The wonderful Patti from Treasure Barn ( http://treasurebarnblog.blogspot.com/) just folded, and passed it along (hint- it's fab!). Anyone daring to continue the story? It's getting very interesting... ( -See previous post's comments for story (I tried to copy and paste it here but my edit post just said, "No, no, no...!" :)
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Pontificating upon the travesties of the world at hand
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
The above picture is a collage that I recently made and transfered onto 2 t-shirts for my aunt & uncle's 50th Anniversay celebration . I used an old family letter as the background, K & Co. paper, Making Memories rub ons and dimensional sticker, and studio K sticker, as well as family photos, and old sheet music. I also made a little globe with the same picture and words along the sides, covered the black base with velveteen ribbon and flowers.(picture not here). The shirts came out great, and my aunt & uncle both wear t-shirts, and they look 'fab' in them:)
So I recently finished the book that I spoke of, Song Without Words- The Photographs and Diaries of Countess Sophia Tolstoy, by Leah Bendavid-Val. It is published by National Geographic. And since my son won the National Geographic Society Geography Bee for his school when he was in 5th grade, he has been on their forever mailing list it seems. Anywho, we received a 50% off coupon because of a shipping snafu, so we looked on their site and found the book.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I just spent the last 2 days helping my oldest daughter move out of her college apartment. It took 2 van loads, and filled every crevice of my house(well, almost every crevice:) ). She's staying w/her best friend as it's way closer to her work, and... she doesn't know anyone out here in the country. But my back is oh, so achy today. Ouch!!! Have to up the number on my Sleep Number bed.
What a hectic 2 weeks! Had lots to do leading up to company coming to stay at our home for my aunt and uncle's 50th Anniversary celebration. We're Eastern Orthodox (Russian Orthodox), and the priest who married my aunt and uncle was my family's priest growing up on LI.. His first wedding at our church as the new priest was my aunt and uncle's. He came for the 50th , and performed a 'Rememberance' Ceremony, near the end of the service. For those unfamiliar, Orthodox services are one and a 1/2 hrs. long minimum. It was nice reminiscing, with Fr. Dan and Matushka(priest's wife) Dunya. What wonderful and sweet people! What happy memories from my childhood.