Friday, July 28, 2006

Thank you Sandy!!!!!

I am so honored to have a piece of art from Sandy of Art Tea Life . Her work is stupendous and has seriously brought about the idea of learning to embroider. I sent her some photocopies of some of my vintage pictures and she sent me this totally cool tag!!! Do you recognize that little gal? She is Helen from the page I did in Trish's Alphabetica journal! She is such a happy little thing! Well, I am just floored and totally excited to show her off to all I know! Thank you Sandy for making my day so wonderful!!!

Mike and I just got back from Jewel (the grocery store). I wanted to lay in supplies for the weekend as it will be hot and I do not want to sally forth anywhere this weekend. I managed to squeeze in a trip to two bookstores also! Tricky me! I did not see the new Stamper's Sampler magazine though! Booo! I so wanted to peruse that before falling asleep! We have two movies to watch this weekend, "The Quiet American" and "The White Countess." I think I am going to start a new book (well new to me, it is several years old).... The Liar's Club by Mary Karr. I got a copy of the book Sweet and Low by Rich Cohen at the used book store tonight and that looks really good too. So many books, so little time!

Have to clean the house this weekend cause I am going to have some stamping buddies over next Saturday for a stampathon! I am even going to have prizes! Won't that be fun?

Lastly, I forgot to mention a book that should have made the memoir list, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers is an amazing book!!!!! It should definitely be on the list. My friend and archivist, Pat, brought all my former lists to me today. I was missing some, so more book recommendations to come this weekend!!! Don't forget I am living to hear your book comments! Don't make me beg!

Stay cool people!


Liz in FL said...

Laura - I'm loving reading your blog. As an avid reader I was so glad to see your suggestions and must say that A Prayer for Owen Meany ranks among my faves also. And I just finished Poisonwood Bible too. Your artwork is great -loved seeing Janie's grandma on one of your cards. I'm going to a flea market tomorrow so will be looking for vintage pics - thanks to you and Janie for the new direction my stamping will take me.

Beth said...

Oh are so lucky....this is precious and you are right....I want to learn how to use embroidery in my things, too.
I can sew...but this is so different and wonderful. That Sandy is a sweetie !!!