For our spotlight this week we are using the Toy Giraffe image for a baby card to celebrate the new prince. I just felt like paper-piecing this week. I may not look like paper-piecing, but I felt like it. OK, that made no sense, but that's OK. I attribute that to getting my house cleaned today. GASP!
Yeah, all that bending and lifting and pushing and pulling and dusting and scrubbing just about annihilated me. This happens at least once a year. Perhaps less. Maybe more. Ah, my mother is probably turning over in her grave right now. She was a very good housekeeper: you could eat off her floors. Well, you can eat off my floors, too. You'd just get a little extra something for your trouble. With whatever. This conversation is going nowhere fast, isn't it?
So I finished reading two good books this week. And one was not science fiction--amazing, I know, right? It was When I Found You, by Catherine Ryan Hyde. It was an interesting, fast read. I am really anxious to start another book, but I should wait until next week. Our granddaughters will be coming over today for the weekend. And I have a birthday card to get done for our friend, Ellie--hey, El! She will be another year better on Tuesday. Ergo, I have no time for reading at the moment. 'k.
My sister, Merrilyn, came out yesterday to have lunch. And to see my new bedroom set-up. She couldn't find my house. She knocked on the wrong door--fortunately, no one was home at that house. I realize my neighborhood is all built up now, and she hadn't yet seen it that way. But still. Really? (Sorry, Merrilyn. I just couldn't resist tattling on you.) Merrilyn hasn't been out here for over a year. A year, People. Ridiculous, isn't it? She lives in Scottsdale, about 30 miles away. And she hasn't been to my home for over a year. I hate to think how many times I have driven to her house during the past year. Many, many. Many! At least many. Of course, she did have two major knee-replacement surgeries during the past year. But, no excuse. She promised to come out more often. Of course, I could be withered away to nothing by the time that happens. (Probably not. Wishful thinking.) Anyway, she liked our new furniture and accessories and thought my bed was very comfortable. She took a nap in it.
Just kidding. She did lay down on it, though, and let out a big sigh. It does feel that good. Honestly. After she "awakened" we went to The Deli for lunch--mostly so I could take Blake's birthday card to him, as yesterday was his birthday. He was really busy, which is a good thing! I had a filet of beef half sandwich and cup of potato soup. Yummy! Merrilyn had a veggie lavosh pizza, which I tasted--it was really good, too. So our lunch was a success.
Last night Gary wanted to go out to eat and we couldn't agree on a place until he suggested trying Geno's, a little place in Gilbert that makes Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches. And after I agreed to that, I realized that I already had beef for lunch. So I wasn't sure what I would order, but they offer chicken cheese steak sandwiches, too. I ordered a half one, and my word. It was delicious! I liked it better than the beef one Gary had. So I will definitely go back there and get the chicken again. Try it, you'll like it.
OK, time for my card. Like I said, I just wasn't in the mood for coloring, so I paper-pieced the toy giraffe image with some paper from the Basic Grey Oliver collection. My CS is Stampin' Up. I used a bit of while gel pen, some SU ink, and made die cuts using Cheery Lynn French Flair Stackers and French Flair Doily Stackers dies. My sentiment is from Jellypark Friends as well, and I just fussy-cut it. That's it.
Hope you all have a really wonderful weekend. I expect to enjoy mine with the grand-girls. I'll be back next week with our new challenge--in the meantime, be sure to enter our current one, here.