Wednesday, December 31, 2008

And the winner is...

I've been out on shopping sprees (more on that later) and I had to do some daughterly errands and by the time I got home it was DARK! I then realized "OMG, THE INCHIE CONTEST!" I immediately shook up the raffle bag, pulled out a name and the name JILL was in front of me! YAY and congratulations to Jill! Jill is a future cool designer (as if she isn't one now!) and had some editors salivating and falling over themselves over her altered jeans a couple years ago at the Art Bar in Santa Ana. Can you imagine a calm and serious editor salivating? LOL! I better shut up. I can't. LOL! Anyway, thanks for playing everyone and sorry I got a late start with the contest. The picture above is another thing you can do with inchies. I was in an ATC swap over the summer and I gathered a few of my inchies and glued them onto ATCs with a black background. I love the way the black makes the colors on the inchies POP, don't you? Click on the photo to get a closer look of the words and images.

I'm a Southern CA girl and it's been scarf-wearing weather around here lately so guess what I've been doing late at night? KNITTING! I learned to knit back in 5th grade at St. Brigid's school during the 60's and Sr. Evangeline was the patient soul who taught me how to knit. LOL! I swear, I'm surprised she didn't stick a needle in her eye or ear after dealing with me. LOL!!! She would be so proud of me even if all I dare knit are scarves. One day I'll branch out to bigger or smaller things but for now, I'm sticking to scarves! Which leads us to my shopping sprees. I spent some time over at The Slipt Stitch in El Segundo and the owner Patricia is so sweet. She's the best. Another patient soul I might add. LOL! Oh, and talk about variety. Walking in her shop is like walking in a chocolate candy store! I didn't have my camera to take pics - rats! But I did buy some yarn. And today, my daughter and I hit JoAnns. They were having a yarn sale and I only go there 2 or 3 times a year - serioulsy. They really need to build a JoAnns close to us and instead they're building another TARGET! They're all within 3-5 miles of each other. Go figure. So anyway, here's a bundle of the yarns I bought and I promise to show you what I decide to knit later but you already know I'm knitting scarves. How many scarves do you need to see, huh?!! Can you tell I love color?! LOL!


BellaKarma said...

What a perfect way to start 2009!!! Winning the 1x1 inch blank cards are perfect for my goal to get back into doing altered art! I've been organizing my bedroom and art supplies -- so by the time I receive my gift, I'll be ready to go!
Also, thank you for the kind words describing me and my art!

Stampmaiden said...

I'm so happy that I could be a positive part of your 2009 year. LOL! Good for you to get back into doing altered art! Big RIGHT ON!
There's a banner that hangs in my library and it reads "You are the author of your own story" so in a way, you created the kinds words that described you.
Happy New Year!