The photo boxes worked well separating the different categories of my pictures and other misc. images. And my desk looks soooo much better! I also picked up a copy of this LOVELY magazine (dang when I went to go copy the link, the new March and April issue is out...note to self, must go and purchase that, too...I have the Jan/Feb issue), to inspire me on my collage frenzy I'm now on. I can not wait to try out some new techniques. There is just an abundance of beautiful artwork in this publication. Heck, anything is new to me since I've only done 4 collages and have another 2 started (see background paintings coming to life in the picture).
Here's what I was up against....I started cutting these magzines, sorting and resorting again. This was the first time I've ever flipped through Town & Country magazine. I know why now. Give me Country Living anyday! Geesh..hoity toity magazine if I ever seen one. The Early American life has some great pictures that I'm either going to scan or cut...or both for the collages, too.
As if I didn't have enough work, I decided to start sorting my buttons, but since I only have three jars to put them in, they really aren't sorted all that well. In this small one I combined black, grey, silver, and white. Looks sweet but empty...must find more buttons.
This week, Sarah has posted her newest baby, and even thought it's giving her a little bit of back talk, I know she is going to love it when it's really up and running. Here's a pic of my beast and why I don't do more sewing. Number one, it's broken. It was uncovered in my bedroom during the fire last summer and it melted on top, not too mention it has some ingrained smoke soot that I couldn't get off, see the seam changer....and it no longer winds bobbins. But it does work, believe it or not. The last thing I sewed though was at Christmas because it just doesn't perform well enough for me to get excited about sewing. I really need a new one....Sarah's post got me thinking about the possibilities. I mean I don't need top of the line (oh yeah..that's the other thing, this is definitely in the cheap seats of the sewing machine category, just your plain old Mary Jane sewing machine, no bells and whistle's).....anyway, I don't need top of the line because I probably wouldn't use all the different features since I have only basic skills, but I could use one that's slightly better, heck if it winds bobbins again, I will be thrilled to pieces!
So that was my Sunday, I probaly took more ME time than I should have but I kinda needed to be alone in my own little world. Like I said in a previous post, when we need strength, we should create. When we want to feel clear headed, organize before you create (and then watch out world), hopefully I will be good as new soon.