Here's my first book for the 10 Book Challenge.
I have chosen 4 more so far:
- Mona Lisa in Camelot by Margaret Leslie Davis
- The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
- Inked Up by Terri Thayer
- Persuasion by Jane Austen
Not a great picture...sorry. My sidebar needs updating- I am working on motif #3 for the 25 motif tatting challenge. This one I'm doing with one of the Finca #12 variegated threads I got this summer at the quilt shop. I am using my new silver shuttle- and I am probably not going to use it again, except as a pendant. Etha made a comment when I posted the picture of the shuttle that the pick looked "fierce"- well, she was right. If I poke my finger while tatting, which I do frequently, I BLEED! However, I must also admit that I twice so far in this motif have had to un-tat to fix mistakes and I have NEVER found it so easy as with this shuttle- due, again, to the "fierce" pick. So, a conundrum- do I continue to use it in case of mistakes, while risking bleeding?
Operation Write Home (formerly Cards for Heroes) has their new custom stamps available! You can order them from Imagine Stamps or from StampXpress. There are several stamp layouts and designs to choose from- this is the one I ordered. Don't forget- the deadline for Christmas cards is November 1.
Finally, I have been spending an inordinate amount of time trying to decide which digital scrapbooking program to get. I had it narrowed down to three: Creative Memories' Storybook Creator Plus, Lasting Impressions' Memory Mixer and Polaroid's My Memories Suite. However, even though the CM program seems to be the easiest to use, I have to drop that from the list. CM has the program set up so you can only load it on one computer- and since I alternate equally between my desktop at home and my laptop for weekends away, the summer at the shore, etc., it would mean buying the program twice- which, as it is also the most expensive of the 3 programs is out of the question!
My goal is to create a digital album of my precious family heritage pictures. Doing this would allow me to send/give it to all my cousins and then they could keep it on a disc, print it out, whatever they chose. I want it to be a real album, pages with journaling and embellishments. I tried it in Photoshop Elements but I lack the time and patience to master the program.
So, if you have used either of these programs and have an opinion, please let me know- I need to make a decision and I can use all the help and advice I can get.
Time to get started on the laundry, grocery list etc, and then GO EAGLES!!!