During opening night, our project included a mat that was to be glittered. Well, I know well enough not to do that and place it in a suitcase, (plus I've become more of a mica flakes girl than a glitter girl). One girl did use some green/aqua glitter and didn't apply enough glue so she had gaps. Well, another girl had Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in a green chalkboard color, I think they call it mint chocolate chip. I am telling you, it filled in beautifully and looked fantastic plus the shimmer was so nice. I want some of this stuff...
I'm heading to New York City tomorrow - first time in a long time with 25 girls (rooming with Sandy Hoho and her daughter, Wendy) to shop with Debby Schuh. There is a class Saturday night at Tinsel Trading, Marcia Ceppos is closing the store for us. I think this is going to be heaven! For several years now, we've heard of Debby's NYC trips and said, I want to do that... and now we can! We're visiting Purl Soho, Kate's Paperie, The Ink Pad, Rachel Ashwell's store Shabby Chic and the major department stores that have the Christmas windows plus Friday on our own to enjoy and explore the city.
embroidery design by Allison at Dishy Vintage
I got my 16 x 20 canvas from Canvas on Demand yesterday - of the picture at Delfshaven (the blog mast) and I have to say, its beautiful and I love it. Wish I had ordered 3 more Groupon buys... I think it was $40 and included shipping... good stuff. For Christmas I want to make a canvas ala Red Letter Words since my 3 inchie swap name tags were so easy to do in Picasa... so I was thinking of taking a simple flat background of the hardwood floors or perhaps the street and doing the street names of all the houses we've lived (for my brother). Not original but sounds fun!
I realized this morning after I woke from a good sleep that I am grateful that this separation with my Mother happened to me at 53. I think I have the fortitude to face it with good grace. I'm lucky that it is happening now and not at 43 or 33. I'm going to try to focus on that thought all day. Sister visited Mom yesterday and she was (for the most part) enjoying herself. I know she will be happy, eventually. I look forward to being home all of December. And on Black Friday we're having a crafting day at my house. If you want to joins us, let me know!