Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Peony, The Shed and Photo Manipulation

Hello peeps.  I know, it's been a while.  I'm having a total knee replacement on my left knee of Monday, June 8.  I'm ready for this, excited for this.   Turns out I'm having a SLE Lupus flare just in time for surgery.  Just lovely! 

 I've played around with an application I found for my cell phone.  You choose a photo and manipulate it using different effects.  There's many variations to choose from.  This is the original photo.  It's a peony I planted in my yard this year.  It's the sorbet variety.  Love.

Here's the watercolor effect that I liked the best.  I can just imagine making cards!

Here's another one.  You can really see all the texture in the adobe wall.
The Shed is a restaurant in Santa Fe.  I ate there for the first time a month or so ago.  It's very colorful and the food is good.  One thing that's their "signature" is that you don't get a sopapilla with your food; you get french bread!  For those that aren't sure what a sopapilla is, it's kind of like a hollow donut that you squirt honey into.  Yum.

This is the sign using the same effect as on the peony.  Below are "normal" photos of The Shed.
This last door cracked me up.  Yep, it was low alright; perfect for me though!

It may be a while before you see me again.  I think of my blogging family often.  Each of you have found your way into my life and my heart.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Smiles

Happy Friday!  The end of another week.  I'm linking up with Annie at  A Stitch In Time.
Go on over to her site and see what everyone else is sharing.

It's been quite a while since I've posted.   I've been knitting but that's the extent of my craftiness.   I've had several things that brought a smile to my face recently.  One happened last night.  I was ready to go upstairs to turn in for the night.  Muffin was right on my heels but I didn't know where Katie was.
The mystery was solved.  She loves laying on the pillow  right by my head.  Oh, do you see the jar of buttons?  Can you believe I have two jars that size full of buttons!

This is Muffin.  She loves her elephant!  This was an action shot -- that's why the elephant's head is blurry!
I've also done some planting.  I can't help myself.  They say don't plant anything before Mother's Day but I did.  Luckily we haven't gotten any freezing weather but we did get a light dusting of snow last weekend. 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  I'm off work today and plan to visit either today or tomorrow.


Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Smiles Week 68 - Classic Blond Joke (and yes, I am blond)

Happy Friday!  The end of another week.  I'm linking up with Annie at  A Stitch In Time.  I don't know about you, but by the end of the week I'm ready for a giggle or two.

Here it goes.

Two sisters, one blonde and one brunette, inherit the family ranch. Unfortunately, after just a few years, they are in financial trouble.  In order to keep the bank from repossessing the ranch, they need to purchase a bull so they can breed their own stock.

Upon leaving, the brunette tells her sister, 'When I get there, if I decide to buy the bull, I'll contact you to drive out after me and haul it home.'

The brunette arrives at the man's ranch, inspects the bull, and decides she wants to buy it.   The man tells her that he will sell it for $599, no less.   After paying him, she drives to the nearest town to send her sister a telegram to tell her the news.

She walks into the telegraph office, and says, 'I want to send a telegram to my sister telling her that I've bought a bull for our ranch.   I need her to hitch the trailer to our pickup truck and drive out here so we can haul it home.'

The telegraph operator explains that he'll be glad to help her, then adds, it will cost 99 cents a word.   Well, after paying for the bull, the brunette realizes that she'll only be able to send her sister one word.

After a few minutes of thinking, she nods and says, 'I want you to send her the word 'comfortable.'

The operator shakes his head. 'How is she ever going to know that you want her to hitch the trailer to your pickup truck and drive out here to haul that bull back to your ranch if you send her just the word 'comfortable?'

The brunette explains, 'My sister's blonde. The word is big.   She'll read it very slowly... 'com-for-da-bul.'


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

WOYWW 306 - Papercrafting (and Material in the Same Project!?!)

Hello everyone!   Happy WOYWW 306!  I'm joining the party that is called What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday.  Our hostess is Julia at  Stamping Ground.  People from around the world join in and show their desks and projects.

I've been doing some papercrafting.  I know, don't fall over! tee hee  A friend is teaching me how to make a travel journal for our Hawaii trip.  Here's some pics of what's gone on so far.
Here's the front of the journal.  Can you see that it shows San Francisco and Hawaii?  I put fabric around an old book cover and glued it down with plain old Elmer's glue.  I used Elmer's glue for the entire project.  It definitely did the trick.
Here I glued the ribbon to the back of the journal.  At this stage it doesn't look pretty but just wait!
What took the most time was cutting the "signatures" to fit the journal.  Here I marked where I need to punch the holes through the signatures.  I labeled the Top so I wouldn't get confused.

I will write a more detailed post on the journal and share how it turned out some time soon.  I'm already looking forward to the next one!

I don't want to write a long post as I know there are plenty of desks to visit.  As always, I will visit those that end in the same number as me and those that visit me (please leave your number).  This is a full week for me so it will more than likely be Saturday or Sunday before I get around to the majority of desks!