Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Holiday Cards, Day Two," Kissing" technique

Memory Box stamp 1784 Classic Ornament Shadow
Memory Box stamp E1283 Lattice Background
Hero Arts stamp Merry Christmas G5452
Archival Ink Olive, Jet Black
Memory Box Dill notecards; background paper from 6X6 Yuletide

Holiday Cards Class, Day Two

Tim Holtz cling rubber stamps Mixed Media 125
Faith's Clear Embossing Powder
Heat-It Tool
Memory Box Classic Ornament Die 98211
PoppyStamps Ivy Tendrils Die 822
Neenah Desert Storm cardstock
Memory Box Taupe notecard, Dill cardstock scraps
Memory Box Merry Christmas stamp 8897
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Neenah White cardstock
small circle punch (glued behind white Merry Christmas tag)
small white bow
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive
Glue Dots
Tombow tape runner

Monday, October 29, 2012

Holiday Cards Class, Day One

Memory Box Owl Branch F1287
Studio g Happy Holidays!
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memory Box cardstock:  Pool Distressed Dots, snowflakes paper from 6X6 Yuletide
Neenah White carstock
Prismacolor colored pencils 

stampcrafts Snowflakes 44OH90
StampsHappen Row of Snowflakes 50080
PaperSource Snow 350504
StampsbyJudith 3 dots and multi-dots peg stamps; end of Memento Pen cap for circles
Distress Inks:  Salty Ocean, Broken China, Iced Spruce. Peeled Paint
Memory Box notecards in Surf and Dill
Neenah White cardstock

Friday, October 12, 2012

Snoozefest Friday 10/12/12


I stayed up really late last night waiting for the Orioles to beat the Yankees, which they did.

And then I got up really early, like at 5:45 AM, so I could be on the road shortly after 7 for an 8:30 appointment at the chemo center in Portland.

Rain rain rain rain all the way there.

Had blood work done (looks good). Saw Dr. Inhorn (my oncologist--he said I look good, am good). Got hooked up to my IVs and my nurse Cathy gave me a pillow and a hot blanket from the warmer.  Betsy massaged my head and hands.  ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.  The next thing I knew it was 11:00!

I didn't take much "crafting crap" with me today, but I did take a new magazine to read.  The funny thing is that it was a magazine I'd already purchased two other times!  Didn't look familiar when I glanced through it at the store, but I recognized one of the articles I had read before once I got into it.  You gotta love chemo brain!  Donated that one to their reading basket.

Got some great stuff at the Village Consignment Shop in Yarmouth including an Eileen Fisher wool jacket.  Had a yummy lunch at the Azure Cafe in Freeport and a nice chat there with a couple from Australia who are driving through the New England States for a couple of months.  Suggested that they stop in Wiscasset for galleries and antiques and that they have dinner at The River Grille.  When they left the restaurant after lunch, both of them came over to speak to me.  Lovely folks.  Then went to Sherman's Books and Leapin' Lizards before wending my way home.  Have managed to drink two diet  Pepsis and a large bottle of water.  Should drink at least another bottle of water in the next two hours.  Either the medicine or what I ate for lunch is making me thirsty anyway, so it's not much of a chore.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

SPA DAY #4 Friday 10/12/12

Friday will be my fourth of six treatments.  I'm getting there!  Packing my crafting goodies this afternoon so I have projects to work on tomorrow.

Have really been feeling much better since switching to a bland diet.  And my white blood cell must be bouncing back because I have more energy this week.

Dad and I are heading out shortly to walk the property lines and make sure that the paths are cleared before winter.  This week he and I put up a new plastic-covered window frame over one of the sliding glass doors in the Woodshed and that should help with tightening things up for the winter.  I have to put the weather stripping around the new door onto the porch but that will be an easy 15 minute job--just peel and stick!  Someday soon I'll need to bring in most of the items on the porch for winter--a folding table, 2 benches, a stool, and the collection of paper wasp nests.  Already have the storm windows down and the kitchen window weatherstripping repaired and closed up.

I have a box of crafting supplies to donate to a local day care center and I'll drop that off this afternoon on my way to get the groceries.  Trying to get odds and ends done today before treatment because I know I won't feel like doing much until the middle of next week.

Tomorrow I get the results of the echocardiogram I had on Tuesday.  And I'll have a massage!  I really do look forward to my treatment days and seeing some of the "regulars" like Mary.