EPISTOLARY FRIENDSHIPS

YES, many of you are EPISTOLARY friends,

Yes that is a word… and it means that you are in a friendship that is basically just writing.. ie you haven’t met the other person so it sounds so much more grown up than pen pal…I have had an epistolary friendship with Janis Blevins for 22 years… actually it might be approaching 23 yrs but this past February she and her hubby came to Florida sightseeing just before everything went haywire but still it was in the middle of the height of tourist season and they were in there RV and looking for a place to stay that was close to where we were so  we could finally meet…. and amazingly they found one just north of us and so we drove up to spend a delightful afternoon with them and eat an early dinner… it was hot but we had nice shade and breeze and while you might think that since we had never met it might be a bit awkward but after 22 yrs we picked up right where we left off in letters, emails and exchanges… Our husbands found something to talk about also and it was great finally meeting her but it was like I always knew her.

Now lots of our e mails /exchanges are about card making and stamping so I recently got a link from her regarding this web site about 5 CARDS you can make from one fold… well you probably know from my older posts that I hate to just fold a card in half and decorate, I like to make it interesting and this YouTube video did just that … so a huge shoot out to Janis for share ONE EASY FOLD by Janie the Card Princess.  You may find that you are familiar with the fold but she makes it a lot easier then some of the other times I have had to look up measurements and scoring lines etc… in any case check it out if you are interested..

As I said you may recognize this fold as an EASEL , OR A Z FOLD ETC…but she has some interesting ideas and the best one is that you can make them any size at the end of video she even fold up a sample that is only about 1 ½ inches and suggest you use it for a place card …. so its worth a look and like most of YouTube you can subscribe to her site and see lots of other ideas…

I haven’t given up on DAWN..and her video that I just watched could have been part of this one as I would call it a double EASEL.. but she calls it SWEET EASEL Z FOLD.  IT is similar to one of Janie’s but I like it a little better as a way to make it stand up it needs that extra support and Dawn’s is little more refined.

Told you these posts would not be all about cards so I want add some more photos of a very lovely plant that my brother in law has that has TRUMPET shaped flowers and I have also seen these in Victoria as unfortunately by the time I got to visit him they were pretty far gone due to the HEAT…but I am not complaining…LOL opps forgot photo … f

OK well that’s all for this post.  I know i use to sign off with THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY but times change and for now I’ll just STAY SAFE AND WASH YOUR HANDS…

HUGS kath the wire headed cyber toad

HELLO HELLO IS ANY ONE OUT THERE…..

GREETINGS ONE AND ALL….it has been years literally since I posted anything and guess thee breach and the dang virus has made me want to talk to you all again… then too I know it has been 40 years since MT ST HELEN’S blew… and 39 years since I moved out to THE PNW and about 30 miles from MT ST HELEN’s… we moved there almost exactly one year after the eruption.  I spent the a lot of time going down to the park to get in as far as I could to see what I could …… in fact I accidently got in way farther than I was supposed to …yep into the red zone and the Weyhauser folks forgave me and then even allowed me to visit more often because I did a good job of obeying their rules….

The sad part is that I am stuck in Florida right now and now able to go visit live… in any case I am hoping to get back there soon … WA is where my heart lives..the photo below is from the original eruption or just a few days after the initial..then the second one was several years later when the mt started releasing steam thru the mound which developed after the eruption.

Its a huge visit site now and lots to see and even hike up to the rim…. I am too old to  pull this off now but one can drive to may view[oints that allow one lovely views.

Ok bare with me on this my first venture in several years…. so I am a little rusty… but I do plan to try to post weekly  so if you register you will receive an e mail telling you that there is a new post… I also hope you will respond by leaving a note at the bottom so Iknow that they number they say are looking at my blog are not all junk mail…

I also plan to post more photos and some calligraphy and some cards that I have been doing during this time of lock down…. I have alll my Halloween cards made… and also my Christmas cards except for a few things to add to each of them… so I have kept busy and also two small drawers full of birthday or get welll or simply hello cards…

I ALSO took an on line calligraphy class with JULIE WILDMAN… it was fantiatic and it was based on variations on AKIM… well you all know how much I love AKIM so I am trying to get the hang of lovely gestures so make my AKIM more exciting and lively…

Well I got distracted and now its late so while this is very short I  WILL just ad a few funnies regarding this damn virus.. and sign off for the first new post in a few years..  TTFN…