Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy Martin Luther King Day!

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It was so nice to have Monday off as a holiday today, but I hope that everyone also took a moment to appreciate Martin Luther King Jr. for the man that he was, and all that he did for our community.
Off to see the wizard!
New York was a blast, and Wicked was just fantastic!  Our trip was a quick one, and full of all kinds of adventures.  Boy was I tired by the end of the day!  Unfortunately I don't have a ton of pictures because it was FA-Reezing and I was too cold to take my glove off and my camera out!

After a rather uneventful 4 hour bus ride Sister #1 and I met up with Sister #2 and we had lunch at the Stage Deli.  The food was delicious, even if it came in portions meant for giants.  And the humungous slab of cheesecake that showed up for dessert was to die for.  Once again, I'm SO glad a diet wasn't on my list of New Year's Resolutions...For any of you who have been to NYC, or have at least heard about it, it certainly is full of lights and people!
Times Square in all of its glory
We got to see some men trying to break the Guiness Book of World Record's longest handshake record.  They were 20 hours into shaking hands when we passed by...
People trying to break the world record for "longest handshake"
We even saw a Bride and Groom!
Happy Wedding...complete strangers in the middle of Times Square
And there is a VERY blury picture of us up on the jumbo tron!
There we are!  Blury...taking pictures of the picture billboard on the side of a building
What a whirl wind of a Saturday!  Certainly made me appreciate the extra day off today even more!

Sunday was my Mom's birthday...Happy Birthday Mom!  So we hung out at home, ordered Chinese Food and watched the Patriot's fumble the play off game.  BOO.  Congratulations Jets...that was tough to say.

Today B and I finally got to spend some time together.  Between me being wiped out with the flu last week, and his hectic schedule, we hadn't seen each other in over a week.  I hate when that happens...

I finally got around to finishing off my colored filter wreath that I gave a sneak peek to here.  Check it out!

As you saw in this post, I followed almost the exact same steps.  First, I took a foam brush and paint and added a thin layer to the edges of my coffee filters.  Before they dried I blew on them a bit to help separate the edges.  Then I peeled them all apart to let them dry.
Filters drying...see the little bit of purple on the edge!
Next I pre-folded my filters, like I did the last time.  Because I was working with a smaller wreath form this time, I decided to fold my filters into 1/8th rather than 1/4th.

I started the process the same.  Layed the wreath form flat on the table, started at the bottom and continued to glue my filters up and around.  For a full tutorial check out this post.

After running out of filters, it took me until now to stock back up and complete the process.  Once I was finished, I hung it on the door.  See what you think!
Finished product.
I think the little pop of color give it character and makes it a nice addition to the room!  I think I've had enough of folding and gluing coffee filters for now though...

Have a great Tuesday Everyone!
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