Monday, February 16, 2009

Time Waits For No One

Can't believe it's almost been a week since I last posted! Geeze! I have been busy. Rachel's party was Friday night. It was great! Turned out to be 18 people - manageable, but exhausting for these old bones.

Relaxed on Saturday by going to two movies - The Wrestler and Milk. Both interesting and good. Not really typical movies for me to see, but trying to see those up for Oscars.

I found this cute little sign at Home Goods at their "Before Valentine's Day" sale. I just love it! I'm going to hang it over the door in my red bathroom. A good buy at $3.00.

Also picked up this Valentine's Day runner for $6.00.
And placemats at $1.50 each. I'm pleased with my Valentine finds!!

Feeling very artistic lately, I've joined an Easter Egg Garland Swap hosted by Jennifer of Artrageous Afternoon. These are some of the papers I've selected to start with.

Here is a shot of the egg. If I remember correctly, it's 3.75" by 5.5". I can't wait to start working on these. I have to make six and send them off by April 1st. This will be such fun!

Here is an egg "covered" - just needs to be dressed up.

Jennifer also recently hosted a party dress garland swap. I read about that swap after the fact, but have started working on dresses for my own use as I just love them. Here's one that I need to embellish.

I am having such a wonderful time with these crafty projects. I don't know what is more fun - making things or shopping for supplies to make things!! I do try to use things I have around, but there are some really cool products all over the place just waiting to be bought and lovingly utilized.

And I'm also trying to finish my book club book, "My Stroke of Insight". An excellent book. You should check it out if you like to read.

As you can see, I've been busy. I just cringe when I hear someone say they are bored. There are so many things to do, just not enough time to do them, in my opinion.

It's amazing how much one misses when time is spent away from the computer for a couple of days. I have lots of catching up to do!! See you soon . . .


Kay said...

Terrific photo of the birthday party. That is a really amazing looking cake for an amazing young woman. I can't get over how creative you are. I am very impressed.

Sherri said...

Joyce, so glad Rachel's party was a good one! I love the egg and dress garland you have started-what fun!! I agree with you Joyce anyone who says they are bored has made their own life that way. There is a whole world out there with very exciting things to do and everyone should do just that!! Have fun creating!!

Michele said...

Hi Joyce ~ I'm with you...I love to shop for stuff to make all my projects..then I get home and think..why did I just buy all this stuff!!?

Can't wait to see the eggs "dressed"!


Jo, a retired teacher said...

I definitely missed out on the crafty, creative gene distribution. I find your projects and enthusiasm for making things amazing.

Gratitude Gal said...

Rachel is a cutie!!!!