Friday, December 10, 2010

New Toys

I have so much to do that I don't want to do anything.  This is a new toy I got the other day.  Have I mentioned how much I love ebay?  My kind of shopping.  Anyway.  I read about these pencils on a blog recently.  I had never read this particular blog before, but ThreadStory is very interesting and very talented!  And I got to thinking that perhaps this would be a good thing for me to try.  I've used the watercolor pencils before on paper and liked them a lot, but these you can use on fabric.  And they're permanent once they dry.

Now obviously I am not in ThreadStory's category.  Not even close.  But I did have fun, and it was a relaxing change for me.  So not a bad thing, huh?  (Yeah, I bought the other thing she talked about - the water soluble oil pastels, too.  I know.  Haven't tried them yet, but sooner or later I know I'm going to play with them, too.)

I've been trying for almost two hours to load a little video to show you how big the chicks are now, but blogger is just NOT cooperating with me.

It's been a really nice day here - I've had the windows open most of the day.  Just the quiet peaceful sounds of the chicks is so soothing to me.  We've got one more nice day scheduled for tomorrow and then back to the cold.  I'm going to seriously try to get the decorations down from the attic tomorrow with Mr. Cutie Pie's help and get started putting them into place.

If I don't find something else to play with instead.

Hugs and kisses,


  1. the pencils look like fun. It's good to know there is a permanent product.

    The chicks are really growing! You sure have a variety too.

  2. Oooh, I feel your too much to do pain -- that's why I'm online LOL. And your video loading problems too. My server won't let me load any pictures now. Grrr. Those pencils look really fun -- off now to check them out!

  3. Oh I am so flattered!!! I love that I have inspired you to try something. I look forward to seeing all that you do with these!

  4. Wow, the ckickens are growing so fast. Elaine, I love to color too, but I am not as good as you are. Great coloring inspiration!

  5. My husband would love your chickens...and I love your stitchery below!

  6. The pencils look like a great way to create! Your chicks have grown and are so pretty! blessings,Kathleen

  7. Those color pencils are so neat. I checked out her blog and oh my! Her work is amazing!


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