Sunday, January 24, 2010

A very long day...

Saturday was a very busy day.  First came all of the loading and packing the car for the trip to college (and still managing to forget a few things).  It was a great day for driving - good road conditions and not much traffic - but I am flat out exhausted after nearly 350 miles.  After unloading and helping with a bit of the settling in New Jersey, I got on the road again and drove the rest of the way to my Dad's in Pennsylvania.  I got thoroughly trounced in backgammon (and no, I didn't "let" him win).

I don't have the energy to finish up the post I started with another Doodlecharms design - that will have to wait until tomorrow.  I haven't even caught up on the news from CHA. 

I did want to share a little something - particularly since I have had a few emails lately from people who tell me that they enjoy getting a post via email from me everyday and I don't want to let them down.  The posting cycle has shifted a bit so I am writing Sunday's post late on Saturday night after two posts went out on the same day.

I wanted to introduce you to "Betty Kay"  - a new addition to my studio.  My friend Kay (aka Kopperhead) organizes a group of us in interesting swapping adventures on a "play when you can" basis.  The most recent one was the cupcake swap (you can see my earlier posts about that HERE and HERE).

Well, the package arrived the day before I left and this amazing apron creation was inside along with a fabulous card with another apron and some "apron info."  Kay hand stitched these incredible creations - she is so over the top creative and always has fantastic ideas (and a great sense of humor).  I remembered that we had a few of these posable mannequins for sketching and it turns out that the apron is a perfect fit.  I have named her "Betty Kay" - for Betty Crocker and Kay (who is a Southern gal and appreciates a good double name!).  She will be watching over me when I craft and making me smile often.

I received another exciting package this week. I can't wait to tell you all about it when I get home again - in the meanwhile, here is a "Sneak Peek."

I tried to get through at least some of my email but now I must get some sleep.  I hope you are having a great weekend and that your team (whichever that is) wins tomorrow.


  1. I love the idea of dressing the poseable mannequins. That aron sets a high bar! TFS : )

  2. The apron is so cute on the poseable mannequin. You really teased us with the "sneak peak". Can't wait to see what you have for us. Get some rest first. Your health is more important.

  3. I just love Betty Kay! Will be anxious to see what the "sneak peak" post will be.

  4. I love the name, and it just so happens that my best friend forever, since we were 8, is named Betty. And she loves to cook and finally has her own catering business. Why this is funny, is that I hate to cook, but I have decided I need some real aprons because they could come in very handy: pocket for cell phone (when I go back and forth between studio and house I always forget phone), toting a few diet ginger ales from the frig, and granola bars too, and carrying small handcutting projects...oh the possibilities are endless.

    Diane, I blindly distributed them so I didn't know who got what, but that one is one of my favorites.

    Martha Kay (yes, double names are almost mandatory).


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