Sunday, October 22, 2006

A Blustery Fall Sunday

I tell you something, I have been hit with jetlag like I've never been hit before. Goes to show you what age does! That and running around Europe for ten days, non-stop -- crazy!

I've finally got the hub to download my pics from his computer to mine from our trip. Along with mine, looks like I'm getting everything else he had . . . about 1,700 pics. I really didn't want his, after cleaning through all my pics off last month, so I stopped the download and am going through and picking only mine. Geesh! I apologize for not posting on Amsterdam, Bremen and Zurich; but all the pics have been on his computer. Hopefully soon, when I get some energy, I will start a post on Amsterdam and move on from there. I had such a marvelous time in each city, I can't wait to show you more.

This morning, I awoke to sunshine; but by the time I dressed and took my coffee to the front porch, the clouds had rolled in. All the animules followed me out and there was a bustle of crows in the woods across the street. They would all be clapping about and then, all of a sudden, they'd go deathly quiet and then fly to another spot. It was kind of eerie. I finally took the time to start changing the scenery on the front porch with some mums. The mum colors are gorgeous this year; and I just picked one of each!

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting up with our fellow blogger Beth and her mom, Lottie, at a stamp show here in Nashville. It was so much fun meeting both of them after talking to them via emails and exchanging ATCs through the Yahoo ATC group. What a hoot! Beth was sweet enough to tell me about the show and asked me to meet them there. I am normally clueless as to what is going on around this town as I hardly ever pick up the newspaper. I've cut the delivery down to the weekends and rarely even read it then. Oy! Somehow, I beat them there and walked around until they arrived. I have to admit, I haven't done a lot of stamping media. But, of course, the

show had other items too. Here is one of my favorite booths, Paula Best's. Paula was working on a fiber charm bracelet. (I adore her hair! Wish I were gutsy enough to do that!!) I would have loved to purchase one of her kits, but I didn't need to spend that much on the heels of a big trip. They were absolutely gorgeous though. Her stamps were lovely too. I didn't buy any; I have enough projects started in other media; I don't need to spread myself too thin! But, perhaps one day, I will look into her stuff. It is quite unique. I did buy some supplies for quilling and some nice inks and watercolors. The show had an ATC contest and Lottie won third place! Several of these are Beth's and Lottie's; and the one that won is second to the bottom row on the right--the little girl with the faery and moon. Isn't it sweet? No wonder she won! I'm totally in awe of these two's work. Congrats Lottie!! You deserved the win!

I can't wait to meet up with them again soon. If I can just get over this jet lag!! Zzzzzzz.


Sue said...

What a fun day! I haven't had any real life meetings with bloggers, but I've talked to several on the phone. It's wonderful to connect a voice with the blog.

Mrs. Staggs said...

Congrats to to Lottie and all the other work is very nice too!
Love the porch and your's all so lovely. My goodness, what a porch! Mine is a little one, just big enough for a couple of wicker chairs and a table. I bought my cornstalks and all, but still have to decorate. You're way ahead of me and I don't have jet lag to hold me back. Jeepers!
Hope you feel rested soon!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Meeting with other bloggers is something really great!

I love your flag and the picture of the front porch; so nice!...

slap me happy said...

I know what you mean with the jet lag it took ma almost a week to get normal whenwe got back from the UK. But it was worth it wasn't it lol

MarkMcL said...


Took me a couple of googles to work out what an ATC was! Know I know is is Artist Trading Cards.

Not suprised you enjoyed Brussels more than Zurich. Sounds like your trip was real antique shopping heaven :-)


MarkMcL (aka Mr English)

Raphael, France. said...

Your house is sooooo beautifull!! like always ;-)

Jet lag is bad, you need to Rest!

take care!

Tammy said...

Loved your fall flowers and glad you got to meet up with Beth and Lottie!!
Looks like you had for Paula's hair...WOW!!! :-o
Get some rest friend, we'll all still be here when you are rested!!!

tlc illustration said...

Sounds like a very fun day - jet lag or no. It's always inspiring and rejuvinating to be around so many creative people.

Your first photo of all the birds (starlings?) is terrific.

paris parfait said...

I hate jetlag. And after racing around Europe, no wonder you're exhausted! Glad you had a fun day with your friends. Lovely photos.

Beth said...

Hey,,I know those two characters! lol I missed Paula's booth for some reason, dang it! I saw her walking around but didn't see her booth. Maybe next year. And we did enjoy meeting up with you Sweet Rosy!!



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