a good interview with him talking, a lot:
and I would be remiss if I did not include this one:
Okay, that's enough stuff for now. I think I'll go make up my kits for tomorrow while it is still light out, just in case the Big Wind comes through later and knocks out power. A girl's gotta be prepared!