Friday, January 14, 2011

Five Friday Finishes...

To borrow from my blog friend Elle I am posting five finished things in a day. Please check out Elle's blog elle in da coop. I certainly will not be able to post this each day as I cannot imagine being able to get this much done everyday.
My first of five is this cute little bird that I tangled. I actually not only tangled this little bird I filled a spiral bristol book size 3.5 x 5 inches with outlined items ready to tangle. Just like this bird I took a stack of stencils I own and copied them into my little book. Now when I am out and about waiting for appointments or such I can tangle to my heart's content. Since I am not artistic to draw I am using outlines as a way to get started. And it is true, a zen type of calm comes while inking tangles.
This is a card and mailing package that I made . Super simple and very flat for mailing purposes as the cost is so expensive when there are lumps and bumps felt through an envelope (at least here at our local post office!).

This is the inside of the card and is ready for signing and mailing in a simple bubble envelope.
I also finished some laundry I had been putting off.
Finished a wonderful dinner for Mr. C. This is not my favorite way to spend my time because after all the creative part of cooking the food is gone in just a few minutes after spending hours preparing it.
I sorted my card and stencil supplies and found I have a lifetime supply. Of course I did that after I brought some card packages home from the craft store. A bonus is that I found my very old Aleene's (remember the Queen of Crafts?) box scorer that has been missing for several years. Of course Martha (Stewart) has a new one for sale for about $20 but mine is just fine and I certainly did not want to spend money on something I knew I owned!
Well by my count that is five finished things and I am so pleased. Thank you Elle for the inspiration.
I did do more things but nothing worth mentioning. Oh maybe the making of two road trip CD mixes is cool. When you make your own music CD's you can mix up the artists and put approximately 18-20 songs on each CD. That way you have all your favorite songs on one disc.
What are you finishing this Friday?
Have a wonderful and peaceful weekend. Enjoy the little things...birds singing, sunshine, the ground thawing, and being in the moment.
Warm Hugs and Sunny Smiles...


  1. It's so satisfying when you get a lot done! I like your idea of tangling within a stencilled outline and your bird has turned out great.

    Love your valentine card and packages too.

    I couldn't agree more about spending hours cooking and then it's all eaten in a fraction of the time - that's why I don't cook - LOL. Well, not proper cooking anyway, but we don't go hungry that's the main thing.

    I've spent most of today catching up with household chores - I've still a huge pile of ironing, but that can wait another day!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend whatever you'll be doing xx

  2. great blog post! I have done a tiny bit of zentangling is very calming....

    Heart Hugs,
    Coleen ~♥~

  3. I love the birdie, I can imagine it embroidered in red on white , that's my angle on zentangle!
    Have a great weekend!

    Sandie xx

  4. Thanks Sherry, the inspiration flows both ways. I guess we accomplish more than we give ourselves credit for. I'm learning 5 specific things is better than 15 vague things.
    Great idea to have outline items to tangle. And I totally agree meals deals aren't too gratifying and only make my list if I'm totally stymied. Unfortunately it made today's list. LOL Happy weekend!

  5. Good for you for for finishing things. That is the cutest little bird zentangle. I am getting to the point that I want to do one of these!

  6. My you have been busy. I love your bird. What a neat idea. I may just have to try this. I love to zentangle and agree with you it does fill the time while waiting for appointments, etc.

  7. What did I do today?
    WEll, I had fun making some thank you cards. I will write in them tomorrow and get them in the mail.

    It has been a lovely day in San Francisco. Had the windows open.

    Have a nice weekend.

  8. Fabulous goodies! I really love that bird. :) Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! THeresa

  9. Aren't those danged Zentangles addicting! So much fun!

  10. You've just put me in the Valentine's spirit, my friend. Lovely works as always.
    Hugs for a sweet Saturday xoxoxo

  11. Congratulations! You accomplished a great deal. I know this will show my ignorance on the subject, but what are tangles?



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