As the US Northeast is being blanketed by snow in the Pacific Northwest we are experiencing a heat wave. We broke a 50+ year record by 20 degrees yesterday. I am generally very careful to drink lots of water, wear a hat and take brakes to cool down when I play in the garden but I did none of that yesterday. I simply didn't realize it had gotten so hot. I am paying the price today but I'm sure I will be feeling fine when our cool temps return later in the week.
The remaider of this post has been sitting as a draft since Dec.
I ‘met’ my friend Jake on line about nine years ago when we were both on a gardening forum. As a 12 year old gardener he stole my heart, especially when he began calling me Auntie Bernie. I have ‘watched’ Jake, his garden and ponds grow thru the forum and e mails. I can't believe he is now 21 and in college.
Jake is a cellist. For his 21st birthday I found a free clipart of a cello and printed it on a scrap of cream cardstock. I stamped the background, with C# Minor by Seaside Stampin’ Ink and my SU setiment in brown ink then brushed over both with my duster in the same ink to age it. I’m not sure where that ribbon came from, a nice scrap of it just seemed to turn up one day.
Cheap Tricks: I have two for you today.
I picked up a pack of two Poly flexible cutting boards for a dollar at the Dollar Tree and have been using one in place of a craft sheet. I had planned on this being a temporary solution but it works wonderfully, clean up is a breeze and takes up no storage space at all. The perfect alternative for a tight wad like me.
In my small space, even a small travel iron can be disastrous (ask me how I know). I use a Hair Straightening Iron to iron the wrinkles out of my ribbons instead. Works beautifully, takes up very little space and there is little danger of burning myself, again. Of course I found mine in a thrift shop.
Have an Amazing Day!