Friday, August 14, 2009

I've gotten lots done....but there's lots more to do.....

I did something this week I haven't done in a very long time. I worked 3 days instead of my usual 1 day. Doing this reminded me about why I don't still work 3 days on a regular basis....I am tired! Now I know many of you work full-time jobs and I admire you for that. I did it for years too...many as a single Mom. That being said, it did get me moving and out the door and I was more productive at home and in my craft room, too.
I finished making and mailing the invitations to our cookout for the Book Group next week (they always have ants on them somewhere. I have a collection of "ant" stamps. Is that strange? :D).....
Delivered a travel journal to my friend Pam to take to the Sr. Olympics in California where her Mom competed and won the gold medal in shuffleboard at 80+. Way to go Ruth! Almost all of the siblings, from around the country, went to cheer on their Mom. Pam wanted a journal to record the details about the events.... places they visited.... and their thoughts about the trip....with pockets for maps and brochures....
I also had time to alter a small journal to take to a friend's home as a hostess gift.......

Busy, busy, busy.....but loving every minute! I still have a few more projects to complete and then I have to get busy for 2 Craft Fairs in November! (And my swap....don't forget about that! More about that at the beginning of September!)

In my next visit, I'll post some pictures of several new art pieces I've acquired in the past few weeks. I love Etsy and eBay!

12 comments:

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Wow, all three of your creations are awesome!! Love the invites...looks like PTI's picnic basket set by Mish?! The journal is lovely and will be treasured, I'm sure. What font did you use for the wording? Love it!!! The journal with the lady on front is so cute...great picture! You have been busy! Can you send some of that energy my way???!!!

Vicki C said...

Love your projects! You have been a busy girl!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Whoa Nelly, yourself!!! Hee-hee! Great stuff over here as well. This travel journal is SO inspired Joyce. Just beautiful! I got a kick out of "The little old lady from Pasadena" winning a Gold Medal in shuffleboard. That is completely adorable! : )
Looking forward to your next posts.
Mary Lou

Mimi Sue said...

You've been busy! Work does get in the way of blogging and crafting. So annoying. Love your travel journal. Mine is so plain in comparison. Mimi

creative breathing said...

Joyce, Is it not enough that you have inspired me to make over 30 Block Party Blocks? Now I MUST make a journal that I can begin collecting thoughts in. Your journal for your friend is just amazing! Might you tell me what type of book I need to look for at the craft store? I like the idea of the "pockets" for saving mementos. I am laughing at your one day a week work week! I feel exactly the same way! Work now interupts with my newfound hobby! I am entering my busy work period just as my favorite holidays are close. Like you, a few more projects to squeeze in! Have a great week - don't work too hard! Eliz

Karens Hopes said...

I love your journals. After three family bereavments I have started to write my memories about my childhood down. Its only when people are not there any more you realise how important memories are and in time they become clouded.
My son recently asked me what he was like as a child and I thought I must make a memory journal for my children too. I cant resist
lovely journals and books.
Karen

fullofbliss said...

Don't you hate it when work gets in the way of the rest of your life? I sure do.(~.~) But, you accomplished far more than I ever could. The journals are just gorgeous, and the invites are so cute. Love those little ants, just adorable. I hope all is going well as summer is coming to a close.
XOXO~Bekah

Anne Fannie said...

I love your journals!
~Ann

kana said...

Joyce,

You have been busy and I love the journals! Thanks for your words of wisdom regarding high school and college....so very encouraging!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Had to pop back in to say thanks for the comment over at my place. You were 1st on my last post. : )
I was sorry to read about your lost family photographs. Truly, I was.
I haven't forgotten that you said you were interested in the paperdoll girl. I had a special order to take care of this week, so I will start those over the weekend and let you know by next week. Take care------Mary Lou

marie said...

That hostess gift journal is beautiful. I love the colors of it so much...and the tag! Random (but important) thoughts...of course they are!

The travel journal is wonderful too. Love the font you used on the inside pages.

So you collect ant stamps & dress form stamps....that's an interesting combination!!

LaurieStar said...

I never knew you were a single Mom - I was too for a while. That's hard - working, isn't it? Either way - look at all you accomplished! Wow!

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