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Monday, June 21, 2010
A Computer, The Internet, And A Digitial Camera
It's been hot, hot, hot lately. Of course, it has. Today is the official first day of summer.
We went to the beach yesterday. The water was beautiful and clear. As we drove along Ft. Pickens Road we saw two schools of dolphins playing in the water at two different sites. There is something therapeutic about going to the beach. We had a lovely lunch at Peg Leg's Pete and then drove down to Ft. Pickens. We walked through the fort, not very thoroughly though. It was just too hot to be outside.
When we returned home, we worked sporatically in the garden. George saw a video about gardening propagation that said that when you take clippings to dip the end of the clipping in honey. You use the honey like any rooting agent. He was outside with his honey. We'll see if the clippings grow. Today we have a huge, beautiful hybiscus flower blooming. Our solar waterfall has been going dry. We were worried that it might have a crack in it but it turns out that all of the neighborhood animals are stopping by for a drink. The birds, squirrels, stray cats and who knows what else are draining the little pot of water. We are going to have to refill two or three times a day. But it's worth it.
Finally, George and I got on the computer and George is learning the digitizing program. He's doing real well with it. So, we played around with designs for awhile.
I had placed some red napkins with a 4th of July embroidered design on Etsy and last night decided that I wanted the same napkin in blue and white. They all turned out beautiful and are for sale on Etsy now. Sure hope someone buys them.
I made another kloth koozie the other day that I need to put on Etsy. I had some scrap, deep purple velvet and sewed an embroidered Muwaa red lips on it. It looks pretty cute.
I'm in the process of making a little purse with the embroidered slot machine design, back and front on black spandex. I wasn't going to make any more totes or purses but this has just kind of evolved. I just need to put a strap and closure on it and it will be done.
It feels so good to be able to help someone. A friend of mine, who lives locally, is presently in Tennessee working for the government helping flood victims. She was obligated to send a wedding gift to some friends but wasn't able to go shopping. She ordered some napkins from Cajun Stitchery. Via emails and messaging we created the design and the napkins really turned out beautiful. She was able to purchase the napkins, which were reserved for her, on Etsy. We wrapped the gift and put a card inside and will be mailing it this morning directly to the bride and groom. She was even able to choose the cards she wanted from what we had available and then tell me what to write on the card. It was such a load off of her shoulders and we were more than happy to help out. A computer, the internet, and a digital camera. That's all it took.