This past weekend, Erin, Brandon, Max, and Mila came up from Baton Rouge for a visit! Mila's birthday is May 29th, and she is definitely teenager one moment, kid the next. :)
Books/Reading -- Lots of books that I haven't reviewed yet, but my favorite is Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper! Devastated by the loss of the fishing industry, the folks of the small Newfoundland village of Big Running gradually abandoned their homes to find work elsewhere. The Connors, however, have hung on, trying to wait for the cod to return to their waters. Our Homesick Songs is a beautiful tale of tradition, the power of songs, and mythic family stories. Loved it.
After watching a video of Craftyhodges making "Artist Trading Coins,"
I decided to try my hand at it.. I don't have a 2 1/2" circle punch,
but did have some circle tags that I used to trace, cut out, and collage. Fun!
I have a couple more in progress and can see that I will have
a number of possibilities to try using all the bits and scraps,
stamps and ephemera that accumulate on my desk.
Kind of learning as I go...nothing new about that.
card from Penny B.
Thank you notes that went out last week to
my lovely daughters for Mother's Day gifts!
Response to Penne M. for her latest letter.
Ever want to tell someone what you think of their parking?
This person printed up notes to put on windshields of folks
who can't park between the lines. :)