Saturday, October 27, 2007

Found them!



First - the good news. I found the blessed stamps. I am almost embarrassed to admit it, because you'll never guess where they were. No, go on, guess.*

Well, after all that cleaning and organising, today I got a lot of work done - more than even it looks like here. I made a block for the Block Lotto on quilting.about.com - and I almost showed a photo here - forgot that it was still sneak peek time for the November lotto - so I will show it in a few days, when it's November, and the lotto is officially opened. I also cut out the fabrics for 5 more block lotto blocks, though they aren't assembled yet (one is partly done).


Then, I finally got an idea for my confetti postcards which I like - I've gone with fireworks in honour of Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes Day - 5th November). Whew - glad to have that sorted. I don't mind not having my cards done until right before a deadline, but I hate it when I can't come up with a decent idea.

I also worked on a set of inchies for the Inching Artists Triptych inchie challenge (running until the end of October). I edged enough backgrounds for two triptychs and a couple extras, but did this one set of inchies, called, not suprisingly, "Rose". I've had the idea of a woman called Rose running through my mind since I did the vintage woman called "Fleur" - I was originally going to call her Rose, but didn't have an "S" from that set of stickers left, so had to change horses in mid-stream... Anyway, here's my inchie Rose triptych. Tomorrow, something completely different (but no idea what yet).





And two postcards today - one from Sue W, for the letters swap - I love that she's used all the selvedge bits. I always feel slightly guilty throwing away selvedges as it seems there ought to be something you could do with them (message to self: you do not need to start saving selvedges). And the Kiss is "K is for..." - from Flischa.


*It was in the basket where I keep my (wait for it) stamps. Yes really, it was WHERE IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE. In my defense, it was right at the bottom and in a totally different package than I remember, but still. Oh well, at least they are found, albeit too late for the letter postcards. At least I don't have to worry about only being able to stamp words that can be spelled with the letters S, A, R, H and N...

6 comments:

anne bebbington said...

I really like the fireworks confetti cards - perfect for the season :o)

Myra said...

The confetti cards look great and I love your "Rose" triptych.

Julie said...

How often does that happen? Right place, wrong packaging! It wasn't your fault that you couldn't find them then, was it? *LOL* Happens to me all the time.

Vicki W said...

That search was your punishment for totally emptying the scrap basket! Your fireworks cards are excellent!

Doreen G said...

Yeeeh I can relax now because I thought you were going to overtake me in the loosing stuff department.

Mom said...

I actually thought that might be the case with the lost stamps, but didn't want to insult you by saying something so motherly, like: "Are you sure you looked carefully in the box?"

Do you remember, years ago, when we searched the attic, trying to find the silverware, only to discover it at the bottom of the safe deposit box, right where it should have been? Sometimes things really are where they belong.

The fireworks cards are wonderful.