Wednesday, December 5, 2012

1957 check for the farm

Dorothy gave Tim the returned check Arnold wrote out for the down payment on our farm in 1957. I can't believe she has kept that all these years. I can't even keep track of my cell phone throughout the day.

Create sketch for Bird is the Word

I made a sketch for the challenge blog, Bird is the Word.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A new sketch for BITW challenge blog

SWEET is the new word for Bird is the Word Challenge blog. This is the new sketch and page I made for it.
My beautiful granddaughter in her Sleeping Beauty dress. She loves being "Princess" and I have several princess dresses for her to play with. I always have to play the part of the mean grandmother, oh and Prince Charming too. Why do all Princess movies have naughty grandmothers (the wicked queens) in them?

Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I made a new background for my computer desktop.
I used paper and embellishments from http://digitalcrea-galerie.fr/blog/ including 2 mini kits called, "In the Autumn" and "Autumn is coming" to create this background staring my two sweet grandchildren.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New Music sketch and page I made for BITW blog

I made this page with a kit called Tell your Story from Digital Creations http://digitalcrea-galerie.fr/blog/ They have beautiful kits and lots of freebees for digital scrap booking. The Word Art is from Elegant Word Art by Bethany http://elegantwordart2.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New Warm Hats

With winter right around the corner it's time to start bundling up again. I'm not really a hat person, I like them on others but they always look weird on me. But I don't like to be cold so I made me a couple of warm hats just for fun. Whether I wear them or not?? Maybe for snowshoeing?
This one should keep my ears warm while snowshoeing.
One I made for Lexie. She is so comical!
I combined a few ideas I found to make these hats. Thanks for the inspiration leafytreetopspot.blogspot.ca and alisaburke.blogspot.ca You can find allot of patterns and inspiration to make your own hats here http://tipnut.com/fleece-hat-patterns/

Monday, October 1, 2012

Fall is here

October is a symphony of permanence and change. ~Bonaro W. Overstreet on October
At our cabin
Our yard
This is an Autumn poem Dorothy remembered from her school days. The complete poem reads. THE golden-rod is yellow; The corn is turning brown; The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down. The gentian's bluest fringes Are curling in the sun; In dusty pods the milkweed Its hidden silk has spun. The sedges flaunt their harvest, In every meadow nook; And asters by the brook-side Make asters in the brook, From dewy lanes at morning The grapes' sweet odors rise; At noon the roads all flutter With yellow butterflies. By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer's best of weather, And autumn's best of cheer. But none of all this beauty Which floods the earth and air Is unto me the secret Which makes September fair. 'T is a thing which I remember; To name it thrills me yet: One day of one September I never can forget.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Spirit Sketch and Page

Aug. 27 2012 Spirit challenge word sketch and Page for Bird is the Word Blog
For this page I used the collection "Sea Time" from Digital Creations http://digital-crea.fr/shop/

Peace Sketch

Aug.13,2012 Bird is the Word Challenge word Peace Sketch

Shadow Sketch and Page

My shadow sketch and page for Bird is the Word Blog.
Alexis was helping me plant the pretty flowers Mom gave me for Mothers Day.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Playing Dress-Up June 22, 2012

I was so excited two years ago when I found several Dress-up outfits at a garage sale. Alexis was only a few months old but I was thinking ahead. It's been a little wait for me but she has now decided it is fun to play dress-up. We had so much fun, she even had to wear them to town shopping. Tinker Bell in Grandma Dorothy's flowers.
Buzzy Bee helping Grampa.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dakota's Grad Party at Wendy and Adams

Dominick and Tristan Adam hanging Tristan's swing, Tim and Andy helping? Tristan swinging This is FUN!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Computer CRASH

My computer crashed in a big way. For a couple of months I have been fighting with it so I think I managed to back up most of my important files before it went completely out. I replaced the internal hard drive this week and I am slowly getting it back up and running. It seems like every time I get one program running the next goes haywire. Gotta love technology!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Alexis in the apple tree.
Picking Gramma's Bleeding Hearts.
Our Oriels are back!
Spring Flowers
You can see Tulips, Hyacinths, Johnny Jump Ups, Coral Bells and Chives in this close up photo.
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