THANK YOU...for the welcome back. :)
Okay, so today we are having our Chunky Book group meeting. We are meeting at 11am instead of the usual 3pm, because we want to have brunch. The assignment: to bring Valentines. As you know, there are a million and one ideas for handmade Valentines. Here is what I came up with:
Recycled bags (with red of course) sewn around the the edges, and filled with delicious red Hot Tamales candies. I also put a little saying on the front of every one, something having to do with LOVE.
On the back I added a "Cut & Enjoy" dotted line.
I thought this was pretty cute, and something you can do for kid, co-workers, or just a surprise to strangers you meet on Valentines Day. PS. I'm not a huge fan of Valentines Day. I think the card & flower people are just out to make a quick buck. The candy people however, are doing God's work.
So....I stole from Barbra.
Years ago Barbra (Streisand) donated her Malibu compound to the state of California, and they turned it into the Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy. They gave tours once a week to help pay for the upkeep of the property. The place has four very different houses, two designed and built by Barbra. The Art Deco house (designed by Barbra) only had two color spectrums, Black to Grey, and Pink to Burgundy.
At some point of the tour I found myself alone in one of the back bedrooms, (most the room were empty at this point). I opened a closet and there it was...a box full of wallpaper left overs from around the house. Looking around, I carefully folded a small roll and stuck it in my bag! So...I now have wall paper, (hand printed in France, and personally picked out by Barbra mind you) in my possession!
So, the other thing I "took" were tiles from the outside of the house. NOW...DON'T THINK I stood there with a screw driver picking them off the walls. These had fallen off and were laying on the ground. When nobody was looking, into my bag they went! Some of them were also in a scrap pile where the tiles had been cut, behind the house.
Apparently, California couldn't hire a handy man to come in and fix things that were falling apart. Anyway, I LOVE my possessions that came from where Barbra spent 20 years of her life. They add something unique to my collection and I'm not sorry one bit that they magically found their way into my bag!
So, THAT'S my story and I'm sticking to it!
See you soon!