I'm sorry I haven’t been by to visit any of you lately but I’ve been quite busy being Spoiled Rotten. You see my birthday and Mother’s Day were last week. Soon it’ll be our 33rd anniversary and it‘s my first blog anniversary as well. Stay tuned for some candy.
On Sat the 5th, I drove thru the countryside pass bucolic family farms, orchards in bloom and thru ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ towns. Up thru the Wenatchee National Forest and the magnificent trees with wild flowers in yellows, pinks, whites and purples dancing at their feet. Further on thru the Gifford Pinchot National Forest where wild dogwoods peeked thru majestic evergreen trees like stars on a moonless night and still higher where the trees are still dressed in their white winter coats.
My destination was the quaint town of Packwood. I spent quite some time admiring 100+ extraordinary works of art at the quilt exhibit. I enjoyed the craft fair as well but you know I was drawn to the two card makers there. One was not very friendly but the other was a pure delight. Her cards were all so unique and quite beautiful. I was amazed at her talent for making masculine cards. We happily shared ideas and discussed a variety of techniques and products for nearly an hour.
On my way back home, not wanting the day to end, I took a hike in the snow thru the forest. The quiet only broken by birds singing and the air so crisp and clean it almost hurt to breath. I even saw a beautiful deer! The breathtaking beauty and serenity of the forest is so refreshing to my spirit I don’t know why I don’t drive up there more often, what an amazing day.
It was a lovely week of phone calls, cards, flowers, gifts, yummy food and visits from family and friends. John called to apologize for not sending me a card. Bless him, I think having a kidney transplant is a good enough excuse don’t you. BTW he is home from the hospital and doing quite well. Jim and I went out to our favorite steak house and our favorite Chinese restaurant. Yahoo, out with my Jim twice in one week, what a treat!
This week I got the veggies garden planted and quite a bit of weeding done before Jim and I came down with a tummy bug. We are both well now but it has left us as limp as dish rags.
My card was inspired by the quilts I saw at the exhibit last week and will be given to the lady moving in next door once she's settled in. I mimicked the colors of one quilt, the design of another and used my swirls EF to mimic the hand quilting used on still another, then cut it out with SB Labels four. The MS butterfly was punched from velum then heat embossed with holographic EP and layered on to another punched from a yellow gingham scrap. The rhinestones are from Recollections.
As soon as I link this to Di’s Snippet Challenge 21 I'll be getting caught up with as many of you lovelies as possible.
Have an Amazing Day!