Friday, January 21, 2011

A Good Day

It doesn't take much to make me happy.

 First, the chickens have started laying again. Hooray! We collected these 5 beauties today. And they are full size! I think I will make our favorite sausage quiche for dinner tonight.

Then I received these needlework books in the mail. I can't wait to get started on a new quilt or maybe a needlecase.

Now, I'll just heat up some chicken noodle soup and browse through my new books. See, it doesn't take much!


Cheryl said...

What beautifully perfect eggs! The colored ones are dreamy :-)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi Cindy,

I can honestly say, as I have taught several Tim Holtz Distress Demos, that the blending tool is the KEY to creating the blended distress effect. Otherwise you will not be able to get a soft even coloring. If you don't want to buy the blending tool until you are sure that you want to create the Tim style, you could start with makeup foam sponge. They aren't as fine as the blending tool but it would work so that you could get an idea of what it would look like.
Rubbing the foam into the Distress ink gives you the control of how much ink you are working with so that you get nice even coverage. You want to start off the edge of the paper and rub the foam into the paper going in circular motions to get that soft look.
I will try and do a post soon, showing more info about the blending tool.
Hope that helps!

Cute Birthday book! I am very inspired by Melissa's work too!

Sunny simple life said...

Oh, to have fresh eggs. There is nothing like them. We are allowed to have up to three here in our city but my husband is afraid our cat would get to them. I'm not sure they wouldn't peck him good if he tried but he is a hunter for sure.

Sunny simple life said...

I agree I think the cat would realize the size of that chicken. Even in the city here, because we are only a couple of blocks from the hills, we have racoons, skunks and every once in a great while coyotes walking up the street in the very early hours. I would have an enclosure for them for sure but our yard is small. Have seen some very cool small mobile ones.