July 28, 2013

* Catching up ...

I've missed you! I've missed your beautiful blogs and your incredible imaginations and creative work. Hopefully this coming week I will be able to catch up to see what you've been up to. I have been - for me - incredibly ill. A kidney stone (believe me .... OUCH!) and an acute infection which really took me down. It seemed to take forever just to get the pain and nausea under control. I'm recovering. Don't know where my energy went though - still hunting.

Welcome to all the new creative souls who are joining me on the journey. Can't wait to meet you and your blogs. Just have to give me a little time. .... thanks. Have not done one thing since my last post. Today I made a card which I want to share with you. Also some incredible 'happy mail', which seemed to show up at just the right moment. The card is made out of scraps of material, which is really fun to work

Then I've had some great happy and birthday mail.  From my niece in Canada the following - LOVE the little padlocks.

I know the 'Wreck this Journal' is fun!  Can't wait to get into it.

Next, I got the most incredible box of goodies from Sandy at Simply Sandy!  Wow am I going to have a good time with this.

8" X 8" canvas's, plus a long narrow one, which will be fun!

AND .. a gorgeous canvas album with extra pages.  I've never had one of these before, so it will be an adventure.  Also burlap canvas, which is new to me.  And then - the most incredible red mole skin sketch book.  (Favorite colour RED!).  I'm in love.  Also some binding rings from 7 Gypsies and a gorgeous little bag in which to keep treasures.
Sandy ... thank you so very much!  I am truly overwhelmed and intend to have a wonderful time with each and every piece!

That's all for today.  Thanks so much for dropping by.  A thunder storm is beginning, so I will shut down the computer.  See you soon.

One of the greatest gifts a person can give another, is support.
In so many ways, the gifts above are full of support for me personally, for my art, for our friendship.  It's a good thing ... again thank you both.  It means a lot.


  1. Sorry to hear about your illness. I've been through some of that myself years ago and it's awful. Hope you are regaining your enthusiasm. Those wonderful new supplies should help. Look forward to seeing what you do with them. I haven't done any posting since the blog party either, but I have been doing some projects. Must download my camera and share soon. Creating keeps us fresh.

  2. I have missed your posts a lot. I am so sorry that you have been so ill.

  3. Donna, have to admit, I was a wee bit worried about you, but happy to see a comment from you on facebook regarding your birthday! Sending you some extra doses of healing and light for your speedy and complete recovery!! I have a post scheduled for tomorrow, then will be away for about 3 weeks. I will try to check in once in a while... Meanwhile, have fun with all your cool new stuff!! BIG HUGS,

  4. Gorgeous card you made with the fabric, looks fabulous! Fun and beautiful gifts you received too, you are so blessed to have good friends. I am so happy to know you are on the mend, hope you feel 100% soon! Take care and thanks for sharing. ~Diane

  5. Wow, what gorgeous presents, you will have fun with these! Love the card you made with the scraps, I know how much fun it is to play with them! Take care, hugs, Valerie

  6. Kidney stones are so painful. I hope you are recovering fast. I love the happy art that you create. I have posted your new link on my blog. Abrasos,Ezshwan

  7. Wow! Fabulous skellies. :) And so many goodies. Have fun using them!

  8. I am so tickled to see this post -- I am so sorry you have been ill but it would appear that you are on the up and up. At least I hope so. Wonderful post - I love all the bright and happy colors you use. Wreck this journal sounds like gobs of fun. How could anyone be serious with that name!!
    I am down and out for the count. Or at least until the doctor says I can put weight on my right leg which I fractured right before we went on our trip. It is a hairline fracture so my best bet is to stay as still as possible. No going down to my craft room for a while. Although I am so sorry that you have been so sick -it sure does feel good to see you post!!

  9. There is so much to catch up on! You have been busy!
    I'm looking forward to buying some cards and prints!