Thursday, November 20, 2014

Back to work...

Back to working on my owls. William and Kate always know what to do on a snowy, cold day:)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


blind side verb NORTH AMERICAN past tense: blindsided; past participle: blindsided
hit or attack (someone) on the blind side.catch (someone) unprepared; attack from an unexpected position.
About six weeks ago I had my very first mammogram. Yeah!
A week later was called back for another mammogram + an ultra sound. Ok.
Went home. Googled Breast Cancer. Not a good idea.
A couple of days later my doctor called, something didn't look right. Oh.
Was booked for another ultra sound (this time at the hospital). Ok.
A week later had the second ultra sound and was booked for a biopsy. Hmm?
A week later had that biopsy and was told that the results would be in in 7-10 days. Went home. Didn't google anything. A good idea.
Six days later (yesterday) found out that it was Ductal Cancer (in my left breast). Really? No family history. Healthy lifestyle. Really? I don't have time for this, I have a mosaic to finish...
Even after all those call backs I didn't see this coming. Blindsided.
Cancer. Ok.
The good news (yes, my 'good news bar' has been lowered) is that it's 'In Situ' (contained in the duct), non-invasive and the most common Breast Cancer. This is all very good news. Yes, Cancer can come with good news which made it all so much easier to tell our girls.
Yesterday was a very strange day. It came with some very bad news along with some very good news all of which had me thinking...what a difference a day can make:)

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Halloween flashback (2008).
Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New York City♥

Emma and I spent last weekend in NYC:) It was her 16th birthday gift.
We walked and shopped (a lot), saw a great off Broadway show (how2banewyorker) and went to the 911 memorial museum which was a beautiful and solemn experience.
We love NYC.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


October 1998 ~ We had no idea how you'd change our world. Thank You Emma!

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Pumpkin anything. Fireplace on. Homemade cinnamon buns. Just a few reasons to love October.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Toronto's Evergreen Brick Works

Spent the morning at Toronto's Evergreen Brick Works. Lots to be thankful for:)
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Making progress on a work in progress

This is Yellow Owl:) It's part of a series of Owls that I've been working on, for a while now. The good news is that I'm making progress (slowly). The bad news is that I still have a lot to do...actually there is no bad news. I'm excited about this project, so it's all good.

Friday, September 26, 2014

ETSY - Made in Canada Event!

Etsy has gone off-line for a day! This Saturday it’s the ETSY: Made in Canada event. Find an Etsy pop up market near you. Made in Canada:)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hello Sunshine!

I was just finishing up a run the other day when I spotted this sad looking chair that had been kicked to the curb:( I thought should I, should't I? Do I really need another project? where would I put it?... And then I was painting it:)
It was in pretty good shape - just needed a little glue and some paint. It looks lovely in Hannah's room.