Getting Back Up on my Horse

Beware so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance. Jean de la Fontaine Two of five panels for new window in place. So, so often, I am distracted from… Continue reading

Bright Beginnings

Hmmm, over a month since I’ve written here?  Really?  While some of that time was accidental, some was intentional. Although we’ve been enjoying a gorgeous autumn filled with sunshine, I spent a couple… Continue reading

Playing with Math, Glass & Nature

Oh, so much fun working with glass on my latest project, Green Trees.  [Hey, I know it’s a funny name considering the tree is clear textured — but the sporatic use of green… Continue reading

Ten Year Tragedy

It’s been ten years since I stood in horror & watched thousands of innocent people die. [photo by Sara K. Schwittek] I was just starting a new life — in my mid-40s, attaining… Continue reading

A Quick Visit

A pretty little light came to visit: I caught some pictures with my camera — some from far away: Some from up close: Okay — it’s not from the stained glass in my… Continue reading

Pretty & Organized

Whoopee, I’ve expanded storage in my project area by switching in the 3 foot pine unit from my bedroom & adding a new 6 foot pine unit: Ikea’s Dokument white wire magazine holders… Continue reading

Exciting Startup Week

Porch door at night  [Dawne Design — Project 14] Wooh, it’s been a busy, exciting week & the gorgeous weather simply makes it all the more enjoyable. I finished the window for the… Continue reading

A Nana’s Thoughts

My little sweetie, playing in her garden, wearing her favourite clothes.  [Beautiful photograph by her wonderful mom.] Over the past few days, I’ve had a wonderful conversation with my 12-yr-old grandson in northern… Continue reading

Hungry Visitors

Hmm, someone enjoyed a delicious dinner last night: OMG  😆 and this: Now, yesterday, I was thinking I should get a picture of the geraniums because the red plant [hmmm, what is its… Continue reading

Lots of Summer Still to Enjoy

All around me, preparations are being made for the coming of autumn — back-to-school sales, goslings learning to fly, little quail not so little anymore, spring/early-summer flowers losing blooms. Yet many flowers are… Continue reading

Too Much to Keep Up With

My, oh, my, what a beautiful day — 😉 there’s a bluebird on my shoulder. ** Luminescent colour in the shadows. Whew, after a long, HOT daytrip to Vancouver, it is so nice… Continue reading

Entering a Magical Garden

My room-mate & I are pretty lucky that these two, Mollie & Lady, like to play with each other & stick around the yard pretty good.  [Yup, simply a little bear wrestling above.]  😉… Continue reading

Just a Little Change Needed

Last night when I finally when to bed last night [hmm, excuse me, it was 2 a.m. so it was morning], I had finished cutting & leading the blue glass section of the… Continue reading

Fee Fi Fo Fum

Oh my, sometimes a week can go by so quickly.  And it’s funny how each day can be filled with activity yet my to-do list gets ever longer. Although still mild temperatures, a… Continue reading

Happiness is Doing What YOU Love

I’ve been seeing subjects like ‘how to be happy’ & ‘finding happiness’ bandied about quite a bit lately.  And many conversations with friends & family have centred on achieving personal happiness while trying… Continue reading

Glass & Dogs fill Weekend

Yahoo, what a busy, fun-filled weekend! 😉 Finished off a third planter Saturday but, now, I’m wondering . . . is it almost too pretty to put dirt in? Nah, it’s destined for… Continue reading

Glass Makes Planters Extra Special

. 😀 Along with cutting & grooving the shutter frames while I was away, my carpenter also made a couple of unusual planters — sort of R2D2 look-alikes. 😉 I love the raised… Continue reading

Glass Work — Island Style

😆 Glass Window Shutters / Wall Art Gorgeous, eh? I couldn’t help myself — I know I said the shutters were going to be in shades of blue — but when I got… Continue reading

Calgary Provides Enough Stories to Last a Lifetime

. 😆 . Woohoo, I’m back home on the peaceful Isle — from almost a month in metropolitan Calgary — yahoo! . 😉 What an adventure — helping my youngest sister move from… Continue reading

When is Spring Coming to Calgary?

Yup, I’m in Calgary — where the weather can change from freezing rain to hot sun in a matter of a couple hours.  Well, that’s only happened twice — otherwise it’s cold rain.… Continue reading

D-Day for Calgary

3 MORE SLEEPS !! Yipes, that means today is my version of D-Day: Trip DO-DAY This is the day I switch over — from beautifying projects around the house like this wonderfully HUGE… Continue reading

Countdown to Long Trip

Ooooh, 6 more sleeps & I’ll be flying off to Calgary for 5 weeks.  Funny how a month ago, it seemed so far away, but now it’s rushing up pretty fast. And, of… Continue reading

Prepping Pots for Plants

While at Canadian Tire to get a few more plants [flowers for me & veggies for my room-mate] to go in the gardens outside, I saw this beautiful red-leafed begonia for indoors. Since… Continue reading

Medieval Bed with Stained Glass

How else would a Victorian celebrate the Victoria Day long weekend than by raising beautiful stained glass sun rays? Yup, my medieval bed with stained glass panels is finished! 😮 Gorgeous?  Oh yeah! … Continue reading

Bed Panels Ready But Where’s My Iron?

Woohoo!  😆 I finished soldering, puttying, & then cleaned both panels with whiting so they really sparkle. It was hard enough to leave the panels flat for a day to let the putty… Continue reading