Monday, May 16, 2011

Sand and fun......

For the first time in a long time, I actually just said " forget about what I need to do" and I went and had fun instead. I got to go camping to a place in Utah that I had never been. (I actually have been only a couple of places here...) I went with a group of friends to a place called the Sand Dunes. It was so fun. We took a sand car (think 100 mile an hour go cart), a quad and a rhino...kind of a big quad car...At the dunes there is a huge mountain of sand...I mean huge. My favorite part was going up and down it in the sand car. I wasn't the driver, but the passenger. It was a huge thrill. I screamed my head off, about peed in my pants, and then yelled "lets do it again. Here is a picture of the mountain.























And here are a couple of pictures as we came to the bottom and whipped around to do it again. Windblown and exhilarated that is for sure! The thing moves so fast it is hard to get pictures!!!!








































The downside? I am still living out of boxes in the garage. Tonight when I got home, I forced myself to unpack a few things and I guess it isn't going to kill me to plug along at this slower than slow pace.

Last week I made a few things while I could still get at my sewing machine. It is blocked in with boxes again. I made some quilted postcards for a couple of trades. The first was on Fiber art traders and the theme was Tarot cards.





















The moon is my favorite....I just used a white on white fabric, drew a picture with a pencil right on it and then colored it in with a watercolor crayon. Then I spritzed it down with a spray bottle. The last step was to sew around all the outlines with black thread. I love to make fabric postcards. They are so fast, it is kinda instant gratification.


Also for Swapbot I made a couple of postcards for a trade. The theme was use a leftover quilt block...I used two crazy quilt squares and this is what I came up with.
















Then I made a swap package for Jill who is in the Enchanted for a Year ornament swap. This months theme was birds nests.















Here is my ornament for her......I decorated up a little nest and put eggs in it, then put it all on a painted clothespin so she could clip it on her tree.... I also made some tags and a necklace. It was a little challenging because I had to dig in the garage and try to use what I could get to! I still loved doing it....


















In return, Jill sent me some of the cutest nest things I have ever seen. An ornament made out of wire and beads that just WOWED' me, a little nest charm, some cards she made using a sketch she did and the cutest ever felted bird on a nest. He is so cute he is in my living room. He makes me smile everytime I look at him....I guess she is a her but she feels like a he to me...Not sure why?????



































We just havent had much of a Spring here at all....It is nice to have my little bird on his nest to remind me that Spring really happens!

17 comments:

Jo said...

wow that camping trip must have been a blast! what a brave girl ... i think i would be terrified ... well maybe not ... but it looks scary ... in the good way

love love love that moon card ... brilliant! it's always fun to see your creations!!!

Miss 376 said...

You look as if you had a whale of time. The moon was my favourite too, but I love all your cards

Maria said...

You have been a very busy girl. not only with your sewing but also flying up mountains.

gin said...

that sand dune fun is my kind of fun too. I know you had a fun time. I want to encourage you to get unpacked and get your house all set up, because you have a great summer to look forward to. And, we want to see in your new home -- pictures and everything.

Jenny said...

Go and find your joy! Who cares if it takes 6 months to unpack boxes. You're whole and your healing and you're finding new ways to be happy! Hooray and hugs to you sweet girl.

Quiltingranny said...

Unpack what you need most...sewing machine, paints, notions, toothbrush and they rest can wait! Glad you got out and enjoyed yourself!

Needled Mom said...

That was one big sand dune!!! Looks like you did enjoy yourself though.

Your postcards are wonderful. You did a fabulous job with your theme.

Stempelientje said...

gOOD JOB! yOU DESERVED A BREAK AND SOME FUN! i AM GLAD YOU DID!

Pat said...

Love the things you made AND what you received. I'm glad you had fun on those sand buggies (or whatever they are called). I'd have been too scared to do that! LOL

Pam said...

Glad you were able to go out and have some fun. I'm told the sand dunes are lots of fun. I spent too much time in Page with blowing sand to even go near them. Other members of our famiy go to the Dunes in California and love it. Our dear son Paul was a quad racer and loved the dunes.

Your swap items are great. Love the postcards and nest.

BEAR's Mom said...

you go girl...ride those sand dunes
who was the driver ~ Indy Jones?
love those fabric post cards
and yes MOON is my favorite
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

Kerry said...

What fun!!! I say, let the boxes get done at a slower pace ..... racing up and down sand dunes looks like an absolute blast .... so glad you got to do it:-D
Love the postcards - you're one talented lady.
Loved your YOE packages - both the one you sent and recieved .... YOE2 is certainly a bunch of fun.

Patty said...

Sounds like you had a blast! Love the cards, you work always blows me away. cute little blue bird and gifties.

Joanne Lendaro said...

YEAH for you!!!! Glad to see you had the chance to get out and do something fun!! So glad you went!

The birds nest and the postcards are really cool!! Good to see you posting and sharing.

Take the boxes one at a time....it's easier that way! Hugs!

Marva said...

I hear ya on unpacking boxes! I have a lot left to unpack and no place to put it. Have decided to get rid of lots, but probably none of my art stuff. I miss Ruth Ann! Just put a couple of posts on our blog and sewed up 3 dresses today. One more to go. We still haven't found our flat screen tv, I'm beginning to wonder if someone lifted it.... Have a great weekend!

Yarni Gras! said...

so glad to see you out there having fun, yay! I love all the things you've created....and I agree, that moon card is gorgeous....but then, EVERYTHING you do is gorgeous!

jillytacy said...

The sand dunes look like fun. I'm glad you got a little time to create. The postcards are gorgeous! I LOVE my swap goodies! You are so talented and creative!! It's a pleasure swapping with you! Thanks!!!!!