I'm getting really excited about this little Gocco swap that I keep mentioning. Especially today when Sarah sent me my list of the people that I'll be swapping with. I'm both thrilled and scared to death! I was so glad to see Sarah on my list, whom I've been blog mates with for over a year now, as well as this extremely talented lady who's Gocco and letterpress cards I've loved since I stumbled onto her site when I was first investigating the whole world of Gocco printing. I'm thrilled because no matter how bad mine turn out they both HAVE to send me some of theirs, and scared to death because this will be only the second time I'm ever using my Gocco printer. I became intereseted in these printers almost a year before I actually went ahead and bought one, not wanting to spend the money, as usual. In fact, I'm pretty sure it was Sarah that found me the deal on the one I did buy. The supplies for this little baby are becoming so hard to find that every time I think of burning a screen to play with I remember that I only have 6 screens and just as many bulbs, and only the ink I purchased at Wet Paint when I visited Minneapolis in March. Saddly, RISO, the manufacturer of the Print Gocco, has announced that they have discontinued production of this product, and will discontinue production of supplies next year. So, you can see why I am hesitant to just start printing willynilly. I've narrowed down my image to 3, I will take them all to Kinkos Wednesday morning and have them printed in the right size and then choose between the 3. I've ordered my envelopes and will be cutting my own paper up at the college with some help from my friends in the print department. I've also been wracking my brain thinking of a way to wrap them, something handmade and personal. On another note I have been hoping and praying that I can get myself out to the Sunflowers on my day off, but mother nature, who, for some reason hates my guts this summer seems to have other plans. It's suppose to rain yet again this Wednesday. I'm starting to have sun withdrawal. Here are some of my fav's from last summer, when she and I were better friends, my legs were tan, my spirit was high, the sky was actually blue and we had sunsets every night. On the other hand the rain has saved us the trouble of watering the lawn and the things ion the garden did grow thicker, fuller and juicier than the parched, limp crops of last year and there's actually a breeze in the yard, so I guess I should stop complaining, I should probably stay out of the sun anyway. It's just that it seems like I wait for so long for summer to get here, and, BOOM, just like that we're looking at August, kids are getting ready to go back to school, people are asking what our plans are for Labor Day weekend. The next thing you know I'll be complaining about how I wish I could knit like the rest of you and I'll be shopping around Etsy for holiday gifts!!!!!! UGH!