Monday, May 17, 2010

An ATC Swap and A Word Weave

Good Morning all,
And it is a good morning indeed. I was able to sleep clear through the night last night for the first time in almost a week. Friday night I was awake all but about 3 hours of the night and those three were broken up in little doses here and there. Saturday night I managed 3 hours straight then was up again until 6:30 AM and stayed up until bedtime last night. I was exhausted. The prednisone does this to me. But as I knew it would my body finally adjusted and I feel well rested this morning and I can breath. Woo Hoo! I did rest over the weekend by sitting quietly and reading or crafting between spurts of energy when I did my laundry and cleaned my stove. I do like those little spurts of energy even though I hate being sick. ~~

I love Somerset Studio magazine and at one time purchased several back issues I did not have. I decided to dig them out and read. I found the March/April 2005 issue and it spoke to me (literally, it said "read me please, you like my cover and you'll love what's inside"; or was I hallucinating?!) :) So I sat myself down at 4AM on Saturday morning to read. I had it read cover to cover by 6:30 AM and went to bed. I was up again a couple hours later. Sunday night I was up and down all night also with coughing or needing my rescue inhaler or just being awake. I went back to bed about 6:00 AM and hubby woke me Sunday morning at 11:30. " You need to get up and take your meds", he said, "it's 11:30". I stayed up the rest of the day fearing if I napped any at all it would prevent me from sleeping last night.

I made the above Word Weave following Dory Kanters article instructions on page 91. This was fun to make and definitely was a quiet, sitting sill project. I did the mind doodle in one of my journals as it said to and picked my list of 10 words and then chose one. I chose the word creative as the thoughts I had written really seemed to have a creative edge and the word create or creative was spread throughout. I did not have a gold leaf pen or a gold gel pen so hubby took me for a drive on Sat. to hobby lobby and I bought both plus more watercolor paper. He went inside with me and did most of the running around through the store looking for things while I stayed in one general area. Isn't he sweet... ~~

I did an ATC and ephemera swap with LayHoon of mescrap and finally got her items scanned. She has posted about her swaps now and I wanted to show you all what she sent me.

These are the ATC's sh sent me and the pretty little envelope they were tucked inside. The back of the envelope has fish on it too. It is very shiny also. I love it. I love the sentiment on her ATC's. They are lovely. I think that as crafters and artists we are compatible as far off friends because we both love art and artistic play time. In a way all artists and creative people do have hearts that beat as one. One in the same as in same hopes and dreams. This is the ephemera she sent and the stamped envelope. The postage stamps are awesome. I love the museum piece there in the center with the paintings. All of it is so fun and beautiful. You can see some of Lay Hoons other swap items she received and what I sent her by clicking here. I have another project I started this past weekend using fused plastic. I had some that I hat made and never did anything with and found a wonderful article online from a blogger in the Philippines. I'll show you when I finish. Until then.....

Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be You,



Kim Mailhot said...

Glad you are feeling well enough to get back to a little sweet play, Tess.
Loving the goodies from your friend Lay Hoon.
Stay well !

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Glad that you receive them :)

turquoise cro said...

Praying for YOU sweet Tess! Get Well!!! Here's a healing HUG, (((((Tess))))))

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have no idea why it took me so long to find your blog. Your ATCs are amazing and your art is so colorful.

You have a really interesting blog. I really enjoyed reading about your daughter's progress after her brain surgery. I can only imagine what you went through waiting to determine her "fate." Happy 50, BTW.

I see you live in KS. It's no secret from my blog that I live in Wichita. If I am close to you, please let me know. I couldn't find your e-mail, so you will have to write to me. My e-mail address is in my blog profile.

I'm so glad I found your blog, although I assume I've been here, since you were also a OWOH ticket holder.

Jackie at 3littleones said...

I'm glad to hear that you are finally starting to feel better - that is the absolute worst (needing a rescue inhaler while you're trying to sleep & then tryin to find sleep on prednisone!!). I hope you continue to keep feeling better everyday :)

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Tess! What lovely goodies from Lay Hoon! I sure hope you feel 100% soon! :-)

peggy gatto said...

Fabulous, intricate piece!!!!
I am glad you are able to enjoy the reading!!!
I am always going to "get back" to an article and never do!!!
Think I'll go through some older issues and see what pops up!!!
Take care!