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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

WOYWW #480

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!

Greetings! Such a beautiful day today, lovely cooler weather - only 22C! I have to get ready for work in 10 minutes so this will be very short and sweet! Inky is meowing to go outside, but she can't, as I am leaving. Poor kitty!

Anyway, my desk this morning, still working on my travel journal - I just haven't had time to sit down and work on it for more than 15 minutes at a time!


Well, it's a busy desk, anyway! Soon I will have to tidy up as my work space keeps shrinking!

That's it for me today, Inky gets her treats and I head out the door for work. Inky says "meow", and I say "have a good week everyone!"



Wednesday, August 08, 2018

WOYWW #479

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!

Hello! Well, I'm back from my week in Niagara Falls (Canada), and never even saw the Falls, so many other fun things to do! Here is my desk this morning, just the way I left it when I went off to catch the train.



I worked on my travel journal everyday (which I am planning to show when I have finished). The highlight of the trip was a 7-course meal with wine pairings, all made by a Canadian celebrity chef, Matt Kershaw! Here is the menu:



It was to be a typical French-Canadian meal based on the "Order of Good Cheer", which was originally a French Colonial order founded by suggestion of Samuel de Champlain upon arrival in New France, present day Canada. It was absolutely delicious.

I will make today short and sweet, just like our fearless leader likes it, but I leave you with a picture of Patrick, my Inky substitute in Niagara Falls while I was away. Apart from being a male cat, and much bigger than Inky, it was nice to have a black cat around!
Patrick

And Inky was very happy to see us when got home! Have a great week,















Wednesday, July 25, 2018

WOYWW #477

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed! 

Hello all! Today's post will be short and sweet. It is raining! All my plants and squirrels are happy. maybe not so much Inky!

Here is my desk this morning: (click to enlarge)


And this was Inky yesterday afternoon as we were enjoying the porch together!


Well, that's it for me today, busy busy! My weekly lunch with my Mom, and then work tonight, just popped a roast into the crock-pot for hubby's dinner, and I will freeze the leftovers for him to have while I'm away. Tomorrow I am giving my first Art Journaling workshop ever, and showing how to make a junk-journal!

I wish all of you a wonderful week, next week I should be able to show you some pics of Niagara Falls from a "non-tourist" point of view! Inky says "meow" (kind of a sad and wet meow. . .)  




Wednesday, July 18, 2018

WOYWW #476

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed! 

Greetings all! We are back in a heat wave again, although today is very nice so far. No rain in our near future. . .

Here is my desk this morning - back to normal chaos! 



I am working on my junk journal, preparing all the pages with whatever is lying around. 
Here are some of those pages:





and here is the Birthday Card for my hubby (63 on Thursday!) So hard to believe we met when we were in our 20's!

I again used one of my gelli prints for the background. I need to make more of these!

As I mentioned, it has been VERY hot, and the squirrels are really feeling the heat. I've never seen them do this before, this little guy was on the fence like this for quite awhile,
and this one didn't move even when a big noisy truck drove by. . .


and all with Inky standing by watching!


Inky says "meow" and I say I hope you all have a wonderful week, and thanks for visiting!


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

WOYYW #475

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed! 

Wednesdays sure come by fast! We have been having lovely weather lately, and we are finally out of the heat wave! Just sunshine and perfect temps! We did have a "pop-up" thunderstorm yesterday that nicely watered all my plants for me!

Here is my desk today:

I started a new journal that I think I will use for my art journaling class that I will teach soon. A nice easy way to make our own journals! I watched Dorlene's You Tube video and was inspired! I don't have a long-arm stapler though, so I stitched it (rather badly) but it worked out!

So I will be working on the journal, which I want to use as a travel journal for my annual trip to Niagara Falls in 2 weeks. Should work out well!

Now to bore you with some garden pics! I haven't shown my little "grotto" yet this year, it has the new addition of a lovely bamboo windchime, as well as a bleeding heart plant (which blends in so you can't see it!)



The Hostas are just about to bloom. . .


The birdbath is a little more visible now. . .


I found a cute hanging birdbath/feeder when I was cleaning the garage - not sure what I will put in it:


and my little froggy birdbath is nestled in the perennial bed. . . 


which now looks like this:


I love my hummingbird feeder turned garden ornament that I made (the stopper kept falling out!):


and my tomatoes are flowering!


all is good in my front yard! (Someday I will show you what I have to work with in the backyard - maybe next week!)

Inky oversees it all. . .


and says a happy "meow!" to all of you! Have a wonderful week!


Wednesday, July 04, 2018

WOYWW #474

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed! 

Hello out there! We have been basking in a southern Ontario heat wave these past few days! I have been so busy, that if you want to see my desk, just look at last week's post! Absolutely nothing has changed. But I have a couple of photos to share! Sunday was Canada Day, and we celebrated as usual, by going to Artfest! A great art and craft show that is on every year in the park, and every year I wish I had about a thousand dollars in cash with me!








And yesterday my DD and I went Wedding Venue hunting! She is just starting, so I'm sure there will be many more!

on the lake. . .



Everything done for her. . .


and one where we would have to all decorating, but it was on the beach!


So good to spend the day with her! But no art this week, by my hands anyway!

Have a great week, here is Inky with her favourite toys:



She had a close encounter with a raccoon this morning - I think that was worse than with a fox! I chased the raccoon up a tree but it took a lot of yelling. When I let Inky back out 30 minutes later - where did she go? To find the raccoon! Silly cat (she didn't, he was long gone). She is safely sleeping now on the bed in the AC. She said to say "meow" to you all before she conked out! Meow!

Have a great week, I hope you have been more productive than I have this week! I will try better for next week!






Wednesday, June 27, 2018

WOYWW #473

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed! 

Hello everyone! Not much on my desk today, although I did finish my journal page and make a birthday card for my daughter which I forgot to photograph (of course!). The weekend was taken up with birthday fun, and then work, up until today.

Here is my desk this morning:




My last journal page for Father's Day (his 32nd!)...

and I received my ATC along with a lovely card from Kelly! Thanks Kelly!


and my garden...

and my DD's Tapas Birthday Party!










DD with her fiance - we had the party in a tent - it was so nice!
PS-I didn't get a chance to take photos of all the Tapas, or her Birthday cake! But we had 4 "phases" including dessert.

and the last word from Inky...

Have a great week! Hopefully I will get to more people this week!