I actually finished my big project for the week but won't post it yet as there are so many other topics to discuss. I thought when starting a blog it would be quite a stretch to find anything to write about. Actually I have too many ideas brimming around my head at all hours. I started a list and will try to gradually chip away at it.
Yesterday I was in the backyard cleaning up after my dogs when I was surprised by the first signs of spring. I have several purple plum trees that are in their bare branch winter state, but suddenly there were a few baby pink blossoms! I was so excited I went to grab my camera. The blossoms only come out for one week during the year so you have to appreciate it when they do appear.
|plum blossoms in the yard, 2/9/11|
|Taiwan's national symbol|
|Japanese imperial seal|
Relation to Scrappin': The photo is the second clue as to what I'm up to.
Dear Ol' Dad
Speaking of the original Mei, my dad is the one who translated Melyan into Mei in Chinese. He has been going to a weekly Wednesday night dinner with some of his friends in Taipei since the mid-70s. Their group was featured in the American Chamber of Commerce Taiwan magazine, Topics, January 2011 edition. You can find the link to the article here, but it doesn't include the photos.
|Article of my Dad's WNOF group, Wednesday Night Old Farts|
|There he is in the turquoise shirt, |
I didn't think you wore that color,
so that is what you really do at dinner
Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner
I participated in a blog hop over at Imaginisce, left a comment on Melinda Spink's blog and actually won the entire line of their new release - Animal Crackers. Isn't it a totally cute line? Now I have to find a way to incorporate a circus theme into my layouts.
|Imaginisce's Animal Crackers Line|
|Melinda Spink's layout, look at how many little flowers she hand punched|
|Beth Moore's Valentine project|