Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year, 2021!

 A new video for a new year!

I think we are all happy to welcome a new year and are hoping for a healthier, happier year.  

Recently I moved some things around in my craft room to make room for a room air conditioner I bought last spring.  In the off season, the air conditioner needed to go where I had a craft storage bin.  All my rearranging finished with a basket of mists being displaced. I'd decided a long time ago that if something had to be thrown out it would be those mists since I seldom used them.

Since I haven't used these mists in so long, I knew there was no point in even trying to spray them.  Some of them would probably have still misted; others would have spit and others would likely not have put out any mist at all.  

This video is what I did with the mists without touching the sprayer on any of them.  There are several techniques and I look forward to using them on a new layout coming soon for the new year.

Misting video:



Thanks for visiting today.  

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Mask Making Layout

 Finally, I scrapbooked a layout and videotaped it!  I'm a little rusty but I got the page done.

Actually I just finished an album for my Mother.  In the video I mistakenly said it was for her birthday.  It was for Christmas and it isn't a mini album.  It was an 8 1/2 x 11 - 34 pages of it!  I kept it very simple though and didn't video because I was short on time and it was a little personal.

It did get me in the mood for scrapbooking.  So much so that I have this page and video done and another video filmed. Stay tuned...


Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

2020 Holiday Cards



I started to post that I'm getting a very late start on my holiday cards.  I actually started early, I just didn't get much done!  Finally the cards are moving along a bit.  



Here is a video of the cards I'm making this year.  I'm using a new Stampin' Up! set and some older papers.  If you are looking for Stampin' Up! products, check out the Facebook page or Stampin Up page for my friend Karen who is a new SU demonstrator.  She is not new to stamping.  She has been stamping and cardmaking for many years.  She's knowledgeable and will give you top notch customer service.

Visit my friend Karen for your Stampin Up supplies https://karensummey.stampinup.net/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/karensblueridgestamping

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope everyone has a safe Thanksgiving.



Friday, October 30, 2020

An Update

 Hello!  I've not fallen off the face of the earth.  Though for us, like everyone, 2020 has been a year of challenges.  We are still working through them.  

On a positive note, I've made a few cards and am still knitting.  I haven't been sewing or scrapbooking though I have many projects planned.  I've bought fabric to make window treatments.  For 16 years starting in the late 1990's, I had my own business making treatments for others.  A couple of weeks ago I took down the heavy, complex treatments I had in my dining room and living room to make way for the painter - who, fingers crossed, will arrive this week.  New flooring was installed this week and we got a new set of French doors as the old ones were like an open refrigerator door in winter.  These are sealed tight.  They need some window treatments and will get them in time.  First, I need to make valances for the master bath and unlined draperies for the living room.  

I've started my Christmas cards which means, I've made 2 of about 25 so far and haven't started my mother's at all.  I'm trying to forget that day after tomorrow is November!

So many projects on top of various family medical issues and of course all the virus precautions and extra cooking.  We've tried quite a few restaurant's takeout choices and most just aren't for us.  

I have done a little baking this year, too, though not nearly as much as I hear the rest of the world is doing.

If you are interested in what I'm up to, I do still post to Instagram occasionally as it is just easy to do. 

Lisa's Instagram 

Hopefully I will get back to videos once the house is back together.  I don't think making plans this year is a good idea so I'll just say that I'd like to make videos again.

I hope all my readers have a very happy holiday season!  If you are in the US and haven't voted, please do.  Make your voice heard.  If you are undecided and fed up with all of the presidental campaign, remember that there are many down ballot races that need your attention, too.  Most decisions that truly affect us are made at the state and local level.

If it all gets too much, just look out at the sky at the full moon tomorrow.  Let nature bring you peace.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

An even longer August


It's been challenging here with family medical situations. I have been staying with my Mother.  This has given us an opportunity to be together and for me to care for her.  It's also been hard to see her challenges and the changes in her.

With little time at my home and my craft room, I haven't sewn or done any papercrafts.  The one thing I can do is knit a little.  I've been working on the summer top above and will likely complete it when summer is over :-)    The pattern is Tulpe Top from Ravelry.com  The cotton yarn is from Universal and is so soft.  The color reminds me of strawberry cheesecake ice cream.

I'm not sure what September will bring. Thanks for visiting and I hope to have more craft projects to share in future.  


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

A long July


I've been blogging since 2009 and I don't think I've missed a month having at least one entry.  Despite all that has been going on this month, I didn't want this to be the first. We've had some family illness challenges and those will likely continue for some time so I probably won't be doing any videos for awhile. 

I did however finish up a project recently that I wanted to share. Also we've had a bumper crop of gladiolus this summer. These are my favorite flower.  My husband started planting them for me over 15 years ago.  We lose some each year and buy some new ones.  Doing an arrangement for the 4th is a favorite of mine.  This year I had several red ones to make the largest arrangement yet to celebrate the holiday.

The quilt is one I started in 2017 when my dad was ill.  I needed something super easy that I could just pick up or drop depending on if I was called away from my craft room.  After he passed, it was too simple.  It didn't take my mind off things.  Finally I got the UFO out during the stay-at-home order and finished piecing the string blocks from my stash.  It got set aside again to make masks.  In mid-June, I wrapped up my mask making operation as they have become easy to find now.  So I machine quilted the project and now have it on my bed.

Here are a couple of the many flower arrangements I did.  Most of the glads bloomed over a 3 week period though some are still drifting in.  I made and gave away so many flower arrangements this year.  I was swimming in glads.



Finally I did do a little papercrafting. I got the idea for this card from debrenee13 on Instagram.


Thanks for continuing to visit with me.  I hope I can keep my virtual world going for years to come.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Stay at Home Birthday



My birthday is in April so I had a stay-at-home birthday this year.  No trips or even dining out as all restaurant dining rooms were closed as they were in most of the country.

I brought back an idea we have used in the past to extend birthday celebrations a little - the Week of Birthday.  You do something a little special each day.  I took a photo to represent each day and included it on this layout. The idea could be extended to any week you wanted to capture.

Here's the video.



Hope you are staying safe.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Completed Poncho and new projects





It's finished!  The poncho I started in late March is complete.  It is made with Noro Geshi yarn which is a very light worsted and easy to work up.

In the video I share the poncho, a new knitting project I'm beginning and a quilt in progress.

For the new knitting project, I went through pattern after pattern trying to decide what to make. Short sleeve sweaters, vests even shawls which I don't really like to make or to wear.  I landed on a shrug.  I have a little yarn left from the poncho that I can use if there isn't enough for the project.

See it all in this video:



Thanks for watching!
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