Sunday, July 29, 2012

I'm here, I'm here!!

Oh my goodness, it has been so long it took me several minutes to find the 'new post' button! I have been away, as usual, for as much of the summer as we could swing. As my 8 year old observed last spring during a discussion of the reasons for animal migration... I migrate in search of a more favorable climate during the summer... away from heat and humidity and toward drier and cooler mountain weather. Of course this summer the extreme dry coupled with unusual heat caused some problems and we spent a good week glued to radio coverage of the Waldo Canyon wildfire that threatened my brother's home. All turned out well for him, but nearly 350 of his neighbors lost their homes. It was a humbling day when that fire swept down out of the hills and incinerated a good section of north-western Colorado Springs. Our mountain home was not threatened by that fire but we were on edge and very vigilant as long as the whole forest was a tinderbox and the fire danger was extreme.
I do not have regular access to the internet when I am out there - one of the blessings is the break it gives all of us from TV and computer temptations. However, on our trips to the library to stock up on books every week I did often peek at the weekly challenge. Some weeks I even participated... I just didn't get to post about it. This week's Diva challenge is using Mi2 which is a tangle I just LOVE. I am still recovering, unpacking and reorganizing my mind around civilization after arriving home on Wednesday night but I wanted to get one little example of one of my favorite tangles! Here it is on the front of my art box.

I also used Mi2 on the front of a brown paper gift bag I made for my son's birthday but I think that is still packed away in some of the luggage so it will have to wait. I also have a bunch of things to show from other challenges and some things I came up with on my own. Maybe next week I will have had time to scan some things and do a decent post. Have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. Glad you were safe from the fires and your Mi2 is gorgeous!! What a beautiful box!