Friday, October 24, 2014

Took a class through Independence Art Guild on Wednesday night.  Painting on silk.  This was our teacher http://peggywertheim.com/about-me/  I enjoyed the class as it was something different.  So now I can say I have dyed a silk scarf and now painted on silk.  I won't get into dying as it's a whole different ball game, but it is nice to try.  The teacher for the painting on silk provided the frames, the silk, the paints, brushes, etc.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Typical Fall day here, rainy, chilly, etc.  The leaves are gorgeous, did take Norm for a ride yesterday.  This is a doll pattern from Shelley Hawkey.  I'm happy with how she turned out because I actually did my first fingers that turned out, I've tried them before, but with no luck!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Will be trying to get Halloween stuff posted before it's here and gone!  Wednesday is our 31st anniversary...hardly seems possible.  Love n Care had a pumpkin painting day this past Friday.  All the health stuff is in order and our scripts have all been changed now so thank goodness that paperwork is finished!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Things have been quiet thank goodness.  Health paperwork getting in order once again.  Our secondary insurance (Local 38) is moving to downtown Cleveland in with Medical Mutual.  Is it easier, not until the paperwork is done and it's still confusing with medical as before July 1 everything went to the Local after July 1 everything goes to Medical Mutual.  Also they changed our drug program.  Same coverage and actually that went smoother.  Everything for Norm is with in route as to how I go visit him which is easier on me.  Norm is doing well, still their champion eater!  All my health tests came back fine.  I will deal with acid reflux and post nasal drip the rest of my life, so have learned to live with both.  Been working on cleaning out the first floor of the house now and I'm in a good spot with that.  These are my Haunted ATCs I did for a swap over in The Craft Hole in Facebook.  Don't have the returns yet.  I'm seeing a lot of reds this Fall, which is nice.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Weather has been gorgeous, hope everyone is enjoying it.  I am starting to see lots of reds in the leaves!  Things here are quiet...yea!  Just health paperwork to be done since I'm turning 65 in January.  Medicare actually had my maiden name on my card, so that goes back to Social Security, etc. etc.  All things are taken care of, now onto the new drug plan.  The union has changed it...all our co-pays will remain the same so this is good, just paperwork and new scripts from the doctor to get it going.  This witch is from Retro CafĂ©.  I just love their stuff.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Whew busy runaround week.  I did take Norm for a long ride on Wednesday, so he was happy to "get the stink blown off him" as I call it.  He hadn't been out since June!  I cannot handle getting him in and out of the car anymore, so I've decided rides are the next best thing.  Also when we got back Love n Care had music so he had a full day.  Tomorrow is the Independence Art Guild brunch, so I'm looking forward to it.  I'm in a new swapping group over in Facebook and I am loving it actually!  Very different things for me like the boxes.  This time we did cake boxes.  My partner and I decided to enlarge them, as usual the mechanics of things (enlarging) don't work for me so my partner sent me her pattern...LOL.  The pink one is the one I did for her and the aqua one is the one she sent me.  We were also to make an ATC and 3 stick pins.  I rarely choose aqua or blues, but this is gorgeous and she made all the flowers!






Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I'm not seeing the hummingbirds and know they don't leave yet, but my flowers here are done.  So I sent the hummingbirds over to my friend's house about 2 streets away.  I've gotten out Fall things and Halloween things.  Norm is doing fine, he's hilarious as they say at Love n Care.  I am able to bring him in O'Doul's beer and he is on cloud nine.  As long as there's no alcohol in it he can have it (this goes back to when he had the gout).  So here he is at dinner enjoying the beer.  Oh yes and the man can still eat.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hope everyone had a nice Labor Day weekend, we had rain off and on.  I spent the afternoon with Norm at Love n Care, they had a nice cookout.  I've been cutting back flowers that are finished.  I notice the hummingbirds are guzzling up getting ready for their journey South.  This is an altered box from Elaine in Australia.  I'm in The Craft Hole on FB and we were to create a 3"x3" box for a challenge and Elaine and I turned it into a swap.  For the Craft Hole they require you to do 2 challenges before initially swapping, but Elaine and I did the swap on a private side.  Her box is the Alice in Wonderland theme (love, love, love it) and mine is the bottom box.  We were to make them out of chipboard.