Sunday, February 14, 2010

QVC and my lack of willpower.

I have been sooooo good about not spending and then I made a BIG mistake ... I read the reminder card QVC sent and there it was .... a Martha Stewart craft product was to be the TSV. I tried so hard to forget the date it was to be on ... easy I thought ..... I forget almost everything else within a few hours, if not moments nowadays.
No such luck ....there I was sitting in front of the screen at 11.55 praying it was something that I had no interest in ...wrong ....it was MS corner and edge punches ...the only thing that I think she does better than any one else. The set on offer was a great price and there was a choice of two. What a dilemma ..... I am terrible at making decisions ... so I bought both.

I keep looking at them and saying 'Was I mad?' ....yes ... but I think I will have loads of fun, which is the point ... and Jay and Vicki have already had ideas too. Please tell me some of you gave in and bought a set too ....maybe some of you even bought both as well lol.

Lastly, I though I would share how I saw a scene which I then committed to paper...well 'word' ... when the snow lay on the ground in early January .....

The stark silhouettes of the distant trees appear now to have had their leaves replenished, branches now filled with roosting black birds rather than the golden brown Autumn foliage, too far away to see whether they are actually Blackbirds or Starlings. I suspect they are the latter as it appears to be a large flock resting their wings while they scan the snow covered earth for an uncovered morsel that might be braving the Winter chill. Then as though the trees were hit by a gale force gust, the leaves soar high into the sky, leaving the branches bare once again.

The sky now begins to fill with a flock of passing seagulls, all with their own unique flight path …causing a kind of organized chaos over head. The under carriages of those that glide past have turned to silver … shimmering all the way up to the very tips of their wings. As they swoop down, one has to wonder why only the underside has been transformed … maybe it’s the erie light reflected from the snow-clad rooftops or is it just the low Winter sun that creates this magic....



Well I'm off now to play with my punches and some card scraps .... hope you liked my written observations.


Take Care xx

9 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Oh My Goodness....I LOVE THOSE PUNCHES....I NEED THOSE PUNCHES....I WANT THOSE PUNCHES!!! Can't wait to see what you do with them!!!

Have a great day!!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Well I just love your observations, lordy if only we were all so lyrical. You probably should write more..or is it as the mood takes?
As for the punches....good for you...bet you'll get a shed laod of pleasure from them..and Jay and Vicky too!!

Carmen said...

Oh Angie what a way with words you have - I hope you are going to commit that to 'proper' paper? I would hate to think it lost should the unthinkable happen... poorly computer.

I think after all your poorliness those punches are well deserved. Have lots of fun playing with them - just make sure you share your creations with us ;)

Darcy said...

oooo all those punches, so many possibilities lol I hope you have lots of fun with them, and yes do try the beetroot cupcakes and let me know how you get on.

my5bratz said...

i only just brought my first MS punch the other day...this could be lethal..lol

LOVE that read, very well written :)

Morning's Minion said...

You described those birds so well. Your words call exactly to mind the times I have seen a tree-full of blackbirds [or starlings?] rise in just that way.
Your fall for the paper punches is the very thing that happens to me if I go near a quilt shop!

Pam said...

I only wish I had seen those punches, but by the time I'd found out about them they were sold..I slove those flowers you made too!!

Sally said...

LOL I got the butterfly ste too! They are lush aren't they!

Paula Gale said...

I went for the butterfly punch set only as it had the big daisy scallop thing in... glad i got it... Are you ready for the all day craft day on QVC on Tuesday I know I am but not sure my bank balance is!!!

Paula x x x