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 nightย  [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.ย  [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: OMGย  ๐Ÿ˜† 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 — ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 playย with each other & stick around the yard pretty good.ย  [Yup, simply a little bear wrestling above.]ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰… 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.ย  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.ย  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! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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

. ๐Ÿ˜€ 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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love the raised… Continue reading

Glass Work — Island Style

๐Ÿ˜† 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

. ๐Ÿ˜† . Woohoo, I’m back home on the peaceful Isle — from almost a month in metropolitan Calgary — yahoo! . ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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.ย  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.ย  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! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Gorgeous?ย  Oh yeah!ย … Continue reading

Bed Panels Ready But Where’s My Iron?

Woohoo!ย  ๐Ÿ˜† 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

Planting Relaxes & Beautifies

๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve slowly been adding annuals to the little garden here & starting perennials in containers. I don’t usually plant annuals but the little garden outside the porch door is sprouting all sorts… Continue reading

Glass Panels Progress to Soldering Stage

Yahooย  ๐Ÿ˜† The leading is finished on my bed panels! I can now move onto the next assembly process — soldering all the meeting places in the lead came. Notice the two [2]… Continue reading

A Little Ouch But Worth It

It all started with a little piece of red glass . . . An idea of supporting my sagging closet rod with a simple row of shelves morphed into a Continual Closet Change… Continue reading

Can’t Keep Glass Progress Secret

I am so lucky to love my work. I love creating beautiful windows. I love seeing my visions become real. My favourite part of making stained glass windows is the assembly — measuring… Continue reading

Lovin’ those Changes

๐Ÿ™‚ With two work boards & a lead holder inside on my project table, I set up one of the bed panel patterns to start leading. The most tedious part is making sure… Continue reading