Okay, so “every day” may not have been a good thing to promise! (Jordan teased me about that last night!) Yesterday started as soon as my feet hit the floor… and I guess after so many relaxing days, I needed the real world to come knocking at the door! It was nice to be busy and to have an actual list of tangible things that needed doing! Mom and I helped a couple of people order furniture, I drew up a couple of ads and put back all the papercuttings I had removed from the store for the weekend, and in the evening Kate and I tackled the weeds in the front garden and cooked dinner while Chris cut the grass. Productive day.
This morning I made an attempt to gather up all my goodies from Collection 2008 in one heap. I’m sure as I dig through my baskets and notebooks and artbox and bags and… you get the idea… that I will find more things. However, this is a pretty good sampling of the stuff we each brought home! Some of it was from workshops, some from decorations at meals, and a lot from just swapping and trading with folks we met. I was completely unprepared for the “swapping” aspect of a convention, and am currently putting some thought and effort into developing some “remembrances” to take with me the next time! Okay… the stash:
My uncle found this for me years ago, and eventually I learned it was called a “Devotional.” I still wasn’t sure about its age, how it was made, or where it came from. It is so finely cut, I couldn’t imagine anyone doing it by hand! (The entire cutting is 3″ x 5″!) Marie-Helene thought it was German, and said that it is truly cut by hand, and is from the late 1600’s or early 1700’s. Wow! Now I know I need to go get it framed properly!
Okay… off to do some work! Have a great day!