Monday, November 13, 2017

Christmas Journal basic structure with pages 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Art Doll Quarterly Aug, Sept, Oct Issue Flip

Hello again - it's started raining here in NY - so how about a magazine flip to while away the afternoon?  I love this magazine and I hope it fills you with inspiration!  Have a beautiful and creative day.

Happy Monday - Sept. 18th! More stitching fun -

It's a great day here in upstate New York - it's been very warm again the last few days and soon it will change again - something that is a certainty here in an area that can get colder than Alaska some days.

I'm posting a new find - one that I'm joining and am pretty excited about.  It's a crochet or knit along that Joann's is sponsoring - and it's being hosted by YouTube Creators!  (Why is cross stitching not represented I'm wondering?  Hmmm?

Crochet is being hosted by Mikey of The Crochet Crowd and Knit is being hosted by Kristen Mangus of Good Knit Kisses.  I've been subscribed to both for years and each of them make their respective craft easy to understand and to follow along.  Here is the link to the Facebook page - Clue Number One is available today!

There is #HandmadewithJoann for the event - all of the information is available from the link above.  I hope you decide to join.

I can be pretty bad at keeping up - but I have good intentions and will be picking up my crochet hook again.  This will be a "stitch from stash" for me - Goodness knows I have more than my share of yarns collected.  Looking forward to seeing many friends there.

Thanks for visiting and as always - Be Colorful!
God Bless,

Sunday, July 23, 2017

July 23 - Oh what a beautiful day!

Good morning!  I went for a walk this morning - with Rowdy and my coffee.  It's a gorgeous, upstate NY kind of day - sunny and bright with a slight hint of humidity that you just can't get away from.  I'm trying to start a new normal for me - time to change up my life a little.  More adventure, exercise and fun activity.  I don't want to wait on anyone else - especially my children - I just want to go and be free - inside and out.  Do you ever feel like that?  My feeling has always been that we are only responsible for our own happiness - and in being happy it helps others around us to be happy.  (But they, in turn, are responsible for being happy themselves.)

This is a crafting blog and a personal blog.  If you stumble upon it and stay to visit - thank you.  I make things that make me smile - period.  I haven't sold a lot - but then I haven't tried very hard.  If you see something you like just let me know - that always makes me smile too.

These are just a few pictures I took while on my morning walk.  I love Blogger because it lets me upload directly from my phone (Samsung Galaxy 7) without any other connections - just wifi and boom...

Town of Jackson, Cambridge, NY

View to the mountains - toward Vermont -
only about 8 miles from here...

Rowdy - a beautiful English Shepherd
one of four dogs I am responsible for - I don't say own because they are living things -
I have the honor of caring for her.

I will be updating more often now and hopefully provide things that will also make you smile.

Until next post - take care and be well.  Live happy.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Floss Tube 38 Maynia wrap up sort of June 3 2017

What I've been up to the rest of May...Thanks for watching - hope you will always be colorful!  Happy stitching!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Stitch Maynia 2017 my first one lots of ideas

This video is completely un-edited - but no black frames this time -

Thank you for watching.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Floss Tube 34

I'm having fun with my cross stitch and all kinds of colorful fun.  I also show a subscription that I'm

receiving from Darn Good Yarn.  If you are interested in philanthropic crafting check them out - helping

families in Napal and India become self sufficient and independent.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Floss Tube 32

It's a two week update!  Round Robin, some other stitching and some cloth doll talk - Thanks for stopping by...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Floss Tube 30

Hi - it's been a week - loads of snow - over 2 feet of the powdery white stuff in a day!  Hope you enjoy my update - happy stitching!  Live life in color!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Floss Tube 29 lots of stuff

Lots of fun stuff this last week.  I won a giveaway from Dover Publications and Heather Stitches (on YouTube) for a beautiful book, Tudor Roses - the links are all in the description box of my video.

Thanks for watching!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Alcohol Ink and Styrofoam

This is me trying to recreate something like commercial Prills - so I can get a lightweight pistil on steimen look for my paper

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Floss Tube 28 Finishes and FFOs and a demo clip

My last week of February!  Update and a small demo on the finishing of the J in Blues.

Thank you for visiting and watching!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood Collections Review February 2017

Flowering Dogwood - stamps, dies, paper, card kit - fun times!

Thanks for stopping by - and for watching.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Disney Junk Journal received from Jana February 2017

I have been so lucky in my crafting career - more blessed than I could ever tell you - and I would be sorely limited by words.  This journal is a wonderful example of one such blessing.  I received this journal in a swap on Junk Journal Junkies from a very talented craftswoman named Jana Miranda.  This journal is beautiful and will be treasured forever.  Thank you for stopping by and for watching.  Peace!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Bird and Butterfly Junk Journal January 2017

And another...after a hiatus I came back with a surge of creativity.  This journal is a bird and butterfly journal for another swap on Junk Journal Junkies -

Disney Junk Journal January 2017

It's been a while - I've been stitching - but took a pause to create this Disney Junk Journal for a swap on Junk Journal Junkies.  I hope you enjoy it.

About Me

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I am a mother and a grandmother. I was married to my best friend, Ted for over 17 years.  I am now a widow - but have many wonderful memories.  I am an incredibly proud parent and grand parent.  I am very blessed. I live with five frisky cats, one extra large swim-e fish aptly named - Fish.  Fish is a very old member of the family too, like over 18 years.  There is also a five year old crazy dog named Wolowitz in residence - kind of in the middle of nowhere - but I kinda like it that way too. I worked for a tax department which I don't find at all interesting or full filling and just a blur in my mind now.  My main time soaking love, outside of the family and friends that are very dear to me; is creating and making artfully crafted objects that warm people's hearts and tickle their souls.  Who could ask for more than that?