Saturday, 31 March 2012

Goodbye Mesa....see you nex year!

Well, our time here in Mesa, Arizona has come to an end. Tomorrow morning we head home to Manitoba. It's been an amazing 2 mths. but now it's time to go home to our family. Just a couple of pictures before I leave. I made another blanket....this one is for my daughter for her birthday. Then, there is finally another card. It is for an Easter card exchange at TCC. The adorable image is from Robyn's Fetish. And finally, my honey & I enjoying a beautiful drive to Tortilla Flat for lunch. Talk to you all when I get home. Be well!

Sunday, 18 March 2012

St. Patrick's Day

Spent a wonderful St. Patrick's day with great friends...both old & new. We had a beautiful day for the celebrations which included singing, dancing, lots of good food & the occasional "medicinal" beverage! Thought I would share a picture of the lovely colleens who helped me celebrate. (that's me on the far left)

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Luck O' the Irish

This is a sample of the ATC's that I made for the "Luck O' the Irish" swap run by the wonderful Kristy over a TCC. I had a great time doing this one. Anything Irish is very close to my heart as I was born in Belfast, N. Ireland. I came to Canada as a 5 yr. old but was lucky enough to be able to spend every summer in Ireland from the age of 10-18yrs. old. Some of my fondest childhood memories are from those special summers. My first trip over in 1961 I met a lovely friend called Anne. We remained dear friends until she passed away from cancer in 1997. Our lives are still joined in a very special way because my son ended up marrying her daughter! Anyway, hope you like the ATC & my little story. Cead mile failte means A hundred thousand welcomes in Irish Gaelic.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

St. Patrick's tag

This is the tag I made for the challenge over at Robyn's Fetish at The Crafter's Cafe. Thanks so much to Robyn for this adorable image to use on the tag. Just incase you can't read the saying around the edge it says "May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue, And may happiness fill your heart each day all year through."

Now I'm off to work on my ATC's for the March swap (also at TCC). While I'm enjoying my time here in Arizona, I am REALLY missing my stash of paper & stuff back home. I have had a terrible time finding any Irish themed paper here this year. Last year I bought loads of it but of course, it is at home in that prized STASH!!! Can't win some times!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Family Fun

My daughter, son-in-law & two granddaughters are here visiting us in Arizona. The last couple of days have been really fun! Yesterday we went to the Sealife Aquarium & saw all sorts of colorful fish, seahorses & rays. But today was awesome....we spent the whole day at Out of Africa, a wildlife safari park. I actually kissed a giraff & a camel! There were lots of beautiful big cats (lions, tigers & panthers), grizzly bears, hyenas (the girls loved these guys!) a rhino, zebras, all sorts of horned creatures whose names I can't remember, a boa constrictor & assorted lizards! What a great family day!