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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mail and other fun happenings!

Hello all!  I guess it's about time I catch you up on my mail.  It just seems like I have been so busy lately and time is just zipping right by.  I can't believe it's already the end of May.  Phew!  Really!  Where does the time go?  It always seems like I have a lot to do or want to do but then never get done!  Anyone else have this problem?  I've been trying to find time for hobbies lately but I always have a more pressing issue to deal with.  As some of you know my son Noah is autistic and he has priority in my life.  I'm also trying to grow my teaching business which takes a lot of time and energy. There's also my father who is precious to me and I try to spend as much time with him as I can.  After all of these there is Me time.  It's a juggling act and not an easy one.  And now it's time for the mail.
From my friend Judy from England.  She also included some lovely stationary sheets, stickers and note cards.
From my dear friend Ayaka from Japan.  She also sent some lovely stationary sheets and bookmarks.
From my friend Molly from New Hampshire.
Two beautiful "Lilacs" decos.
A "Vintage Men" deco.
Variety of beautiful decos.  I especially LOVE the "Eggs & Nests" deco.
Another variety of lovely decos.
This is not really a swap but one of my friends made me some beautiful address labels.  She also sent me a small note pad.
In other news, a couple of weeks ago Noah and I spent a weekend visiting my friend Molly and family in New Hampshire.  On the Saturday we spent a beautiful day walking the streets of Boston.  I love Boston, such a pretty city and full of energy!
Delicious cakes at the Cheesecake Factory.  What I wouldn't give for a piece of one of those cakes right at this moment!
A Memorial to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.  I have never seen anything like it.  It was quite moving!
Noah and I.
Noah and Molly's daughter Jadira at the beautiful Public Gardens.
We had a nice ride on the lovely Swan Boats at the Public Gardens.
We also stopped by the Paper Source for a look.  What an amazing store but expensive.
I bought lot's of postcards, a vintage camera pencil case and nice smelling soaps.
Other things I bought at Michael's while in New Hampshire:
Goodnight everyone!  

Friday, May 10, 2013

Another mail update & National Scrapbooking Day!

Hi all!  The weather has been gorgeous and I've been busy which is why I haven't been around much lately.  I LOVE this time of the year.  I'm quite behind on my hobbies though.  Yikes!  Well, this weekend the forecast is for rain so I'll be able to hang out in my craft room.  I need to do some prep work for my painting class on Tuesday too and that'll take a while.  I have gotten some good mail in the past two weeks although my mailbox has remained empty for the past three days.  Not sure if the mailman decided to take an extra long weekend but I hope he brings me something on Monday.  Here's the mail that has come lately:
From my dear friend Rosita from Finland.  I always love reading her letters.  She also sent a great assortment of craft supplies.
From my sweet friend Rina from Japan.  I love her cute stationary and she included a couple of FBs.
From my dear friend Lone from Germany.  She always writes her wonderful letters on such pretty papers.  She also included some craft supplies and decos.  The Suzy Zoo deco (bottom right) is a homer.  It's so cute!
From another dear friend, Andrea from England.  She included a lovely photo of Teddy, the newest addition to her cat family.
From my friend Jeanette from Denmark.  She also included a lovely swap of decos.
A "Vintage Easter" ATC + extra papers.
A beautiful "Travel" deco and "Peter Rabbit" ATC.
A variety of decos.
A beautiful "Vintage Child Star" deco.
Craft supplies.
A wonderful selection of craft supplies and yummy chocolates.
Last Sunday was National Scrapbooking Day here so my friend and I went to a couple of stores in Montreal.  I bought a few items as it was 20% off in one of the stores.  I can't wait to start using everything.
Take a look at some of the papercraft works on display at the store.
And, finally, a look at some of the supplies I've bought in Sherbrooke (the city I live in) recently.
Have a nice weekend everyone!