Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Snow Covered Spruce

For the past few weeks, I've had this crazy notion that I wanted to hand paint all of my Christmas cards. I couldn't get the idea of snow-covered spruce trees out of my head, and so I headed over to Youtube for a quick tutorial.  I had to improvise a little, as I don't own professional supplies, and I've now got 15 little pictures done, ready to matte and place onto cards.  I can't tell you how much fun I am having painting these little trees,

I've handmade cards in the past. One year, I drew a few different snowman scenes, then I made several copies and coloured them to adorn my cards. I've used my stamp collection to make sets, and I have a Cricut machine which was fun to use one year.  

In the past few years, I have truly enjoyed the process of making and writing out these cards, then shipping them off.  I would love to add more of my blog friends to that mailing list, so please send me an email with your address if you enjoy receiving Christmas cards.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Marshmallow World

Well, as you can see, I am now fully into winter. It continues to snow as I'm writing this and I can hardly wait to finish my lunch and head out into the quiet to walk my dog. This is his favourite weather for many reasons - the temperature is perfect, he loves to eat the snow, and he loves to play in the snow.  At times, he goes absolutely crazy with joy for the fluffy, white stuff and it is so much fun to watch him.

Halloween was fun here; we carved 43 pumpkins and I had painted several others. It wasn't the display of last year, but it still looked great. I usually do up a detailed post for the occasion, and I'm not sure what kept me from it, but there it is, and it's over, so moving on.
The big reveal for Stephanie's tea cup exchange is coming up, and I am so very disappointed that I managed to miss it. I looked in 1 week too late   I had some great ideas this year for my special friend too, but I suppose they will just have to be put off until the next one. Let's hope I don't sleep through that one too.
Actually, what has been taking up all of my spare time is a current obsession with reading novels. Every time I've sat down over the past month, all I can think of  is to get back to my current book. You can see the titles under the GoodReads section in the sidebar if you're interested. It is unusual for me to pick so many wonderful books in a row, hence it turning into an obsession. But my good luck has ran out, and my current read isn't keeping me near as enthralled, which is why I've remembered that I have a blog and several blog friends.  I suddenly felt the need for a visit, so here I am and I hope you all are well, and I will "see" you soon.