Wednesday, August 25, 2021

WOYWW # 638

What's up all my crafty friends???  It's glorious #638 Wednesday!!!! Julia, your post really tickled me today because I do that ALLLLLL the time with my "real life" friends about my "online" friends and I KNOW they think I am bonkers!! Yea, yea, I've NEVER "actually" met any of you, but since 2014 or thereabouts, I have "chatted" with you almost every a hiatus or two.....hee hee!! I'd say that makes you ALLLLLL my "FRIENDS!" I feel like I know you, and talk about you all, like I "know" you, even though...I really don't! LOLOLOL But hey, who's keeping score anyway!!!  LOL  So if you too would like a GREAT online friend, you are sure to find one at Julia's Stamping Ground blog!! Come on over, link up and show us your crafty desk! :) 

My post today, will probably be a quick and LATE one because I am doing this from my "work" computer......sssshhhhhhhh!!! I caught the "I don't know what's wrong with my computer" virus from one of you!!! Yep, I know it's from one of you who has been having repeat problems with their computer/laptop!!! You passed that little illness on to me as I visited your desk!!! LOLOL  It's been coming on for awhile now, but my poor laptop is on strike!! I can't get it to do anything!! It is 3 or 4 years old, so that may be the problem, but I have brought it to work to let my IT guy look at it and HOPEFULLY I will not have to buy another one!! Send a prayer up for me to the computer gods in the server universe! LOLOL  So this will be a quick jaunt today!!

I finally got through with one batch of my ATC's and I'm starting on another for September swap groups. Since it's all the crafting I started on in August for August, I have NO will be early for September.  That will be a first, by the way! LOLOL Should get them all in the mail this week!!

September Swap ATC's

A little back story on these ATC's......if you will remember I have posted MANY times about my sweet Abby who continually brings me bouquets of flowers to my office.  I always forget to save a few and press them, but this past time, I saved a few.  I didn't actually press them because a light bulb went off in my head and I decided to pull the petals off and let them dry so that I could use them in my ATC project.  Now you can totally see by the vibrancy of these petals that they had been artificially dyed by the florist, because who has ever seen hot pink daisies?????? Whatever dye they used preserved the petals very well, so when they dried, they weren't crispy, so they stayed intact for me to use in this month's ATC's.  Pretty cool right???  The gift that keeps on giving! :)

Next batch waiting for goodies!

Here is the other set of ATC's that I am working on.  Not sure what I will do next but the hard part is over, so just have to come up with something "catchy" to put on them.  I'll share next week! On both sets, I used all the new products I got at the craft expo, if you will remember me sharing those when I came back.  I loved all the products and soooooo glad that I made those purchases!  

It's a start, that's for sure!!

I have started on the "bundle" of mushrooms felted piece that will hang next to the "big" one that I shared last week! I am really, really loving the felting process! There is something so cathartic about felting. Can't put my finger on it, but I love getting my hands in there and feeling the fibers and "controlling" where they are placed, etc..... Truth be known, it's "probably" all about the "control" thing!!! LOLOLOL Who knows!! Either way, I'm loving it.  I have a ways to go on this obviously, but wanted to share that I have at least started it! LOL 

All that said about my felting experiences has brought me to a "little thing I've done" that I want to share with you guys!!  I am going to go to Adult Camp!!!! Yippeeeeeee!!! At least that is what I am calling it!! I have wanted to do this for many years and fear and finances have kept me from doing it, but I am now launching out there in faith and for a growing experience!! There is a place up in a little town called Brasstown, NC called the "John C. Campbell Folk School." That place is AMAZING and sooooo speaks my language! It is right up my alley with down-to-earth, folky, hippie...ish, kind of folk like myself!! I can't wait to go! I am about to bust!! I tried to get on the roster for this fall, but I waited too long and it was a no-go.  So I have registered for a class in February of next year! It will be a week-long "needle felting & wet felting" class.  The instructor, Neysa Russo, is a well-known tapestry felter and I am soooo looking forward to meeting her and gleaning from her art style!! I've never done anything like this and I'm all giddy about it.  I encourage you to go look on the site that I've linked and check them out! They offer everything from basket weaving to blacksmithing and everything in between! I feel sure that I will have to go again one day and take another weaving or glass blowing!!! Who knows!! Yayyyyy me! :)

Happy mail from my Swap Host!

Well, I will leave you with some happy mail that I received! Even though I didn't participate in this month's ATC Swap, my wonderful host STILLLLL sent me a precious card and an ATC from herself! She is so, so sweet and was so glad that I got to meet her at the expo last month!! She is always thinking of me with IG shout-outs or messaging me just to see how I'm doing! She's a fabulous host and friend! 

Please stay safe and healthy my friends!! You ALL are as dear to me as my "real life" friends so take care YOU!!!!



  1. Oh.I sort of don’t know where to start! Oh how fab that you’ve faced your fear and booked for Adult camp! LOL! You will have a ball and I’m not surprised that you’re busting to go already! And listen, the laptop problem can’t be my fault, I don’t know enough to cause problems LOL and I hope your tech colleague can mend it enough for you…Mr Dunnit‘S laptop is twice as old and just about chugging on, so fingers crossed! I LOVE the AT s, the backgrounds are delicious on their own for sure, really a great way to start them, but the addition of the flowers is wonderful, how fab that they lost none of their colour and frankly, genius idea!

  2. You’ll have an amazing time at camp, well done for being brave! Even better that you’ll do some felting too, brilliants news. Those ATCs are gorgeous and the flowers are still zingy, great additions. Hope you find a solution to the computer woes, I’ve managed to dodge that bullet.
    And I talk about my blogging friends too, you’re all important to me ❤️
    Hugs LLJ 4 xxx

  3. OMG your ATC backs are just yummy! It looks like there are touches of metallics and the colours are fab too. I will really love to see those finished. I also love the completed flower ones. So So pretty. Enjoy adult camp - it sounds like a blast. Felting in the Forrest LOL! So many computer woes this week. I am knocking wood, quickly...
    Happy WOYWW, getting back to it
    Mary Anne (1)

  4. Your ATCs are just stunning, Felicia. What a great idea to use the flowers like that. Adult camp sounds like fun! Hope you enjoy the felting. What a great sentiment on that card - I should show it to my hubby who is a terrible worrier!

    Happy WOYWW and God bless,
    Shoshi x #11

  5. Well done on booking camp - have a blast! the atcs look gorgeous, and a good idea to save some of the flowers from your DD! Have a great week Helen #3

  6. I do hope the IT guy can sort out your computer Felicia. The ATCs look great - what a good idea to use the flower petals. That camp sounds fantastic - something to really look forward too. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #7

  7. Wow! Love those ATCs, special flowers huh!?
    Hope your pc comes back ok
    Christine #14

  8. Hello friend! I hope you get that laptop fixed quickly - it's so frustrating isn't it. I love those beautifully little ATCs - so clever! xx Jo

  9. Hi Felicia, thanks for your return visit. I was highly amused at your account of the radiotherapy table - Trekkers of the World Unite!! I didn't have the theme tune run through my head, though! Sorry that the more serious side of it freaked you out, though, and at least you had some sisterly support afterwards. Break down city? Love that expression! I'm glad my iron experience gave you a giggle, too. At least I've gor a really good iron now, though.

    I think it really helps one feel in control if one does lots of research, in what could otherwise easily become an out-of-control situation. Informed consent has also helped hugely with this, I think - they have to make sure you understand exactly what is going on so that you can agree to the treatment knowing what lies ahead. You do feel a lot more empowered that way, knowing that they can't do anything to you without your informed consent. I'm glad you enjoyed Kitty Central too (another lovely expression!) - they are so pretty when they play, despite my poor hubby getting an eye-full of suds! I'm always rather amused by the trucks with "how's my driving" on the back, too and have often felt tempted to phone in. I expect they learnt to drive with the Drivel Driving School too!

    Anyway, enough "drivel" frm Shoshi - time to go and get some food on for our evening meal (including some tofu for me, lol!).

    Hugs and blessings,
    Shoshi xx

  10. Those September swaps look brilliant!
    Hope you can get your computer sorted...
    Happy WOYWW!
    Stay safe and keep well!
    Susan #5
    Calling All Crafters! – My Blog!

  11. Love the ATCS, both the completed ones and the backgrounds. The final sign - Pray more, worry less is so appropriate! Happy belated WOYWW. Take care and stay safe. With love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#15)

  12. Sorry I missed this last week, Felicia - I was AWOL. Those ATC's are out of this world and the fact that you used Abby's petals on it makes them ever so special! And you still have another six of those beautiful backgrounds to make more magic! Hope the tech guy was able to fix your machine by now! How exciting is that class in February. Heck, even I'm excited and you're the one going LOL! When you said Adult Camp, I had no idea what you meant - it sounded like something very naughty LOL! Have a wonderful week! Hope to catch you next week on WOYWW - or on Insta! xx