Thursday, December 31, 2009


What will we say....twenty ten? two thousand ten? two-o-ten? Time will tell.
See you all in the new year. Be safe tonight!!!

Once in a blue moon...

I know the moon wasn't technically full last night, but it was darn close. This is how it looked when I was leaving work last night...snapped on my iphone so a bit grainy. This will probably be the most we get to see in the Pacific Northwest because today is :-(((( cloudy.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Christmas!

It's a white Christmas here in the Pacific Northwest, but it's just frost. No battery in the camera this morning so these pics were taken on my iphone as it was just getting light out this morning.
I'm wishing everyone the merriest of holidays. I hope you are with the ones you love and that you all have the gift of good health!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve.

Leaving work this evening after six days in a row. This is what
I saw when I got in my car and looked up. Very peaceful.

Merry Christmas to all. And to all a good night.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I'm desperate to be sewing, but I have no time or space right now. Sew....I thought that I'd make some potholders. Here's my first attempt. At first I did not have enough batting to make it thick enough so I tried doubling it up which helped, but then I found that they make thermal batting for projects just like this. I'm learning. Off to try again....

P. S. I just won a fabric giveaway over at Pink Chalk Studio! I'm so excited!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Auntie Sophie.

Miss you and thinking of you on what would have been your 90th!
Julie, Aunt Sophie, Cathy, me and mom.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A California Christmas Card.

Here's a card that I picked up at an after-Christmas sale at Dana's Showhouse here on the Island, but it is so Southern California and reminds me so much of my childhood. Those were the days! Here we are at Laguna...that's me on the right.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Hanukkah!

Menorah by me.

And some funny ones....

I LOVE these very creative collaged cards from Cara Scissoria.
We carry them at Paper Products on Bainbridge Island!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Another favorite.

This one is from the wonderful stationer Marcel Schurman.
Artist is David Roth.

Holiday Pears.

Another card from my collection. Original art by David Walker from Madison Park Greetings in Seattle.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Holiday card.

I'm still working on my own cards, but wanted to share this one with you. I have a collection of cards that I just could not resist buying. I usually make my own with a family photo so I don't really need to be buying any cards, but I love them. This one is titled "Sledding Christmas" by Susan Jokelson, dated 2002, published in France and printed in the USA.

Today is my sixth day in a row at work, hence the lack of posts. I was covering for someone out sick and the extra hours will be nice on my paycheck, but I'm pooped!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Giveaway winner.

Congratulations Happy Cottage Quilter!
Please email me with your mailing address.
Thank you everybody for your comments.
Happy Friday!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Can't believe it's December.

Calendar page from Ilee Papergoods