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Saturday, June 26, 2010

It's opening day! and an update...

It's the opening day of bass season here in Long Point and the marina across the canal was in full buzz as soon as the Posts flipped on the first light. A big shout-out to the early-bird fishermen who kept the noise to a minimum!

We got here last night and had a lovely evening together. Milo loves the cottage!

Roger took off early this am with our neighbor. I wonder how that's going - our dear neighbor is a "filet & release" man while Roger hardly keeps anything. ETA: They got 5 bass, 6 perch, and put everything back!

I hit my favorite amish vegetable stand the other day - the first time this year. I was not disappointed! I gave up growing peas after I found out I could buy 10x the peas I could grow. The big haul is pictured above.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday to all out there -anyone???

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Back from the Reunion

Sadly the week is over. A wonderful time was had by all, friendships were forged and old ones renewed. It feels wonderful to be in the bosom of a rollicking, loving family.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Has it been a month?

Oy-vey! I've been too busy knitting, riding, and reading other people's blogs that I've neglected my own. My new goal is to make this thing more interesting, and we'll start by including some instructions for making this great clear-stamp storage thingy. I outright copied it from an item I found in Michael's in the Tim Holtz section, so I'm going out on a limb to say this is an out-right rip-off.
First of all - Roger gave me a big box of scrap paper a few years ago that came in a really pretty 12x12 box.You'll need a similar box and you'll have to kill and eviscerate an old ring-binder for the ring-binder part. Just get a craft knife and have at it. Trim the chipboard away from the binder part.
Then I scored two of the corners so the sides will fold out flat. Glue the top on with some kind of heavy-duty glue and let it cure for at least 24 hrs. At this time you can glue down the ring binder part, too. Glue it down about 2 in from the edge.
For the storage sections, I used various photo pages that I had - some 3x3, some 4x5and some full-page. This arrangement makes it nice to see exactly what you have. My former system was using cd cases which became a little frustratying for me because it took so long to pick through them to find what i wanted. I'm going to blog next about my craft room and the organization. It's been a work-in-prgress for a long time and I think I've finally fine-tuned it to my exact specs!
Thanks for reading!