Friday, September 14, 2007

Fall is arriving!

Unfortunately, I can feel it in the air. Crisp clean smell of the air always tells me it's almost here.
I actually like Fall, just hate to see Summer go. If we could have two seasons these two would be the ones I would chose.
We really had a lousy Summer. Not as many nice days as we would have liked. And then it got real hot for a short period of time and all the natives started complaining about the heat. Good grief!! Can you tell I'm not one of the natives?
Motorcycle riding season will be gone very soon. I'm so sad. My bike never made it out of the shop for the season. It was being rebuilt after being in a fire. And because it's so old, '89, the parts are hard to come by. They thought it was ready yesterday and come to find out the new starter relay switch they got is bad. So now we wait for another one. I've had my hopes set on riding all Summer. It's been 9 years since the fire and with two bikes to rebuild, we had to take our time, financially. So my husband's is done and ready to go. I haven't even seen mine since the tin was painted and they put it back together. Can't wait to see it and get a picture of it to share.

Been working on some art for the last week or so. That and slowly getting things together in the trailer. Oh yeah and running off to garage sales with my friend Dee. Who calls someone at 7:30 am on a Saturday to tell them there's a sale and it's all rubber stamping stuff? My friend Dee! I didn't even hestitate, I rolled out of bed and got ready to go. We got some great buys! If we had had the room, I think we both may have boughten the stamp shelves they had for sale. No place to put them. So you know, we didn't just go to the garage sale, don't you?
We went to a stamp store and we went to a store where Dee introduced me to Brighton Purses. My friend Dee is a self proclaimed "Purse Snob". So now I own a Brighton. A small one, but a cool little Brighton purse. And this purse thing all started because we went to the Salvation Army Store and found a Coach purse and a couple of Dooney & Bourke purses. So I'm a new purse snob, I guess.

Back to my art. I made some tags for a swap on one group, a 4x4 for my group and 4 atcs for my group. All of them are Halloween. I love Halloween.

Here's the 4x4
Here's the front and back of the tags.

Can hardly wait to see what this tag book looks like. It should be fantastic.

I've also been working on an altered book for my very first RR. It's a local group and only 9 of us. But I'm a bit intimidated by the whole thing. I've got my inside front covered, and my sign in pages and tags. Mine theme is Travel- Back in time. I wanted to have a book on vintage traveling. It always seemed so romantic to me. Visiting far off places by boat or train. I'll post some pictures when I get my part finished.
I have way too many things I need to get done in a short period of time. So guess I better get started.....................


Manastash said...

Super cool tags! I love em!

Dragonlady said...

I love your tags....and I hope your bike will be finished in time for you to get a ride in before winter...Hubby and I rode some today....but soooo HOT...
we are going to the NC mts. for a long weekend in Oct...I can't wait...

Oh and Great on getting lots of good stuff at the garage sale..

amy said...

Love the tags! I like the skeleton heads one the best I think. :) Just found your blog as I am in the NW crafters group and saw your post.

Jillian said...

Great 4x4 & tags, Francine. "La Strega" is Italian for "the witch" 'ya know. lol! I can't wait to see the finished tag books.