Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Letting the cat out of the bag

We arrived home from dinner last night, let the dog out, flipped on the dining room light, and burst into fits of giggles at what we saw (okay, maybe Travis didn't giggle, he probably did something more manly like "guffawed.")

Who knew my work bag could be so multi-functional? And yes, you must ignore all of the *crap* on my dining room table - it's a little insight as to how not-great of a job we do picking up after ourselves during the work week!

In other news I completed my set of 12 valentines cards. Here are the last two designs:

And here is the full-set:

For those fellow crafters out there - I'm looking for feedback on these. Which stand out to you? Which "work"? Which don't? And why?

I'm now feeling a burning desire to knit. I tried to teach myself last year, got as far as casting on, and gave up. But now every time I take a visit to my local Hobby Lobby or Michael's I find myself wandering aimlessly through the aisles of yarn, marveling at the different textures and colors. Do any of you know of good online resources for learning to knit? Videos, photos, etc.? Point me in the right direction would you?

In work news - we've been debating the future of our website. Our fabulous hosting company has been doing so GRATIS since 2001, and has done all of our updates, edits, changes, etc. completely free of charge as well. With the economy being as it is, they can't afford to do that anymore. So, being the newfound advocate of blogging that I am, I suggested we start a blog! We're going to take all of the date-time sensitive info off our existing website, and keep it as is for general informational purposes. On the cover, we'll have a nice large link to our blog where yours truly can keep the world updated on everything from the Arts Center class schedules, to fundraising events, to Library hours and contact info. I'm very much looking forward to it. I'll be setting it up over the next week or so, and will post a link to it when it's up and running. Stay tuned!

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
-- Mary Oliver


Katie Faye said...

LOL at your punny cat. :) How adorable!

I wish I had a clue about knitting; I've always been interested to learn too, but every time I have tried, it's been a disaster! I hope your endeavors turn out better than mine have.

Good luck with the GAAH blog- I'm sure it will be a success! :)

Lindsey Wolfe said...

Hey Joanne - Love the Valentines. I have that same stamp... love the clear ones vs. the wood mounted.
I think they all together have a good sense of togetherness. I do the same thing with my scrapbooks... one stamp/stamps set, similar paper, etc. I think I like the ones that doen't have the darkpink/white flowers best. That paper seems less valentine-like than the rest of it. If that makes sense. I think they look great though and really well made! I love that you sewed on them. I LOVE sewing with paper. :-)

I am putting together a blog with all my scrapbooking stuff. I'll pass along the link when I have something posted on there!

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