Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Goodbye Miss Maggie

Margaret Mum of Cedar Lane

Maggie is our Daisy’s mom. She belongs to our friends Lorette and Todd. They had to have Maggie put to sleep yesterday. She lived a long and happy life but age had finally taken its toll. We are all very sad. She was such a sweet girl and a great mom. Daisy takes after her in a lot of ways. I think of her when I look at Daisy and she’ll always have a special place in our hearts as she gave us our sweet girl.

Maggie (left) and Daisy

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

a look back

It's a snowy, blustery day here in Iowa. I have been going through my pictures looking for a project I'd made a year or so ago which sent me down memory lane, looking over swaps I've done. So, since I haven't made much progress with projects lately I decided to post some things that I made in the past year.

These ATCs were for a swap called "Secret Words" in the Papertrail Arts group (which no longer exists). We were given two words and could use one or both in our ATCs. My words were pineapple and magician.

This card was for a "Map" swap in CCSwaps.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Out of Stuff

Thanks to everyone who responded for my need to get rid of some STUFF. All the packages are spoken for. So, for now I'm out of STUFF. Check back in as I plan having more STUFF to give away in the future.

Friday, February 09, 2007

We're in the TEENS!!!

We hit a high of 13 degrees today, almost a heat wave. To celebrate I ventured out at lunch and did a little shopping at the local antique/consignment store. I purchased a couple of new cab cards, some photos and some other fun ephemera.

Granny looks a little stern.

I'm sure she will cheer up when I get a chance to use her picture in some art projects.

Isn't this the cutest baby!

I'm slowly building a collection of images. I stop by every couple of weeks to see what they have new and what's on sale. Granny was 80% off today so she should be smiling (I am).

I don't want to use the original cards so I'll do some high quality scans and print them on my new color laser printer. I haven't tried to alter any yet but I'm getting a lot of good ideas. I have a serious case of OPTION ANXIETY! Any thoughts on how I can get rid of it? I'm up for suggestions.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Happy Birthday Mom

Today is my mother's birthday. Not only is she my mom but she is also my best friend. It has almost been a year since she was diagnosed with breast cancer. I am so thankful that they found the cancer very early (Stage I) and she is doing great after a lumpectomy and radiation.

I made my first fabric ATCs in honor of mom and all the other women who are breast cancer survivors. It is also in honor of those have not survived.

Thanks mom for just being you. I love you.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

I've had a makeover...

What do you think of my new look? If you'd like to try it go here.

Monday, February 05, 2007

still giving STUFF away

Sorry all the stuff is gone for now. - updated 2/11/07

I'm still organizing and making packets to give away. Thanks for everyone who replied so far. I forgot one important thing -- I need your mailing address. So when you comment please send me your mailing address at:

kacysmusings at mchsi dot com

(Just don't include the spaces, replace the "at" with an @ and change dot to a "." I'm using them to hopefully avoid spammers).