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Thursday This and That

I have had a nice day. My STASH group met here today. We didn’t discuss our book. We had a few things for show and tell, but we did the most important thing — we talked a little, laughed a lot and had a great time catching up. I prepared a tortellini soup, pear, green bean and feta salad and an apple tart for dessert. I should have taken some photos before we consumed the goodies! And they were all WW recipes!!

This afternoon, I added the finishing touches to my last Round Robin collage piece. As I mentioned yesterday, I did two and it is a good thing because I noticed today that the first one I did was the wrong orientation on the page! Here it is. I used some of my Chinese Good Luck papers, and some motifs and a dragon that I printed. It also has an embroidered dragon, a red tassel and some old Chinese coins.

The other piece is my favorite. The first layer is torn tissue paper in 4 different colors. Next, I cut some curvy strips of a piece of art cloth which I glued down in a circular design. I then monoprinted a blue similar circular design. The final layer was copper foil. I painted glue with a brush and after it dried, I added the foil.

I decided that it needed a little more depth and detail so I stamped various designs using Tsukeniko inks.

I need to get these shipped off to Rita as she has been waiting a long time for her work to return.

The other activity that is occupying a lot of my time involves this:

I used some of my American Express points to acquire this shiny red IPod Nano. I am in the process of uploading all of our cd’s. I was complaining to my son-in-law, Jack, that I was having a problem managing all of my cd’s and he suggested that I upload them to an IPod and use it to play music in my car and on the home stereo. Brilliant!!

Tomorrow is the real Columbus Day and my birthday. It is my last year in my 60’s – eek! However, when I was shopping at Mill End’s yesterday, the clerk said – You aren’t 65, are you? Ha! I almost didn’t admit it, but I wanted the discount.

M & M are out of school and so we are going to go out to Hood River and hunt down apples and pears and pumpkins and have a birthday picnic. Doesn’t that sound perfect. Mr C will take me out to dinner in the evening. I am a lucky old broad.

11 Responses to “Thursday This and That”

  1. Kathie says:

    Belated happy birthday! I’ve been traveling the last week and a half and haven’t been keeping up with blog reading as I should. Hope it was a great day for you.

  2. Natalya says:

    happy birthday! and i love those two round robin pieces, especially the blue one…

  3. kimberly says:

    Happy belated birthday! I hope it was great.

  4. Karoda says:

    Hi Gerrie, you have all the best ingredients for a happy deliciously beautiful birthday!

  5. Judy says:

    Happy Birthday Dear, Dear Friend!!! I wish I could say that your gift is in the mail, but you already know about that, so we won’t even go there! I know you guys must have had a fun, fun picnic!! ……and then dinner with your favorite boy toy!!! Isn’t life grand?!!!!
    OK, I must tell you, I’m disappointed that you didn’t provide recipes for all of the advertised goodies….LOL!!! But they do sound good, and you must be so proud of yourself for all of your good work with WW!!!
    I love my ipod too….in fact I brag on it so much that C has gone out and bought one of his own!
    Best wishes for many more happy, happy years!

  6. tallgirl says:

    Happy Birthday, Gerrie! I love my Nano. I listen to it when I walk, so I forget how much I hurt. I listen to it in the car. I listen to it when I am free-motion stitching and can’t hear anything else. I bought mine when I was learning web design, because I desperately needed an indulgence.

    And don”t we love Andrea???

  7. dee says:

    It sonds like a perfect day for a perfectly womderful woman. I loved the picture of you on Terry’s blog.You look a little crabby to me. The art pieces are great looking. This is the last year of my 50s so this old broad is sending you love and hugs to go with your day.

  8. terry grant says:

    Well, we actually did discuss the book, very briefly. You were in the kitchen putting together that fabulous lunch. I think the discussion went something like, “OK, I get it–happy accidents happen.” (Reva) “Ya know, I really enjoyed this book the first time I read it, but it doesn’t seem to hold up too well to analysing. It seems much more pretentious in this context.” (Linda) “Yeahhhhhh.” (Everybody else) You didn’t miss much.

  9. Kristin L says:

    Happy birthday!! With hubby, grandkids, friends and art, it sounds like a perfect celebratory couple of days! Cute hat on Terry’s blog too 😉

  10. Jeannie says:

    Oops! Forgot to tell you that I love your hat that Terry shared.

  11. Jeannie says:

    Happy Birthday! I hope the sun shines on your special day and it is filled with joy and laughter. I wish I was closer to take you out for a glass of wine and an afternoon in the Pearl. Have fun! Cheers.