Friday, June 11, 2010

About time isn't It!

I haven't updated much but I get discouraged as I wonder who looks? There aren't many comments so is anybody interested?
John has been very busy finishing up income tax as the deadline for businesses is June 15. We were hoping to go camping this weekend but it isn't going to happen. The weather isn't supposed to be very good anyway. Good excuse to have a lazy day and curl up with a good book.
I have created an outdoor area on our back porch with 2 bird feeders and humming bird feeder. I have a cosy wicker chair and some plants too. I am going to move the bird bath over to this area too. So far I can sit there without being eaten alive. I wonder how long that will last.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Spring is Sprung

Well Spring is here in all its glory the flowers are beautiful and the trees are so many shades of green. The Victoria Day weekend signals the official beginning of a busy summer season. Our camper "Nellie" is getting her toilet fixed and hopefully we can go camping again soon. I had a wonderful day last Sunday (May 16) with my sister checking out some camp grounds and going to several "dollar" type stores. This Saturday (May 22) we (DH and DS)did the local garage sales and I picked up some things for Christmas gifts and some beads for my latest renewed hobby. Last Monday night we went to the Symphony in Ottawa and next Friday (May 28) we are going to Rama to see Riverdance. On June 2 we have tickets to see Cats. This week Christopher and TJ will be visiting and next Sunday Meghan and I are going to a jewellery workshop. Thank goodness I have my June prizes and Mega Kit done for RAKScraps! Life is good.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Another Busy Week

The jewellery party last Thursday was a success even though we only had 2 visitors in the evening. We had lots of daytime visitors and everyone who came bought something and some even bought 2 or more things. I hope Meghan has another party at home. This week starts with choir practice Monday night, work on Tuesday and Wednesday and a trip to the casino on Thursday to see a famous magician. Work on Friday and hopefully a weekend away ending with the symphony orchestra concert on Monday night.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

shopping and pictures

We went to Cornwall via Stittsville and Greely and Chrsler on the weekend and stopped at all the places we could find to buy beads plus GD Meghan went to the bead store in Ajax and bought me lots of goodies. I will be spending all night tonight sorting and ooing and awing over my loot. Then I have to make more stuff! What fun I will have! Here are the pictures I promised.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Jewellery Party

Well it has been a busy week making necklaces and earring sets. Granddaughter Meghan is having a jewellery show and sale at my house on Thursday. There will be two time slots. 11:30 am for a light lunch and 7:00 pm for tea and dessert. I have been making sets to augment her inventory. I also made two glasses holders one is a necklace with a circle for the glasses and the other is the traditional chain. I will try and get some photos up at the beginning of the week.
Going shopping tomorrow and I can't wait. Now that tax season pressure has eased a bit I might get out more.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day and a freebie

I was cleaning out some files and instead of deleting these extras I recycled them into a mini kit in honour of Earth Day!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

April is more than half over!

Well another week has passed and I can't say that I got much done. It has been nice hanging the clothes out side again. I did a lot of challenges at RAKScraps and I have the prizes for May and the May Mega Kit done. I have done a few Paul LO's Here is one of them:
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Monday, April 12, 2010


I have spent the last two days making necklaces to match some of the earings I already had. Here are some pictures. I made all of the red set.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Great Neice

My brother's son's wife just gave birth on Wednesday to a beautiful baby girl. This is our 21st "great" niece or nephew. Her name is River Anne and she weighed 9 lbs 1 oz!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sugar Bush

On Easter Sunday after Mass we went to the sugar bush pancake festival. We had C and his 3 boys with us. It was very well run with wagons with nice seats to take us from our van to the farm and also to the sugar bush. The pancakes and sausages were yummy and they had kept snow in the freezer to make taffy for the kids. They also had lots of other fun things to do. A pile of wood with hammer and nails to make what ever you wanted and small pots and seeds to plant games and even a back hoe that the kids could run (with adult help)! We were there about 3 hours and everyone enjoyed it. Here are some pictures:

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Art Classes

From February 2 to March 9 (6 weeks) I took art classes at the Peterborough Art Gallery. I have never used oils before so it was exciting and a bit scary. We sketched the first week but jumped into oils on week 2 doing still life of apples, We did apples again the third week but week 4 we did our own thing. I had forgotten my photos so borrowed one and this is what I did in 2 sessions.:

Monday, March 29, 2010

Weekend is over

It was a good weekend. The birthday party was fun and it was fun to watch the Wii bowling competition. The Church Service was well attended it is wonderful to see so much talent in a small town. 6 denominations took part each with a choir or soloist and our youth group also did a song.

Today I got ready for the RAKScrap Challenges that I host. I did 3 Paul LO's but won't put them up till Thursday. I also did TJ's for the year 2009

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Birthday Party today and here is the bookmark gift I made for my friend Anne.
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Friday, March 26, 2010

Freebie at RAKScraps

Well another day and TGIF! Had a very busy day at work today. The phone kept ringing off the hook! I am supposed to quit at noon but didn't get out of there till 1:15. It is going to be a busy weekend too. There is a birthday party at lunch tomorrow in Peterborough, then after Mass we are going to Doug & Laurie Mc to play with his new Wii. Sunday night is the Ecumenical Service at our church and our choir is doing a song.

In the scrapbooking world I put up a Members Mega Kit Contribution which is available at RAKScraps.

Here is the preview:

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Now that I am back I thought I should have a Freebie as I don't have anything new I am offering the kit Mother's Day that I did for RAKScraps in 2007

Here is the preview:

I'm Back!

I guess I have been a failure as a blogger. I am going to try to do better. More scrapbooking and family stuff.

My GD Meghan is selling her jewelery at Etsy

I have done quite a few more Paul layouts:

and one of Stephen: