Friday, February 6, 2015
2015 Banner Swap...
I am happy to say I am participating in Linda's A Swap For All Seasons 2015 Banner Swap. It is a monthly swap that you can participate or elect out of depending on your time availability. Last year I was able to participate in several months of ATC swaps and I was never disappointed. Thank you Linda for being a wonderful hostess and for sharing great inspirations.
I have received my package from Bev and it is glorious. Thank you Bev. You can check out her blog Country Frog Creations. It is always such a pleasant surprise to find extra goodies in the package.
Bev made a beautiful pink card with a tiny little heart brad in the corner.
She also included some fun Heart themed supplies for me to be creative with. I love them all. Her banner is full of love.
Bev created this with upcycled Disney clothing bits and lots of charms. I am such a Mickey and Minnie fan that this is perfect for me. Thank you Bev. You couldn't have created a more perfect banner for me even if you knew my likes.
Here is the back which she personalized for this swap. Hearts do make me so happy.
This is the Banner I created and sent to Bev. Funny how we both thought of hearts. The only criteria for the banners is that they are 4" x 6" either sideways or up and down and that they be sewn, either by hand or machine or both. This fits my talents as I love fabrics, lace, ribbons, buttons, beads and sewing. Bev also has a birthday this month so I included some Sparkles and giftie for her.
Here is another Banner I created and mailed as a surprise. I have not heard if it arrived so hopefully this won't spoil the surprise.
On another note...yesterday my FaceBook account was hacked and I had no idea until a few friends asked me if I unfriended them and was now re-friending them. What? I had been chatting on-line with my daughter and then my sister when this was all happening. Fortunately my daughter was smart enough to recognize the damage (after she thought I was just lame and had messed up) and blocked and reported to FB. Mr. C spent the next five hours working on my computer to clean out any viruses that our expensive software didn't catch ( I had two at least). FB never got back to me or acknowledged me or anything. I posted an apology to my true friends today and I WILL NOT be posting again. I had responded to two requests from personal friends to participate in the current ART challenge of posting my art five days and nominating someone else each day. I did it one day only...yesterday...and no more. Fortunately my sister Joyce Berube posted her beautiful photography. I am one of the most careful computer users due to Mr. C having very strict rules and reasons about the computers. They have been his lifeblood and source of earnings for many years. He has very good reasons and I shall not explain them here (online). So for me to get hacked is very upsetting and scary. I even considered not blogging. What?!! I can't not blog for I would miss each of you too terribly for words. I have met such wonderful people and opportunities to share with others and be of help to less fortunate than myself. It would break my heart to not be able to blog. I wish for our World to respect others and not invade where they do not belong. Let Good overcome Evil...Please.
As I type I am happy to report that we are finally getting some really good rain. High winds that are dangerous but glorious wet rain is falling upon our ground. I have my lantern ready if the power goes out. Thank you for all your good thoughts and rain dances. You are the best followers and friends!
Now I think I shall have a nice warm cup of tea and try to de-stress while doing a bit of hand-stitching. Creative Bliss...