Sunday, January 4, 2009

How Did I Miss Yesterday?

SATURDAY slipped through my grasp without a post! What must my legions of fans have thought? Sorry about that. I'll try not to do it again. But I was busy knitting - I've finished the scarf I'm giving away on January 5. Check posts below for more information or respond to this one with a comment if you'd like to have a chance to win it.
I've started a new altered book art journal. It is a huge, huge, huge book on Beethoven. Did I mention the book is BIG? I will have to glue many pages together because if I attach something to every page I will need power equipment to lift it when it's finished. This book may last me through spring. (This page is my attempt at a portrait. I am not skilled at this. It ended up looking like Beethoven!! Maybe the hair is a bit shorter than his was. But it's also a self-portrait of me. I added more curls and then Catherine Zeta Jones' mouth. She has nice teeth, doesn't she? Also included is the Christmas/New Year card I received from Candace, my pal in Athens, Ga. Thanks, pal!)
I've also been doing a lot of "window blogging," going through other people's blog lists or following people who've commented on others' blogs. That's always a great way to kill an afternoon or evening - or both! I found the most beautiful tree on someone's site, and copied it. - confession time - I think it will relate beautifully to Valentine's Day, which I am so looking forward to.
Today I will do something I am not looking forward to. I think I am going to crawl under our house. The Mister can not do this because of his knee surgery in November. It is dark and dirty under there. He has teased me that I can carry bread crumbs with me to tame the animals who live down under there. All of this is because of heating problems. We need to check the heating ducts and we seem to be a "do-it-yourself" sort of a couple. (Or one of us is, anyway.) Wish me luck - femminismo


~Barb~ said...

I love your self portrait...and no it doesn't look like Beethoven! lol
I hope the trip under the house went well and you found the source of the problem...and you DIDN'T find any critters! lol
Peace & Love,

Candace said...

Hi there, thanks so much for thinking enough of that little card to involve it in this big ol' Beethoven book. You've made him look better here than I remember him in music or history books. LOL.

Poor Mister but really, what I mean to say is Poor Jeanne! I don't care for jobs like that, either. Good luck with the heating units!
Your Pal.

Christy said...

I'm confused if it is a Beethoven book then isn't it ok if it looks like him? Or were you trying for a self portrait and you were thinking about Beethoven ? LOL I said I was confused. But I do know how you feel when it doesn't turn out as You expected it too. Boy do I know!