Monday, February 21, 2011

Final signatures for Patty's scrappy journal

I'm sure some of you are wondering where I have been. I'm sorry I haven't been around, but I have not been well. I am trying to get all my OWOH pieces in the mail by tomorrow, as well as my 6 X 6 swap to Duane. But unfortunately, I lost my footing on my steps to the basement last week, and my life has not been the same since. Thus, I have not been around to any of my favorite blogs, except to tell people they have won a gift. I also hobbled to the mailbox on Friday and Saturday, and the gifts are still not all gone. I'm amazed at how long it takes to send mail to others, especially 29 gifts. Not only have I not been able to walk well, my right hand is practically non-functional. I am typing with my left hand for the most part. However, I WILL be around tomorrow after I fix tea, whether you drink tea or not.

Some of you may remember I posted the first of Patty's visual journal some time ago. Here are the rest of those pages. Be sure to click ONCE for the full picture, and twice for a close up.

I used a few stickers in the Vote page.

The king collage is a rubber stamp.

Pockets are filled with tags for Patty to decorate.

I'm never sure how well pink and red go together.

The yellow arrows are by Post It.

I try to keep the center of each signature free of too many images.

The pocket on the right is wallpaper. I included a decorated tag.

I like to leave room for people to write their thoughts, or add a favorite image.

I was definitely on a sewing kick when I had Patty in mind.

I'm not sure how well Patty will be able to write on the page on the left, since this is a painted page that also has color mist added.

There are two pockets on the left and one on the right. I made sure the image on the back (doily) would match up to the pocket, so it would look like a basket.

It's pretty obvious which side I sewed first.

Once more, I apologize for not visiting each of my dear friends who make my days brighter but I've had to stop three times since I started this post in order to rest my right hand and nurse my damaged ankles. Have you ever tried to work your mouse with your non-dexterous hand? And if I've made any glaring spelling or wording mistakes, please understand I didn't go back to reread this post like I normally do.

Thanks for stopping by today. I know it will make my day when I read your comments this evening.

22 thoughtful remarks:

Cath said...

I hope you feel better soon, we miss you when you are not around. And I love the pages.

Hugs Cathx

Halle said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your fall. That's terrible! I had been wondering what you were up to besides getting OWOH packages ready to mail. Love the signatures!

Barb said...

So sorry to hear of your fall, You are such a devoted blogger. Take a well deserved break, soak in the tub, please have someone pamper you... I wish I could pick flowers from my garden and send them your way but it is the middle of winter here in Minnesota. We just got more snow and ice! Take care of yourself and heal quickly. Blessings~Barb

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhh, Elizabeth!!! I'm sooooo sorry to hear that you took such a nasty tumble. Please, please rest your body and take care of yourself. We, your devoted followers, will always be waiting patiently for your fabulous posts. Lots of feel better wishes and hugs, Terri xoxxoo

Dianne said...

Oh E! I hope you are on the mend very soon. these pages are remarkable and will make a terrific journal!

Steph said...

I hope you'll be up and about pretty soon, E...missing you already....
these pages are so yummy and I'm sure Patty will contribute her creativity into making them even more stunning...take care..

Dandelion and Daisy said...

This has NOT been your year....and it's only February. But, I think you have had your "three things", you've gotten them all out of the way, and it's all up hill from here on out. Your sigs are great, really like the envelope for a pocket idea. Gonna' steal that one! Get well SOON!

Julia Dunnit said...

Elizabeth! How alarming! Have you been checked over and x rayed? Apaprt from sore ankles and a hand that doesn't work (as if that's not enough), are you over the shock - that sort of accident is horrible. Oh my, I wish you were just around the corner. The postal issues can wait, please stay off your feet as much as you can until you are driven to distraction by boredom, at least.
Patty will be thrilled with her journal - I'm sure that knowing that alone will cheer you.

Esther said...

That's a pretty impressive post for someone with injuries..and what gorgeous bright cheery pages!

Now don't be worrying about us out here...take care of you and we'll still be here when you're mended, which I hope is very soon!! Esther xx

Tess said...

I think your Patty will love this journal. What a neat way to recycle all those bits and pieces that otherwise may not be cherished. So sorry to hear of your fall. Please do be careful now and take it easy. Sending healing thoughts your way.

Paula Phillips said...

I am so sorry to hear about your fall. I haven't been around for months due to severely breaking my ankle, not fun!! I love the book you made, wonderful!
Much Love!

Marlynn said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your accident. I too am going to try to get your 6 X 6 in the mail tomorrow. I had such a fantastic time making it for you! The Patty journal is so cool and so you! Hang in there and take care of yourself!

Diane said...

Oh Elizabeth--I'm so sorry--you've been having a couple of rough months. Please don't worry about us--you come first-but needless to say, this is a very impressive post.

Healing Woman said...

Elizabeth, you are such a trooper! I will be watching for the mail truck to go by and deliver your wonderful package. I can't wait! I will cherish the delivery.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Remain calm and we will all still be here. Keep you hands and heart busy with making marks. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

voodoo vixen said...

Oh heck Elizabeth, what on earth have you gone and done to yourself now? I am so sorry you have hurt yourself, broke my right hand once and know exactly how awkward it is trying to do normal stuff with the 'wrong' hand!! You rest and get well, hope you are in less pain soon, until then, things will wait and you shouldn't worry about them!! hugs my friend, you really are having a dreadful start to 2011!!

Carola Bartz said...

Oh Elizabeth, I am so sorry to hear of your fall. I really hope that you will feel better soon. I'm sending hugs and healing thoughts your way.
Absolutely lovely pages that you show here!

Doone said...

it does get easier (I have to use the mouse left handed because of my shoulder injury - now I am slower with my right hand..) hope you heal swiftly,

see you for tea later,


see you there! said...

So sorry to hear of your injuries. I can't imagine pressing on when you feel so miserable. I do love the pages of this book - I think my favorite is the window envelope with the tags, just because it is so original.

Take care of yourself, blogging will wait.


Nancy said...

Hope your recovery goes well.. a most unwelcome occurrence! And right when you needed to be getting some things taken care of. Guess there's no good time for things like this. Be well!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Oh Elizabeth- those steps have just caused one problem after another for you! I am SO sorry that you're going through this and hope you feel better soon! Also your poor hand! I am TOTALLY left handed and can barely use my right- so you have more sympathy there :)
I love your pages, btw, the design is so elegant and simple and the colors are wonderful! My favorite is the one that looks like it was stamped with a honetcomb (?) shape....beautiful!
I hope you're back to normal soon and don't forget to take care of yourself!

Doone said...


I just read your lecture to all who do not leave comemtns for Mrs D,

I agree - jolly bad form,

a man or woman can be measured by their good (or bad) etiquette (e)

e = p's and Q's squared (e=mc2)

Queen of e ( that's you...)

not the drug E oh no - I am not at all suggesting you are on drugs . even with your injuries...