Okay....that's all I can show you for now. It's all top-secret, hush-hush until Christmas!
Right now, I want to talk about my good friend, Bonnie Sue. Here she is, she's the one on the right, in my garden a couple of years ago, laughing at something I said that must have been really funny.....
Bonnie Sue and I go way back....about 20 years....to when our kids were little and we were homeschooling. She is a writer, and one of the most creative people I know. When my first crochet patterns were published she sent me a really nice gift....this great picture book about a little girl that knits to make the world a more beautiful place.
I just LOVE it! So, when I heard recently that she was going to have her first novel published, I wanted to send her something nice too.
First, I took a paint-by-number kit out with me on the boat and worked on it when I wasn't busy cooking. Then I found an appropriate quote and decoupaged it onto the surface, cut the painting in half, and bound the two halves together with misc. papers to make a blank journal.
I think it turned out great, and she loved it!
I've become very obsessed with the iconic paint-by-number look. There are so many cool things you can make out of them! The problem is that the vintage style kits are hard to find. One of the bear hunters on the boat this Fall took an interest in what I was doing, and said that she would look around for some for me when she got home, and sure enough.....all of a sudden one day.... a box arrived in the mail for me.....
Wasn't that nice? Thanks, Debbie! Now I've got some painting to do!