25 February 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that we are at last up and running with a shiny new laptop and modem! I've really missed my keyboard ....

I had to resort to plastic bags for fun places to hang out!

Being without her beloved computer has meant that 'She' hasn't been very friendly either . She even yelled at me and then wouldn't speak to me for a whole day!! What's that all about? You may well ask, though I believe it had something to do with me testing my teeth on one of the new modem wires and chewing right through - I mean, what's another day without internet access? So I hid in this bag waiting to swipe her ankles MOL!

Ok, enough of our computer woes - I'm handing this back to Mum again to tell you about all the lovely things that have been dropping into her mail box over the last couple of weeks.

First off - my travelling book arrived safely back home! This photo shows all eight pages (best to click it to enlarge) and what a treat it was to finally see all the lovely work my Arty SoulSisters have made for me - thanks so much girls, I'll treasure all the colourful paintings, textiles, collages and folded paper you've created for my colour and shape-themed book!! Now just got to work out how I'm going to bind the whole thing together with my cover and first page.

I was totally surprised by this wonderful stitched textile which arrived from Dolores Sedore in Canada - this was a piece from the art exchange I took part in before Xmas! If you're reading this Dolores, I'm sending you a BIG thank you - I truly appreciate how much work went into its making. Unfortunately, I don't know where your blog is - does anyone else out there know?

Also from the same art exchange came these adorable pieces from Paola Zakimi - all the way from Argentina! I think they've been on their travels for a long while (posted before Xmas!) but they eventually made it here safe and sound. Aren't they super? Thanks Paola!

Next up is this lovely little painting from Silke - we agreed a private exchange a while back and she sent me this pretty lady with the most gorgeous green eyes - thanks so much Silke, it was fun to exchange with you!

Finally, a delightful Egret postcard from Suki from our Global Greetings Mail Art group - please hop over to visit our blog to read more about it and all the other great cards that are being exchanged - there's lots going on over there. Thanks Suki!

And last, but not least, many thanks to all of you who left such supportive comments during my enforced blogging absence! I've missed you all !


  1. Great to see you back Caroline. We've missed you!

  2. What wonderful mail Caroline. It is so good to have you back too. I am sure you cat will apprciate the new computer too.

  3. I just LOVE Tia! And you made me laugh out loud with MOL!! hahahah :)

    Usually it's dogs who do the chewing thing. I guess she listens to her own drummer!

    So glad you're back! I love the cards you've shown as well as all the pages of your book, minus your own.

    Silke's painting has a little bit of you in her, don't you think ;)

    here's to the internet and the great connection we all share!

    P.S. Thank you for telling me that the owl is renee's totem animal. Because we call each other raven sister, I didn't know that. I hope to do a post today for thankful Thursday that is mainly about her.

  4. what lovely arty stuff, so glad you're back 'jack'!

  5. Is it Dolores of True Blue Canadian? she does amazing fibre art...Love all of your recieved art- You must have been fat with joy!

  6. Beautiful artwork sent from beautiful hearts! What an fabulous assortment!

  7. caroline, did you ever think the mail would be so fun? i am not even part of your special artsy group and yet my mailbox is still filled with love!

    i'm glad you're back? i've told you this already, right, because i've thought it a dozen times. :)

  8. I really like the traveling book idea you all did. These art exchanges are beautiful as well. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Thanks for stopping by Caroline, so glad you and Tia are back! Love those pics and beautiful cards - have a wonderful weekend!

  10. So glad you got your 'puter back. We've missed you! And boy, aren't you just overflowing with artsy treasures! Glad to see your book made it across the water safely. It is gorgeous, isn't it?
    Have fun with Tia. :)

  11. Wow, so much cool art you have received. And fun seeing another completed traveling art book.

    Cat is such fun too. What a cutie he/she is.

  12. Heheheheh! These kitty letter (post) is cute. Heheheheh!

    Glad to see you back Caroline. New laptop - Yay!

  13. every time i see your kitty i think what a looker! such shiny furr and a purrfect model! What treasures and delights unfold at your home! I am so sorry about your computer :(

  14. Awww. I don't think Tia will be making THAT mistake twice. Hopefully. So glad to have you back, Caroline!

    Lotsa fun stuff in the post! You have quite a lovely collection there!

  15. Hi Caroline. Nice to see that all things computery have been sorted out. Love the Tia photos. She is so gorgeous, you cannot be cross with her for long..haha. Lovely piece of textile art from Dolores. I passed your name to her for the art exchange we did before Christmas. She is very talented and a very nice person. Isn't it lovely to get gifts through the post? Your book artwork is lovely too. Good luck with the putting together.

  16. Welcome back Caroline. Love the pics of kitty!

  17. Good you have a laptop again!
    being without internet makes live miserable (for me)
    your cat is so sweet in those bags. And yes mine love to hang out on mykeyboard as well. They drive me nuts....... but where will I be without them?
    Your pages look wonderful all together and so do the lovely gifts you got in the mail!

    Have anice day!

    Groetjes en liefs!

  18. incredible goodness! not only did you receive beautiful pieces but it must have been so cool to get all of those goods from all around the world. glad to hear you're re-connected!

  19. Good to see you back Caroline. I will be back soon.


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