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BC, Canada
I have been married to the same guy for a LONG time ! We have 3 grown children and the 5 loves of our lives that they have given us ... 4 girls and one boy ! I have been crafting all my life and found my true addiction when I taught myself to use Copic Markers and introduced them into my card making ! I am NOT certified in the use of Copics but that doesn't stop me from creating with them ! I always been a bit of a crafting rebel and don't follow directions well !I love crafting with my hands and seldom will you find them idle as they usually have a crochet hook , knitting needles or a book in them . Exercise is not my strong suit ! LOL ! My husband and I also love camping in our RV ( weather permitting ... as in NO snow !) so most weekends from Spring to Fall you find us camped somewhere with our 3 Yorkies .... though don't tell them they aren't BIG dogs ! Hope you enjoy my little touch of my life .... the creative and the real life !

Monday, August 08, 2011

Struggling !!!!!

  We are going on the second week of August already and the weather has been struggling to bring us some sun shine . July brought so much rain that rivers have flooded , creeks that are usually dry right now are still high and there is still snow in some of the mountains ! It is crazy ! today we have been blessed with some sun and some heat which is awesome ! I should be down at the RV and relaxing but unfortunately I had a lot to do this week so had to come home after spending the weekend down at the campground ..... in the rain and cooler weather !

 This week I have a stack of cards I have to get done before the end of the month . I am struggling with all of them ! Just not in the creative mood ..... too much going on that has my mind in a jumble .One of our neighbours is fighting to live just one more day and will leave a young widow ( anybody under 100 is young to lose a spouse ! ) and every time I have the phone ring I wonder if that will be THE call . So sad as the BIG C is claiming another young man of 60 . Only 3 years ago we lost my husband's brother at the same age to this terrible disease . DH has been down with another flare-up and I wonder how much is brought on by memories of losing his brother ...... and watching our neighbour slowly slip away .

 One good thing I have managed to do in the past month is pick up a crochet hook and do a few things that will eventually end up in my ETSY shop . I haven't crocheted in over 4 years ( because of shoulder problems then my thumb )  so it has been so relaxing to just sit and mindlessly keep busy ! Stay tuned for photos once I get threads sewn in and photos taken . I am not re-opening my ETSY shop until September at the earliest though as we wouldn't be around much with being at the RV . I would rather stay " closed " then not be able to fill an order as soon as it comes in .

This little duck came to visit when we were at the campground on Dragon Lake in Quesnel , BC . I think he thought he should come for tea ! And the lake was calm the evening we camped there ! Pretty lake and nice that we got to visit 3 of our grandkids for a day !

Enjoy your week everybody and remember to give your loved ones a hug ................


  1. A duck for a tea party, a gorgeous lake and visiting with grandkids? Who cares about *creating* art ... at the moment your life is art itself!


  2. ... as usual clicked "post" too quickly ...

    I'm also sending for you and your husband and your neighbor friends a big hug from afar.

  3. my bestest of wishes sent your way chickie...both for your neighbor and for keith! i can only imagine what you're all going through! hugz to you, too!

    can't wait to see your crocheting projects..wow..i haven't done that in a LONG time! but..yes..it is relaxing.

    bummer you didn't get much sun when out camping...hopefully before summer's end you both can get out again and soak in a some rays without any rain! great photos! love the bottom one with the 'reflection'.

  4. Well said Donna....I definitely gave B an extra hug tonight!! :) Love the pics and glad to hear your shoulder and thumb are allowing you to crochet again!! I can't wait to see the finished blankie!! I loved the work in progress when you came to visit....soooo pretty! :) Have a great weekend...chat when I get back from GF!! :)