Saturday, June 14, 2014

Deja Vu?

A time to remember. . .

Growing up with a working Mother it was common to have a Saturday schedule that included several rituals.  Strip the beds, change the sheets, put on a pot of beans, and clean the house like mad.  I still can’t resist the urge to strip my beds and wash sheets on Saturday.  I guess there is something to be said for soaking in a Saturday night bath and then jumping into your bed to enjoy the smell and feel of clean sheets. Some habits do die hard.  

So today as I finished up my Saturday rituals and was making my “army corners” on our bed, I experienced Deja Vu! Along came a memory of making my bed, but having fitted top sheets so that you did not have to make “ army corners”! I remember having fitted top sheets--am I dreaming. You know that Deja Vu experiences don’t necessarily have to be true?? Are there still such a thing? I hope so.

We did not wash our sheets on Saturday because for most of my young life my Mother preferred to go to a laundromat at 4 a.m. on Sunday morning.  My sweet Dad tried for years to buy her a washer and dryer, but she refused. She liked getting all the laundry done at once and having all of the washers and dryers to herself. No one else would be there at that time of day for sure. There was an ulterior motive--she loved to look through all of the coins--pennies, dimes, nickels, quarters, and half dollars (she had an in with the owner of the place) so she could fill coin books for us. But that is another story.


Happy Father’s Day dear sweet Dad, Dirtman, and Coach! 

I love my washer and dryer!

May all of the seasons be sweet to you!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Studio Update, a New PaperCrafting Project, and an Old Special Project. . .

A season to create. . .

Remember that desk I pictured in a previous post--well here it is now. . .

Old Desk--almost clean.

I have made good progress--

Studio, Studio, Studio. . . having fun with the big cabinet.  So many options--what to store in it and where should all the treasures go in it??? Can’t resist putting some decorative items on these shelves--of course I move things around daily.

Here it is so far!

Off to buy one more ugly storage drawer system to put in the middle bottom compartment. 

Here is the middle compartment.

Well, it is in place and full--looks messy doesn’t it.  It is organized and my score board, paper trimmers, laminating machine, Zyron refills, and large paper will fit here. 

Now About Projects---the newest project is a mini album based on Wilna Furstenberg’s Family Album. I will be using several cool techniques in this project--applying modeling paste with stencils, filling the frame on the cover with resin, enhancing pages with watercolor elements, layering papers and embellishments, as well as spraying gold paint to create shiny backgrounds papers for some of the pages. Michael’s $1 frames make great covers and a sweet concertina is the perfect binding. Eight pages with delicate grey and pink papers and embellishments along with sweet pictures will make it a favorite. 

Here is the cover--maybe!

Here is a sneak peek at one of my special projects.

Special Grands Book.

Here are parts and pieces--they will be bound into a book that I hope will be treasured by my Grands someday. I will share more later.

Better go for now--need to go watch the rain.

May all the seasons be sweet to you!