Monday, May 9, 2011

What a week it's been!

This post could also be titled,
" Excuse me, I've misplaced my week."

Foot surgery last week has not only knocked me on my rear, literally, but it has also made days and nights flow in to one stretch of time that flows in and out of sleep, pain, nausea, apologies, dizziness, etc.

Today, I climbed the stairs on my knees  because I just HAD to accomplish something. I can't think of anything better to fulfill that need than a few quick ATC's!

So, I sat down at the table, propped up my foot on a chair and could only work supplies that were within reach. It wasn't much. I left a few treasures scattered on the floor from my "super-magic-crutch-maneuver-extend-a-reach" trick but at least Zoey kitty will have something to play with. I'm sure when I look back at the ATC's without the narcotic haze I'll be embarrassed that I sent them out for swaps.

Being an invalid has brought me to a few very definite conclusions. 
1 - My system is not built to handle heavy narcotics  - anything I've said, typed, etc over the last 5-6 days should be questioned.
2 - Confined to a couch/bed/chair/etc is awful and anyone who deals with that confinement on a daily basis is someone to be admired.
3 - When the Dr. tells you to "stay off your feet" there are usually multiple reasons. You should listen and heed the advice.
4- Keep a few art supplies on every floor of the house :)

The last day before surgery, I did get a few projects finished up and sent out. The only one I can find pictures of is this Pocket Booklet Plus. The Plus was to add some supplies that your swap partner could use in future altered art projects.

More crafting as the fog in my head lifts. I'm confined to no driving for at least another week.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lots going on!

Just a few quick pictures. Some haven't arrived at their destinations yet so don't look to the end of the post if you are expecting something from me :)

 I made a bunch of these bed spring candle holders to send off to a friends shop in Boston,

and a quick Spring tag for the May Tag Swap

I've had lots of meetings at the new studio trying to help with events and organization. I had a dear friend come and stay for a week. We've been friends since I was 15. So, about 10-12 years now. hahahaha! Do the math and, NO. Don't do the math. Anyway, her husband (that I introduced her to) just passed away and she needed a retreat to the J&D Bed and Breakfast. We had a great week but did so much running around and catching up that we did very little art work or crafting.

A crystal and vintage brass swan charm for a swap and the receiver loves pink so I attached it to a pink themed tag,

I also had to do this monstrosity that is called a "Bunting banner" ? thingy-ma-job. Have I mentioned I don't sew? Yeah, I probably have. So it was supposed to be made of scraps and have tabs or a fold-over or something on the top so it can be hung. Of course I HAD to use velvet for the front with a muslin back. Velvet is very difficult to sew. Have I mentioned I don't sew? I added a few vintage elements, beads, tatting, hand stamped and tea-dyed muslin and also had to do hand sewing ! Did I mention... oh yeah. So, disappointed but just had to give up. It looked so much better in my head. lol No pictures!

Foot surgery on Wednesday so I may not be back to craft for awhile. Kinda hard when your foot needs to be above your heart. Still trying to figure out how that's going to happen for 6-7 days.