Monday, July 27, 2009

One Hot Summer...and an anniversary

We are in the midst of a heat wave here in the northwest. At 7 a.m. our house was at 80 degrees F. and rising. For us mild weather folk, it is a bit of a wallop and makes for slow motion productivity. Keeping all creatures great and small hydrated is job one; trips to the community pool are required and Popsicles are a must have.

I want to thank everyone for all the positive responses to my Summer Wallet tutorial. Both Craft Gossip and One Pretty Thing featured my tutorial on their sites. If you have not stopped by these sites, go, go now and check out all the amazing resources these folks have collected for you. It may be a small thing but, it sure was a push I needed to get a wee more focused. So thank you. Again, if you have made a wallet using my tutorial I would love to see photos!

This week is going to be a busy one here at the cottage. Preparations are in full swing for our yearly trip to Pickathon. I posted about last year's fun here. Oh, my goodness! I just realized that Lola Nova's blog is over a year old! And what a year it has been. I have met so many wonderful and talented people through this humble blog. It has become an important part of my creative life. I have learned so much. Thanks to you all for hanging out with me here, you have made it a terrific year!

I thought I would leave you with a picture of some critters that have finally made it to their new home in Iowa. Diane from Loess Is More and I made a barter way back when. She sent some of her gorgeous photographs in trade for some animals made from her grandmother's blanket. What a wonderful project, I felt that I was working with old memories and hopefully helping create new ones. Well, Diane was incredibly patient with me and I finally sent the little buddies to her.

Have a lovely day you beautiful people!


lifeshighway said...

Those are adorable animals and what a wonderful idea to make them from the fabric of a loved one. Sigh, I envy crafty people.

Mare said...

Happy 1 Year Anniversary! I love your blog, and your friendship.

Maevy said...

Lovely plush animals, they look so soft. Diane is one lucky girl! Happy blog anniversary!

diane said...

i am VERY lucky! everything lola makes is awesome.
congrats on the one year anniv!!