Tuesday, January 08, 2008

New Year's Eve


2007-12-31, originally uploaded by Crazyquilter.

This clock belonged to my great-aunt, who gave it to my grandpa, who gave it to me about 15 years ago. It was just a plastic clock, but I enjoyed it. A few years ago it got wet and I dried it out and straightened out the clock face, and it started working again. This time when it fell off top of the medicine cabinet, where I had unwisely put it, barely missing my husband's head, it broke in parts. Of course, I had to save the face for my journal. Those are Modigliani's eyes peeking out.

It's taken me a week to post this because I had the hardest time actually getting the clock into the journal. I punched a hole through the page and even put a patch of other paper under it to strengthen it. Then I couldn't find the other clock hand. It had broken before Christmas and I put the hand somewhere for safe keeping. When I finally found the hand, I didn't have a paper fastener. I have everything else imaginable to work in my journal with, but no regular sized paper fasteners. I planned on bringing one from school, but forgot three days in a row. Finally, yesterday, I stuck a few in my shirt pocket. Then, when I went to put the hands on finally, I couldn't find the shirt. I had taken it off and it was noplace in the house. It turned up on the couch, under my husband. I do like the fact that the hands can move.

2 comments:

Linda said...

That clock is perfect for a New Year's page! Your saga is funny to read, but, I'm sure was frustrating for you!

Heidi said...

Hi Dawn,

I am trying to find a way to contact you, and am lost on the computer again..

I have joined postcrossing and would love to have a swap with you?...

I am only very new to postcrossing and joined just 1 month ago and have sent 5 postcards and recieved none...

sorry to put this in comments, but I could not find anywhere that I could contact you...

My id is hstrong in postcrossing and email is hstrong@bigpond.net.au

I hope to hear from you..

cheers Heidi