Monday, June 28, 2010
Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
This card is for my nephew's birthday. He loves everything baseball, and was even chosen for his hometown's all-star team! It's a 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 card, and the squares are 1 11/16. The papers are (clockwise starting from top left): Cosmo Cricket Core-dinations, SU, October Afternoon, SU, Cosmo Cricket Core-dinations, SU, Jenni Bowlin, and SU. The middle square is Jenni Bowlin. The baseball is a L5 nestability circle cut from PTI Rustic White and sponged with Colorbox Creamy Brown. I then used the die to draw the curved seams, tracing inside & outside the die. I then lined up the SU paper piercing template and pierced a dot on the inside line, outside line, and in the middle, rotating the template around each time. I then sewed from the outside/inside to the middle dot in the row above.
Do you like to read? Do you, or someone you know, have a Grandma? Do you like the South? Then, honey, you need to get yourself The Sweet By and By right now, which (mostly) takes place in a nursing home. It's one of those books I want to give everyone I know! [Note: I say "give" because I picked up from somewhere that you should never loan a book, because that just puts pressure on the other person to read it, or they never give it back and then you're out a book, so you should either give your used book or keep your used book and buy a new one to give.* Saves everyone awkwardness and/or heartbreak]
*I know I do run-on sentences quite often, but man, I would hate to have to diagram that puppy.
Although I wouldn't recommend these next two books for everyone, I found also found them page-turning-y and entertaining. A Reliable Wife is a suspenseful, steamy novel set in 1907 Wisconsin. Whether the goosebumps were from the description of the Wisconsin winter or the suspense, it certainly took my mind off the 95+ degree summer. Life as We Knew It is a young adult novel, but don't let that deter you. I would call it "The Road" for teens. It's the first of a trilogy and I'll be picking up the next two soon.
What books have been home runs for you recently? (Or strike outs, because it's good to know what's bad, too!)