Monday, April 15, 2019

T Stands For More Receipts

I had my T Tuesday post nearly finished today, when I realized I may not be here either day this week.  I'll try to sneak home, but that may be a problem.  For those of you who don't know, I'm nursing a sick cat while my neighbor and friend Sally is on vacation.  This morning when I gave her an IV dosage, she didn't get up.  She even allowed me to hold and stroke her, something she hasn't done before.  I was worried and decided to stay a bit.  She still didn't respond.  I finally broke down and did the only thing I knew to do and called Sally.  Luckily she was back in the U.S. and answered her cell phone.  She immediately called her vet and the vet called me.  She (the vet) said to keep Lovey warm and covered.  Her sister, Lilly should not be in the room with her, and I should try to feed her by hand or through a dropper.   When I called Sally back, she said she would get home as quickly as possible, but it might take a couple of days to change her reservations.  I'm off to finish this post and head back to Sally's where I will be staying for the most part, until she returns.  I will return home to feed the boys, but that's about all.  I will try to check in, but won't have time to read your posts or leave caring comments.  However, I will be back late Tuesday night when the cats are asleep, so I can post something for my day 17 recycle entry.

Last week I promised to remove the cover of this beautiful box

which was sent to me by my dear friend RO!  If you've never been to her site, then you are NOT in the know and you are missing out on lots of useless useFUL information, including lots of trivia.  If you have a serious side, and are a person who believes that bullying, verbal and physical abuse, gender abuse, and age related abuse should never be tolerated, you should read some of her stories that cover this subject.  To make her even MORE special, she is a retired member of the military. She not only talks the talk, she walks the walk.  I encourage you to head to her blog and start following her.  

Beautifully packaged and wonderfully wrapped,

my only disappointment was there was no mention of who sent this gorgeous gift.

Of course, I knew (intuitively) immediately who sent it, because it was something only RO would send.  It took me forever to get it unwrapped because I didn't want to tear the tissue paper or the seal.

Isn't it gorgeous?

What an absolute beauty.  I've held it and stroked it, and admired it, but only after seeing these photos did I notice the crystals on the rocker part of the horse.

Until Easter and my bEARTHday is over, it will live on my dining room table.

I'm quite certain the Easter Bunny is happy to admire it, too.  There are not enough words to describe how very, very happy, impressed, and a bit overwhelmed I feel.  Right now, all I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart, dear RO.  You have no idea how special this makes me feel.

I admit, I already had my T Tuesday post complete when this beauty came.  Look at those postage stamps.

Yes, it's from my friend Mia, who is also a gem.  I can't believe she sent me another wonderful gift.  Look at that handmade paper.  It puts mine to shame!

This is rice paper, and even though I don't have the much needed materials to complete this Klimt work, I love it and will find a use for it.

The same goes for this incredible dancer.  I am super impressed with this and how textural it looks.  Mia, I cannot thank you enough for these gifts.  Thank you, thank you, dear.

It's time to take a break.  Let's turn to the art today.   These were more receipts I have kept, some for over two years.   After I glued the receipts to 110 lb card stock, I did a direct to paper technique using  a multicolored dye ink pad.

It should be no surprise I'm once again joining Wendy from Wendy's Art and Craft Journal who is our host at Art Journal Journey this month.  Her theme is Having Fun and this was fun, especially when I found and was able to use all the recyclables.

The card had been a "thank you" note for hosting a swap.  We all know I haven't done that in years.  I added the black to the back

then added a gifted dragonfly.

To cover the "thank you," I found a tag and stamped (SHOCK, yes I stamped) the word "Freedom."

Then I sewed all around the page and the card.

There is the empty cup I was planning to share.

That is until I opened Mia's lovely gift and found herbal Greek saffron tea which I can use to join in the fun today.

I admit this is a very, very special T day.

For Day 16 of 22, I recycled six receipts and the front of an old card I received to thank me for hosting a swap.  I added the black construction paper, and the white card stock I used as a substrate, the tag I stamped, along with the variegated thread, which were new.  Thank you for joining me today on my recycling quest and thanks again to RO and Mia for their incredible gifts.

By now you know it's time for you to share your own drink related post.  It can be gifts you received, photos, a place you visited, movies, postcards, books, junk mail, ads, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags, scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink.  Regardless, please share below and Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T gang will be by to visit.   Please link only your T post and not your blog in general.  Old photos are acceptable because they may be taken any time, not just on Tuesday and not just this year.

Please be aware, I'll be by to visit you soon, especially if you are a T Tuesday participant or an Art Journal Journey participant.

31 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful art and wonderful gifts from Ro and Mia - enjoy! Hope poor Lovey can be helped soon. Happy T Day, Valerie

johanna said...

oh my, i had prepared and published this post, which shows all the fun i had this week... and now that i´m sitting here to comment, notre dame de paris is burning down and i feel like crying! what a horror!! actually i can´t grab a thought really... happy t-day anyway, johanna

Meggymay said...

Poor Lovey , you must be so worried having to call Sally . I hope Lovey will respond for you soon as you are taking such good care of her.
Your rocking horse gift looks gorgeous, it will shine as the light catches the crystals, it looks lovely on your table beside the basket.
It is a lovely gift package from Mia as well.
Your journal page look awesome as well, super happy colours and a wonderful stamped word which means so much to so many folk.
Happy T day wishes Elizabeth .
Yvonne xx

Divers and Sundry said...

I am so sorry about the cat. I'm glad you're available to be there with her and that Sally can come home early. Such a hard thing :(

That rocking horse is gorgeous! And the hand-made paper is so lovely. I confess I've looked at kits to make small-sized papers... They look so beautiful :)

I hope all goes well with Lovey.

Halle said...

That's a tough spot for both you and Sally to be in. Hope all turns out well.
Great gifts and artwork.
Happy T day!

kathyinozarks said...

Wow your gifted horse is so gorgeous!! I know you really love it. I would be keeping it in my craft room so I could view when ever I needed a smile.
and Mia is amazing-I will be watching for what you make with the rice paper.
so sorry about your friend Sally's kitty-hope she pulls through You must be really stressed over kitty's care
Hugs to you Happy T Kathy

Linda Kunsman said...

awe, i feel for both you and Sally- not an easy bit to be dealing with knowing poor kitty isn't well. Hope all will work out OK for you all. What a beautiful rocking horse, and such lovely gifts all around. Love your colorful journal page! Hope you enjoy that new tea. Happy T day!

My name is Erika. said...

Wow, you are getting some fabulous birthday cards and gifts. How fun to get some good mail, especially since you seem to have your hands full at Sally's. I hope the kitty will be ok. That must be stressful to deal with, especially since Sally isn't home yet. And I am loving the art today. I hope you have a fabulous T day. Hugs-Erika

Rita said...

What beautiful gifts!!
Such a pretty journal page. :)

I do hope her cat will be okay. Sounds dire.

RO said...

I can just imagine the stress you both must be going through over Lovey's health, and thank goodness you are there to fill in until Sally comes home. You are just such a great friend. Mia's gifts are wonderful, and it truly amazes me that there are such lovely things that can be done with paper that I've taken for granted for so long. Really enjoy seeing all the fabulous and colorful art that you guys come up. Alas, I'm only able to put stickers in my Planner. So thrilled that you like your birthday gift, and glad it arrived safely. I also appreciate the shout out to visit my blog. You're the best! Hang in there! Hugs...RO

RO said...

I can picture you opening/not opening the paper to preserve it, and it makes me smile. Hugs...RO

Birgit said...

I think I wrote about your lovely gifts and your card on your previous post. I kept reading right through to the next one. Forgive me. I love your gifts and that is so sweet and says so much at how sweet you are. Love the homemade paper too. I hope the pussy cat is ok but I think she needs to go to the vet...poor thing.

Helen said...

Your gifts are very beautiful and will be much loved, I know. I hope Sally gets home soon and her poor cat recovers soon.

froebelsternchen said...

I hope Sally gets home very soon - I can imagine how you feel with the sick cat caring --- I am thinking of you dear!! Take good care of yourself as well!
AMAZING gifts this rocking horse is really something specially- wow! Mia is auch an angel and Ro spoilt you in a fantastic way with this rare beauty! Well deserved dear Eliazbeth - you are such a wonderful friend - as we can see just now - you do something incredible for Sally!

Your page is just so beautiful ! I love your style!
A fantastic entry for AJJ! ♥♥♥♥♥

Sorry this T-Day is not a very happy one for you with a sick Lovey and a disaster with the fire at Notre Dame --- I will have to pray now - hopefully all will be good in the end ♥♥♥ Thinkong of you dear Elizabeth!

Susi xxx

Lisca said...

Im so sorry to hear about Lovey. You must be so worried. It is quite a responsability to look after someone else's dear kitty, and then for the cat to be ill! I hope Lovey pulls through. I feel sorry for Sally too, having to cut short her trip.
I too was hearing about the Notre Dame burning last night and I was so upset that I didn't do your comment straight away.
The rocking horse is gorgeous. what a lovely present! Mia has spoilt you too. The tea sounds really interesting.
Your till receipt page is awesome! I like it.
I hope the kitty saga has a happy ending,
Happy T-Day,

Sami said...

Wonderful gifts from RO and Mia. Love the little rocking horse, so cute.
I hope Sally's cat pulls through, I can imagine how worried she would be being far away from home. You are a wonderful friend Elizabeth.

J said...

Hi Elizabeth, Your new rocking horse is beautiful, so tiny and cute.
I hate some handmade paper the same as yours, I've had it for years and never used it, in fact I have quite a few pieces with leaves inside.
Keep up the good work with the recycling.
Happy T day
Jan x

Darla said...

You received such wonderful gifts. Gifts that show the sender was indeed thinking of YOU, something that suits you so well. I hope Sally's cat is on the mend and Sally is home to relieve you very soon. You are a good friend to undertake this for her.

R's Rue said...


Let's Art Journal said...

So pleased that Lovey has you to look after her and I hope she feels much better soon. Your gifts are beautiful and I'm loving your journal page, the multicolour dye ink looks amazing 😁. Take care and happy T Day! J 😊 x

Dianne said...

Oh my goodness, that little golden rocking horse is gorgeous!! so pretty. Enjoy your gifts my friend, you are a light among bloggers, and you deserve it! also enjoying your use of receipts and recycling in your arty endeavors! hugs!!

Sharon Madson said...

Your rocking horse is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your gift. Now, when is your birthday? I missed it, I guess. Well, I have missed a couple of weeks, but I am back. Happy T Day

Kate Yetter said...

Sounds like Lovey is getting a lot of great nursing care and love from you.

Your rocking horse sure is shiny and pretty. Looks like the perfect gift for you! And that handmade paper is beautiful.

And what a bright and colorful card you made. I love seeing re-cycled projects.

Happy Tea Day,

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a lot of stress for both you and Sally...poor Lovey sounds to be very poorly!
How lovely those gifts are! The rocking horse is so beautiful and I look forward to seeing how you use the papers from Mia! I will get back to have a proper catch up after my hospital visit in the morning! Hugs, Chrisx

Lowcarb team member said...

I do hope poor Lovey improves and feels better soon.

Your gifts from Ro and Mia are lovely.

All the best Jan

Anne (cornucopia) said...

I'm sorry to hear Sally's cat isn't doing well, but I'm glad you're taking care of her until Sally gets back. The rocking horse is a beautiful gift. And I like that handmade paper you also received. You're lucky to have so many kind friends. Your tea sounds delicious. Happy T-Day!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oops! Never even mentioned your fabulous page and those recycled receipts! Chrisx

johanna said...

elizabeth, please find the answer on your transparency question at your comment on my blog. xox

WendyK said...

Another great page of recycling and what lovely gifts Have a great weekend, hugs Wendy

Jeanie said...

Loads of lovely here. The most thoughtful and wonderful of gifts -- Oh my! That rocking horse is just perfection. And the papers, wow. Love all the art too. In fact, I love every photo in this post!

Mia said...

Hi Elizabeth, I am really glad you received my gift to you. I put many many greek stamps on it because I know you love them. Enjoy, my dear friend. Hugs and kisses!!!!!!!!!!