Sunday, March 31, 2013

Have a Hopping Good Day!

Happy Easter to all my Peeps! I've been just a tad busy and working WAY too much lately and I think it could get worse before it gets better but only for a short term. Which is a very good thing!

Just on this last Friday, I went into the city and had Lasik surgery and I cannot tell you what this has done for me. I've had to wear glasses or contacts for many years, and haven't ever really been happy with either. So recently I have been checking out the LasikMD people and talking to many people who have under gone the surgery and finally got up enough courage to go and have it done. I have to tell you there are no words to describe my level of sight! OMgoodness! Totally beyond comprehension! I knew it would be better than what I saw through glasses or at least as good....but never would I have thought this! Totally mind blowing! The details that I have been missing! The sharpness and clarity that I have been missing! If you have ever considered going into for a consultation, do it! And if you are capable of getting it done, go for it! You will be sorry that you didn't do it sooner. I know people that had it done years ago and are very happy with it, and some that have had it done recently, I was skeptical as your eyes are very important to your everyday living, but the technology and advances they have accomplished have to be amazing.

If you click on the above video these are my sentiments!

I hope everyone has a Happy Easter!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Mega Monday Madness

Jeepers Creepers I can't believe how time flies! We are already half way through March and Spring arrives in two days! There are many tell tale signs that it is just waiting to burst out in full bloom. Many of my perennials are well above ground and the grass is growing in leaps and bounds. The trees are budding and even the lilacs are starting to bud! It was a full week last week, I had a birthday in the beginning, and to tell you the truth, that I wasn't feeling my age would be a lie! Some days I feel young and full of energy and then, there's other days that it doesn't matter, parts aren't communicating! But needless to say I still managed to do wonders and (blank) miracles as well as working! Work has been rather crazy as our store is changing into a full blown Benjamin Moore Signature store, so there is lots to be done in a few weeks.

Sooooooo.......I mentioned that my niece had her baby so first thing was to finish up an Owl project for Amelia's Room.


They don't seem that hard but there was a little fiddling around and I did some top stitching around the eyes and added a few embellishments. I don't like putting buttons on baby things so I made sure they were well sewn and anchored. I think they turned out really cute. So packaged up and sent out to the newest addition and her family.

Then is was on to some Spring cleaning because it doesn't matter how hard I try I am the worst at starting new projects and leaving others waiting to be finished.....sooooo.....I finished up a few others and put things away, I really think I need a maid so that cleaning quits interfering with my life. Laundering, vacuuming, and scrubbing the house are so boring compared to crafting!

I have been following a blog Day By Day Crochet and I love her ideas, but unfortunately she has a very long wait list for some of her hooks and stitch markers so I tried my hand at making a couple myself, they turned out cute and I hope my friends will like them.

Then there was the wine rack I saw from the girls at Shanty2Chic, they blow my mind at the things they come up with so without all their handy tools and a bit of scrounging around I managed to make one of my own without buying a thing other than the wine to go in it, and a very sturdy wall hanger. So in total to make the rack cost me $4.00 and then the wine probably $40.........They had to be fairly skinny bottles with a thinner neck.......but I love it!

Well crafting projects are done and the guest room is finished, so I will take some photos next of that and post tomorrow.......loving the Revere Pewter! Loving grey, white, gray, and silver! Sooooo excited when a vision comes to life. Ciao for now and get your Spring crafting on! Eggs, rabbits, anyone?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Spring is on its way!

With all my trips to the city this week, you would think I wouldn't get a thing done, but I am amazed I accomplished most of the things I set out . Of course there is no list so there's no evidence! The weather has been quite nice and therefore the spring flowers are starting to burst through the ground.

Crocuses poking their heads out.

Primulas have been out for a few weeks now

Greenery starting to take shape, Lilies

These are for my "grand" niece, Amelia Nicole,
who was born on Monday
So I managed to get my guest room painted yesterday and now I may have to paint a feature wall so that will give me something to work on today. All painting the furniture to update that gruesome "80's" look! Aren't we lucky to have escaped that era! The only good things I got out of the 80's were the Hubs, and all my children! Lucky me! We can do with out the fashion or the hair!

Well time to shake this bootie and get ready for work! Have a great day, and I hope Spring is on its way in your world too!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Not just another beautiful day......

At times it's really hard to come to grips with the beautiful world which I have the privilege to live in. When its cloudy, gray, and drizzling day in and day out, beautiful days like yesterday and today must not be taken for granted but to be cherished. After all, it is winter for a few more weeks, so we are very lucky to have these sun filled days.

The Hubs and I went into the city yesterday to do a little shopping, and it was the first day without rain for quite awhile, so on the way home on the ferry, I couldn't help but play the part of a "tourist" and revel in the majestic "Ah, Ah" of the coastal mountains and all their glory. Fresh snow covered the peaks against the blue skies dropping down to the cold dark blue sea......quite fantastic!

So for my friends and followers who have never been to the west coast of Canada, I hope you enjoy a little bit of our paradise and I do hope one day soon, you too will have a chance to revel in the beauty of our great country.

The Beautiful Sunshine Coast
The Hubs and friend taking a hike
through the rainforest
Small waterfall at Cliff Gilker Park

By the edge of a slightly larger waterfall

 One of the many foot bridges over creeks and
windfall built throughout the park
 A wonderful place for a walk on a
dismal day in February.

 Well another busy week and a special little girl arrived this morning at 5:12 am so my cousin is now a gramma, so time to get my pink on and whip up a few little projects for my "new niece"! Amelia Nicole! Hope to see you back here sooner than later. Have a wonderful week!