Peace - It does not mean to be a in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. - unknown
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Get outside and blow the stink off ya!!!
Thank goodness it's Wednesday! - the weekend cannot come soon enough here - why am I having such a hard time getting through this week?!? This head cold really kicked my butt, but I'm past the worst now and now I do believe I'm now kicking it, so enough whining from me! (This is a self-pep-talk, so don't mind me....) Time for a post! So, what's up with my blog title - well, the challenge over at Paper Sundaes this week is Childhood Memories - so bear with me while I explain....When I went on a little road trip with my parents and my boys two weekends ago, my favorite selfish stop on the way was a beautiful little quilt shop in Grand Marais. I had never been to this particular shop before, but when we arrived, I was thrilled to find a sign on the door indicating there was a "scrap sale" - well that certainly caught my interest!!! Thank goodness Papa was willing to sit in the car with the boys! Nanny and I picked through mounds of fabric scraps and found a plethora of wonderful scraps of material that will work perfectly on cars all for TEN bucks!!! Woo hooo! What a find! Anyhow, when I dumped out the bag a few days ago, I found a great little scrap with hiking boots on it and thought immediately of a great "hiking" themed CTMH set I got because I would use it someday....don't we all do that! Well, once I pulled out the fabric, the stamp set, and the twine, it just all came together. My mother used to tell the four of us (I have one sister and two brothers) to "get outside and blow the stink off us" when she thought we needed some fresh air - and I'm sure it somehow provided her with five minutes of quiet, until one of us scraped our knee or had to go pee! I must remember to ask her again where that phrase came from as I know she tells us that "so and so" used to say it to her and ther siblings as children. I think this makes my project fit perfectly with the challenge at Paper Sundaes. And since I incorporated twine, it also fits with the challenge at Wee Memoriesthis week which is "Tangled Up - use any type of twine." I decided to make some letter-writing paper and a matching envelope as I wanted to use the hiking boot print and fun quote that also came as part of the set. Basic desgin all around, but it was a fun card to make. Can't wait to dig into more of that fabric scrap stash!!! I have enough to last me forever!