Monday, August 27, 2012

monday morning chattering....

Took a little road trip this weekend and went to meet Natalea and Sandy for Lunch and a visit to Vidlers five and dime store.   I forgot that I love this ride, the scenery on the way is so pretty.  However, I didnt get the best pics because I was driving.. There were several places I wanted to pull over and take pics but they were on hill tops and each time there were people behind me and I couldnt do it fast enough!
 So I snapped a few bad shots out the windows as I was driving... probably looked pretty dorky or dangerous to other drivers....
 There is a section down there where there are about 30 windmills.  Not used to seeing them were we live, it is neat to see them.  And it makes you feel like youre really somewhere else!  like in another world!
 I wish I could have gotten a pic from a hilltop where you could see a bunch of them off in the distance.. that would have been a striking picture... 
anyways... blah blah blah!  And at the end of the road I got to see Nat and Sandy for a nice little visit!  It is so nice to meet up with my artsy fartsy friends!  And these two are so funny !   I love hearing about their adventures together.. they are both crrrrazy!  I love hanging out with them.. but I would never be able to keep up with them when they go out dancing and partying!  Im too OLD and they have too much energy!  lol!
 IN other news.. now that I have my computer back... I can post these other pics.  Bloggy gal pals have been sending me these banners in the mail.. Elizabeth put them up to it.. they are mail hugs!  Thank you to LYnn at the wienee ranch! 
 Thank you to Sandy and 521 lake street!!
 And to Meri at imagimeris! 
 And thank you Meri for All the other goodies you threw in the box!  so much fun stuff..  I didnt get it all in the picture, and forgot to take a pic of the wind up toy of the boy riding a bike!  I'll get that another time.
thank you so much girls.  I have 4 other banners that I already showed you, so I shall soon string them together and hang them in my disasterous craft room!
 SOOOO... .  It is time!!  with the wedding behind us, I can think about crafting other stuff now!  you know "other stuff" means HALLOWEENIES!!    I'm doing a round robin halloween book with Natalea, Sandy and Elizabeth... so much fun. 
 Figgy and Frannie are wanting to join in on the halloween crafting too!
 You can see the cover of my book, though it wasnt finished yet in this picture.
so arent figgy and franny adorable?
 I guess I should do the dishes, feed all the animals, water the plants, inside and outside, pack a lunch, have some breakfast and get ready for work...  have a great day everyone!


Musings from Kim K. said...

We spent 11 hours in the car this weekend for an out-of-state wedding. I'd much rather have been playing at home. Looks like you had a full weekend. Beautiful friendship banners and I love the sneak of your Halloween crafting. Have a wonderful week. It's the first day of the new semester at my University and the nerves are high "everywhere".

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Such pretty friendship banners! I love the shots of the windmills. We have a couple in the city, it is so amazing to see them in a group. Have a great week Viv.

LBP said...

OHHH Your craftroom looks like mine does! Full of Halloween funness! (Is that a word? It is now!)

Glad you had fun with your friends. Everyone needs a friend day every now and then!



Unknown said...

Isn't it fun to get together with friends? Love your friendship banners!!


Theresa said...

Oh I love the banners! What a sweet hug in the mail:) Sweet time with friends, nothing better! Have a blessed week dear friend! HUGS!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...


Trying to sneak this in while the kids are talking to each other and I have a minute to actually write!
Can't wait to get back to checking other blogs - once school starts again and I have 2 minutes of quiet!
Come check out my new art room!!! Redecorated in white!

ImagiMeri said...

So glad you like all the goodies. I thought that little wind-up toy was all made me smile and I thought of you.

Love ya'

Lynn said...

Hi Vivan,
I just love those papers you are
using for your tag book. What line are they from? I am honored that you showed a picture of my banner! I had to include a picture of my furbabies on my banner as they are a big part of my life and of course my blog is named for them.

I can't wait to see your Halloween creations this year.

Of course the kitties are too cute!! I love the way they always are on your lap or close to you when you do your blogging and of course they want attention when you sit down to craft so they join in on the fun by lounging on the table. My furbabies have two doggie beds out in my craftroom that they have to be in when I am out there.

So happy you had a nice get away with your blogging friends this weekend. Have a wonderful week ahead.

kandeland said...

It was so great to see you this weekend Viv! It all happened so easily too! Good timing!
Let's get together again soon! love ya! xo nat

Chenille Cottage said...

Hello sweet Viv, Figgy and Fannie!
What a darling post! You have had a full day with your trip to the five and dime and lunch with the girls. what fun!!!
I just love each one of your friendship banners...Everyone is unique and wonderful!
I hope you have a happy week, my dear friend,
Carolynn xoxo


Hi Viv, have been so busy with the wedding. Loved seeing all the photos! Happy days for everyone.
Having time with BFF's is so important!!! Always enjoy seeing what you are creating.

Whimsicalnotions said...

Love love love the banners and i would love to send you one too.We have lots of windmills here too,Picturing you driving whilst hanging out take the pics makes me laugh.

Unknown said...

Vivian! The wedding photos give me goosebumps! You can feel the happiness of the couple in every frame. Your bee topper will always be cherished.
I had my husband look up your hometown in the Atlas, and boy! I did not realize you live SO far north. Beautiful, beautiful place you call home. I will always picture that part of the country as yours! Have a great week! Elizabeth

Bob and Joanne said...

I love photos of Frannie and Figgy--such beautiful cats.

Think I'm going to skip any decorating for Christmas. Sad to say, but I haven't packed everything back from Christmas yet!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I love those windmills...and I adore the banner flags! I know my sister, Diane was in on that swap fun!

Hearts Turned said...

Sounds like you're having fun, Viv! (I would expect nothing less from you, my friend!)

The banners look amazing--lucky you!

Wishing you a wonderful day!


Jenny said...

I am so sorry. I entered your address on Monday into my stamp software knowing I was running to the PO today AND it deleted itself somehow.

I'm so sorry.

I have your pencils all packed up and nowhere to send them.

Can you re-email your address: jennymatlock at cox dot net

So sorry!

PS. Love your banners!

Unknown said...

I'm glad we got to hook up! I'm sure Nat will update you on our 'boat night'. I can't wait to see your Halloween journal!

Sandy xox

Jeanne said...

How fun that you three gals can get together. It always looks like you all have such a blast! Love seeing pics of Figgy and Frannie too - such gorgeous kitties!