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Thursday, November 25, 2010


These are the bookmarks that I finished today. There were supposed to be nine--funny how 'stuff' happens! I'm happy with these :)

This is the view from my patio door today :)
It's a great time to stay indoors, however, I do have to do some shovelling!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tea on Tuesday...oh baby, it's cold outside :)

It's an 'in' day for me, -26 out there :) however, winds are calm and the sky is blue and the sun is shining, so I'm not complaining.

My tea today, a gift from my Daughter-inLaw, is from a new little tea shop we have in town.Wonder of wonders, I haven't been there yet, but it is on my to-do list :)

This sample is called Mistletoe. Amongst the flavours, I can pick out apple and hint of cinnamon--lovely and cozy.

So, while I'm having my tea, I'm creating :)

I'm making 9 bookmarks. The words will be added later with rub-ons, when they are all done.
As you can see, I'm also making a mess in the kitchen :)
I am blessed with the views from my windows and the other night it was the huge full moon.

After I took the picture and put it on the computer, I saw that I must have moved when I clicked. However, it looks like the branches have a hold on the moon and are trying to stretch it!

Join others for tea at http://artinredwagons.blogspot.com/

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Whilst having my moring coffee...

And that's the important cup---the first one! Anyway it is about 8 am.

Here is My morning VIEW. I'm not a talk show host, it is just the beauty of nature :)

Here Comes The Sun....in the window, lighting my day :)

And speaking of light, yesterday I finished a light block--another project done! Well, almost, I just have to get another light strand to stuff inside the block. The one I had, got hot in one hour!
This block has a napkin, a clear sheet of adhesive, sprinked with fine glitter ritz and the flowers and leaves were touched up with a Stampin Up marker--just to bring out some of the colour.
I added a rub-on of holly down the side and the words, Winter Greetings. Then I wrapped a beautiful green satin ribbon around it and added the gorgeous gold ribbon for a topper.

You like?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Puzzle Swap

Finally :) After soooo long, I have finished this piece. Really, the only thing left, is to decide what I want to use to hang it--there are two Tim Holz knobby things at the top to attach 'something' to.
This is the first time I have sewn on anything :) I think I like it!
The idea for this came from seeing some scrapbook pages on Such a Pretty Mess blog
(check my sidebar), I love her style. She has a few tutorials on flower making also.
I drew lines on the paper as a guide for the 'diamond' swirls.

These pieces would have all fit together, but I wanted to showcase them separately. Beautiful pieces Ladies :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tea on Tuesday

This rainy Tuesday, I'm enjoying a cup of regular tea and catching up with some crocheting. When all the squares are joined, I want to crochet a few rows of black around the entire piece.

I started this one a long time ago :) just been adding left-over colours as I make other things.
Thanks to all of you who have come and made comments on my blog :)

Find out what other tea drinkers are doing at http://artinredwagons.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tea on Tuesday........

With a lovely cinnamon raison bagel and I have a small bowl with honey for dipping it too :) way more fun than spreading it on top of the bagel! The aromatic tea is double bergamot earl grey black tea--I could just sit here and sniff it. Maybe I should put some in a pot on the stove and let it simmer :)

This is a nice little center piece that I won :) made by my Daughter-in-law, my name was drawn by my Grandson.
We had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. Had my Kids and Grandkids here to help eat all the turkey, trimmings and pies.

Be sure to visit other Tuesday tea drinkers, check out artinredwagons on my sidebar :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tea cup chandeliers......

Just a note to the Tuesday tea drinkers :) and anyone else who loves tea things.

Maybe some of you know of this site with the chandeliers, but if not, check out http://www.shabbyfufu.blogspot.com/ this is a sample of what you will see :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tea on Tuesday, among other things

This is where I'm having tea today. Sort of relaxing, fun really and if you look closer, you will see my tea on the counter.....way over there :)

This is my 'old' counter top/cupboard unit. Unforturnately the space was not wide enough to fit all three cupboards, but it does allow me sit on a stool with my knees underneath--more comfy.

Thought I'd show you a couple of views from my windows today--it is so pretty out :)

I hope all of you out there are having a great day. It is so beautiful and warm, I have windows and doors open :)
Check out http://artinredwagons.blogspot.com/ and see who else is having tea :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tea on Tuesday

Back home for tea :)

Today I'm really being lazy--I think travelling has caught up with me. My tea is the Cleansing lemon balm and honey with elderflowers. I love bagels, this is with laughing cow cheese spread on top.

Below is a photo that I found on a tea site quite a while back. I loved the picture but didn'
t save the name of the site or person who took it---hope they don't mind :)

I'm off to see what everyone is doing today for tea---check them out at http://artinredwagons.blogspot.com/

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Week Away

Well, it was great going to Vancouver and over to the Island. Even though the weather didn't cooperate, I still did a bunch of looking around and shopping :) and best of all, a bunch of visiting!
Looking at Vancouver from Lonsdale Quay.
A beautiful day!
The famous clock at Gastown, tourists took our picture for us--me and my daughter . Drizzling a bit, but walked around before going to The Old Spaghetti Factory for a very delicious supper.

Leaving Vancouver.

Quesnel, our little city surrounded by two big rivers. It's good to be home, but nine days wasn't long enough :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I had to share this picture I took this morning. I moved into my new home last April, had a worn out gazebo torn down and wonder of wonders, someone had dropped a sunflower seed throught the old floor.

Well somehow it survived the winter and sprouted. I recognized the little plant and let it grow.
The flower is so bent over, I hope it doesn't break!
The seed head is 8 inches across. The seeds are not ripe yet.

There is a little self-made bird bath from the rain.
I'm just going to leave it to nature and see what happens!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tea on Tuesday

Peaches and paper Flowers :)

A quiet cup of tea in the sunshine of my livingroom. This is the same tea as last week :)

I bought a box of peaches! Now I need to do something with them, but of course I'll keep a few to eat.

Peaches cut in half ready to freeze. I have never done this before, so I hope it works!

These ones are going to be canned, here they are all washed and I sit with my tea :)

Yesterday was gray and rainy, so I decided to make some paper flowers. On my side bar is a blog called Such a Pretty Mess---I love the work she does and she shows how to make these.

I used Stampin Up cardstock and sprayed them with glimmer mist. Sorry it is a bit blurry---a photographer I am not.

I have a bunch more done in other colours, but it is a bit time consuming, so maybe tomorrow :)

Join us for tea at Kimmies, check my sidebar for Artinredwagons :)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tea on Tuesday

I made it on the right day :)

I'm having a very nice tea with my muffin. This recipe is out of Canadian Living magazine, a light, not too sweet blueberry muffin with a topping of sugar and lemon zest.

***I had to come back and tell you about the napkin. I am making a card with a napkin--see the piece above it. You separate the layers, iron it onto cardstock and finish it as a card.

It is pouring rain with thunder. A good day for tea and maybe reading some of my book before dinner!

I finished my two cards :)

Thanks for the nice comments from last week. Patty, I put a cream cheese icing on the Skor bars, I think lemon zest on top would have been nice :)

Check Kimmies blog http://artinredwagons.blogspot.com/ to see who else is having tea.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Tea on Friday

Once again I have been away for too many Tuesdays! Out to the Lake with family a couple of times and of course, another trip to Chetwynd :)

Today I'm drinking Genmai-Cha--Brown Rice Green Tea, given to me by a dear friend I don't get to see near often enough! I have to say, it has a lovely, intriguing taste! Also, you are blessed with the view of my messy desk--one of my favourite places to hang out :)

The squares are called Skor Bars! So delicious....I couldn't wait for them to cool and ice, so I cut myself a couple of pieces and put icing on. All you do is mix 1, 225g box of Ritz crackers(crushed) with 1 can of condesed milk and 1 bag of Skor Chipits. Press into an 8"x8" pan and bake for 20 minutes at 350F.

I have also got into my scrap room! I love the little box on the front cover of the Stampin Up catalogue and decided to make a card fashioned after it.

This card front is done with rub-ons and I want to do one with stamps. The clock part is raised up on pop dots. I put micro beads and glitter on the brads and here and there. The embossed bird is raised on dots too. When the other one is complete, I'll post a pic of both :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My Recent Trip to Chetwynd and My Wind Chime

Picking up rocks along the beach of Moberly Lake in Chetwynd, B.C.
A person can walk for miles like this :)
Just listening to the waves and enjoying the solitude.

What I did with the rocks :)
Not exactly a 'chime', but it was my first time wrapping rocks. Maybe next time I will add something to actually make a nice little sound.......or maybe not. I kind of like it just like this.

The carvings from the chainsaw contest. Some are auctioned off and many are just donated to be placed all around the town. Beautiful, intricate work on them all.