I'm avoiding unpacking today. Yesterday, Alice's urn was delivered and her ashes were returned home. I spent the evening with Barry and a couple other friends just having dinner and talking about some of the things she used to do. It was a really good evening and we had a lot of laughs.
For those who might be wondering, before she was cremated, Barry had some of her brain tissue donated to CJD research in hopes that her death will serve a greater purpose. Alice would definitely have approved.
So, since I don't want to be completely useless, and since I finished the book I was reading, I decided to get a head start on this week's Etsy Inspired Challenge, as well as squeaking in under the wire for the All Things Unity challenge, which I've missed for several weeks running. EIC98's shop is called EmenGee Designs. In addition to these earrings, I was also inspired by several other yellow items in the shop. All Things Unity just asked for anything but a card.
A while back, I had started a series of ATCs. When we were packing, I found a spare blank that I'd apparently intended to have been a part of the series. Most of that series had had birds on it. I have some new Unity birds, so I pulled out the Samantha Walker kit, What a Hoot (available at your local or online stamp shop), and some of my trusty Distress Ink.
I did emboss both the owl and the sentiment, just to make cutting them out a little easier, as it's still kind of hard for me to do it myself, though my finger is probably only a week or two from being fully healed. I used Copic markers to add a little colour to the owl, who is stamped on Neenah Classic Crest. The background is Unity's Worn Music and the patterned paper is just some scrap origami paper I had lying around.
I've got a bazillion and one things to do tomorrow. If anybody has any clue where I've lost my embroidery, can you let me know? I'd really rather not start all over again...