Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Welcome to Wednesday Deskers!

Not sure what a 'desker' is? Would you like to be a 'desker'? Pop on over to the Stamping Ground. Dear Julia has all the info for you and links to the world's greatest blog hop!

Now on to my desk. This week sees me working on my village houses. So there's a bit of a painty inky mess building up on the craft mat. On the shelf you should be able to make out a completed bracelet that needs to be mailed off after the turkey day festivities.

I'm having company today (Wednesday) as my snowbird friend from up nor'east way has come down for the winter. We'll be having a good catching up with plenty of gabbing and maybe a little crafting. So I will be popping by later in the week for my snoop. :)

Happy Thanksgiving to all my blog friends!

Celebrate friends!

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Okay, who stole an entire week from me?! Last week I thought we were on 231 now it's 233?! As you can see I'm a bit discombobulated, while I get myself together why not have a snoop around my work desk. After all that's why you're here, right. :)

Alright, here we go....there's three projects fighting for attention on my desk. On the far left are some mini canvases, texture paste and gear stamps waiting to be started. In the middle we have patterns and a house template. The beginnings of a Christmas village (a small village). Then on the right I'm playing with bead weaving. sssshhh it's a gift. ;)

Enjoy your look around.

I will try to visit as many of you as I can...I will be off visiting my sick friend.

Hugs to all!

Celebrate . . .

p.s. linking up with Julia's blog, the Stamping Ground

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Aahh to sleep...

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Whoosh around to Wednesday again. And here we are showing our work desks, thanks to our intrepid hostess Julia. Stop over at the Stamping Ground for all the links and deets.

My desk this week has nothing on it, except for one lonely almost complete tag. I was playing around with stencils, distress paints, texture paste and some rock candy crackle. Since it was just for play it's okay, nothing to write home about though.

This week has been a continuation of electronic woes. I am off first thing in the morning to take the laptop to the tech geeks for a virus eradication. Finally though, I do have a consistent internet connection, thanks to a new router. Look for me to start snooping around your desks later in the afternoon.

Have a great week and ...

Celebrate technology!

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Smiles

TGIF everyone!

It's been far long between my joining in with Annie's Friday Smiles on A stitch in Time blog. A friendly place sure to bring a smile to your face.

I hope my pic of Baby hanging out relaxing gives you a smile.

She's grabbing the headboard with her front paws so when she fell asleep and relaxed her hold she fell off. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Celebrating ... Smiles!

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

WOYWW & Bye to FS

Hello and welcome to WOYWW 231 and saying Farewll to Flat Susan. FS is off to see Brigita of Gita's Creations. Be sure to pay a visit and see what they get up to in the state of Georgia, USA.

My desk pic was taken on Monday as FS was helping me work on my tag for Brigita. I was attempting to use distress paints spraying with water to get them to blend. By spraying the paint on the mat after each swipe of a tag I was able to get backgrounds for three tags! I goofed on the tag you see so the actual tag I've sent is in the second pic.

Also using some of the techniques from TH's CC102 class, I sponged d.p. through several different stencils. Once dried I put the Mariposa stencil back over the dragonflies and partially outlined them using the distress marker of the same color. For my first attempts with these techniques I'm fairly happy with this tag. Hope 'Gita likes it.

New to this WOYWW phenom then check out The Stamping Ground for all the deets and links. Join us on a world wide desk tour of artisans like yourself.

Leave your linky number and I'll come by for a snoop.

Celebrate artistic play!

Distress paints; archival ink; stencils, ribbon, distress ink

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T for Tuesday & FS

Hi y'all,

Joining up with Elizabeth and Bleubeard for T forTuesday. And today I actually have Tea! Iced Tea. After walking up and down all the hills of my little town on Friday, FS and I stopped in Cody's for a nice glass of iced tea whilst we caught our breath.

And as promised here's a few pics of our sunsets from lasts week during our evening stroll along Dora Lake.

Short and sweet from me today.

Enjoy and...


Sunday, November 3, 2013


...where all the lights are bright. Downtown! as the Petula Clark song goes.

My small town, however, doesn't know the song. :) It's lights out and the sidewalks rolled up at 5:00 p.m. folks! (Pic heavy post)

So FS and I went for a walk early Friday morning. It's a nice peaceful place to walk at 9:00 am before the businesses are open and the tourists flock in.
It's also a one stoplight town....that's small. :)

Looking down Donnelly Street on the west side of the street.

We've crossed Donnelly and are headed south.

A few early risers enjoying breakfast on the outdoor deck above.
A restaurant that I think FS and her countrywomen would like

The Windsor Tea Room was established by a British ex-pat. Continuing down Fourth Avenue we come to the newly finished pedestrian mall. It's only one block long. Told ya, we're a small town!

This is the original 1880's train depot now our Chamber of Commerce building. At the end of the pedestrian mall is the yacht club and new docks with a seating area for viewing the sunsets. More about those tomorrow.

Turning around and heading north we come to the building that housed our stamp store. Where I once worked and taught classes. Sadly, it's been closed for four years.

The posts are wrapped with lighted garlands ...getting ready for Christmas.
At the corner we turn right and we're back on Fifth Ave almost where we started. Here we find this interesting store facade from the 1950s.

Let's go up the hill and see what's going on, shall we?

Ah, power company workers stringing more lights. My little town puts up over a million and has a big extravaganza on the last Saturday of November to Light Up Mount Dora.

Hope you enjoyed the tour. :) See you tomorrow for sunsets over the lake.

Celebrate where you live!

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Day in Florida w/FS

Happy 2nd of November! We have had splendid weather whilst Flat Susan has been here. Although, today we're having some much need rain.

Today's post is a photo montage of our walk along the Boardwalk on Lake Dora. My first attempt at putting this together. I hope it runs for you.


Enjoy.   Boardwalk montage

iPad users you can enlarge the usual way. For laptops click Boardwalk Photos or the tab above labeled Boardwalk to Palm Island. Click on the first pic will enlarge them and you can scroll thru at your leisure.

Celebrating friendships!