Saturday, May 24, 2008

New Swaps!!!


I have actually finished 2 swaps. :) I think I have 3 more to do. So I am doing pretty good. Last night Sheldon and I went to an Eagle Scout Ceremony. I am definitely thinking that if we have a boy...he is going to become a Boy Scout. Randy was a great guy. Sheldon works with his dad and it was really nice meeting him. He is graduating this year and will be going to Georgia Tech.

So, after we did that...Sheldon and I decided last night to watch a movie. One of my normal routines while we are watching tv is to craft....drives Sheld crazy as I leave a huge mess along the way. However, I get things done when I do this.

So I decided to work on my Photo Image Card Swap. I used my picture of Rocky. It didn't turn out quite the way I wanted. However, with a face like bad could the card be.


Does the Early Bird Get the Worm?

Yes, I believe it is true. Sheldon and I have been working hard on getting up early to go and work out. On Wednesday we woke up at 6:00 AM and Friday I was up by 5:40 AM. So, today we decided that we were going to try out a local grocery store that was supposed to have fantastic biscuit sandwiches and go to the Botanical Gardens.

The kitties had us up by 7:00 AM--so we were out the door by 7:30 AM. We found out that the grocery store no longer serves breakfast so we went to McDonald's and arrived at the Botanical Gardens at 8:00 AM.

We decided to take the easy 1 mile route down by the river and back up on the other side. Our goal is to build up to the 2.9 mile trail....however, that might be after the baby is born.

We were passed by a couple of joggers....and Sheldon was letting me walk in front of him. When I turned my head and right in eye level of me. I gave a little scream and jump and Sheldon walked over and saw him. Luckily we brought our camera, however, as Sheldon was getting it ready the owl flew away. We were so bummed...however, he just flew over into another tree so he could keep an eye on us.
We think he is a Barrel Owl. To show the owl all the way....I had to use the shadow/hilight feature on Photoshop so it takes away the contrast.

We stayed and watched him for awhile and another jogger came by and we had him look at the owl.

After that...I was on the lookout for other animals. Sheldon came across a frog. Then I came across a lizard.
So all in all...I would say that we had our worms this morning. What a fun way to start the day. Of course untill I got lost on the way back to the car and ended up walking a lot further because I had to do a turnaround.

We are thinking of making this a weekly Saturday excursion.

Thanks for listening.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Beaded ATC Swap

Hi, I am pretty excited. I love doing swaps with Katherine (dokis on PCMB Website). She always holds such fun swaps and everyone does fantastic work.

I think I have joined 4 or 5 of her swaps---one was for 4x4 collages, another one was vintage Valentine's....actually I cannot remember them all.

For her beaded swap---the only requirement was that there was beads on the atc. I did the flower lady with earrings....and it was so fun to see the variety.

Thanks again, Katherine!!! I will be looking out for more fun swaps to join. Maybe I will be on time one of these days.

PS....the self portrait swap isn't due until the end of I am ahead on that one.

Self Portrait Swap

I joined a self portrait atc swap. :) I was under the false assumption that I could draw a picture of myself....LOL NOt to be. So instead I did a photo and made some changes in is easier to see in person than in the picture the changes.
She said we could a biography of instead of just doing it in the back...I made it into a little card.
Thanks for looking.