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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Creative time!

Thought I'd try my hand at making enveloppes from magazine pages. Here is my first one. I would love to receive such a pretty enveloppe in the mail, wouldn't you????

I've also worked on a couple of swaps, 3 Fairies FBs and then 3 Flowers FBs. I really enjoyed making these last night. I was feeling rather anxious and being creative helped me focus. Enjoy! :D

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Various ramblings!

Here I am again! :) Hope everyone is enjoying some nice weather wherever you may be. Today is a good day for me. I'm still feeling rather sleepy though. It's the end of the school year this week for both Noah and I. Yay! :D We're both quite pleased.
I haven't received much mail in the past couple of weeks except for swaps that I forgot to photograph. Yesterday I received a fantastic letter from my friend Beate from Norway. She sent lot's of fun stuff. :)

A couple of weeks ago I went to my painting teacher's art sale. She is an amazing artist and I'm happy to have snagged some her art work for cheap. Here is a beautiful mixed media piece she painted but the photo of course doesn't do it justice.

And, then there is this pretty magazine holder she also painted. Both will go in my craft room. I haven't had the energy to organize it exactly the way I want but hopefully I will this summer.

A couple of weeks ago Jeffrey went on a field trip to the Sherbrooke Marsh with Noah's class. Here are his classmates and teacher. Noah is wearing the orange cap and blue shirt, next to his teacher. Jeffrey took lot's of photos. :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Latest happenings & mail!

It's a rainy afternoon so I thought I'd sit and share with you while dinner is cooking. It's just Noah and I tonight since Jeffrey is working. I know I have been a little off these days, actually this past month due to many things. As you all know Noah is mildly autistic so I am continuously having to deal with stupid and ignorant people and beleive it or not it takes its toll on a person. The latest was my stupid neighbours coming over to tell me they find Noah has been going on their land too often. This has been an on-going problem with them since last summer. They told me they have written the dates on their calendar. Now, how stupid is that? Noah is 8 years old and not a threat to anyone bu they fear for their daughters safety. So, after always being diplomatic, I finally told them to just call the police and see what they have to say about an 8 year old on their property. It's really annoying having to deal with such stupid people. Besides dealing with the neighbours, I have also been going through a self-questioning stage about life and where I want to be. I'm not sure I want to continue my work at the preschool anymore although I love to work with children. I guess I am bored with life and ready for some changes but I just don't know where to begin. So, I am somewhat on a very foggy path so to speak right now.
Okay, having said all of this I have some photos I'd like to share with you from my visit with Molly and her family. They spent last weekend with us and we had a great time. :D

Here we are in a small community near my home called North Hatley. From left to right you can see; Noah, me, Jadira being held by Molly and Diego.

We spent some time at a Chocolate Festival in a nearby town so here's Noah in front of a huge cake they were cutting into slices for everyone. It was delicious.

Here are Molly and Jadira making candy jewellery. Yum!

Jadira painting using chocolate.

Here is my Noah Bear painting with chocolate too. He also enjoyed eating it. :D

Noah and I made some candy collages.

Noah and Jeffrey relaxing where there were chocolate vendors.

Noah in North Hatley.
So now onto some recent mail news. I may have forgotten to post some letters I have received because it has been a couple of weeks. Hope nobody will be offended but sometimes if it's been a while I forget.

My sweet pal Annette from Australia sent me this Vintage collage image book and pack of ribbons, etc as a surprise from when she went to a craft fair. Wasn't that so sweet?! I have the sweetest friends!!!

I received these lovely Dragon FBs from a group swap.

She also sent 50gr. est. Fbs for a group swap.

Gorgeous Strawberry Shortcake FBs for another group swap.

Beautiful House Mouse FBS for another group swap.

A Blue Craft supplies Swap and gorgeous Diddl deco for another group swap.

A wonderful letter from my friend Laura from Romania. She sent some craft supplies, decos and FBs.

A terrific letter with FBs from my friend Molly from USA.

And, another great letter from my friend Beate from Norway.