Monday, May 18, 2015

Ever Onward with EDM

I sure do use these everyday.
This is a huge hand knit sweater, great for cold
weather and snowy days. I could give it away but
I won't.
Yummy and oh so easy to whip up.
Ha it really should be in feet where I live.
"Are you done mom.??? Can we go for a walk,NOW"
"Cuteness how can I say no."

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Five More of EDM

 Draw something you can turn on/off.

 Draw a hat,cap or other headgear.

 Draw some stairs or steps.


Draw the last thing you bought.

Draw something with an interesting label.
YES I KNOW.... May 9th should be at the top 
but blogger wouldn't behave so here it is 

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Next 4 Days of Every Day in May.

 Hot red peppers on a raffia rope from Arizona. 

 Just a few of my painting tools. Don't even ask how many I have....

 I love sending my letters in art envelopes. Always fun to
find something happy in the mailbox besides those dreaded bills.

My favorite old watering can. It is now retired but has a 
place of honor in my display of metal watering cans.
I know, I know but you all know I am a little quirky.
To all you ladies out there
Happy Mother's Day.
Enjoy the day and I'll be back next week.

Monday, May 4, 2015

It is Every Day In May Time again

Yes it's time for EDM again. I have been
doing this since 2011 and love it.
If you want to know more and have some fun

You can start any time and there is no rush to catch up.
So here are my first four days.
 Draw a favorite food. Ah sushi and miso!

 Draw a nearby tree. Many moons ago I purchased 
a SMALL Coral Bark Japanese Maple. I loved that 
the bark was coral colored and would look great
with snow around it and beautiful with its lime 
green leaves in summer. It is now over 18 feet 
tall and it is gorgeous in every season.
 Draw curtains. Oh dear me I don't have curtains
in my house as I live in the middle of the woods.
So I drove to town  and found a shop w/curtains.

Draw bottle(s) of herbs or spices.
No problem there. So many bottles, so 
little thyme. Sorry couldn't help myself.

Anyway it is lots of fun so come and join in.
Back soon with more of what is going on around 
here. Such as when Cooper and Max met 
their first bunny.  :-)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Easy Cheesy Pull Apart Rolls and Cooper and Max



Cooper and Max sat by my feet while I 
went through my recipes looking for the 
recipe for Easy Cheesy Pull Apart Rolls,
that everyone loves. I was talking to 
myself out loud and I think they thought it
was story telling time.

Well recipe found and I quickly cooked them up.
They are so good. When I looked down I saw that I
had lost my audience .


That's how my day went. How was yours?

Many thanks to Rasa Malaysia for this yummy recipe.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cards and More Cards

 Had to start filling up my Etsy shop and
the shop in the next town from here.
 I  experimented with some new ideas 
and techniques.
 I still love flowers and the 
sunshine they bring to me.
Below is a beautiful planter a
friend gave to me. So sweet
with the little bird nest and eggs.
 I hope to have lots of zinnias that I have saved
from seeds my friend from Italy (at the time) sent
me. Now she is in England enjoying life.
We have had snow above us and now the temps
are in the 70's. Crazy weather, a gardener has
no idea what to do in this weather.
But I'll try. Have a great weekend.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Spent My Birthday in the Tulips



 Went up to the Skagit valley to see the tulips.
 It was a sunny 70 degrees.
 The colors were spectacular.
 So many flowers ...so little time
One of the biggest treats of all . The snow geese were in the fields. Magnificent birds. What a glorious site to see

Had dinner on the waterfront in La Conner. I would say I was
spoiled rotten by my son. He made my day very special.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Has Sprung...


 I can't believe it has been almost two months 
since my last post. Sorry but I've been kind of 
out of it with my back. Have been in physical therapy
for some time now and it is exhausting. But well 
worth it. Anyway it has been a very warm winter. Kind of strange
with no snow and very little rain. My magnolia is 
blooming early this year and I just love it.
Have managed to keep the shop in town
filled with cards.


 and of course my Rascally Bunny cards with his 
chick friends.


 On my way home from town I had to take this
picture of Mt. Si nearing sundown. I live in a
beautiful place.
I shall try to be better with blogging. Just can't believe
how time flies when your having fun. LOL



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cards

Have been eating lots of crab lately.

Just experimenting with new ideas.

New ideas and new colors.
Adding a little sea salt. Love the results.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Just Painting Cards, Bookmarks & Decluttering

Valentines Day is just around the corner, so it's time for a few hearts.
Bookmarks are a nice little gift.

I am finally able to start with the word I picked for 2015.
DECLUTTER
I am being brutal this time around, especially with my clothes.
I have so many jackets I don't wear and I know there
 are people who would love them and need them.
My life style has changed and no use for business
clothes. So out they go to women looking for jobs.
Once I get through the clothes the kitchen is next.
I figure when I get through those  I shall be ready to conquer 
my sewing room and finally my studio. (that one will be hard)
But declutter I will.
Wish me luck.....

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I'm Back Sort Of..................



I have been right here. Yup. Just had a
little hiccup. Have had to have my leg
above my heart for 2 weeks. (They didn't
tell me that until the day of surgery)
On Dec.30th I had surgery after 
 a biopsy I had on Dec.16th
came back positive for cancer. So I scheduled
 the surgery for the 30th. All went well and 
my son took very good care of me. Gained 
a little weight but am working on that now.
All is well and the second biopsy is clear.
Now this was skin cancer on my leg and not the
really bad kind but they did leave me with
a 4 inch battle scare. It was a tiny spot I found,
but the Dr. said it may be tiny on the 
surface and larger under the skin. Why am I
telling you all this. I just want you all to really 
watch  and check your skin. If you are told it's nothing
but your not feeling right about it, CHECK it out with
a doctor that deals with this. It's better to be safe than sorry.
Enough lectures, want you to see the lads and how they
stood watch over me.
 Checking me out
 Falling down on the job.
Guarding me with his eyes closed.
They seemed to know that something wasn't right.
What sweethearts they were along with my son who went 
way beyond the call. I am now able to drive again. Only one more
week with a cane. I actually did a little painting today. I hope you all  
had a wonderful New Years, I was asleep.






Monday, December 22, 2014

It's Coming to Fast...But I'm Ready !!!





 The town of Snoqualmie is  all aglow


once again. Complete with an artificial
skating rink. 

I've been busy finishing up some gift card envelopes

And hoping you all will have a Merry good time.
My Christmas birds are all aglow!
Last but certainly not least the lads discussing
if Santa would be coming soon.

Wishing you all a holiday filled with peace and joy !