Good Monday morning! I hope y’all had a good weekend. After lunching and shopping with my girls on Saturday, I found some time to work in the studio. Now that it’s all clean and all! I spent a couple days last week putting away all the Christmas decorations and cleaning up my CHA messes. It sure it nice to have a clean room without a path leading into it.
Before I left for CHA, I received a note from Melanie Muenchinger, stamp designer for Gina K. Designs. She had noticed that I was from the Kentucky area and wanted to know if I was interested in her set Stately Flowers 2, which has a Goldenrod image, the State Flower of Kentucky. Well of course I said yes!
Here’s my first card with this set.
The image was embossed with Ranger’s Queen’s Gold embossing powder and then water colored with Tombow Markers. The paper is from Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect match for Goldenrod.
I have to admit here that I had this huge post written all about my girls and our recent weather. However, when I went to post it to my blog, Live Writer crapped out on me and I lost my post.
Friday’s weather was absolutely uncanny. Here at my house we didn’t have that first drop of rain, but not even 5 miles up the road tornados! I’ll tell ya . . . I love storms. Love to listen to them, watch them, etc., but I was a little edgy all day Friday. I had the local weather on staying updated and our tornado siren (at the end of my street) was going off about every 5 minutes. Mallory was already home for break and I had her in the basement with the dogs (all of them scared of storms), water, flashlights, etc., just in case. I worried about Kate who was working north of us, where the tornados were. All the students had left for the day but as they were in route, the sirens went off. The bus drivers turned around and headed back to the school where they were able to get the students into a safe area. Thankfully they were all safe and protected. The tornado that had been spotted by her town headed north a few miles and completely devastated the town and the school (where she taught her first year). If you haven’t already seen some of the sights on the news, here’s a link to some Google images. Friday was also Kate’s 26th birthday . . . for some reason I can always associate her birthdays with certain events. On her 2nd and 16th birthdays, Mr. Stodgy found himself in the hospital. It was also her 2nd birthday when I found out I was pregnant with Mallory. Now I’ll remember her 26th birthday with the storms.
Mallory and I spent Sunday getting some clothes together to drop off for some of Kate’s students that did lose their home. So many have been devastated with loss and the outpouring of prayers, aid and support from the surrounding communities has been remarkable.
To shorten this post, I’ll included Mallory’s update later.
Thanks for stopping by today!