Thursday, October 16, 2008


Sorry for the lengthy disappearance. September was a super-busy month for me, especially since I was getting ready for two weeks in Hawaii at the beginning of October. Ironic that preparing for my vacation was such a source of stress, and now that I'm back home and slowly catching up, I can finally relax (a little).

The visit to Hawaii was great though. I took my boyfriend to two islands to visit my friends and family and attend a close friend's wedding. Everytime I go back (about once a year) I see so many changes to my little hometown. Take, for example that green guy at the top of the page. When I was growing up, all the geckos in Hawaii were light brown critters that have now been chased away or eaten up by these meaner, stealthier greenies. I never liked the brown geckos (or any creepy crawlies for that matter), but I'm still saddened by their disappearance. It's this strange reminder that nothing ever stays the same and life is a constant revolution of adaptation and change.

Philosophical thoughts aside, I have so much catching up to do. I want to post some photos of my trip, but I'm behind on so many other things at work, not to mention being extremely late on the next Doodle Factory set!!! I'll probably be a little quiet for the next few days as I try to pick away at the things I let fall behind.

In the meantime, here's something I meant to post ages ago. Before leaving for my trip, I asked Tracey to send me some of the stamps from the Doodle Factory Fairy Tale set in mounted form so I could give them to my friend's young daughter. I know the Pro-Stampers out there prefer to mount their own, but it was really neat for me to see these on blocks since I'd only ever seen my sets in rubber sheet form.


4 comments:

  1. Well how cool - I didn't know you were you from Hawaii!!!

    We still have the dusky spotty geckos here. I love them. I have to rescue them and put them outside so my kitties don't torture them.

    But I so miss the horny toads I grew up with that were killed by the fire ants. Can you make a Doodle Factory horny toad?
    :)

    Picture here: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://bp3.blogger.com/_9H0QNRT56PQ/RmToY3RKOxI/AAAAAAAAAVw/Gv-QXmbXe7Q/s400/horned%2Btoad.JPG&imgrefurl=http://theadventuresofthems.blogspot.com/2007/06/horned-toad.html&h=240&w=320&sz=27&hl=en&start=11&sig2=_-0WLoaezfPBKsSyI8Cy4Q&um=1&usg=__Zwl46KWY1_n7ouM15jrkgS4D-Iw=&tbnid=E7iJgx4agRQENM:&tbnh=89&tbnw=118&ei=5uH3SNmQBIL0MML9tcsC&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dhorny%2Btoad%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

    I played with thousands of these little guys when I was a kid. They were even cooler in real life.

    I digress.

    Glad you're back :)

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  2. Welcome back..;)I'm very eager to see your new DF set and very much hoping for x-mas motifs.
    Thank you for your kind comments on my blog and yes, I use a regular sewing machine. I entered a contest with that card and am still waiting for the winner to be announced, keep your fingers crossed for me!
    Have a great weekend!

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  3. Welcome back!

    The wood mounted look is pretty impressive compared to my sheets of rubber.

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  4. welcome back! I totally understand the stress before a trip! thanks for showing the stamps on wood, look awesome! look fwd to seeing your new project *wink*

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