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 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


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.
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 ! 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Getting All Decked Out

 Just getting started with all the traditional things  we celebrate every year. The Santa in the
picture with the deer, we call Broken Santa as he was broken in one of my many moves. I have had him since my childhood and broken or not I love him and would never not have him on the tree.
 The front hall is filled with lots of treasures and beautiful memories. Gifts from 
friends, some who are no longer with us but their memories warm ones heart.
 And giggles from the powder room when people come upon 
my merry mice. I found them on a trip up to Whistler BC and fell
in love with them.
The tree is up and we are still decorating it. 
Yes decorating all but the bottom part as 
Max and Cooper wanted to remove ornaments as
they were being put on. They sure are wide eyed
and fascinated with everything.
Today it was actually 50 degrees out, snow is all gone.
The storm we had a week ago brought down lots
of evergreen boughs, so today Cooper and Max helped me collect
lots of boughs and we are filling the outdoor pots with them.
They smell wonderful and I truly love decorating from
what nature gives us.
Today was wonderful and I hope yours was too!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sunny But Cold...Very Cold

Thanksgiving Day
We drove over to Snoqualmie Falls and couldn't believe how
full and furious they were.
Lots of neat things growing in the woods that day.
Then the weather changed and we had at least 4 inches of 
snow here on the property. The deer and elk came looking for food Not as much snow down in town.

The sun came out but it has yet to come above freezing.
I guess I'll wait to get my greens from the woods.
I am hopeful about getting out tomorrow.
Have packages to mail and food to get.
Hope your weather is a bit warmer.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Woke up to this

 and it is still snowing!
Here is a little video of

They sure thought it was fun.
Now I need a cup of coffee.!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cooper and Max Just Wanted To Say...

This will be their first and I anxiously await what happens.
We usually put the tree up for Christmas and that should be
interesting to say the least.
We hope you all have a great day!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Need To Get a Move On.!!!

I have done no shopping but at least I have finished some cards and

The weather has finally come up a few degrees.
They are calling for snow in the pass just above us.
So I better hop to and get my shopping done. My 
son has returned from Kyoto and has wonderful
pictures. Things have sure changed from when I
was there some 47 years ago. But the beautiful
gardens are still there.
Have a great weekend and stay warm.
I can't stop thinking of all the people in
those horrendous snowstorms in the East.
Stay safe.