Thursday, April 16, 2009

Slow News Day

The Mt. Pleasant News must have been having a slow news day this past Tuesday. I spoke to a local Rotary group on Monday evening and then, much to my surprise, was an article, complete with picture, on the FRONT PAGE of Tuesday's paper!! It took up about a quarter of the front page. Good grief. Check it out at You'll have to click on Mt. Pleasant News and then search by my name.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Silent Auction Goodies

I'm going to a conference at the end of the month. It's attended by primarily children's librarians, like myself. Last year we held a silent auction and did fairly well with the proceeds. i had a good time putting together some theme baskets and some (greeting) card sets. This year i've created a couple of journals. I've got some other stuff too, but it's not ready for posting. I bought these journals at Michael's for $1 each and used what I had in my paper studio to jazz them up. The "gossip" journal has a bunch of ribbons tied to the spirals at the top and bottom. Too cute!! I hope they bring at least $3 each!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

One Piece At A Time

I had planned on writing this post on Friday. I was going to start out by saying that life at our house would be somewhat different over the next several days. No meals would be prepared, laundry would not be done, mail would not be read. Why? I started a puzzle last Thursday night. It was 750 pieces. By Thursday evening, a mere 2 hours after opening the box, I had the border and part of the skyline done. Another couple hours on Friday and I had even more done. I wasn't even going to bother sorting the pieces, like all skilled puzzlers do. I was just working from the box. "Hey! This is easy!", I thought to myself. 3 hours on Saturday and an hour this morning and it was done! I think that's the fastest I had ever done a puzzle of that size. By myself, too! That's right - no help! (The cat tried to rearrange a few pieces.....) The puzzle is called City Lights: Las Vegas Gold II. It's put out by Ceaco Puzzles.

While cleaning today, I decided to get rid of a bunch of my old puzzles. I was going to take them to Goodwill, but I think I'll take them to the hospital. I'm hoping they'll put them in a few waiting rooms. I encourage you to do the same.