Friday, December 24, 2010


"The First Christmas"
This is one of my hand-made fabric postcards. It is my favorite as it depicts the true meaning of the holiday.
I would like to wish each and every one a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Let's hope 2011 will bring forth Peace, Love, and Understanding.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Artists Of Oxford County

In November I was part of a juried show and sale called Artists Of Oxford County
I Sold Twiggy Santas which were a big hit.
I also sold my original beaded healing spirits,beaded jewellery, handmade cards and tote bags

The weather was good and we had a very large crowd of holiday shoppers.

During the week-end we were entetained by two fabulous groups, one performed folk songs and the other was a fabulous jazz group

A good time was had by all and already I am looking forward to next year

Monday, December 6, 2010

Bead Journal Project 2011

I am very excited to join the new Beaded Journal Project.
I am trying to clear my thoughts and settle on a monthly theme.
Should be fun.... Stay tuned for that...

Friday, December 3, 2010


Why a I not a happy camper??????

I am having trouble signing in to Blogger.

Has anyone else found this to be true?

This troubleshooting screen comes up and has not answered any of my questions.....Grrrrrr!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010



BE THANKFUL that you don't already have everything you desire,

If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

BE THANKFUL when you don't know something,

For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

BE THANKFUL for the difficult times,

During those times you grow.

BE THANKFUL for your limitations,

Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

BE THANKFUL for each new challenge,

Because it will build strength and character.

BE THANKFUL for your mistakes,

They will teach you valuable lessons.

BE THANKFUL when you are tired and weary,

Because it means you've made a difference.

It is easy to be grateful for all good things,

A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for setbacks.

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles and they can become your blessings.

Author Unknown.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fleece Festival October 2010

Here I am at the far left with a few of the ladies that belong to the Rug Hooking Group I belong to. I should have taken more pictures of our booth. We had a lot of our rugs on display, and we had 2 classes going for those that wanted to learn Traditional Rug Hooking.

Look at these darlings!

These little guys are raised for their wool and provide us with fleece and the makings for beautiful yarns, I bought a big bag of the fleece as well as some of the rovings, which I use in my work.

Aren't the rovings beautiful ! I think I have enough to make a few pictures!!! hahahah
I already have a stash of rovings , but I got this huge bag for $5.00.... How could I resist?!?!
This Festival is held in October and this was it's second year. It has proved to be such a success it will be held for 2 days in October 2011.This event has been very successful with dozens of vendors , lots of workshops are avaiable, and the attendance has been over the top.
I am especially excited about next year as the Fibre Arts Group I belong to has been invited to have a booth next year and show and sell our work ....already my head is full of ideas.
Maybe next time I will see you

Friday, November 19, 2010

I'm Still Here

Hi everyone.

I am still here and going strong.

I had a very successful time at the Craigowan Artist Show and Sale last week-end.

I am at another sale this week-end called "Deck The Halls" at the Creative Art Centre in Ingersoll, Ontario.

I have been so busy getting things done to sell I have not had time to blog.

It was very worthwhile as I sold a lot last week-end. Hope this week-end will be good too.

I shall Post more with pictures on Monday..

Thanks to all my faithful followers...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Frustrations and More FUN Things!

I have been busy making some cards... Hope you like them.
Thank goodness my creativity has nothing to do with my computer....
I have been so frustrated with this computer.
Had it in the shop to be fixed and all seemed well until I tried to email some pictures...
Wouldn't work!!
Tried to crop some pictures, ...couldn't find my photosmart program!!!
Downloaded another one from the internet and it works but not the one I like....
I have wasted so much time trying to fix something I really know nothing about!!!!
One step above my capabilities..VBG
I guess I will trott it back to the shop on Monday...
Meanwhile where's my needle and thread!!!! It is the only thing that calms me down in times like this... Oh and the other thing that has a soothing affect.... CHOCOLATE...
Look out Halloween Candy.... here I come!!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Update from Maggie's Studio

Hello Dear Friends....

I have been busy but my computer has not been co-operating...
So...... no news from me lately!! ....sigh...

Let's hope I can succeed to-day!

I have been trying something new in my handmade cards.. The piece of artwork is enclosed and the card opens so you can add your own words. I really like them.... tell me what you think

Monday, October 18, 2010

My Special Day

Meeting dear friends .
DH with nephews Scott and John

LtoR...Daughter Lynne, nephew Scott Robinson,"Me" trying to be funny!, DH Robbie, nephew John Robinson,SIL Doreen and her DH Al Robinson DH brother.

Daughter Lynne with cousin John

Maggie with nephew Scott

A Sentimental moment with dear friends.

Good Grief, my eyes are closed, well I guess at this age a nap creeps up!

Beautiful cake, half was chocolate and half was vanilla, It was sooooooo good.

Here is the luncheon laid out. It was a delicious assortment and enjoyed by all.

Hi everyone.
My computer has not been behaving so I am way behind in my posts.

Lots has happened ...
I had a birthday and my DH surprised me with a lovely surprise party with my family and lots of friends attending. I received so many wonderful cards and letters including one from our Prime Minister of Canada.
I can't believe I am 75 years old! The mirror says so but in my head I am still 40!!! Works for me.....VBG
I am so thankful that I am still able to do all the things I LOVE to do. I look forward to being in my studio every day creating something..Praise the Lord.
Haven't got all the pictures yet but here are a few
Hope you enjoy seeing them.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Frustration & Happy Thanksgiving.

This morning started off bright and sunny and I was looking forward to the day....WELL!

My computer has been in the shop forever or at least it seemed like it and I got it back yesterday.... All was well until I tried to scan and print.....:-{
No Luck, so DH had a look and 3 hours later!!!! he got the printer to work but not the scanner.... It is a long story but the bottom line is it will have to go back to the shop! Darn... Oh well that will definitely mean I get more time to work in my studio with no distraction that's a good thing.

Now on to more interesting and fun thoughts...

I hope you all will have a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING , enjoying family and good times to-gether.
My DH and I have been invited out for dinner, so I will not be cooking turkey..sigh!
However, enjoying the company of dear friends makes up for that..

Blessings to all

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Hi Everyone, NOOOOOOO

I have not been hibernating.

Anything but.....

Just celebrated our 56th wedding anniversary on Sept 11,(1954).. A lovely romantic dinner just the two of us at a very special restaurant that we love...... we never seem to lack for things to say to each other....
Then...... all the guilds I belong to starting are up.
I belong to Fibre Arts, Oxford Quilt Guild, and my tap dancing class, plus I have been taking a couple of online classes.....LOL.
I got accepted into a juried sale of art so I am busy trying to get some things ready for a show and sale.. I tell you never a dull moment...Will try and have some more pictures soon.
I love this time of year with the cooler days.. Seems to spark my creativity, instead of being a SLUG in the very hot summer....VBG....Have a beautiful day

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Healing /Comfort Spirit Dolls

I have been busy working on my spirit/comfort dolls... They are about 3 inches tall and are loaded with beads and charms. Each color has it's own meaning

I make the faces and give them a crackle finish which I love doing.

I will put some in my Etsy shop and hopefully I will have more for a gallery sale later this fall.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Here Are The Winners

Congratulations to..

#57...Sharon at
wins the whimsical tote bag.

#42....Valerie wins the gold bird's nest pendant

#54....Jenna Louise At the silver bird's nest pendant.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS..... and I will wait until I receive your snail mail addresses so I can send you your goodies.

Let me tell you I have had one heck of an afternoon trying to number all you followers , get the random number generator to function!! It finally did.....and try to find out what Valerie's Blog was called. I never did find that out Valerie, but I did manage to send you an email so I hope you get it and send me your snail mail address...

I chuckled to myself when the other two winners names came up... Seems to me you are both quite lucky at winning>> Want to buy me a lottery ticket..VBG

I can now rest with this done. I do not know why my computer was so mean and slow this afternoon...I gotta go sew something to settle down!!!!!VBG
Once again thank you to everyone that supports my blog. Your comments and inspiration mean so very much to me.
xoxoxoxo to each of you...


Goodmorning Dear Followers,
I was so excited this morning to see I now have 200 followers. How excitingI want to thank each and every one of you for being a follower of my blog.
I hope I can continue to hold your interest. I will try very hard to post on a regular basis with something interesting for you to see.
As a Thank You I am selecting 3 winners.
#1.. will receive the whimsical tote bag, with interesting closure and an inside pocket to house your cell phone and other things.

#2 and #3 will receive a bird's nest pendant ..

One with a gold theme and one with a siver theme.
I will post the winners later to-day so stay tuned.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Going Out Of Business Sale

Here is where you want to go.
Fabulous giveaways and also a going out of Business sale... Hurry now..

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

To My Dear Followers

Hi Dear Followers.

I am so happy to meet all of you.

I just wanted you to know I am trying to think of the "Perfect" give away when I reach the number 200.

Looks like it won't be long...

Making friends and sharing work to-gether is one of the highlights of my day.

I really appreciate all your comments as well.. Keeps me grounded.

So stay tuned..


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Let's try AGAIN!

Trying to do a pretty signature... This has been a waste of time in my opinion.
I get the thing to the post but how to I get it to do that automatically on each post???????
I am trying to figure out how to make my signature pretty!
Let's see if I can do it?

Friday, August 6, 2010

I thought you might like to see some of the creations I have made.. I hope you enjoy the show..PS 3-D glasses are not necessary!