Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Just some 4th tweaking
Just when I thought I was done, I couldn't help myself. I was cleaning off my desk when I found a banner pattern I had ordered online. Tried to put it away until next year, but there was no reasoning with myself. Since the alternatives weren't very appealing (clean house, pull weeds, cut back shrubs, clean gutters, etc.), I had at it. I really hadn't thought out how I would make the banner and didn't really want to spend all day on it - although it kind of worked out that way anyhow - so I ended up downloading the words to "The Star Spangled Banner" and printing the banner over them. That didn't do it for me, so I ended up glittering the edges and letters. Strung it together using some glitter ribbon I had. It is O.K., but I think when I take it down, I will back it with chipboard (right now it is just cardstock) and possibly add an embellishment to the point of each pendant-we'll see.In any case, I am pretty much done now - not an inch of decorative real estate that is still available. Of course, I am still planning one more stop in Micanopy just to see if there isn't one more Uncle Sam I can't live without. The problem with shopping in little boutique stores is that they don't put anything on sale near or after the holiday - at least this one doesn't. Because their store is mostly vintage seasonal & holiday items, the things not sold this year will show up next year a little more "vintage". Of course, they have the BEST stuff ever, so it is so worth the trade-off. I am now heading out to plan menus and grocery lists for my 3 upcoming events. Haven't entertained in awhile, so I am excited but "out of practice" - having trouble coming up with anything that sounds good to me and won't have me in the kitchen for 3 days preceeding the meal! I do always have the Pizza Factory on speed dial -ha-ha.