Monday, September 5, 2016

Happy Birthday Uncle B

Good evening blog friends. Here we are at the end of a long weekend, and the end of my two weeks holidays.  Well almost, I have one more quiet day at home.  Kids go back to school, and hubbie is back to work.  It's just me and Max.

Tonight I had to try out my new workspace.  After clearing room (still organizing), I was able to complete a card.  This is the first scene I've tackled.  Masking and inking.  My truck was stamped on a separate piece of white, colored and fancy cut.  Attaching with foam adhesive.

Tomorrow I will deliver it to my uncle Bruce.  His birthday is accually Wednesday, but I have to work.  So I have to take my aunt out tomorrow to visit him.  He now lives in a nursing home, after having a stroke several years ago.  I'm such a bad neice, I have been out for months to visit.  Life seems so busy.

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Good morning blog friends.  I have waited so long for this day.  My craft space has moved all over the basement.  It's been a desk, then to a folding table.  Moving everytime we do work on the basement.  For a week now we have spent every day of our holidays measuring, cutting, drywalling, painting.  There is still work to be done but it's to a useable point. Now comes the hard part of trying to squeeze all my supplies into my little area.

I have the best hubbie for spending his holidays constructing my work area.

happy crafting
dee ;o)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

My Thoughts Are With You

Good evening dear blog friends.  Here I am almost finished my third day of  holidays.  Thinking my first day off would be relaxing and unwinding from work.  Boy was I wrong.  Hubbie had already been off for two days.   It was right into basement reno's.  Which is great because it is my craft space.  So two days of drywalling (which is the worst job ever).  Today was a bit of a down day, so I took this time to make a couple needed cards.

This sympathy card was made for a friend whose father passed away yesterday.  My card is very simple, and card lifted to get me started once again.  Although until all my supplies are close at hand not alot will get done.

Off to do a bit of crocheting before bed.  Another baby sweater to do.

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Quilting Background

Good evening dear bloggers, or good morning since it's past midnight when I finally have time to sit and write this.  How did my life get so busy that I don't have time to do the fun things.  Last week when I was looking through some posts I came across one on a quilting background.  Last night when I was organizing some  of my craft supplies I pulled out my journal and inks and gave it a go.  Really easy, I think it may be something I could use.  Here is my first attempt.

Here's hoping Mr Maxwell sleeps through the night.  He was neutered a couple of days ago.  He doesn't really try to lick during the day, but we didn't want to the chance at night so we put a cone on him.  He doesn't like it at all.  Just hangs his head and drools.  Last night was the second night.  He was fine till 4am, that was when I heard him wining.  After that it was about every half to one hour, didn't  get much sleep.  Tonight he is in a nice clean crate (had to wash his bed, it was wet from drool), cone free.  Hope he's a good boy.  Off to bed, work in the morning.  

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Meet Maxwell

Morning everyone.  As I sat here trying to organize things on my tablet I came across pics of Maxwell that I had taken a few months ago.  He is what occupies my time.  No crafting has gotten done.  With tennis elbow, and a craft area that I just don't feel creative in.  I can't even manage to start organizing my stash.  I think I need the actual space completed to get the feel for it.  That has been talk of working on it again.  Until then, I haves Maxwell.

This is Maxwell.  An Australian Shepherd. He is 11 months, and a very busy boy.  But he gets me out walking when I would normally put it off.  This morning we have already been for walk and played frizbee out in the yard to give him some run time.  I have completed Level 1 & 2 Obedience with him.  And we have two weeks left in Rally for beginners.  Agility was the goal for him, but I'm having fun with the rally.  I've even managed to print off the signs, laminated them, and cut the pots to make a course for the back yard.  

Here he is waiting to try our first course at home.  He did really well.  

Off to get ready for work.  Looking forward to my day off tomorrow.  Hoping sunny skies, no rain.  

keep smilin'
dee ;o)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Saying Good Bye

Good afternoon everyone.  I managed to spend a bit of time this morning at my craft table. Needing to make a sympathy card for a former co-worker.  Rob was from my A&P/Metro days.  He and his wife both worked there.  Rob retired two and a half years ago when I left, and Sue stayed on, finally leaving the first of the year when they changed the store to a Food Basics.  Alot of good memories.  So miss all the staff.  Most of them had been with the company since it was Dominion, so long ago now.

Had to go pick up my daughter from school at lunch.  Another bug making it's way aroung the school. We're just sittin relaxing watching The Librarians before I have to go to work.  Another late night.

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Hello Baby

Wow, I can't believe it was January when I last posted.  How the time just flies by.  February was spent getting my daughter ready for her trip to France on the March Break.  She had a wonderful 10 days.  And believe it or not this momma actually survived without her baby girl.  Messaging with her everyday helped.  It was alot of firsts for my little girl.  First trip away without us, first plane ride.  The family she stayed with were great.  We had already met Alice, as she was over here the end of October.  Her english was pretty good, so we didn't have a really hard time communicating with her.  I was worried about Sam going there and how she would make out.  But Alice's father was very fluent in english so he helped Sam alot.  But enough of the chit chat, lets get onto why I'm posting.

About two months ago a girl at work found out she was pregnant.  So of course I started crotching right away.  Well, I really had to work fast because the week after she found out her great news was her first ultra sound.  Only to find out that she had two weeks to delivery.  That was it, she was done work and rushing to prepare for baby.

I managed to finish (but not before baby was born) a sweater and blanket.

 I am very proud to be working at Walmart.  As always the staff is there to help out.  Within the two weeks a pot luck and a lunch had been arranged.  The donations were all collected for Vic.  And as always Walmart matches the donation.  How sweet is that.

Here is the card I made.  It felt so good to sit at my desk and finish a card.  I am finding it very hard to get back down to my craft area and get anything completed.

One last thing.  My thoughts today have been for all the people from Fort McMurray.  The devastating fires have forced the evacuation of the entire town. Learning last night that family members were packing up and heading out.  To find out this morning they were safe.  Such great news to wake up to. I just could not image having to go through that.  My thoughts and prayers are with the entire town. Be safe.

dee ;o(

Friday, January 8, 2016

Organizing Buttons

Good evening everyone.  It's been so long since I've completed a card that I'm starting to go through withdrawl.  I've been lurking card sites the past couple weeks, just itching to do some coloring and glueing.  My supplies are getting pretty lonely.  The Christmas tree was in my craft space (where my new craft area will be someday), so when we took it down I decided to make a makeshift counter.  Using the top of an old computer desk we tore apart, set on two upright draw units, filled with crating supplies.  Because storage space will be limited I have to really condense my mess.  So tonights project is reorganizing my button stash out of the nice jam jars, into a compact divided unit. 

Well, back to work.  Hope everyone has a great weekend.

happy crafting
dee :o)

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all my blog friends, near and far.  I have had such a busy year.  My new job is taking up 4-5 days a week.  Cutting down on my craft time a whole lot.  I have managed to make a crocheted blanket for my daughter for Christmas.  She once told me not to make anything for her, but once I saw the Tardis blanket I knew she would like it.  And I was right.  We did have a great Christmas.  I love days when all four of us are home.  Even if we aren't doing things together we are still in the house together. 

New years was  a little more relaxing.  I had three days off. Not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow.  Today hubbie and I went for a snowshoe.  We both got new snowshoes for Christmas, but since we had a green Christmas we were unable to use them till this week.  It started snowing a few days ago, and now it doesn't know to stop.  It was a short trek through our trail in the bush.  The puppy (Maxwell) came with us.  He loves to play in the snow, running off the trail into the deep snow through the trees.  When we got back to the house Max was covered in big snowballs.  He wasn't impressed when I pulled them off.  And even less impressed when he went into his crate to dry off. 

I'm signing off now.  Watching a couple more episodes of the marathon of The Big Bang.  We have been watching it for days.

happy crafting
dee ;o)

Friday, July 17, 2015

It's Coming Along Slowly But Surely

Evening everyone. Drywalling is finally done. Cupboard is built and mounted on the wall. Just needs doors. So I start to fill cupboard and realize, 'I have a lot of craft supplies '. Now I need help rethink storage of things. So I can get the most supplies packed in, but still easy to get at. Do you ever find that when you  start a job it usually turns into an even bigger job. I found a box from the Dollar Store that I stored my cards in at one time. Now it just holds a few cards that  I don't know what to do with. I'm hoping to organize my dies in the box. But now I have to find a home for the cards.

Off I go to watch Sailor Moon with my 16 year old daughter. She can't believe she found it at Walmart today.

happy crafting

dee ;O)