Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bits & Pieces Swap...

A while back a blogging friend, Joyce at Scrap for Joy, had posted about a decorated canvas she made for a friend. It was an 8x8 board with nine squares on it. The squares were all different, but made up a theme of some sort. She asked if anyone was interested and it looked so fun I jumped at the chance. She picked the general theme... it was Spring, but within that theme we could do whatever theme(s) we wanted.

We got assigned swap partners. I got Laurie at Laurie Star as my partner. It was nice to email back and forth to get to know each other. After a few weeks of creating, we mailed off our packages and this is what I received:

It looks awesome. I love that is has a bunch of dog pictures. They are so cute! Flowers and bunting round out the thoughtful canvas. There are so many little details to look at. My favorite is the J right in the middle. I plan to hang it in my craft room when I am finished reorganizing it.

I was so glad to have committed to this swap before my hiatus, as it helped keep my sanity in the middle of everything. I'm still along for the ride of my crazy life and many things have changed since I started this break. They have actually been good changes, so I will be back soon with some posts about life, places to visit, birthday parties, books and the like.

Until then...

Monday, May 7, 2012


Hello all,

Even though I've been gone long enough to assume that I'm on hiatus, I'm here to say I officially am. Things have gone insane at work. Too much work, too little time. Hardly any time to take a break (even a lunch break sometimes). I stayed after work today to write this... And while it would be nice for me to do this every day, it's just not possible. I hope to be back soon. Hopefully in August things will calm down all around and I can get back into the groove again.

Until then...