Saturday, May 17, 2014
Tea in the Garden ATCs...
A short quick post to show the lovely ATCs I received in Tea in the Garden swap from Kimberly's ArtJoyStuff blog. I adore her swaps. You create three ATCs which can all be alike or each different. Then you receive three ATCs from three different people. I am never disappointed with what I receive. Thank You Kimberly for always being so gracious and for making a special gift to include. I love my Tea in the Garden hanging Tag.
Here are the ATCs I received. Bottom left from Donna A of alittlebitofjumble blog. Center bottom is from Sheng and I could not find any link for her. Bottom right is from Jane of araliajane blog. Each ATC is lovely and I thank you all. This also shows the beautiful hanging Tag Kimberly made and included as a bonus.
Here is another ATC I received separately from this swap. Thank you Jane. It is very sweet and lovely...just like you my friend.
Making ATCs is such a fun and rewarding venue. I adore their tiny little size. Just the same as a standard playing card...2.5 x 3.5 inches. For many years I made hundreds of these ATCs to donate to the senior homes and they used them as table favors. I made lots of nature themed, fishing themed, and some with simple little words on them. They can be wonderful conversation starters. I never received any feed back or even so much as a thank you so after so many years I stopped making and donating them. Sort of like paying it forward in my mind. I enjoy giving and bringing a smile to someone who might need a bright spot.
Prayers for Southern California and the horrific fires burning and causing so much devastation. I fear this will be a horrible year for all of California. We are dry tinder everywhere. No rain in the forecast at all.
I have been spending my time outdoors in my yard. Each day I make it a goal to weed just one small area. Unfortunately when I am weeding the area, is not small and takes me a lot longer than anticipated. I feel like the painter painting the Golden Gate Bridge...by the time he gets to the other side he has to begin all over again. It truly is a losing battle but I still forge ahead. Now if I could just get someone to do all the BIG stuff. I don't use a weed-eater as it has moving parts and throws rocks at legs, torso, eyes...not for me! So I merely crawl on hands and knees and continue to pull assorted weeds out of areas I can do. I am thankful for being able to perform these feats. Sometimes I could use a crane to raise me back up.
What are you staying busy doing? Indoors or outdoors or both? We are truly blessed to have such choices. Creative Bliss and thank you for following along and letting me know what you are up to...