Tuesday, October 25, 2011


A few of our cards for an upcoming craft fair.

Fiona getting her head/hands around the idea of a chain stitch.

For a good friend.

Sometimes simple is best, for my BIL.

Prework for upcoming Sue Spargo class at Smith Owen, Grand Rapids.

Blood sweat and tears went into the measurements for this.

Christmas card for my in laws.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Christmas Stocking for Amanda

Decided this is the year for Amanda's stocking.  I've had the canvas since she was born so now she is four I suppose it is only right she finally gets it.

I'm only doing it when she is not around as I wish it to be a surprise.

The canvas is by Strictly Christmas CS 1126.

As soon as I saw this I knew that I wanted to use beads, bead  and more beads on this.  Hence all the candy and snow flakes will get the treatment.

The snowman is stitched using Treasure Chest by Rainbow Gallery.  The stitch is sound wave which for this young lady is appropriate.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

sad news

miscarried this afternoon whilst at the doctors

Monday, October 3, 2011

Summer photos - lots

Leeds Arcade, England

View from Scarborough Castle grounds, England

We will build a sand castles even if cold.

View from hotel room of Versailles

And the soldiers were lucky to have boots!

Foutain Bleu

Chateau de Vincennes outside of Paris

That's what I call a moat.

My girls with their cousins outside Grandad's garden shed

A sample of my purchases

Chicago before the storm hits.  Within minutes we couldn't see the lake.

THe girls and I made over 100 cards, now what to do with them?

Husband decided to tile the girls bathroom, our master bath and here the kitchen.  Now he is working on the mud room and foyer.

Yes it was a busy summer with a lot of pool time slotted in whenever possible.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Missing in action.

I decided to keep the summer for my two girls hence no posts.  Then just as I was getting ready to post some pictures from the summer I got ill.

Two weeks ago I gave in and visited my doctor who to my utter surprise told me I am pregnant??>?>?  Now about 12 years ago Cleveland Clinic told me I couldn't get pregnant and not to waste any more money in the attempt.  That was two daughters ago and here we go again at the grand old age of 43.

Anyway in the next few days I will post some pictures of the things I did over the summer.