Yes I can still blog...today anyway. I am a bit worried about the switch that I've been getting emails about. I don't know if I an find the time or energy to figure out a new system, & I've been looking at Typepad vs. Wordpess, & am completely overwhelmed by the whole mess. I welcome any words of wisdom from you out there in Blogland. Remember, 24 hours from this posting I will be drawing a name from the past 5 post's comments, for a nice prise made by my own hands.
Speaking of hands...I have a nice golden brace on my right hand now, & my pain is almost all gone! YIPPIE!
The Chickadee above, is a card I sent to my friend Ilene, for her birthday last month. She should have gotten by now, so I feel free to post it.
Now, you have all hear of "Flat Stanley", right? The little flat paper doll guy who gets sent all over the world for some kid's school project? Well, Jackie Carley brought cardboard cut-outs for us all, at my Calendar Girls meeting a few months go, & challenged us to make our own likenesses using them. I used mine as a pattern to cut out the shape, from Fast-to-Fuse (a stiff stabilizer similar to Timtex).
This is what I ended up with.....Flat Debbie......
I drew the face on the fabric using both pencils & ink both. The hair I did on Wash-away stabilizer, with 2 colors of thread, very close to my own color. I washed the stabilizer away, then added the front hair, then back hair.
I dd the same with the sweater, doing free-motion thread-play, to look just like my favorite outfit.
On last thing I want to record here is about my wacky cat, Broccoli. Before 5a.m. he woke me up, "talking" in his sleep. This was a new one for me. He is a very verbal cat, always talking to us, vocalizing all sorts of odd sounds. He has a certain pattern of speech that he uses when we come home, & he meets us at the door. I actually awoke, thinking Warren must be coming home early for some reason, because It was I knew it as too dark to be is usual time, & Broc was talking the way he always does when Warren comes in after work.
Then I realized he was still curled up by my legs, so I nudged him, & he went back to his usual asleep wheezing snore. Who knew cats talked in their sleep!
Now you have 24 hours to comment before a draw a winner. Thanks for all your comments & kind words!