Welcome back for an other T-day post. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, soda, or a great bottle of water and then we'll begin!!
I do want to take a moment and thank everybody who drops by weekly and to all of you that are here for the first time. If you are dropping by for the first time, this post is part of a great group of people, that I just call the T-gang. We gather at the Altered Book Lover's Blog and share our drink and food related posts and what ever else we want to share.
All riiighttttyyyyyy.....here is my opening photo.......
This is what I have already accomplished this morning ( and it's only Monday *grin*). I took this just before grabbing that cup for a refill.....coffee.....black! My watercolor fish are being auditioned for my grandson's birthday card.
Now on to the "other things" It's long and rather wordy from here....but you can skip to the bottom if you wish.
THEN THERE WAS FINGER PAINTING
Two of my Paint Pals came by on Thursday and we decided to let our inner children out to play. We watched, and painted with a video: finger painting with Jane, on You Tube. Notice all the large cups? We had just gotten back from The Shop Cafe for lunch, while our backgrounds dried.......that turned out to be a two hour lunch........so much talking and laughing!! No photos....we were too busy...*grin* Cheryl, our other PP was at a very important meeting and had to miss this, but I assured her that we would catch her up on an other day.
These two really got into it....there inner children look so serious!
I had taped watercolor paper to some old canvases, but we were using acrylic paint.
A CLOSER LOOK!
Patty, using the two finger method.....*grin*
Lea is working her yellow flowers with just one finger.
Lea's finished painting
This is mine
Patty's finished painting
A couple of proud Paint Pals.
Jumping forward..........It is now late Monday night and I am just getting back to finishing this post. What a day, Hubby came in early from a truck run so we could meet with a contractor at 11 this morning. He took us way out in the country to show us a home he is just finishing, that ended up being a two hour tour!!! The place was HUGE 7,000 sq. feet!! Two story house on top of a basement, with a garage bigger than the house I'm sitting in right now!! All I could think was "I'm sure glad I don't have to clean this place!" LOL!!! We still have a few more contractors to talk to and get bids from before we even think about starting construction of our new house Hubby and I had a quick late lunch.....sorry no photos. Then home again so he could go get an other load to deliver tomorrow morning......now your almost caught up.......
HAPPY MAIL....HAPPY MAIL!!!
LOOK WHAT CAME IN THE MAIL TODAY!!!!
The cutest post card from Deb our Jinixxxy girl. Thanks Deb, I think it is fantastic!!
Next was this awesome large envelope from Germany. Yep! it's from Valerie over at Bastelmania blog.
Want to see what was in it???????
I pull out this large white plastic bag.......really a cool looking bag.
Wrapped in some bubble wrap were this luscious handmade paper beads....they are about 2 1/2 inches long..........full of texture and sparkle.
The 12" tall tag!!!! Oh how I wish my camera would have captured this better. It is just absolutely gorgeous!!! Metallic golds and copper and glitter!!!!
Here is what things were wrapped in......napkins and a very cool post card. I just love the cow napkin Valerie!
Okay she didn't stop there...............the crowning jewel was...............
This hand made journal!!!
LOOK at the beautiful texture and colors!!! It has a pocket on the inside of both covers, and in one cover are two bookmarks.......I was so excited I forgot to get a photo of the insides.......LOL!
I'm not sure what I did to deserve such wonderful gifts but THANK YOU VALERIE and THANK YOU DEB for the great post card.
NEXT WEEKS LAYOUT IN THE JOURNAL/DIARY
I made a tag last week and decided to attach it to my JD as a flap. I removed the flap I had original put on this page, then used the same paints and ink to make it go with the tag.
Well, I'm starting to have trouble keeping my eyes open....there was more I was going to share until I got all the Happy Mail......but it will all save for an other day.......yawn!
I hope all our friends on the northern east coast are staying safe and warm to night as that huge snow storm is passing through to night. We hear predictions of 12-24 inches of snow. Now I do feel bad that it will be almost 90' (F) here tomorrow.........yawn!
That's it for me ( yawn)......time to link up with the T-gang at Elizabeth's blog.
I'll make rounds in the morning with a fresh cup of coffee.....