It has been over a year since I last posted here. I have not been sick, or overloaded with other projects, but I guess just muddling along with life and overlooked keeping up my online journal. My year has not been overwhelming but just running along the same path with little variation. I guess that is why my writing has dribbled off into nothingness because I don't feel it is of interesting reading. This year we took time to have a relaxing holiday over on Vancouver Island. We rented a cabin for a month and left home behind. We toured around the central part of the Island, and enjoyed meeting family members who live there. We had visits to their homes and lovely luncheons prepared for us. Meanwhile, we could come back to our cabin and enjoy the company of other vacationers living in nearby cabins and enjoy the view of the ocean from our front door. Now that is relaxation. But like all holidays it ended and we had to return home. It was nice to sleep in our own bed and return to familiar things too.
Monday, 22 August 2016
Thursday, 21 May 2015
Oh my goodness, I certainly have not kept up with my blog for months now. I have no excuses for it. I just didn't carry on with it, is all. But here we are again, just three days past another anniversary for us. This one makes 47 years since our wedding day. Lots of living done in between. Some of it was the normal, mundane type of things that repeat themselves over and over again. And then there are bright spots of excitement that keep you going and wondering when the next one will come along. But here is a photo of us now. Not too bad I guess for Seniors. Silver hair, receding hairlines, expanding waistlines seem to be our niche in life. Made by our own hands and in some cases, lack of willpower, but like a reunion we had of cousins this past weekend, who cares. We still had the same inner feelings and thoughts and sparks of our youth and all that shone through our outer selves.
Pictures on the side of my blog show us on our anniversary cruises to Alaska. These were taken on our 34th and 42nd anniversaries
This time our cruising was to Vancouver Island, which only takes less than two hours from the mainland. The trip is just as enjoyable, and we had the comfort of a buffet dining room experience for the crossing.
But awkwardness was not a word that entered our time together over the weekend. Now that's an anniversary to remember, even if we both forgot the actual day until 6 pm that evening. We had a good laugh over that. I guess what they say is true. Those special days are just that, but they don't have to have the hoopla made of them when love still abounds.
Posted by NormaJ at 10:04
Sunday, 8 February 2015
|1"x1" inchies Vintage Art|
These are some of the inchies that I created for a swap on SplitCoastStampers.
They are done on 1" squares, so everything has to be done in miniature size. I double printed the butterflies and attached them over the top of the original image with dimensionals. I also have a tiny flower punch and glued these onto the inchie for a dimensional look as well. I used a metallic gel pen around the outside edges, as well as sponged the edges with taupe ink.
Posted by NormaJ at 14:41
Saturday, 7 February 2015
Valentine's Day is coming up and there is one person that I must thank and show some love. And that is my mother. She resides in a seniors home with the care she requires and could not get at home. But I visit every week and do her personal shopping and some of her laundry. She likes her things done a certain way and they just don't do it right at the home. Basically the industrial washers are too hot and her clothes are being shrunk. So I don't blame her for wanting to keep her clothes nice. I saw a pretty image online that I made into a special card for her and in it writing how much I appreciate and love her. Take a look at my efforts to make her a "love" card.
Posted by NormaJ at 16:41
Sunday, 16 November 2014
My lack of posting in my blog has me wondering where my head is at. But over the past two months I have been wrapped up in creating ATC cards for my swaps. I think I bit off more than I can chew, but I have finally completed them and sent them on their way to my hostess. I should get a whack of cards back before Christmas.
Posted by NormaJ at 15:34
Friday, 10 October 2014
I sat at the computer, deep in concentration of my subject matter, when I looked up and out the window. I saw the most beautiful sunset scene in front of me. So very different and so colourful. I keep my camera beside me, ready to take pictures of my crafting things, so I quickly snapped this photo before nightfall closed in. And I only had moments to spare. It was gone within minutes.
|BEAUTY COMES IN FLEETING MOMENTS|
Posted by NormaJ at 13:37
Monday, 22 September 2014
The one thing about joining swaps is that you never know what is expected of you. In this case, I was handed a theme that was way out of my box and there were no ideas, other than bright colours, in my mind.
This card came out of no where. I had the paper, the brads and bits and pieces lying on my desk to do something with. The theme was from Paula Best, artist. We were to get inspiration from her. Anyway, from an empty head and scraps this is my card.
Posted by NormaJ at 11:30