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Wednesday, August 04, 2021

WOYWW #635

 Another Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! If you would like to learn more, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html. Maybe you could join our little group! 

Hello everyone! posting quite late today as we just got back from Niagara Falls last night, and I had to catch up on a lot of things this morning.

We had a great trip, saw lots of friends we haven't seen in a year and a half, and got to see Granddaughter Jasper twice!

But here is my desk this morning,


Not much to see since I haven't been home all week, but I did start a new journal page using an envelope that a bracelet came in - I couldn't resist! And on top of that is the box of photo papers for my Kodak Mini-printer that I use to print photos for my journals. I took it with me, but I still need to add a bit more before I can share last week's journal with you. Until then, a few photos of the trip:

visiting Jasper!


On our way to Niagara Falls! Driving by the CN Tower in Toronto


We stay with a friend who lives in Niagara Falls, so we often don't go and actually visit the Falls as we have been so many times, but this time we took a White Water Walk along the gorge that the (about half) of the water from the falls goes down, and then into the Lake Ontario, where it then flows into the St. Lawrence River and finally into the Atlantic Ocean.. The other (about half) of the water goes to power the hydro electric plant. 






The Canadian side is very well looked after, safe, and spectacular. It was very loud, very beautiful and super energetic! But if you look at the last photo you see two people on the American side. We were on the Canadian side, and looking across the gorge is the USA. They are on the US side. We have no idea how they got down there, super dangerous, the man had been standing on the rock jutting out into the water in the middle just before I took the photo. They seemed to go behind a rock, so perhaps there are some stairs or a ladder of some sort. Niagara Falls Canada and NF USA are totally different. 


My friend and I went for a day out in this beauty of a BMW with the top down - so much fun! This is her new toy! I buy stamps, she buys a BMW...Hmmmm...

and on the way home -


3 generations!

So that's it for me today. Next week I hope to show my finished little journal, and maybe another project as well. I just joined a FB group of a weekend of art projects hosted by Marji Kemper, hopefully it will help my Mojo!

The kitties were so glad to see us yesterday, but they were well cared for while we were gone. Inky stuck to me like glue the whole evening, purring away, and Mittsy did the same with hubby!

Have a great week, Meows from Inky and Mittsy,



Wednesday, July 28, 2021

WOYWW #634

 Another Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! If you would like to learn more, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html. Maybe you could join our little group! 


Hello everyone! I missed last week's post, but I made it back today. Actually, I thought that's what happened, but I just discovered I missed two posts! My moodyness must be worse than I thought!

We were away visiting my new Granddaughter last week - so wonderful! Such a beautiful child (if I do say so myself!) She turned 2 months while we were there!


I won't bore you with all the Grandmother stuff, but I was so glad to finally meet her, and we will see her again this weekend on our way to Niagara Falls!

My desk had not been getting any love at all lately, but I did get into the mood after watching a tutorial by Eva at Bohemian Crafting. I always have some sort of journal when I go to Niagara Falls every year (except last year ), so I thought this would be a perfect little project to get my mojo moving again. So here was my desk yesterday (after finishing the journal):


But here it was a few days ago:



I didn't have much room to work, so good thing it is a small journal!

And here is the finished project:



The cover flips up
and opens...

this is a tiny 3 page booklet that I just slid onto the side


some postcards to tuck in


a fold out page with lots of spots for journaling front and back

I'm not even sure I have it all here to show, but next week I will try and make a little video of it all completed and filled in with our trip. I never see these journals actually used, I often wonder if they ever do actually get used. I have made two for friends, and they haven't used them yet. I try to use all of mine. Do you make journals like this and never actually use them?

Anyway, time to see the kitties, here they are sleeping during our hot afternoons.

 Mittsy finally using her new bed! When I first saw her she was sleeping on her back with all her legs up in the air - but I couldn't sneak up on her quietly enough to get the photo! Maybe next time...(and I returned the scratcher that neither of them touched)


and Inky on her perch, I thought it was odd how she lay her head on the side like that...

I hope everyone is well, safe, and happy! Have a great week, and a lovely "meow" from Inky and Mittsy!



Wednesday, July 07, 2021

WOYWW #631

 Another Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! If you would like to learn more, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html. Maybe you could join our little group! 

I almost didn't post today. It's a very dreary day, and I don't know where the week has gone. I think I've been in my craft room once. We did get our 2nd jabs, with little or no side effects, maybe a little tiredness and soreness. But on the 13th we are free and clear, and on the 14th we are going to see our Granddaughter! The cats are getting a cat-sitter to stay with them, I hope they like her! Here is my July 1st photo from my office, nice and green, but the spring flowers on the bushes are gone :(


And here is my sad little desk:


Our new Spirea bush is blooming!


And our hibiscus bloomed for the first time ever outdoors! And there's another bud on the way.


I bought the cats a new scratcher because their old one was totally demolished. They haven't used it yet, but hopefully soon. Mittsy has a new bed too, but hasn't used it yet either. Luckily I can return these within 30 days if they are not used.

And that's it for me today. I leave you with a video of Inky trying to catch her tail...we have the perfect bedposts for cat sitting, sometimes we have one cat on each post!


Inky, Mittsy and I hope you all have a safe and happy week, 




Wednesday, June 30, 2021

WOYWW #630

Another Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! If you would like to learn more, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html. Maybe you could join our little group! 

Greetings to everyone out there! I hope you are all comfortable in whatever weather you are having!

We got our 2nd jabs yesterday, a lucky break for us and now we don't have to wait until July 13th! Just that much closer to meeting our Grandbaby in person!

Here is my desk today:


And my partially finished project. These little things to clip onto journal pages, but I just need the right paper clips. This was fun to do, and I will have a bunch to choose from when I need some decorating done. I like the little paper pad that I can pop into a journal, even take out and journal on a trip, then pop back in


And a Dollar Tree buy for $1.25, I love these butterflies, they are on sturdy cardstock, and so work well on my little clips.



Last week I promised you pics of Inky, since she hasn't been in the last few posts. Here she is on the porch, with Mittsy on the grass. They spend their days either on the porch, or making sure their territory is safe from intruders! They pop back inside every few hours to say hello, have a nibble and a pee, and then they are out again!


Inky in her favourite indoor sleeping spot, on a shelf I made for her in our bedroom window. I'm thinking she might need a bigger bed...


And here she is on my lap on the porch. She often sits on my lap when I'm sitting outside with my coffee or wine.

We all say "Meow" and "Have a great week" !




Wednesday, June 23, 2021

WOYWW #629

 Another Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! If you would like to learn more, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html. Maybe you could join our little group!

Hello to all my cyber-friends! I'm not sure I could have survived the last year and a few months as well without you! My count is 462 days since I left work due to the pandemic, and I will be counting until I am fully vaccinated, which will be on July 13th! Then I am (sort of) free again!

You are here to see my desk, well here it is. I am in mid-production of my latest project, which hopefully I can show you next week. You saw the first step last week on my desk.

We had Father's Day last Sunday, which I think most of you did as well. Here is my card to my hubby


 

And from the kitties


(Tim Holtz cats)

We had a Father's Day feast of Take-Out Chinese food - our favourite! We always order way more than we need so it will last a few days!

 

Now for that project, if you watch Bohemian Crafting videos you will know what this is, if not...



That's all you get for now!

Garden: You have been so kind to me about my garden, thank you. I do not consider myself a "gardener" but over the years things have started to look good! Hubby got a birdbath fountain for the birdbath for Father's Day, it's so mesmerizing to watch! It works through solar power, so on sunny days we get this, and on cloudy days we get spurts...



These Chinese Bellflowers were given by a neighbor last year - so pretty! Purple and white ones




and my rosebuds...are now roses! We don't get too many, so this is the best way to enjoy them


Here are Mittsy and her friend Loki hanging around the watercooler...

And Mittsy approving our new addition, a Spirea bush with 3 different coloured flowers when it blooms!

My DD finally gave me her permission to post a picture of my new granddaughter, Jasper Jane! Here she is at just over 1 month old...smiling at her Mom for the first time (usually she only smiles for her Dad!)

I will leave you with Mittsy at her finest, lounging in bed with hubby and me as we watch Dr. Who...

I will try and get some pics of Inky next week, she's a bit less active and less flamboyant!

 The kitties say "meow!" and I say "Have a wonderful week!