Thursday, November 22, 2012


 Got my Nov. tag a month swap...for Jane at The hose for this swap is Tee over at This is  a sweet tag!
 Look at the teeny, tiny, knife, fork and spoon! Now how cute is that. Thanks Jane I love it.
Here is a pic of some vintage material that I have left over from the store I used to have. Before retirement. I have a bunch of this stuff, I think I might make a page here on my blog and see if I can sell some of it. I don't know if that can be done or not....I would like it to be a running page where I can add to it all the time...anyone out there know if I can made a page to do that...?? Making Thanksgiving diner...Was not going to cook this year..but dads friends gave him a small 10 lbs. turkey.. so did sweets, yesterday, cranberries this am...just finished the dressing and turkey is in ...that's it until we eat then I will make mashed tata's....I always enjoyed watching the Macy's parade ....but really could do with out all the singing and dancing....please just get on with the good kids are in different places...dd has a craft show this weekend in Ocean City they took their TT and spent the week ...getting drift wood and sea shells...she sculpts then and paints old time father Christmas faces on them...son and family is at home in PA as is my sister...that's about it for family,..I really do not like being so far away :( 
I have been working on those mini paper bag albums, got them almost ready to go...and 10 squares done on the stocking. Have a couple swaps need finished up. Got the hand made ornament swap ready to go...just 2 more then I am done with holiday stuff.
All for now thanks for looking and come back soon

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


016Family reading this ..stop don’t read… this is Christmas gift time. This was my idea…I usually give WM gift cards to kids and Gkids… I try to be creative in how I give them.Soooo starting this year I will be giving them in the form of a mini paper bag mini album. This year (the first) I will start with the front cover and the first page of the mini album. Then each year I will make a new page for the album containing the gift card. The idea is that each year they will take pic at Christmas and put them in the album. Any way I hope they will do that. The above pic is the start of this project. Working on it during my day trips in MySweetDream (motorhome)

019Here is my Nov. Thanksgiving tag swap. Over at The Altered Paper. Tee’s blog. I went a little on the comic side with this cool cat turkey/pilgrim.

020And here are a few things that I sent along for the ride. Hope my partner can use them. My partner Jane @ Anything But Plain Jane should have received it by now. I will be posting more often (I hope)…my verizon GB don’t seem to last as long as they use to…that’s why long between post. If you would like to see what else we have been up to check out my other blog

Thanks for looking and come back soon.

blessings donna

Sunday, November 4, 2012


001Wow I know it has been some time since I last posted and so sorry for the delay. To many things to do and not enough time to do them all. Been so busy with my new rig havn’t had time for much else. A lot to learn. You can read about my adventure with it on my other blog. In the above photo is one thing I have been working on is a Chirstmas stocking for my DD made with crochet granny squares. She lost the one I made her when she was about 8. These are the colors she wanted, tan sand, light blue, off white and tied together with black.
005 This is a pic of some paper bag mini albums I have been working on, I take stuff with me in the rig every day to work on, while we are on our day trips.017 Here are a couple of swaps I received recently. My swap partner was Janet over at The first is an ATC  card swap hosted by Tee the alpha swap. This one was for the letter C She used cat for her theme (me too) Love it Janet great minds work together as they say! The other one is alterd witch ATC at Tee’s The Altered Paper blog.018And these are a few neat things she sent along for the ride. Will come in handy next fall. Thanks so much Janet.
I know I have misplaced a couple swaps in the mess I  have made here in my craft room. I hope to find and organize everything and get them posted. Sorry if I missed yours.
All for now thanks for looking and come back soon