Thursday, July 11, 2013

I Framed the Doors!


And you thought I meant Jim and those guys! You should know better. I am talking about "Country Doors of England." A postcard!  Aaron Bros. has a buy-one-get-a-second-for-a-penny sale. The mat was full price.


I am fond of doors and windows. See the yellow one? It looks like it's asleep, doesn't it? They all have lovely expressions. Postcards do make for great art. This one, a large, mats and frames 8 x 10 super nicely. Thank you, Anna. It will hang out downstairs. Since I have a matched set, I wonder what else . . . Hmm. By George, I think I see it! You'll never guess.


Does anyone remember this? I sent a request for the free 18 x 24 poster, and here it is. It's been here awhile, and will hang out next to The Pete cork board, above my good old Epson printer, and right next to the desk where I write. I will have gotten rid of the fold lines before then.

Aaron Bro. is close to the post office. Guess who didn't stop and check for mail. I am so cool. I even turn cool mail into cooler art. Gee, but I are smart. I should take better photographs, yes? 

Write on.

P.S. I make fig jam tomorrow! I just upped my cool factor (in the eyes of my little mama)! I don't even like fig preserves, so I might not like fig jam either. Adolescent palates do change though. So, we shall see.

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  1. Oh my tell us how the fig jam turns out ...if you dont like it then you can take it to the corner and sell it ...LOL ...just a thought my dear . well I jotted a letter off to anna yes your anna . I think she and I will hit it off ....in fact Im sure of it . well take care and I await the books ...thanks again and take care and have fun making jam ....Your Lucy .

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    1. I made six pints of the only canned figs I have ever eaten. I like my jam! :) Jam is easier to eat than preserves, if you don't like mushy fruits. Turkish figs are great. I added four ripe golden figs to the batch cause they were there, ripe, ready, and within reaching distance.

      Three jars were delivered to The Wilson, one to my neighbor across the street, one goes to my mother, and the last jar was opened this afternoon. I had to make sure I hadn't imagined it tasted as good as it seemed.

      I started on the grapes this afternoon. The front of my pretty white blouse has spots now. :)

      Tomorrow will be another full day. Will let you know when to expect the book. Have a good weekend.

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  2. also another note just send the books that you no longer want I can take what I dont want or after i finish reading to the library here and they will take them ...Im practically at the library every week . Unless of course you want them back ?, let me know take care my dear ...

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    1. I'd have to get a full time job to pay for boxes and shipping! LOL!

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  3. Love Door post cards! I will send you one of my favorites from our travels!
    This is my reply to your comment on Art of a Letter, I wanted you to see it in case you don't get notified when you have a reply to your comments, (I don't get a notification...I just go back and check, if I have the memory to do so...)

    Never be embarrassed for sending me mail!!I was not complaining... I was just wanting to let you know how much your mail is appreciated :) Anyway, that way a collection of mail over a month or so. I hope all is well and that you are enjoying your summer. I have not been blogging since my hard disk died and I still haven't gotten all my programs re-installed (like Adobe...) One real sadness about the hard disk dying is that my most recent computer back up was right before I made you the newest set of Limner stamps... so when the hard disk died it took all my work on that stamp with it. I cried... I could never repeat what I did on that stamp. Fortunately even though I don't have the original image anymore I did print off a "collector's sheet", for my collection, so I still have that. I am going to try to scan it in on a good scanner and see if I can get a decent copy. I should have e-mailed you a copy of the final stamp page so that you could print off more if you want them. If a get a good image, then I will do that this time. I also lost some other arts works and all my subset files of finished photos by category, a project I have spent much time on over the last several months. Now I get to start over, but at least I have all my raw photos, so I can go back to them! We do a back up of photos every time I down load from my camera. I thought we were backing all my stuff up when we did the raw photos, but that was not the case. Sigh... I am getting practice on learning to let go of things I can not do anything about...something I need to practice, since it is hard for me. I am a muller and worrier by nature. I really appreciate all your mail, I hope you didn't think I was complaining :)

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    1. It was made to be framed. I would cherish a card from your travels. Thank you. :) I read all the blogs I follow every chance I get although the time lapses between reads and comments seem to grow longer each week. I'm trying to read in thirds to avoid dry eyes. I want to spend less time being sedentary also, so harvesting and canning is a blessing except for the biting insects. Hungry bugs find a way past long sleeves and long skirts!

      I never thought for a moment that you were complaining. I stopped logging my in and out mail because it takes so much time. When I saw mail from me . . . Well, it was a clear indicator that I owed you letters from way back when. I am deep in mail debt. :) I can't write when I don't have a little something to add to the conversation, so I end up flooding your mailbox when I try to play catchup. It's complicated, but I appreciate your patience. I can appreciate how full your days are.

      This is one of my best summers in three years, at least. Winters are more suited to letter-writing. I think it has always been that way. I can spend three months doing things that I might write about when it is time to hibernate. :)

      I am so sorry for your loss. Since I drive a Mac I think they are impervious to failure. :) I am ashamed to say that I did not back up. ICloud? Ha! I am going to practice what I learned and back up right now. I am tired and sleepy! No insomnia tonight. Oh. I must sync! See you in the mail soon. (After my canning fit wears off.)

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    2. I have a hard time getting letters out with any frequency when there is so much to do outside so I feel you pain :) The cooler months are far more conducive to quiet pursuits like writing letters. But I have been trying to take my letter bag with me where I have to be out, just in case I have a few minutes to dash off a letter. I have had some success getting mail out that way.
      Happy canning :)

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    3. I'm trying to let go of taking my post due mail with me now. I tell you, being Mac-free for the third time taught me some good things. When a thing becomes a chore it's missing a little fun. I friend of over a decade stopped speaking to me after we had a discussion about his choice of words. He saw answering e-mails as a duty. This is what I added to the discussion: I'm hung up on your careless use of words. Hmm. A duty is an obligatory task. Parenting and friendship are privileges.

      Girl, I can be so . . . Surely he struck a nerve, huh? Should I apologize? Sometimes he can be too sensitive. I know because?

      Anyway, I've been working hard on commissioned art too, so time is at a premium these days. I love this summer. I hear the Fly Lady telling me, "Fifteen minutes! Fifteen!" I do thirty but am trying. :) I haven't removed the protective sheet from the new canvas but I will.

      It's nice to know you have enough time to do the things you want, along with the things you must. Balance is important. My scales are evening out. :)

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  4. elle did you have a back up disc somewhere ? just asking not by anymeans sticking my nose in sorry ....

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    1. You're not sticking your nose in... :) I am glad to hear from you!
      I have all my raw photos backed up and then I have back ups of my back ups on 2 external hard drives and also CD's that are kept off site, but some how I managed to miss backing up my finished photos and all my artworks from March 2011 until the disk crashed a few days ago...my heart is broken, but I have no one to blame but myself...

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  5. I love that door post card and it looks even better in a frame. I hope my front door looks as pretty when it's all spiffed up. I wish my figs were ripe. I made fig jam a long time ago and it was quite nice. I'd like to make it again, but it looks like I'll have to wait a while. Summer has found us here and it's hot, sunny and even hazy some days...and I am not complaining. All those cold winter days are still fresh in my memory!

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    1. I have a feeling that your door will do you justice. :) Glad you like the mat and frame job. My favorite person at Aaron Bros. liked my choices too. :)

      Stay warm! Soak up all the sun you can stand. Hope your figs grow like there's nothing else to do. LOL.

      I read how the sun shines until almost 10 PM where Tea lives, so she finds herself gardening into the night. I wonder if the sun rises later to compensate. :) I wonder how our figs can ripen during the night. I imagine they store the sun's rays during the day and work away in the dark.

      Be well.

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    1. :) It's particularly appealing on several levels. It's in the same spot just outside the kitchen, so I pass it as I go to and fro, and it never fails to make me smile.

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  7. The sun rises earlier! On the longest day here the sun is on the rise before 4am and doesn't set until after 10pm. I love these long days, I get more done too. We sit in the garden until late and it's ever so nice. We stay until the stars come out.

    My camera is the latest casualty on the not working list, sigh. I wanted to show you the rambling roses. The scent is subtle and the flowers grow in bunches so they look like bouquets. Lovely.

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    1. I intuited that much. LOL. Thanks for making me feel like I readily remember some of the things I've learned along this life's path. I just knew I'd live in Alaska some day. Then I learned more than Alaska Magazine let on. The movie, "Insomnia" put the final shovel of dirt on that plot in a hurry. Still and all I would like to experience such long days at least once.

      Your take is closer to my dreams: A slow pace, getting more done, enjoying what seems like extra hours . . . But if I can't sleep and there are no blackout drapes? Now I wonder if flowers bloom more, if there's more fruit that ripens quicker, and if one gets tanner. LOL. Can you tell I spent time in the children's section of the bookstore today?

      Oh, my! Now I want to grow rambling roses. I have the song on my iPod. I've never seen rambling roses. I'm wishing a new camera in your future! My Julia Child rose died. My neighbor pruned her back and advised me to wait and see. Phonelady's Partridge Pea seeds are growing! There's an amusing story behind them. LOL. I'll share in letters. I am scheduled to have my thyroid levels checked soon; lethargy and forgetfulness, and a few other symptoms weigh me down. Might be time to tweak the Synthroid dosage again. Talk of roses perked me right up. :)

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