Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wedding bells

I love weddings. These days, they are few and far between and so I was excited when my nephew here in Toronto, my brother's son, called us to say he had asked his girlfriend to marry him. Exciting and congratulations Tracy and Steven!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I cannot begin to tell you how tired and sore I am... We have a very large garden, about half an acre. I decided to tackle the flower beds as it looked like a meadow where cows could quite happily graze.... So far the deer like it too. I rented a roto-tiller and attacked! Well, 8 wheel barrels full of weeds and the edges are done. That`s right, after 3 days the edges and the beds will have to wait until I recover. It looks a lot better already. I do hope the deer will keep coming back, even though my cedars are not too happy with them. We found a piece of one of the antlers. I wonder if that hurts when it break off. They are white tail deer like this one.

Monday, April 26, 2010

New Blog Layout

Well, do you like my new layout? I am happy with it and am proud to say I did it myself. HTML code and everything! I am still trying to figure out how to add some neat buttons. You'll see when I am succesful... There are some good websites that provided the information I needed and voila!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Moo cards...

Ever heard of Moo cards? They are the cutest business cards. They are half the seize of a regular one and they are easy to create. Have peek:
This is the website:

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Exciting surprise!!

Today I got an exciting surprise. I received an email from Stampington to say that my article on “Wire-Wrapped Collage Beads”, which appeared in the Volume 3 issue of Belle Jewelry has been chosen for Stampington & Company’s annual publication, “Hand Crafted: The Best of Stampington & Company.” How great is that?!

This inspires me to make more of them. They truly were fun to do. This is what they looked like:

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A glorious weekend

Wow, what a great weekend. The weather was just stunning. I spent time at Zoe's Dance competition. It was excellent. Here is Zoe showing off the costume for her tap performance.
And I could see so well.... Why you may ask? A few weeks ago I noticed that I truly had trouble adjusting between distance, computer and reading. I kept having to take my glasses off and ultimately they broke. A sign I think to get progressive lenses. I was a little concerned that it would be hard to adjust to but, with the latest technology (and many dollars later....) it was a breeze. Life looks pretty clear again!

Friday, April 16, 2010


It is Friday and I am glad it is! I am tired and need some downtime... Zoe is in a dance competition though so we'll be going downtown. It is fun to see her dance. She loves it! I will also go for my walk and listen to "the girl with the dragon tattoo". It is a great book. I am already eyeing the other one... It is also the gem show but I am making myself stay away. How many beads does one person need..?!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Travel Season

Spring is travel season for me. I have done 2 so far and have 6 more to go..... Tomorrow I am off to Orlando. It will be 26 degrees Celsius and rain. Oh goodie, humid. Carmi would love this one . She is enjoying Paris, the lucky girl. Oh well, I usually try to find something fun to do so it won't be an ordeal. Off I go...

Thursday, April 8, 2010


While in Seattle I walked aorund and just love to check out a different city. There was a great Barnes & Noble and I found the new jewelry publication from Stampington. It is called Jewelry Affaire and is great. If you see it, check it out.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

US customs

I am on my way to Seattle. I have a nexus card to be able to cross the border without a lot of hassle. You have to pay, you go for an interview you get approved and off you go. It is supposed to go that way. Today though I had a guy just nasty. He asked me why I had one. I am not a Canadian citizen and so the process if just a bit different but after all they approved me. He even went as far as turning around and telling an other agent how ridiculous is was that I had been approved. Boy, I have teeth marks in my tongue from telling him where to go. Going to jail though was just not worth my while.... What a jerk!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter

This weekend was truly amazing, wasn't it, with this weather?! It was like a warm night in July. My sister's birthday is tomorrow and we were invited to a little party at her house. Can you imagine, dinner outside on April 3rd..? Just great! Gefeliciteerd Isabel!