Thursday, September 28, 2006

This Morning

Megan and Dylan are playing this morning with blocks, puzzles and books. Dylan is a "handful" for Megan since he keeps getting in her way. We have lots of "fun" keeping the peace between the 2 of them!

Here's a moment of peace as they each play with something different :) (Is it only 8:30 am??)

Be back later :)

Monday, September 25, 2006

Samples made using my Template (available Free below). I used a freebie from Betty Jo Martin from the September Newsletter at Scrapbook Elements.

The photos are of Lake Tahoe on our trip to California to visit Lisa in 2002.

No Mystery Now

No wonder we didn't sell too many kits at Do It Digi!! Have you seen how many freebies are out there??? Oh my goodness! Why would anyone ever buy when you can get some awesome stuff for FREE!!!??? Well the mystery is solved and it sure makes me think "twice more" about selling online when you can give it away for free LOL

Here's a freebie for you.....wouldn't want to be "left behind" in the Digital Game!
This is one of those "so popular" page templates! Created in .psd format with layers for Photoshop, PS Elements and Paint Shop Pro users as well as .jpg for others. All the layers can be rotated and moved so the possibilities are endless! Would love to see what you do with this :)

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Sun is Shining :)

Despite the fact that the sky is dark for the most part, the sun keeps peeking through and that is sooooo nice! Sure is looking more like Fall everyday!
Went to the Stratford Fall Fair yesterday and what a waste of time and money! LOL Won't do that again but at least I can say I did it once :)
Today we're going to visit mom and dad. Haven't seen them for a couple of weeks and it always seems too long! Darren's surfing in Grand Bend this morning.......brrrrrrr. He really got the surfing "bug" and has been trying to catch as many "waves" as he can despite the water temperature. It's down to 63 degrees F. and he says he won't go in when it gets to 60 degrees. Oh to be young again! NOT
Bre and Sara are both working today. And for those I haven't told, Lisa (my eldest) is coming home from California for good on December 19th!! Finally!!! She's been there 5 years now and we've only managed to see her a couple of times per year. It will be sooo nice to have her close again!!!!!

Okay, I'm off to the basement to do some wash and then maybe start that sweater or work on my quilt until we leave for mom's! Later :)

Saturday, September 23, 2006


Thanks so much for the positive comments on my sewing :) I didn't sell any on ebay but I might try again one day soon. Steph, I will get in touch with you as I have quite a few items for sale and maybe they would sell in your friend's consignment store. I did have them in St. Marys but it would be great to try somewhere else for awhile.
I love to make children's rewarding but when you don't have an outlet for them, they just stack up!

Just went to my neighbour's house and got some yarn and a pattern to knit a sweater! Yikes....all I need is another project! I'm a sucker for punishment but it's soooo much fun LOL

Friday, September 22, 2006

It's FRIDAY....yeehaw

It's so nice to see all those great comments on my first post. Feels like we're really gonna stay in touch. You all do feel like family and I hope we continue to update one another about our daily happenings and dreams for the future.

Not only did DID end for me but my sewing job is ending September 29th. I will still have 2 or 3 days of babysitting each week but that's all for now. I'm looking forward to seeing what's coming up cause it seems too coincidental that both my jobs ended at the same time! I have a number of children's clothing left for sale that I made for the store I worked for and I've posted 5 items on Ebay to see what happens. I might try that route for awhile to see if I can get rid of some things and then if not, I'll donate them to charity.

So far not much action but it's my first time trying to sell on ebay. I'm not giving up yet! LOL

I guess my days will be spent sewing for the most part this fall. I have one quilt in the works and another on the sidelines. Am hoping to get a few done for family but the darn fabric is so expensive. I also have a stash of other fabrics (not for quilts) that I want to get made into things so I can clean out my craft area.

I'll be checking in tomorrow, talk to you then :)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

A Sad Day

Today is a sad day for me! Do It Digi has closed completely and my "home page" when I open my internet browser has had to change. It has been Do It Digi for the past year and a half and it feels so strange to not see that familiar page each morning :((

For now, my home page is Joy's Blog LOL. Couldn't think of anything better to open to each day.

Sure is feeling like Fall here in Stratford, Ontario. The air has cooled considerably in the past 2 weeks and more rain and cloudy skies really makes me want to stay in the house. The farmers fields are wonderful colours now and the setting sun peeking through the clouds enhances the Fall colours. Here's a view from my backyard

Of course this is more stunning in real life!!

I'm still working out what to do with my "DID" time. I want to continue to create kits but then I think "what for". I would like to get motivated to get some genealogy layouts done so we can get a book together. Once I get some loose ends cleaned up around here (sewing, housework, etc), I think that is what I will concentrate on. The past month I've been using up some of the stash of fabric I have sitting around. Have made a few items for myself and others. However, seems like I get some used up and then buy some more. When will I learn!!! Oh well. I think I am gaining though.....I emptied one tote bucket so that must mean I'm getting rid of some. LOL

Signing off for to you soon :)