Saturday, July 31, 2010

Lavendar and Pretty Girls in a postcard

This is the best season I had for my lavender plants probably because we had more than usual rain in central California.  This is the end of the season but the plants still have their blooms.  Even when drying on the plant itself the aroma is wonderful.  I cannot help but pick a stalk everytime I go by the plant.   So this evening I got a handful of flowers, grabbed my camera and a pretty postcard and snapped this photo.  Aren't digital cameras wonderful.  One thing I like about the summer is the warm evenings outside and I am going to take a walk tonight.
A walk up our driveway

Pine Trees we planted.....they were 4 inches tall many years ago.

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.  Can't believe tomorrow August is here. 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Disneyland Postcard Folder 1955

If you collect Disneyland memorabelia this postcard folder is for you.  It was published in 1955 the year the park was opened in Anaheim California.  On Auction at eBay

Monday, July 26, 2010

Stay Cool!

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.  School Days sure start earlier every year.  I hate seeing back to school sales in July.  A lot of the schools in California start August 16.  I think that is terrible.  They could at least wait til after Labor Day. The only nice thing is that when everyone starts school we usually take off on a trip.  And wave to the school buses as they drive by.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Two Comic Postcards Friendship Postcard Friday

Its Postcard Friendship Friday but only have time for a brief visit here this morning. So I am sharing 2 comic postcards.
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At first I thought someone had written the words with a pen but I have decided they were printed on the postcards.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Map Postcards - How many states are in your collection?

I am sitting here scanning postcards and am discovering that I don't have my postcards in very good order. I have several boxes with sections devoted to the US states, some foreign countries, but I think I have more lying about in piles in every room of the house.  I was looking for postcards to go with my topic MAPS for todays blog.  I found one and its not very old but I like it and its colorful.

What I am thinking of doing is collecting a map postcard from all 50 states.  That should be a good quest for this very hot summer day. 

How many states (postcards) do you have in your collection?

How do you organize your postcards?  All food for thought (and are you enjoying the summer?)
I have another blog about postcards....

And I am working on a website also
 I have taken out a domain for variations of judyspostcardsplus....
But must get back to eBay!! And start listing again although its time to start RVing again.
Thank goodness for wifi availability on the road.

Friday, July 16, 2010

What I am Doing in the Heat! Creative Projects

Serged 2  pieces of very thin gold see through fabric.  First I serged three sides (using rolled hem foot) then I added dried lavender and serged it closed.  Added a vintage rhinestone button and old tassle. 
Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching sells the most wonderful embroidery patterns.  Here I used a running stitch and made a cute person from her packet Dress Up, attached to a blank greeting card adding a vintage flower from an estate sale.  These are iron on designs and easy to do.

Not sure what I will do with this cute tomato.  Still needs some work.  This is from Subline Stitching I LUV Veggies. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sew Somerset Favorite Magazine from Stampington and Co.

I have bookmarked about 5 projects in this issue.  I am going to make the coffee cozies soon.  Sew Somerset is more for the mixed media artists, as the projects are more for using your sewing machine and stitching collages, jewelry, book covers, fabric cuffs and these coffee cozies.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Comic Postcard, Letter, post office worker, Postcard Friendship Friday

This postcard caught my eye this morning as I am headed that way soon.  I cannot live without the post office.  If I don't have good mail waiting for me I am depressed!   But times have changed.  I know a fun package is waiting for me from my friend Nancy as delivery confirmation on the computer says its waiting for me at the PO.   It has fun craft goodies for my niece and some postcards.  I had better get going.
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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tillamook Cheese Plant near Tillamook Oregon 1973 Postcard

Tillamook Cheese is one of the worlds finest Cheddar Cheese producers. You can visit one of the worlds largest cheese plants, located on Highway 101, 2 miles from Tillamook Oregon. During visiting hours to their center you can watch the cheesemakers and packaging staff at work most days of the year. While watching you were love the aroma permeating the air. And best yet you can sampe the delicious cheese.

Tillamook Cheese Plant, Tillamook Oregon

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Author Rice Freeman-Zachery has new book Creative Space and Time, Author for Stampington and Co Publications

I have read many articles by Rice Freeman Zachery.  I imagine this book is very good.

Most recently the author of the best-selling Living the Creative Life, Rice Freeman-Zachery writes regularly for Somerset Studio, Belle Armoire, Legacy, Art Doll Quarterly, Belle Armoire Jewelry and Altered Couture. She is well known for her artist profiles and interviews

Monday, July 5, 2010

1944 Photograph Market Street San Francisco CA

Market Street in 1944.  This is part of a series of photographs of San Francisco, California called Glamorous San Francisco in Color, This folio contains sixteen colored views of points of interest in San Francisco Reached by Southern Pacific Lines. 
Published in 1944 the National Color Press, S.F.

Friday, July 2, 2010

America The Beautiful Fourth of July Holiday Postcard Friendship Friday

Happy Fourth of July
The background is a quilted flag wallhanging I made.  What better way to celebrate the Fourth is to appreciate the beauty of the United States.  This postcard shows the Teton Range across Jackson Lake in Wyoming.  Jackson Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Wyoming.  From near the town of Moran the visitor beholds the entire northern part of the Teton Range with Mt. Moran here rising to 12,594 feet above sea level.
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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Arco Idaho Lit by Atomic Power for one hour in 1955 Photograph

On July 17, 1955, Arco, Idaho became the first U.S. town to be powered by nuclear energy. The demonstration lasted for one hour in the 1,350-person community. The National Reactor Testing Station, now called the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, supplied the power from its Borax-III reactor. It was part of the Atomic Energy Commission's (AEC) Five-Year Reactor Development Program in the mid-1950's. The AEC tested five types of experimental reactors. The Borax-III was an early prototype of a boiling water reactor, a type of reactor which still produces electricity for utilities today.  This information is taken from  this web site.

I took this photograph when driving through Arco on the way to the Craters of the Moon, a fascinating place, 26 miles from Arco, Idaho

This is a cone mountain, fine pieces of lava piled quite high in Craters of the Moon National Monument.  I climbed part way, rather slick and steep.

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