Friday, October 20, 2006

Again with the Swapping...

One of my favorite things from my time employed at Penn was the Robert Indiana "LOVE" statue right on the Locust Walk. I was so shocked to find one there, at first I thought it had been moved from Love Park. How could I have missed that in the news? But no, the City of Brotherly Love has two of these statues. The image was one that struck me back when I was a kid in Pittsburgh and it was on the stamps I licked for all my mom's Christmas cards.

I signed up for a fabric postcard swap on my new favorite site, Swap-Bot. My swap partner is in Germany, so I thought I would use one of Philly's iconic images as my inspiration for my postcard. (Sorry, Mr. Indiana, but you really should have copyrighted the image.) And also love, or rather the lack-there-of, in my life has been much on my mind lately. Pretty damn cute isn't it for someone not so hopeful about the subject. I hope that it arrives in one piece.

Did I mention, that the Ken-Doll (former boyfriend) showed up drunk on my doorstep yet again? A classic, this time he was there to apologize for being a dick and showing up on my doorstep drunk a year ago (strangely almost to the day). Oye! What is it with me and seriously damaged men? Please any one who would like to introduce me to a nice sane non-alcoholic man, please do so...pretty please. I even promise that I won't whine if he leaves the seat up.

This is the postcard I received yesterday from my swap partner. The underlying material is really cute with its "Mischievous Monsters." She has machine appliqued flowers on top, some of them with beading. Unfortunately the beading had some damage, I think it got caught in a machine as it was a bit dirty there too. I love that she gave the tiny blue monster in the upper right corner a bouquet of flowers.

In the last few weeks I have also participated in a few CD swaps. Those swaps were ones with multiple swap partners. In both I had one partner who was a dud. It was quite disappointing. In the second swap one of the people I sent a CD to sent me back a copy of his mix that he sent out to his partners. I love generous cool people, and his mix kicks ass!


maris said...

If I was a young man, I would go out with you! Because you're the coolest!

The postcard you made is really cool. I love it!

Hope to see you this Wednesday, if I can make it. And I'll write up that hat pattern very soon!


Dieuwertje said...

Thank you for the realy lovely LOVE postcard you have send me.
I realy like it.

schnoobie said...

Lisa, You have to visit the Door Mouse at least once in your lifetime. Its super easy to get to and a whole lotta mind blowin fabrics.Can't help myself, I gotta be a fabric Ho enabler!!!!Love the knits and don't even try to figure guys out. The best ones come along when you finally swear off all of em!Rock On!!!

Aponia said...

I only hope I do look that awesome at 40! =)

louise said...

your package arrived yesterday!!! thank you so much, i love the fat guy and your teeny delicate stitches!!! my kids went straight to the candies! i tried to e mail but can't quite read your address. such a lovely surprise. it was the first swap i have ever participated in so you are the first ever to send anything! e mail me, i'll leave my blog address.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Sending you a little hello since i haven't seen you in such a long time! I hope all is well with you and yours?

Dieuwertje said...


I want to let you now that your great card is till on my wall. ;)

Happy Easter