Saturday, December 17, 2016

This is the latest card I have made.  My grandson Finn just had his 2nd birthday, and here's his card.  I think he liked the interactive part of the shaker card.  And on the inside I put a picture of me instead of a signature, and he figured out who it came from!! Plus, this grandma knew what kind of toy he'd like also.  All in all, I did good.  

       But sadly I had to miss his party on Saturday as Indiana got socked with ice and snow and the highway I would have taken was closed down due to bad conditions.  I know he's only 2 and probably won't remember, but I will dang it.

It's good to be making some good cards again.  And I was selected for a week in April 2017 as a GIU girl.  Whooo Hoo!! Looking forward to that also.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sad to post this

My nephew, Seath Lee Stevenson, passed away from a heart attack on Friday.  He was just 34 years old.  He left behind a wife, Terri and 4 young sons.  I'm still in shock.  He didn't have any indications of this as far as we know and he was in a healthy shape compared to some of his relatives.  I cannot imagine the pain my younger brother John is dealing with.  We just lost our Mom a few weeks ago and now this. Please keep my family in prayer, especially these boys and Terri.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Mother has passed away...

Sad to say, but my Mom passed away Thursday morning.  I wrote about her and my step-dad Mel who visited with me this spring for a little more than 3 weeks.  She'd had a stroke on Monday, and  fairly soon they told us it was massive and she was unresponsive and they advised placing her in Hospice as she needed 24/7 care and there really wasn't any treatment.   You never want to lose your Mom, but she wouldn't have wanted to continue within those dynamics, it had been long and bad enough with just the Alzheimers.  So I'm at peace with it.  She'll be buried next Saturday, which would have been her 87th Birthday.  Rest with God, mama.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

a card for my buddy....

Hi everyone,  I was just looking about blogland today and ran across a hop called: 2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, and they have tons of lovely prizes, so I thought I'd contribute and send a card to a friend.  I'm not a coffee lover myself,, but she sure is.  So, here's the card I made this afternoon and it will get mailed on Monday.  I hope she likes it.

Edited:  Thank you so much to everyone who has commented.  I've not been a good blogger for such a long time, and I've missed those comments and hadn't realized just how much until now.

For my coffee lovin' friend Jennifer

Sunday, August 14, 2016

My updated, new to me Craft Room!!

Photo heavy, but here's my new craft room,  Many months after my hubby passed and no one using his TV/man cave at all, I decided to turn it into my craft room and get my guestroom back in order. So here's some pics of what happened.  It's not completely done (only about 3/4 of my stuff has been moved in already) but it's taking shape.  At least my granddaughter and I can work in here together now (we have in fact a couple times!!)  And with my disabilities it's very slow going for me to get things settled, but it will happen!

Sorry I cannot get the layout of these pics right, but you get the idea.

Friday, July 22, 2016

slowing back down for a bit....

Well, my last 3 months has been really hectic.  My Mom and Stepdad Mel visited from Florida.  Mom's alzheimer's is so much worse the visit wasn't great, but I'm still very glad I got to see her.  And she arrived  here the same day my newest grandson Ewan was born!  After a 3 week visit I thought my Stepdad was putting her in a nursing home back in Florida but he backed out of it once they arrived.  Then a couple weeks later she fell and was injured and while in hospital the staff realized her advancement of Alzheimer's so they basically took legal control of her case and she was ordered into a nursing facility 24/7.  That didn't set well with either of them, but finally many weeks later they are BOTH settled into what appears to be a great facility just a couple miles from their home.  Now they are back together, even my Stepdad is improving because he was so worried and stressed while they were apart.

EDITED:  My Stepdad's son has now somehow taken control of everything and is planning to move them out of Florida and  up to Ohio where he and his wife are supposed to be taking care of them.  Don't like this at all.  Trying to find out more information about  how this happened.

I've been making great progress on converting my husband old TV viewing room into my craft space, thanks to some Outstanding Help from my bestie Laura!  It's still a work in progress but I hope it keeps moving forward.  I can hardly wait to have everything out and in reach!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

New grandbaby has arrived

Well my newest little grandson arrived a little early.  He was born April 29 at 10 am and his name is Ewan Christopher Scott.  His first name is pronounced "You-N".  I had to be told too!!  He's just adorable.  

Here's the proud dad, my son Andy.

And here's his brother Finn greeting the new baby brother.

And here's a little better close up of Ewan.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Hi everyone....

*** I get to edit and add that my son Andy sent me a pic of my grandson Finn last night after I posted this.  Finn was enjoying his Mac n Cheese!  

Well, as you can tell it's been a while since I posted again.  Just cannot get back into the flow of putting things on here.  I enjoyed a visit with my two little granddaughters today and my son Steve and he took a picture.

I was pretty tired today, had been out to a meeting with my clinical trial coach Brittannie and then went to Pulmonary rehab for a couple hours, and then tried to nap, but neighbors were mowing the lawn and my little Brady was barking his head off.  But boy did I bounce back when these two and their daddy arrived.

I'll try to get more into the mood to post some cards.  I have been making some and in fact made several for Easter this year, but either didn't get a good pic of them or just got them mailed off too soon.

Thanks for stopping by.  I do appreciate you sticking with me on this journey.  I'll try to do better.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Saturday is Dahlia's 5th Birthday...

So I made her a card, using a character from Frozen.  She loves that movie, and asked that it be the theme this year.  I saw a card like this on the internet (sorry,didn't keep track of who or where) but I loved it and thought it appropriate for her.   Sorry I'm not good at videos but you get the idea!