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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

WOYWW #619



 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! I hope spring is making everyone happy and hopeful these days (except in Australia, of course, where they are going into the glorious season of Fall!)

Here is my desk...


No art this week, but more organizing of my unmounteds...

I got a package the other day...









Safely in their album, on to the next one! Have you ever heard of the "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie"? Well, that was me, give me one task and I completely take to another level. So as you can see, I cut out the sticker paper and placed the stickers on top of the pouches, something I have not done before, as I didn't have sticker paper before. But now I do. And when I started to do the next sheet of rubber...


with all the cats, I decided to re-do ALL the cats in that album, AND the dogs...still currently working on that...and it goes on. Once I have an idea I just can't stop! If you look on my desk, you can see all the images I have removed from the album, and spreading glue on (because I didn't do that the first time), and will be putting back in their album with a sticker picture of each one. Good thing I finally got my TV working! I had to have the cable guy come into my house (horrors! No one has been in my house in a year!) and give me a new cable box. But now it's done!

Here are some photos from my walk the other day to the 3rd of the 3 beaches we live near. This is on Lake Ontario, looking out from the Canadian side. 




And some lawns covered in Scilla


I will have to find out how to do this on my lawn, so pretty!

And here is last night's sunset, much brighter in real life! It looks like the whole neighborhood is on fire!

We are finally getting buds on our bushes, our Forsythia is blooming, and the lilac leaves are budding, spring is here!

Inky and Mittsy had another run in with Mr. Fox, this time he came right up to the porch. I keep the door open in the mornings when they go out so I can hear him, which is what I heard this morning. Inky was twice her size when I chased him off! I'm hoping Mr. Fox will learn to stay away. 


Well, that's it for me. Both Inky and Mittsy are having a peaceful afternoon nap (I'm writing Tuesday afternoon), and I will now go off for a walk. I hope everybody has a wonderful week, gets their jab (still waiting for ours), and stay safe!










Wednesday, April 07, 2021

WOYWW #618

 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! 

Happy April!! It seems Spring is finally here, we've been having warmer than usual temperatures lately, with lots of sunshine! I can remember Easter Sundays of the past, when Easter came early, there still being a lot of snow outside, and the kids would hunt for their eggs in the snow! I guess Global Warming is at work.

Here is my desk today. I've been working a lot on my BUJO to get caught up for April.



And here are my BUJO pages









I haven't quite finished my gratitude page, and I have 2 more weekly pages to do. Hopefully it will all be done by the time I have to start May!

The Easter Bunny did come to our house, as he always does, kids or no kids! The chocolate pile is much smaller this year, as I am trying to lose my last 25 lbs...but he still gave me my favourites!

We had our deviled eggs on the porch in the sunshine (until we got too chilly!) made by hubby,


then a lovely crock-pot ham with pineapple, scalloped potatoes, and asparagus. I used frozen sliced potatoes for the first time, and it worked perfectly! Will definitely get another big bag of potatoes for the freezer!


So, we have a nice lot of leftovers to enjoy!

Dessert was carrot cake, made from carrots I had shredded a few weeks ago, and that worked out beautifully as well...but very high in calories :-( so only one piece for me and I gave away most of the rest of it.



It was a very nice Easter in spite of the fact that our DD, who usually comes for Easter, wasn't here for yet another year, thanks to the virus. 

I think the nicest part of spring, besides the weather, is the sound of birds singing early in the morning when I open my front door. I'm really looking forward to having my coffee outside when it warms up a bit more! There is a Robin who sits in the top of this tree and torments Inky, who is watching it from the upstairs window. Anyone who has cats knows the sound of a cat watching a bird...



Inky had a run-in with Mr Fox yesterday, but she is very fast and scary and Mr Fox had a very surprised look on his face when I came out to shoo him away!

And here is Inky in her favourite spot once again...

And I just remembered I forgot to do an April 1 photo from my office window, so here it is a few days late...

That big dark spot is the cat's hammock, empty at the moment...no leaves yet, but no snow either!

Well, that's it for us, Inky and Mittsy say "meow, watch out for the foxes!" and I say have a great week, stay safe!





Wednesday, March 31, 2021

WOYWW #617

 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! 

The last day of March! It seemed like a long month. Waiting for vaccines...and waiting...I'm very happy for all of you who have been vaccinated! the more the merrier! Someday our turn will come too...

Anyway, here is my desk today, I didn't do a lot this week, just working to get my BUJO ready enough to work in starting tomorrow!


And here is my first week in my BUJO. I have lots of tracker pages to do as well, so I will be busy today!


A funny (now) story. I was working on my BUJO at my downstairs desk, coffee cup to my left, and the cats are chasing each other as they often do in the mornings. Inky jumped up on the desk to get to the hammock, but her right hind leg went straight into my cup of coffee! It was a shock for both of us! Coffee everywhere! Luckily the cup didn't tip over, but coffee on the cat, the window, my BUJO, the table...I quickly dried off Inky's leg, then the window, then ran upstairs with my BUJO to the hair dryer. I had to dry almost every page. The edges of most of the pages had been affected. The worst, of course was the page I was working on, the one above. Luckily I hadn't added the large sticker that covers the left side, so the sticker is covering a big coffee stain, but on the right side you can see some damage covered up by the leaf stamp. Something to remember when I look at my BUJO in the future! I will be more careful with my coffee from now on...

Well, that's it for me today, short and sweet. Both cats are outside frolicking in the rain, they are spending more time outside now that the weather is nicer, but they will get a big shock tomorrow - Snow is predicted!

Happy Easter, don't eat too much chocolate - what am I saying! INDULGE!!!! Have a great week, get you jab if you can, and stay safe! Mittsy and Inky would say "meow" if they were with me, but they are having too much fun. 





Wednesday, March 24, 2021

WOYWW #616

 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! Such a glorious few days we've had here, sunshine and warm weather, we can even have our "wine time" on the porch! But I'm sure it can't last, we will get blasted with more winter as we usually do!

Here is my main desk today:

My TV, sadly, is on the fritz and I'm really missing it. It helps to have one part of my mind paying attention to the blather on the TV, and it allows the creative part of my mind to work. I've really noticed how much more I have to "think" about what I'm doing since the TV has been down.

But, regardless, I did make my April Calendar page for my Bullet Journal,


And I made this postcard for my Foster Child in Haiti. She's 13, so I think she will like it!

There will be a lot of Lavinia this month as I have lots of places in my BUJO for art! Unfortunately I'm not using the fabulous papers that they have, just my sticker paper which is rather porous. But I'm having fun and learning, regardless!

Mittsy is still enjoying her cat TV and asks for it everyday!


And we were blessed this week with a flower from our Hibiscus!


It only lasts one day, but there is another on on the way!

 Wishing all of you a lovely week, hoping that you have had or will be getting your jabs (I'm on a list, anyway! Just waiting for a call). Inky and Mittsy say "meow!"


(I want to put this on my craft room door!)




Wednesday, March 17, 2021

WOYWW #615

 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! 



Happy St. Patrick's Day! Living in a University town, St. Patrick's Day in the past was absolutely crazy. The downtown streets were literally packed with beer drinking students wearing silly hats and drunk by lunchtime. It was scary driving down the streets because you were driving though a wave of people who parted as you drove through. This year that definitely didn't happen, and since all the parties took place on the weekend and were fined if there were over 5 people, it was a pretty quiet year. I'm thinking next year they will make up for it. 

So, onto my desks today. Here is my craft room desk


And my BUJO desk


My Christmas Gift Card was spent yesterday! My April BUJO is Fairies and Fantasy themed


I made 2 "Mandala" style pages last week in my art journal. I was inspired by one of our own, Sue Renshaw, who makes gorgeous mandalas. I came across a set of Jane Davenport stamps that looked like it could be made into a kind of mandala, so I tried it!



When I started these pages I had no idea what I was going to do, so I glued on some scrapbooking paper, stenciled over it with triangles, then found these stamps. I used markers to colour, and you can see the stenciled triangles peeking through the black. I stamped the eyes onto sticker paper, coloured them and stuck them on.

Vaccines are happening all around me! People 80+ can get vaccinated, and people 60-65, but not us 65-80 yet. Craziness! Many of my younger friends are vaccinated. Hopefully our turn will come soon. 

I will be thinking of Shaz on Friday, as her family says good-bye on last time. Goodbye but not forgotten, Shaz.

Well, that's it for me. It's s-l-o-w-l-y warming up here, the snow is receding, but realistically our date for no more below zero nights is May 24th. So it will be awhile, and we could possibly get snowed on again!

Here is Mittsy after less than 5 minutes outside this morning...


And now she's conked out in the hammock on my desk! (Inky's still outside)

Have a wonderful week, the kitties say "meow"!