|checkin me out|
Yay-Hoo!!! YeeHaw!!!! and Whoopteedooo!!!
|new statue of Joe Arroyo in the 'music square'|
I want to thank all of you for the comments and encouragement you've given me during this down time. You can't - well of course you can - imagine how much it means to me. I'm truly grateful for each of you and happy, happy, happy to be back in touch!!!
|musicians waiting for a job near the statue (above)|
It'll take awhile...but I will answer every email and comment received. I've decided that, as much as I missed being in touch, I had become rather addicted to an overabundance of time online, so I'm going to limit myself to 2-3 hours a day on the computer. I know that sounds like a lot...and it is...and my self imposed rules may change...but I really kind of enjoyed the extra time doing other things. :) Ya know what I'm talkin about?!?
|taken at Museo Del Caribe|
I began with my circle project and got the other half or so of my 312 circles finished.
The idea was to make a curtain out of them,
so I sewed them all together and bought hardware to hang them...
and then didn't like the way they 'acted' on the rod.
...down they came and I began snipping them apart.
About halfway through the deconstruction process, I realized - duh - I really ought to leave them attached until I figure out what I'll do with them...sometime in ten years or so.
|taken at Museo Del Caribe|
It was a wonderful feeling to get them - it - finished...but a bit of a let-down too. Especially when I realized they weren't going to work. Oh well. I certainly enjoyed the process and learned a lot AND boy did I use up some scraps! Do you ever feel a bit of a 'postpartum' depression when you've finished a big project?!? I do quite often - even with not so big projects. But then I get busy with the next thing - sometimes I have to force myself...and get over it pretty quickly but I sure don't like that feeling when it's here.
In my case...the next thing was...sorting buttons!
I have quite a collection which I began back when I acquired my mom's button tin. I've added to it for about 40 years now...slowly but surely...and have way more than I can ever use...or even appreciate on a reasonable basis. Most of them are a bit run of the mill but I love each one.
Then...since Valentine's Day was coming up...I made a pillow for Sophia. She had been playing with the one the hospital gave my hubby after his 5 bypass surgery (5 years ago BTW) and I thought she might like one that was a bit less used and a little more on the girly side...
since she is femi-nema-neema to the max. :)
|Sophia at the Mall totally 'outdoing' the model.|
And that's it for today! I've got lots more to show you in the coming days/weeks but it's time to go answer email.
|taken on Calle 84 in Barranquilla - JUST after our computer was repaired while waiting for pizza|
I love each of you dearly and wish you the happiest day ever!!!
|one of my favorite people|