Thursday, August 28, 2014
What I made on my summer vacation
A "parliament" of owls for one thing.
You know crafts people must have a project at the ready especially for long car trips and vacations. I took along the makings for these owl pin cushions and each one came out with a different personality. The one with not so level eyes looks kooky, the one with an outstretched wing looks like he's saying hi!, the one with the flower eyes looks like she's ready to party!
I also took along some scrap muslin ironed to stabilizer stamped with Christmas images so I could play with my zentangle sketching. I plan to make these into some Friendship exchange squares that are due in December.
(I'll show you how I organize the bits and pieces in another post)
I have lots of fun pictures and stories about our vacation but for today, I wanted to share the hand work I did. I also looked through some brand new in the plastic wrap magazines I found hoarded from 2009! I learned a lot and was highly entertained while sitting in the sun by the lake. I learned what to eat and what exercises to do, what clothes go with what shoes and make up. I learned how to set a holiday table, make some crafts, and improve my sleep habits. I love a new magazine, even an old one. I was able to freely recycle them so the car was lighter on the ride home!
While looking through the magazines, I got ideas for quilts, are you surprised?? I sketched out those ideas in my sketchbook while sitting in the sun too.
Some of my hand work was done on the balcony in the evenings, while DH read our latest shared book, and while enjoying a glass of the local wine called Snowgoose. There were annoyances on the trip, but I don't want to share those. Y'all know life is not always rosy. I just share the rosy bits, heh heh.
I saw a card on the trip that said "Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful" and I'm learning to put that into practice along with my word of the year, enjoy.
Next time, some shopping trips and skating pictures.