Thursday, July 23, 2009

Leaving on a Jet Plane

I'm into my last 24 hours before flying up to Canada. As I was packing I couldn't find a 'just right' purse. So I headed to the sewing room and made the right size with a zip closing to safely hold passport, tickets, etc. I unloaded a glaze load from the kiln and decided three of the buttons worked great to finish on my purse. The photo above shows the buttons as I was 'oxiding' them before firing- no they're not chocolate! (I wish they were!)Then I realized I needed something to protect the ipod my husband bought for me. Now to repack, take a few things out, so hopefully I don't have too much for the float plane. The weight limit in 25 lbs. but with a minimal extra baggage charge I can take up to 40 lbs. I need a lighter suitcase! I had hoped to take a couple of the fiber art books I've bought recently but no room, so I have my one paperback for the plane and I'll head to the library next week.
Before I leave I'd like to pass on the Karma award that Jackie surprised me with ....
I am fairly new to blog world but have sure been enjoying the unexpected bonuses such as meeting and getting to know some wonderful people. One of those people, Jackie, became a 'live' (as opposed to 'cyber')friend when we discovered we live very close to each other. As my focus for the past couple of months has been so much on fiber I'd like to pass this award on to these wonderful fiber art bloggers ....
And another cyber friend through EtsyVeg so very worthy of this award is

The following wording came with this award and for those who choose to pass it on can send these words on to some of their favorite bloggers .... The Karma Award: These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kinds of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to some bloggers who may choose more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

While giving awards I'd like to mention the wonderful clay blogs by many of the Etsy Mudteam members. If you enjoy ceramics you'll enjoy their blogs and they are a friendly group! Here is a list of their blogs Etsy Mudteam Blogs


  1. thanks so much for the award Gina:) Love the purse, have a safe trip!

  2. You just couldn't be sweeter, thank you!

    I'm so confused, though. I came here yesterday and didn't find a new post... and then this morning I do, but it's dated last week. I dunno how that happened, but I hope your Canada trip went swimmingly and that you had a blast. The purse and iPod case are darling!

  3. Oh, and that book is awesome, I hope you enjoy it!

  4. Thank You!

    I have just learned that if you start a post and leave it unpublished, it will publish with the original start date and not when it is actually posted. I tried changing that but can't seem to do it.

  5. Oh gosh! You are so sweet. Thanks for the award and I hope you have a safe and fun trip!

  6. Thank you so much for the Karma Award. I received one from Jackie also and finally figured out how to post it to my sideboard - with help from Jackie. Hope your trip to Canada is enjoyable.

  7. I love your photos Gina and I really thought you had made some chocolate :) Great purse and just the sort of thing I'd do before going on holiday, making one the very last minute.
    Thank you so much for the lovely award, it's the nicest I've been given.

  8. Thanks for the award Gina, blogging gives us a great opportunity to meet lovely creative people from all over the world who we would never know about otherwise.
    Looks like you had an exciting trip!


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