Well, good ole Sol finally returned to us today, it was gorgeous, in the high 70's and such a beautiful autumn day! After all the cold and damp it was a wonderful sight to see...it's been a busy couple of days, been working diligently in the new craft studio, painting some more furniture and we've had family things going on AND I bought myself a piano! I took piano lessons for years and always had a piano, a couple years back, I decided I wanted an electronic keyboard with all the bells and whistles..well, I SOLD my piano, but soon after the new wore off the bells and whistles I was wishing for the good old wooden beauty of a REAL piano...to make matters worse, I boarded an antique upright for my son and daughter in law for almost a year, it was SO nice having a big piano to decorate for the holidays...reminded me of my childhood. So when they bought a house and reclaimed their prize, I was a bit forlorn...SOOO this weekend, I took a look on Craig's list (love that place) and lo and behold..there was an antique upright Werner (Chicago made) piano for a mere $100.00...I called and met the NICEST lady name Jennifer, a retired school teacher who told me, she had planned to take lessons after her retirement but found she's busier than ever (isn't THAT the way it goes?) so she decided someone should have it that would LOVE it and USE it (woohoo...guess who that someone is) ME! It's paid for, now I have to throw myself on the mercy of my grown sons and friends to help move it...Jennifer was kind enough to hold it until I get that accomplished. SOOO I guess I'll be selling the electronic keyboard, don't think I'll get too nostalgic about that! lol..I cannot wait to get that big beautiful hunk of wood, felt, hammers and strings in the house!
On to some crafting, our fantastic new digital imaging program "My Digital Studio" from Stampin' Up was launched in our new Holiday Mini catalog...it's been available for you to purchase since the first of October...it's SUCH a fantastic program, it lets you make cards, calendars, scrapbook pages, books, and much more. Stampin' Up even has their own printing services, you just upload your project and they print it and VOILA...instant gifts...how great will that be for the holidays. You can create your own cards too, like I did below and have them printed as well...this card took me all of ten minutes or so to create, course I didn't put an inside page to it yet but that's a snap also! Don't forget you can order "My Digital Studio" from my online web site 24/7 at www.lindagilliam.stampinup.net