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Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My!

Ok so no lions or bears. There was a tiger but he was far away with his back turned to us. While in Roanoke, Virginia last weekend we visited a Safari Zoo. It was great! I wish I could have gotten out of the car and walked amounst the animals. They were all so beautiful and friendly. They all got along well with each other and as you will see in the first pic some were a little too uninhibited with us humans. My husband wasn’t really thrilled with his close encounter.

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Paperwork

A friend left a big box of paper bunches here when she moved to California in a small travel trailer. So I thought I would make a post about which brand I like the best according to the ease of use. I have discovered that some aren’t as easy to use as others. So here we go.

1 Marvy Uchida  wasn’t the easiest to punch.

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McGill also not the easiest to punch.

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Martha Stewart easy to punch.

4Martha Stewart again and easy to use.

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This paper punch is by ek and I love this beautiful scroll and flower! It’s one of my favorites. It is decently easy to punch.

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t onic studios not very easy to punch.

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Recollection worked very well.

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The Paper Studio worked great.

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t onic studios again not the smoothest.

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Martha Stewart very nice of course.

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Recollections I really like it.

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Fiskars I did not  like at all, did not punch well.

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ek is easy to use.

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So I decided to make something with all of parts and pieces that I on hand.

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So my opinion is the best ones are Martha Stewart, Recollections and The Paper Studio.

I miss-calculated the size for the envelope and the top edges didn’t overlap so I had to tape them down. It was the first time I made an envelope but now I am hooked and I look forward to making many more cards and envelopes.

 

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The Perfume Lady

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Moth Beauty

Moths are so beautiful yet delicate. They really should not be handled as I did this one. If you must for whatever reason handle a moth put in your hand a cotton ball or something similiar soaked in a solution of sugar water 1-4 ratio and let the moth come to it. Just like a butterfly it’s wings should never be touched.

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Oh and they pee just like any other creature, not something I ever really thought about.

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I went outside later and found that it had a wound that looked as if a bird had tried to peck at it so I gently picked it up and laid it in the this potted plant where it would be safe to die in peace instead of being eatean alive. After awhile another moth just like it came in and rested beside it. It stayed there with it for most of the day as if it were trying to comfort a dying loved one. I don’t know enough about moths to know if that is indeed the case or not. I would sure like to think so. The injured moth appeared to stroke the other moth as if to say “thank you”. I noticed today that the non-injured one was gone. At the time I looked anyway. Maybe it is off getting food.  In the photo the moth on the right is the non-injured one.

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Such amazing beauty our Lord God created for us to enjoy. Praise Him all creatures great and small.

Check out Apronhead-Lilly to read of her lovely job as a foster mom to a baby hummingbird. http://apronhead.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/perhaps-the-end-of-the-story-at-least-my-part/

I have a question.

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What I’m Reading Now

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Princess Catherine You’ve Got Great Style!

Barbie-CatherineI made this dress for my Barbie quite a few years before Princess Catherine wore one almost the same.

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Barbie-Catherine-3  Now I need to make a hat an put a belt and shoes on her. Ok well I guess she needs a bath also! Then she will look like Princess Catherine.

I’m Feeling a Little Blue

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I think this piece is from The Welsh Beaker Company but I am not sure. If anyone knows anything about it please let me know. From the very little that I was able to discover on the internet The Welsh Beaker Company is no longer in business. There is no stamp or signature of any kind on the bottom of this piece and the only thing similar that I could find on e-bay were four mugs also with a ship called Wanderer on them. I do have this for sale on e-bay. There is not a chip on it which is amazing. If it doesn’t sell I will be very happy to keep it for myself.

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This beautiful blue plate is Churchill made in Staffordshire England. I met a wonderful woman in the thrift store who wanted to tell me all about the pottery, dinnerware etc. Fabulous! I listened and followed her around as she told about anything we saw there that was worth talking about. I think she said she had worked in several antique stores plus she was on the older side. She said this particular brand was a notch down from Blue Willow. Oh I would love to have some Blue Willow. I would love to have my grandmother’s Blue Willow but I have no idea where that is. I’m not normally a huge fan of the color blue unless I am wearing it but this piece is so quite cheery against my yellow walls so it stays with me.

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I also really like these two little white and blue, Blue Heritage (made in England) saucers and they will go on the wall with other as soon as I get some more plate hangers. The cute little Eskimo plate is a collectible from Royal Copenhagen for Mother’s Day. It is on e-bay as well.

These next two pieces are made by a company called Salmon Falls, the top piece is the Blue Vine pattern and the bottom piece is the Berry Vine pattern.

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I think these little blue cups may be by Corel not sure. I like their delicateness.

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Last but not least in the blue mood is this beautiful earthen mug. I could not read the stamp on the bottom so I have no idea if it is from a set or handcrafted by someone. I just love it’s luster. I love that you can see the smooth earthy clay but it’s shiny at the same time. It’s the best of both worlds, rustic and not. There is just something about it. It is also on e-bay but I will be glad to keep this one as well. If anyone knows anything about let me know!

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Need a Tracking Number for Something You Mail?

I’m not so sure you do.

I am having a bit of trouble with something I sold on E-Bay. Of course the one thing that I didn’t pay for a tracking number for the person says they did not receive.

So I went back to my receipt that had several things on it one of which I did purchase a tracking number. The item that I did not buy a tracking number for had instead a PID number. Hmmm what’s that I thought. I typed it into USPS.COM and guess what? It’s a tracking number! It told me the exact route of my package and that it had in fact been delivered.

So why would anyone ever pay for a tracking number? Anyone know the answer to that?