Good morning! I found out two things yesterday.
First, it’s Trick or Treat night here in my city. Now in the past when the city has done this – declare Trick or Treat night earlier than the actual date, we have the little spooks both nights. Their reason . . . its football playoffs and they didn’t want Trick or Treat to interfere if any of the local teams were in the playoffs. I need to get with Daughter #1 today and see what her plans are. When my girls were at home and out running the streets on this night, I always made a pot of chili. My door was open to all their friends and this was the hang out house. They would come in, grab a bowl of chili and just have fun hanging out doing their thing. I haven’t made chili in a few years now and believe it or not, one of Kate’s friends asked if I was making chili this year. I was actually somewhat amazed that one of them remembered and asked for chili! I guess it wasn’t sheer torture for them after all.
The second thing I learned yesterday, was that I will be demonstrating in the Rubbernecker Booth at the Fall Rubber Stamp Show in Albuquerque, NM on November 8 and 9. So if you are attending the show, please stop by the booth and say hello!
Remember earlier this month when I told you I went to Nashville, Indiana with the women in my family? I just love Nashville. It’s an artisan colony with little shops lining the streets and always so festive for the time of year. I wanted to go to the stamp store there, so my sister and I took off walking by ourselves. Needless to say I wasn’t so impressed this year, and didn’t buy anything. Earlier we had spied another stamp store I had never seen before, and that’s where we went. WOW – what a store! It’s called Papertrix, and the owners are Cindy and Wayne Hawrys. I had actually seen the Hawrys at Summer CHA and recognized them. They also recognized me from CHA. I believe we were all in the Hanna Stamps booth at the same time actually.
I couldn’t leave the store. I actually believe I might have been drooling a little. Their assortment is amazing and I actually purchased some stamps for the first time in a few years. My point? Well, I have a project to show you with some of the stamps I purchased that day. I saw these fabulous images from Magenta and some how, they jumped off the shelf and landed in my little (I can dream can’t I?) hands.
I made this notebook for a dear friend recently. Of course, I couldn’t just stop with the notebook and added a bookmark to it. Ah soldering! What a booger that was, but it finally worked out the way I wanted. Yes, this is the project I was working on when I groaned in a post one day about attaching those darn little jump rings!