KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, BUT IT DOESN'T MAKE MY BLOW DRYER RUN!
Friday, August 12, 2011
A Sigh of Relief
I have been a little busy and a little preoccupied. Busy making some more of these mini quilts for a local shop, The Quilt Block that wants me to teach a class. Thank you everyone who sent a prayer and good wishes to my sister in law and her brother in law. The kidney transplant went well. At first Jan was in a lot of pain but is feeling much better now. David felt better immediately and is raring to go home! Jan should leave the hospital tomorrow and David on Monday. I was in the hospital longer when I had my kids!....though that was in the 70's and 80's......still we are talking about a transplant! Please consider becoming a donor it really is a wonderful thing to do.
I have a fun little thing to show you today. It is an envelope made from the page of a magazine. It is very green and a fun thing to make.
First ripout a pretty or appropriate picture for your recipient.
I am using this to mail a post card. I decided not to send it "naked" so it doesn't get messed up in the mail. I put the post card in the middle of the page and fold in the sides.
Next fold up the bottom to make a crease. Nothing is glued down yet.
Put some double sided tape on both sides (see the little red letters).
Remove the paper on the double sided tape and fold up the bottom and press down.
Next fold down the top to make a crease.
Add tape to the top flap and the sides ....note in this picture I made a mistake and put them on the bottom, they should be on the top.
Remove the paper and press down all ready to go. Please note I did add some clear packing tape to the side to make a little sturdier. Next use a sticker label and send it off. I would take it to the post office to make sure you have the right postage.
You might even be able to get the kids to write thank you notes!
Yesterday my granddaughter Maddy and I spent the day together. She wanted to dump out my selvedges, so I let her. As you can see I need to do something with these, I have a lot! People are always giving them to me.