Well dear friends, the clock countdown has begun...Mandy and I leave for Berlin, Germany tomorrow. We'll be meeting up with Melissa as she completes her prize winning week with MAC (see my July 26th post for details, in case you missed that). I'm so excited and I've been doing my "homework" on what to see and where to go. We'll be staying in the Tiergarten neighborhood which is very central to the city. Since Melissa will have been there for 5 days prior, we will have someone "in the know!"
I'm also excited because His Holiness, Pope Benedict arrives in Berlin the same day as us. He begins a 3 day tour of Germany and will be saying Mass at Olympic Stadium the night we arrive. I hope we can see it on the news, although it will probably be in either German or Latin!
I know 8 days will flyby too quickly, but I think we're pretty prepared to see all that we can. We decided to focus on Berlin, rather than trying to see a lot outside in so short a time.
I want to share some "swaps" with you. I sent these out early because of my trip, but they've all arrived at their destinations so I can reveal them!
|Halloween ATC for Michelle hosted by Tee at The Altered Paper|
Image from Dezinaworld
|Industrial ATC for JenW hosted by Wendy at Blissful ATC Swap. Image from Dezinaworld|
|Altered large matchbox for Michelle hosted by JoAnn at Vintage Dragonfly's Altered Matchbox Group. Image from The Graphics Fairy|
|the goodies inside|
|altered bottle and Nancy Drew book covers for Fran|
|this swap was also hosted by Tee at The Altered Paper|
|A special ATC for Tee for hosting the Altered Bottle Swap|
|my finished tote....The 5th Dimension, recorded in 1970, the year I was married.|
Cover art by the iconic Leroy Nieman.
It wouldn't be complete without a junquing jaunt to the Melrose District in Phoenix...
Lastly, our little Tucson Swap group met and exchanged the Nature ATC's...here are some fun pix!
|the chickens were from Shann, my partner|
|Cousin Sarah, Sadie Jane, Momma Karey-Ann|
And so dear friends, I must get back to packing and all the details my excursion requires....I will miss you all but I will have SO much to share when I get back home. I will return to you on October 3rd, and until then...Auf Wiedersehen!
|that's all folks! (for now)|