Friday, July 29, 2011

Busy Busy!

  It is headed for 99 degrees today, so I was outside at the crack of dawn picking things from the garden. Today is preparation day for the Sabbath. I will clean the house from top to bottom, cook for the four meals we will eat between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday and somehow fit into the mix, processing all of this wonderful bounty before the sun goes down. Why then you ask, am I sitting at my computer instead of making progress on the tasks at hand?

Well, I needed to cool down some, (I got a headache from the heat while in the garden...) and I wanted to show you all why I might not be as timely as I usually am getting return letters written!  I have been working pretty hard to get caught up on outgoing mail and by the end of tomorrow I should be up to date. But I have had to put a lot of time in the garden and  the kitchen recently, so I am later getting things out than I like to be.

  I have received some wonderful mail goodness in the last couple of days, but I am going to have to wait to post them until after I finish the tasks at hand. I also have a couple of fun projects to talk about... One is a project I am working on with my pen friend Country Dirt at We are writing letters back and forth taking on the role of a fictional brother and sister in the year 1876. I will be writing a blog entry on this project in the near future. The other project is going to be a "Summer Fun" mailart call, the details will be posted in the next few days, but for now it is back to the kitchen to process all this produce... anyone want to lend a hand...?

                                                         Until next time, I'll see you in the mail!


  1. That project sounds completely awesome!! I look forward to reading about it. =)
    Oh and the garden goodies look so nice!

  2. Thanks Misty! I have received the first letter, now it is my turn to break out the dip pen and give my "sisterly" response :)

  3. Produce looks great -- and I love making jam. Have a lovely, peaceful weekend --and try and stay cool.

  4. Thank You Pamela! May you have a blessed and peaceful weekend as well!

  5. Hi Elle, always nice to read your blog and see the lovely bounty from the garden. I am looking forward to the mail art call. Also wanted to mention your new stamp looked really nice! Hester

  6. Hi Hester!
    Thanks for the encouragement about the blog! I am glad that you like the artistamp, I am going to be making a set... three more summer flower and insect stamps by the end of the summer!
    I am glad that you are interested in a mail art call, I have wanted to do one for quite awhile, but I needed to make sure I had enough readership to have some participation. I am hoping that there will be some people to contribute. It should be fun! Well, I hope you have a sweet and peaceful weekend! Blessings! Elle

  7. Wow you are really working hard with your garden project!
    And the mail project sounds wonderful, it will be then interesting to hear more about it!

  8. Hi Sirpa!
    Yes, I work hard this time of year, but it is really worth it to open the pantry door and see all the fruits of my labor...row after row of garden goodies canned up, frozen and dehydrated for use later. Yum!
    I will be posting about the mail art call as soon as I can get out of the kitchen. Today I am canning tomatoes, blueberry lime jam, and London Broil meat with garlic and herbs from the garden. Tonight if I am still able to move, I will write my post for the Summer Fun Mail Art Call.
    Your lovely letter and all the goodies you sent me have been very enjoyable to read again and again... Hopefully I will be sending a return letter to you in the next few days. Take care! Elle

  9. Sounds like you've got a few exciting projects on, keep us updated!