Hi there. It's late Thursday night and I'm just in from spending some precious time with my girlfriend, Tami. (she's larry's mom). We spent three hours totally spilling everything...catching up on each other's lives. She's been in Florida for spring break and got back on Saturday after I'd been gone for 3 days already at artfest. She leaves tomorrow for something until Monday and I leave Monday for hawaii for 8 nights...like two ships passing in the night.
What would we ever do without our girlfriends? I'm blessed to have some of the most wonderful women I can say are my friends.
See this little nun statue? I'm not catholic but Tami is. I brought this and some other Artfest goodies with me to dinner so I could show her some of my stash. The funny thing is, I hadn't even read the writing on it... she instantly saw that this is St. Ciare of Assisi ~ Patron St of Television. :) I'm sorry, but that TOTALLY cracks me up!! Tami didn't even blink, she said, "I hadn't heard of her before, Lord knows we need a saint over TV these days." totally serious.
What would make someone a St. of TV? a love for soap operas? I'm heading to bed but wanted to share some of the wonderful things I got while at artfest...some bought at vendor's night and others were trades or gifts....the first picture has two packs of vintage wallpaper I got from Pam Garrison...they're to die for, I'm so excited to use them. Next, a fun, hand drawn face and bird wearing earrings made by Melissa McCobb Hubble. I was so happy to spend some fun time with her in my dorm room on the first night after class. (our dorm room was a little rowdy that night...we even had someone come and ask if we could quiet down, then she stayed and played with us!) The little clown necklace that says "sweetest thing" was a special gift from my dear friend, Rhonda Scott. I just love it so much. Next comes a picture with loads of stuff...the funny dog is something that my wonderful friend, Lenall, snagged for me on the first night of Art Asylum and I took it to class with me to hold my pens, tools, etc. The flower trim is from Queen of Tarts, Amber Gibbs. I'm SO excited that we actually met for the first time after knowing each other cyberly for years. She's adoreable and she told me she's just moved about 15 minutes from me!!! YAY! This trim is laying on the most incredible printed and hand colored piece by Lenall. She used an antique etched plate to print out her trades...cool, huh? The ribbon below is something I bought in town after we checked out. Don't you love the pears? The next photo has two of the sweetest TEENSY silk pod babies made by Pamela Huntington. I was in love with all her stuff and just thrilled to have met her face to face!
The little bird notebook I bought in town, love it...it reminded me of Melissa M. Hubble. Next, is a photo with the most wonderful, handmade book given to me as a twin bday present (our bdays are on the same day) by Lalainia Lloyd. It came to me wrapped in a vintage hanky and hand dyed silk ribbon. Lalainia had so many treasures for me...the little spiral bound book on the bottom left was one of her trades, she also made me the sweetest little scissors charm with a lily dog charm on it. See the little white house? I fell absolutely in love with this little piece made by Tracey Huskamp. Of course the deciding factor was the xo mother of pearl buttons...She had so many wonderful pieces. I loved seeing her and really feel happy to have a piece from her.
The next photo has three fun things...one little quilted "what not" I bought at artfest...a sweet hammered spoon that has a mirror on one side and a dragonfly on the other, a trade by the lovely Stephanie Brockway...she's one of my peeps from portland! Last but not least, the softest, most wonderful leather, handmade journal necklace made by Nadine aka naomi from canada. :)
The last two pics are of sweet things I had waiting for me when I got home...two tiny dolls from ebay and of course Tottie that I bought made by artist Nicole Bowen. phew, I'm finally thru! oxox