Saturday, January 31, 2009

I Remember Mama

January 31, 2009

Hey, have a look at the date!! Only seven more weeks till Spring!! Pretty soon we'll be digging and planting in the yard, and soaking up all that wonderful warmth. Oh-h-h! I can hardly wait!

Well, I spent today fitzeling around on my computer. Did a couple of puzzles, and finished up your Anniversary freebie QP and new kit. And I must say, I like the kit. It's called "Floral Scent."

This morning, I had a lovely chat with Kyra. Isn't this Messenger thingy really cool? I can sit in my jammies, with a cup of coffee, and chat with people all over the world. I don't do chatrooms, and google chatclubs, facebook or myspace. I'm very picky about who I spend my time with. But here in the scrap world, I've made some nice friends that I enjoy chatting with now and then.

Tonight, I made meat sauce and spaghetti for supper. It's quick and easy, and we like it. Alas, I do wear a bit of it while I'm eating. For some reason, it always manages to slurp onto my chin and my nose, and in the process of wiping it away I manage to get it on my cheeks. Ah, but it's such a beautiful shade of orangey red. I can hear my mother now - "you're not being raised as a pig, so stop eating like one!"

I remember more of her words. "Because I said so! That's why!" Boy oh boy, do you remember hearing those words when you were a kid? I used them on my kids too. However, it only worked while they were still smaller than me. Today they just go, "sure, Mom." and chuckle away behind my back. And then of course, comes the next set of my mother's favorite words - "You can't fool me! I know what you're thinking!" She's gone now, or I'd be wearing her size 6 shoe right up my hiney. God love Moms, huh?

Time for me to take some supper out to Moo. He's not feeling very well tonight. Seems he has more bad days than good days now. It's the nature of the beast. Lord, this is one beast we'd like to annihilate.

I'll post your Anniversary QP now. I call this one "Daydream." It's a bit old fashioned, like me. Enjoy, and have a great night.

Hugs, Edna B.

And here is your download link for Anniversary QP - 06"

Friday, January 30, 2009

Lookee! Lookee! A Slideshow.

January 30, 2009

Gosh, I was having so much fun working up a kit for the Feb Color Challenge at Magickal Scraps, that I lost track of time. I did finish the kit, though. No sneak peeks till February. I still have about 15 more challenges to do for the new month.

Look up top here to view the Daily Downloads for the month of February. It's a gorgeous kit, and if you want it for free, come on over and join. Membership is free, then you can download new parts every day. I got brave and followed Snow Raven's directions on how to put up a slide show showing you the daily download kit. If you don't want to join us, you can buy the kit in the store.

Now that I've used up all my creative playtime, I really must go play with Tootsie for a little while, and then we will grab our snacks and hop into bed to watch a bit of television. Before I leave, I'll be posting your Anniversary freebie #5. This is called "Hope." Enjoy, and have a great night.

Hugs, Edna B.

And here is your download link for "Anniversary QP - 05":

Thursday, January 29, 2009

95, And Riding High

January 29, 2009

Well, where do I start? My computer came home last night. And yes, I had to return that lovely wireless keyboard that I had on loan from Wayne. Need to put that on my shopping list, right next to the new wireless mouse.

My computer is definitely sick. While I'm waiting for it to open or close a folder I can almost do a load of wash. Needless to say, this isn't making it fun to design anything. Also, the lost folders and items are devastating to say the least. I will by busy for the next few years just trying to match pieces of kits and folders to the original folder and then trying to find out where I got it.

They say the Lord doesn't hand out more than you can handle, but I don't think He's taken a good look at me lately. I lost my superwoman powers years ago, and now I'm just a rather slow mortal. It's sort of like I used to be the "Hare" and now I'm the Tortoise."

I read a beautiful article in last night's newspaper about a lady who lives nearby. She used to be a teacher at a local Academy, then she was head of their library complex. She did a fantastic job there, and then she retired. Since retiring, she works there as a volunteer archivist in the library. She goes to work three days a week. And guess what?? She's ONLY 95 YEARS old.

God bless her. I only hope that I will be as motivated and able to get around like that when I am 95 years old. I just love to read stories like this one, don't you?

Today was tax preparation day for lil ole me. My daughter in law came over to help me. This is not my funnest thing to do. Thank you, thank you Janet!! I have a few more columns to total up, then I can put it all on the work sheet. After that, I turn it all over to my accountant.

Crystal and Snow Raven from our forum at Magickal Scraps, have both challenged me to a photo challenge. I will have to check it out, and let you know more about it tomorrow. Hm-m-m-m, I wonder what those two are up to.

Tonight, I will post your Anniversary freebie #4. This one I call "Beauty." I hope you like it. Y'all have a great night.

Hugs, Edna B.

And here's your download link for "Anniversary QP - 04":

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It's Snowing Again - Whoop de Do!!

January 28, 2009

Another day, another bunch of snow. For goodness sakes, where are we going to put it? So far, I've heard two weather forecasts, one says 5-10 inches coming, one says 2-5 inches coming. Don't they all go to the same sort of weather forecasting schools? How is it that they all read the weather map differently?

Either way, there isn't much room left out in my yard to put anymore snow, unless we park the vehicles in the street. And of course, that is a big no-no. The town hands out fines for parking on the street when it is snowing - gee whiz! we might get in the way of a big snow plow that's trying to dump all it's snow in our driveway.

Well, today just might be the BIG day!! Computer might be coming home today. We're not having a party until it's actually here, though. Gee, I never knew you could miss a computer so much. Imagine if I didn't have the laptop to fall back on.

Now it's time to clean off the computer desk, and get ready just in case. Today your Anniversary freebie is a QP I call "Paree." I made it with an adorable kit called "La Vie En Rose" by Dood-Elle. Have a great day.

Hugs, Edna B.

And here is your download link for "Anniversary - 03":

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Working Through A Blue Funk

January 27, 2009

Yesterday I was in a rather blue mood. So it was best for me to just go to bed early, and maybe sleep would change my outlook on the world. This has not been the easiest month to get through. All the difficulties have not been just mine - family members in accidents, household needs, yukky cold weather, it's tax time, and of course, an extremely needy and dying computer.

In just five more days, it will be February. Do you suppose that will be a much friendlier month? Oh gosh, I certainly hope so. It's difficult getting back into the designer mode. I sit here at my laptop and accomplish very little, if anything. It's just not the same as my computer.

Wayne called and said that I might be getting my computer back tomorrow. However, it is time to break down and get a new one. I have just been putting it off, and putting it off. By nature, I'm a regular procrastinator. If something can wait till another day, then that's what we'll do.

Time to get off the proverbial pot, and start doing!! Maybe I've just been feeling sorry for myself. Even I know that it's not good to do that. I have so much to be thankful for. So tonight, I'm making an effort to push myself back to being productive and creative.

Anniversary freebie #2 is "Birthday QP," which I will post tonight. Hope you like it. Enjoy, and have a great night.

Hugs, Edna B.

And here is your download link for Anniversary 2 freebie:

Sunday, January 25, 2009

It's Time To Make The Donuts

January 25, 2009

This week, we will re-start the Anniversary freebies. It's time for me to get back to work. Last night, I installed PSP on my new little webbook. This way, in between everything else, I can try to learn a new program. I watched a few learning videos on it last night, and it looks as though I can handle it.

I would also like to get caught up with the chat project this week. Then I will feel comfortable about working on the February challenges. I still have to make my reward kits for February. They are on the list of "items not found." Hopefully by the middle of the week, I will know exactly where I stand on recovery items.
It's also time to make decisions about when I am going to Florida and whether I can go for one week or two. Gosh I can almost feel that warm sun shining down on me. M-m-m-m! Considering that it's only about 7 or 8 degrees outside here, anything over 30 will probably feel like a heatwave.

You can't tell, but I left for a few hours and took a nap. I've also put in a load of laundry, and now I'm going to play with Tootsie for a while. I have a few hours before it's time to leave for work, so I will also work on Anniversary for a while.

Before I leave, I have another photo to share. This was taken through a window at work on Friday. Cardinals are gorgeous against a snow backdrop. Enjoy, and have a great night.

Hugs, Edna B.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

A New Day

January 24, 2009

I will try again today to post. Wayne has managed so far to retrieve about 60% of my files. A lot of files are still missing, and some folders are empty. There are other problems with the stuff, BUT I am most grateful for what he did manage to get back so far.

It looks like I will be starting over new with a lot of my stuff. Most all the work from the last two or three months is gone. We used to say "too bad Harry!" I still do.

Today I spent some time trying to retrieve some files that I have in storage on-line. Each day I will look for more. Meanwhile, I will slowly get things back to normal again. Poor little Tootsie isn't too happy with all this. I forget to stop and play, and she gets to feeling neglected. This is something else I will have to work on. She is definitely more important than the computer. The computer doesn't wag it's tail and lick my face when I come home.

Yesterday, on my way home from work, I did stop and buy a USB card reader to use with my laptop and my new little toy. (it's called a netbook) So tonight I can share some photos with you. The first one is of my laptop and my netbook, just to show you how little the new kid is.

The next photo was taken through the kitchen window at work. It's just a great shot of icicles - for those of you who are not blessed with this wicked cold and all the snow and ice. haha. Have a great night.
Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Short Post

I' m not having a good night. I just finished typing this whole post. AND IT DISAPPEARED. I'm not going to type it over. Tootsie and I are going to bed early.

You all have a great night. Be back tomorrow.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Still Floundering, But The Mind Is Better

January 22, 2009

Upfront I will tell you that I do not have my files back yet and I probably won't them before tomorrow night. So, I don't think I'll hold my breath while I'm waiting for them. Have you ever seen a short, chubby, little old lady with a blue face? Not a very pretty sight.

Have you ever seen these gals with the two inch long finger nails typing away on their computers as if they had normal fingers? How do they do it? I am overdue for my nail salon appointment, my nails are getting too long, and I am having a dickens of a time trying to type on this laptop keyboard. Wayne is supposed to be bringing me a USB keyboard that I can use with it for a while. That should help.

A few days ago, I ordered myself a net book (that's a little laptop that fits in your bag, and is easier to lug around), and it just came a couple of hours ago. I have been trying to figure out how to set it up - this is not one of my strong points. It is the cutest little thing. I will have to take a picture of it to show you.

So now I'm off to see about supper and finishing up the laundry. Need clean stuff to wear to work tomorrow. Have a great night.

Hugs, Edna B.

p.s. My big pc has my card slot in it, so this photo will have to wait till I find my portable one.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Moi? A Spoiled Brat? Yup!

January 21, 2009

He lives!! Wayne woke me up very early this morning with a phone call saying that he thought he was able to save my files. Bless his heart, I could have licked his face!! (Audrey would be proud of me. She's the one who told me about face licking.) Well maybe I could just give him a great big hug and cook him dinner.

Hopefully tomorrow, I will have one whole backup of my files to work with (on an external drive), and I can get busy again. I went back to read what I wrote last night and wow!! What a spoiled brat I sounded like. I will have to work on that this year.

I even journeyed out into the cold this afternoon. Tootsie ran out of her medicine, and I had to pick up her refills. So I got mine too, and all kinds of other stuff. You know, trash bags, freezer bags, chicken chewies for Tootsie, grapefruit cups, healthy snacks, and last but not least, let's not forget the Breathe Right strips. They come in handy when you roll over to sleep on your side and find out you can't breathe, and have to find another position to sleep in. By now you're wide awake. May as well put the TV on.

Time to make the dinner...............................

I've calmed down, and Moo and I have had our dinner. Elbow macaroni and meat sauce. Yum! Neither of us has much of an appetite, but we did our best. to do it justice. Tonight, Tootsie and I are just going to be lazy and watch some TV. Have a great night,

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Update to Tonight's Posting

January 20, 2009

The phone just rang, and it was Wayne. He proably had to down a couple of shots of Chivas Regal to get up the courage to make the call. The whole hard drive is dead. D E A D!! All my work, all my files, not to mention photos, etc. have up and gone bye bye.

He says that maybe a couple of thousand dollars and some extraordinary technical magic just might be able to retrieve some of my files. And that's only the teeny weeniest of chances. I'm not sure if I want to just rip the rest of his hair out, or just murder him until he yells uncle. I definitely know that one bottle of Sam Adams isn't going to make it all better.

At the moment, I am so angry I could scream. On the other hand, that will only make my head hurt worse. Right now, I think I'll just go cry on my dog and drink my beer. I'll be back tomorrow, but I don't know when I can do my anniversary freebies, because all my stuff is on that stupid dead hard drive. EVERYTHING!!!

Thanks for letting me vent. Have a good night.

Hugs, Edna B.

The Night From PC Hell

January 20, 2009

Well I have bad news and I have good news. Which one do you want first? The bad? Okay. Wayne came over two hours ago and put in the Microsoft safety update patch that was needed. It took about an hour to go in and then it totally crashed my computer. Just like that! Dead like doornails!! After spending another hour trying to revive it, we had to bury it. Actually, he took it home with him to tear it all apart and rebuild it all back up again. Can you guess what comes next? YUP! All my files went with him on the dead computer.

The good news, you ask? I do have a laptop. I can get emails, although I cannot answer or read any that are on my big computer until I get it back. I hope. If Wayne wants to live, that is. I can go on the internet, I can do some of my work, but not much of it. I just took a look, and I really can't do much of what I need to do until I get all my files back.

With some luck, tomorrow Wayne will deliver my files to me on an external drive that I can use with my laptop. If he does that, he lives. Now I'm not normally a wicked little person, but I can learn in a big hurry if I have to. Can you hear me Wayne? At the moment he is still enjoying half of his beautiful hair on his head. Depending on what he brings me tomorrow, he could still enjoy it.

The rest of the bad news is that I cannot give you the promised freebie tonight. I really am so sorry. And I cannot guarantee one for tomorrow either if I don't get my files back. While I am sitting here sharing my awful woes, there is an awful odor wafting silently over to me and making my toes curl up and my eyes roll sideways. Good Lord. Tootsie! I tell you, it's a good thing that I love her so much. The aromas that she puts forth could wipe out a small army of really large men. God bless her little soul.

By now, it must be obvious that this is a Samuel Adams night. I just happen to have a nice cold one waiting in the fridge for just such an occasion. So my thanks to you Moo. He bought me a six pack one week when he won a game of Keno.

Before I wander off to my cozy little bed, with my glass of beer and a chicken chewy for Tootsie (these and her beloved "Greenies" are her absolute favorite snacks), I just want to thank everyone for the really nice thoughts and comments. They really do mean a lot to me.

I can't believe I'm actually closing a post without at least a photo or something. Hold on while I take a look and see if I have anything on this laptop that I can share. ..............................
I found a picture that I don't think I ever posted. This is my Tootsie when I first got her. She was just a gorgeous little bundle of silky soft fluff, and very timid. Isn't she just the sweetest? Who'd a thunk she could empty a room with her perfumery? Enjoy.
Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy Anniversary To Miss Edna's Place

January 19, 2009

Wow, this is really some month!! I'm finally feeling comfortable with my computer again, and guess what? Yup, you got it! Caught a people bug. Starting Saturday night, I've been busy fighting off the chills, fever, and all that other horrid stuff that comes with whatever bug is traveling around thse days. So yesterday, as soon as I got in from work, I crawled into my cozy little bed and stayed there till now. And I will go back there in just a little while. Still a bit woozy, but much better.

Today is my one year anniversary on my blog. I just never imagined that I would be posting a daily (almost) chat for so long with so many folks I've never met before, or that I've enjoyed so much. And because you've all been so good for me, I would like to do something nice for you. This week, I will try to have a freebie ready for you everyday all this week.

Before we get to the first freebie, I want to share my new awards, which were presented by Kyra at She is such a lovely lady, and her blog is a MUST visit if you like friendly chat and really beautiful kits.

THE SCRAPPING STAR AWARD. The rules are simple. Place logo on blog, with a link back to the person from whom you received the award. Name 5 nominees, and post links to their blogs. Be sure to leave a note on their blog to let them know. My nominees are:

SISTERHOOD AWARD - Triple Awards. The rules for this one are basically the same except that you name up to 10 nominees (if you can) that show great attitude/gratitude.. Most everyone I was going to nominate is already on Kyra's list, so I will only add two more.

I'm off to make some soup now, and then I will go back to my cozy bed and watch some TV much to Tootsie's chagrin. She doesn't understand why I don't want to play much these days. Oh well, I'll make up for it tomorrow. Now for your freebie. Enjoy.

Hugs, Edna B.

And here is your download link for "Dreams" QP


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Back Again, Here's Hoping

January 17, 2009

Well, I must say. Cleaning up after worms is not what I would call fun. I spent hours locating and re-locating, re-naming. I understand that when some folks use the System Restore program, their computer just goes back to the date chosen. My computer, however, has it's own little quirk. When I have to go back to another date, it takes all my folders, with all their contents, and throws them up in the air, letting them and their contents fall helter skelter where ever they may. It also erases the names from the folders.

So now you get a picture of how I spent last night. I missed the forum chat that was scheduled for 5pm. By the time I could take a break to go to the chat, everyone had already gone home. Wah-h-h! I don't even know where this nasty worm came from. I didn't open anything from anybody new, and I didn't visit anyone new on the web. Wayne, my computer tech will come by in a few days, and make sure everything is back to normal.

In the meantime, I hope some of you are enjoying warmer temperatures. It has been so mean cold here lately. Yesterday morning on my way to work it was 2 degrees. However, just a few towns over, it was 7 below 0. This does not factor in a chill factor. It is supposed to warm up in a few months, so we just have to hang in there for a while.

Today, I have a QP for you that I made with Snow Raven's new kit "Oriental Dreams." You can buy this kit in the store at
Now I'm off to do some laundry and that other horrid stuff "housework." Have a great day,

Hugs, Edna B.

"Oriental Dreams" QP - 01 kit by Snow Raven

And here is your download link for "Oriental Dreams" QP - 01

Friday, January 16, 2009

Bad Day For My PC

January 16, 2009

Just a short post to let you know, today is not nice. Someone, God bless their little heart, sent me a trojan worm, and it screwed up my computer. I'm in the process of trying to clean up and find whatever's missing.

I'll be back tomorrow with a freebie for you. Have a great night.
Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Where Are You Spring?

January 14, 2009

Today is bitter cold outside. Inside, my feet are cold. Spring, where are you? Sorry I missed last night, but Moo and I attended the Memorial Service for Dee's Mother-in Law. It seems we are at an age where this happens a bit more frequently.

No fancy supper tonight. Today is a hot chicken soup and a sandwich kind of day. Just staying warm uses up a lot of energy. Want to know how cold it is? The oil man filled us up a week ago, and we are already below the half mark. And this is with a brand new furnace. Florida is beginning to look awfully good to me.

This will be short tonight, because tomorrow is a work day and 5:30 comes very early. I diddled on the computer all afternoon, so I don't really have anything prepared to share with you today. I can share a layout that I made for the Quote Challenge at Magickal Scraps. We had to make a layout about our affirmations for 2009. So enjoy it,

Hugs, Edna B.

Special Credits: Background - free4photoshop, ribbon decor - Scrapshanna, old paper - New Evolution Designs

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Woe Is January

January 13, 2009

This is just not turning out to be a very good month. I surely hope that nothing else bad is going to happen. I told you how Dee's mother-in-law passed away a few days ago. Well, yesterday, Dee and her family were returning home from making arrangements, and another car skipped a stop sign and hit her car. Thankfully, it appears that no one was hurt.

And today, another call came in. My stepson called to say that his wife had been in an auto accident this afternoon and was in the hospital, and could I come up. Other than sprained muscles, she is okay.

I tell you, I just do not relish the thought of driving out on these roads today. Too many people not paying attention to the road and the rules we drive by. Tomorrow, Moo and I will attend the Memorial Service, and I pray that things start to get better for all of us.

Tonight, I have a new layout that I made for the Life Journaling Challenge at Magickal Scraps. We are supposed to write about how we spend our Christmas holiday. What used to be such a joyous, noisy and eventful day many years ago, is now a rather quiet day. A day when we share our dinner with others who have none. But it is still nice, and very blessed. Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.

Special credits: Background by Schonee, Snow Family by BAZ

Monday, January 12, 2009

Superwoman, Where Have You Gone?

January 12, 2009

Today will be short. I'm velly velly tired! Not that my job is difficult - it isn't. Two shifts back to back is a long shift. In my superwoman days, stuff like this was a piece of cake. I could even go out dancing afterward. Now I just drag my sorry ass home and hope that Tootsie doesn't want to play too long. Then we can both crash early.

I did get some stuff done last night on my laptop. I made one of the pieces for my blog anniversary special. Then I spent another hour working on a graphic, only to toss it out when I was done. Yuks! What a waste of time.

This afternoon, while at work, I threw some bread out on the snow for the little birds. With all the snow, it's hard for them to find their food. I took a couple of photos, one of which I'll share before I head for my toasty little bed. So stay warm, and enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Golly, More Snow.

January 11, 2009

Today is another beautiful (I say that quite loosely) snowy day. Actually, it's a child's heaven outside. Snow, snow, snow everywhere you look. But, alas, I am not a child. When I see the snow, I see shovels, skidding, cold - br-r-r-r, and icy car windows that need to be cleared.

The good side of all of this is that I am here, and quite able to complain about it. So, thank you very much, and I'll try not to complain too much.

For Mrs. P - you're very welcome. To my friend Rhoda - where are you Rhoda? - sit an extra hour in the sun for me.

In just a little while, I have to gear up and get ready to go to work. Tonight, I'm going to be working on my anniversary special. Nope, no hints, no peeks. But for today, I have a layout for you that I made with Snow Raven's new kit, "Winter Solstice." I believe you can buy this kit at both stores, and The featured photo was taken a few days ago, very early in the other morning, as the sun was trying to break through.

Your freebie today will be the matching QP. So, have a great night, and enjoy.

Hugs, Edna B.

"Winter Solstice Q" - kit by Snow Raven
And here is your download link for "Winter Solstice QP"

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Miss Meema Lady

January 9, 2008

I'm trying something new tonight. To put a little self-portrait here so that I can feel as though I'm sitting right here chatting with you. I have just spent two hours trying to get this little darling (Miss Meema Lady) to sit on a stool. This was the best I could do. I swear, there must be an easier way to do things. But she is a little darling. She comes from a kit I purchased from Digi Web Studio at The kit is "School Staff Women." I also wrote and asked for, and received, permission to use her as my little mascot sort of person.
I have a goal for this year, to try to learn something new every week. Even If I miss a few weeks, I'll still learn a lot. So tonight, I'm trying to learn how to manipulate graphics to do what I want them to do. Unfortunately for me, this is not as easy to do as it looks. However, I did it. She might look smooshed up onto that stool, but she's up there!!

I got a distressing call this afternoon. My daughter, Dee, called to tell me that her Mother-in-law had just passed away. So I might miss a night or two this week, depending on what sort of arrangements are made. I have also put a lighted candle in the window for Miss Ginny to help light the way for her journey.

Yesterday, I received a beautiful award from Kyra. Thank you so much, Kyra, this means a lot to me.It doesn't come with any special rules, but I would like to pass it on to a couple a terrific ladies.
At Nani's, you can listen to wonderful stories and chit chat while you're enjoying a mug of coffee.
(p.s. Guess who just got married? Yup!! Davonna, best wishes to you and David.)
At Lady Shannon's blog, there is always some wonderful new freebie waiting for you to enjoy. Don't forget to stop a moment and leave a thank you.
Now, I think it's time for me to leave you and go play ball with Tootsie for a while. The snow has already started falling. We're supposed to be getting a ton of it tonight and tomorrow morning. Oh boy! Just what I wanted. Groan. Have a great night.
Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, January 9, 2009

My Day For Photos

January 9, 2009

Today was a bit long, because I didn't really get much sleep last night. Just a bit of cat-napping, and then up by 3:45 am. Played on the computer for a while till it was time to get ready for work, then off I went. When you're tired, it makes for a long rather dull day.

Although, I did see a couple of really interesting things. Just before I got to work, I had to stop my car in the middle of the road to let a small herd of deer cross to the other side. Big ones and little ones. Of course, my camera was in the back seat. Duh!!!

In the afternoon, all the little birds were flocking to the feeder because we have another storm coming our way for tomorrow. I got my camera, and managed to get a few shots of two little ones bickering over the birdfood. I love watching these little critters.

Then while I was getting ready to leave for home, I looked out the kitchen window by the sink, and what do you suppose I saw? I grabbed up my camera and started shooting away. Considering my photos are taken through windows, I think they look pretty good. Here's what was outside the kitchen window.

Today was my day for photos, I guess. Some days, I don't see anything more spectacular than a cardinal or a red squirrel. Other days, everything in the neighborhood trots by the window. Maybe next week I can get some pretty country snow scenes. We are expecting another foot of snow tomorrow night into Sunday. Yeesh!! White is definitely not on the top of my favorite colors list.
Bedtime comes early tonight. You all have a great night.
Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


January 8, 2009

Golly, it's almost bedtime, and I'm just getting here. I've been so busy playing, that the time just gets away from me. I was looking through the challenges, and found that I was supposed to be making Recipes cards for the Kitchen challenge. This is an ongoing challenge, so needless to say, it will be one H-U-G-E kit when we are all finished with it.

So, with the help of some recipe card templates from Snow Raven, I spent the next couple of hours making up my recipe cards, and getting them posted and uploaded. Want a peek?

My kitchen kit is called "Meema's Kitchen" because many years ago, some of my grandchildren gave me a clock for Christmas that says "Meema's Kitchen" on it. It still hangs in my kitchen. (I'm Meema to all my grandchildren and a few others)

Before I forget, I want to wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to KYRA. I hope your day was fantastic, and filled with laughter and love, Kyra. Here's to many more.

I need ideas for kits, ladies. Any suggestions, please drop me a comment and let me know. I'm planning on a Pets kit, a Chicken kit, and of course Valentines, St Patricks and Easter. At least that's I'm thinking of at the moment. Help me out here with some new ideas.

It's time now to play ball with Tootsie for a bit, and then it's bedtime for Bonzo. 5:30 comes awfully early in the morning. Have a great night.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Busy Busy Day.

January 7, 2009

My one year anniversary on this blog is coming up really soon. I will have to think of something special to do. I don't know what, yet, but it will be nice.

Wow, what a busy day. I started by backing up and erasing files from one of my external hard drives. Once I made some room there, I transferred a huge file from my PC over to this external hard drive. I took hours, but I think I accomplished at least something. Gosh, I certainly hope so. This took up most of my day.

Then I tried to follow up on our neighborly pirateer. She's closed up and emtied out her blog of all her things. H-m-m-m-m. I wonder what that was all about. She posted on a friend's blog that she was going to re-open her blog somewhere else. So we will just have to keep an eye out for her.

In between all this, I played ball with Tootsie for a while, and finished up my towel laundry. I also had to fill up the oil tank today. This furnace (or maybe it's the weather) seems to be guzzling up the oil quick as a wink. It's only been two weeks since the last delivery.

I just got an email from a friend about a new HUGE virus coming our way. I have to check it out and send it to my friends and family, but the main gist is -- DO NOT OPEN ANY MAIL THAT SAYS IT IS A CARD FROM SOMEONE FROM HALLMARK. NO MATTER WHO SENDS IT, DO NOT OPEN. It is supposed to wipe out your whole C drive. At the moment there is no fix for it. If you see it, shut off your PC. After I read more, I will tell you more.

Before I leave for the night, I will share another photo with you. I took this one while practicing my close up shots. I thought it came out pretty neat. Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.
p.s. Tomorrow is Kyra's BIRTHDAY. Don't forget to wish her a great day.


Someone Is Pirating??

January 6, 2009

I would like to thank all of you for your thoughtful and heartfelt comments. They really do make me feel inspired. I know I'm very late posting this, but for some reason, I got busy playing on my PC, and time just slipped away. That will be another of my goals for this new year. Being a bit more prompt and timely.

Also, I would like to bring something to your attention. One of my visitors found this and passed the information on. I, in turn, passed it on to Snow Raven. There seems to be a pirate site. It's not a very nice thing to do. Someone called "Sugar Spice Brat" has apparently stolen designs from Snow Raven and Lord knows who else, and has posted them as her own.

Designers work very hard on their designs, plus they also give a lot of them away as freebies. There is really no need for anyone to steal these designs, not to mention that it's not moral either. So if any of you does see stuff like this, please bring it to our attention so that the proper owner can tend to the matter.

It's very late, and Tootsie and I are going to head for our cozy little bed. But first, I want to share a new photo with you. I took this through a window while I was at work. I had just picked up my camera when I saw a cardinal in a bush. I figured he was going to fly over to the feeder, so I starting clicking, and this is what I ended up with. Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.

"Cardinal Flight"

Monday, January 5, 2009

Giving Thanks

January 5, 2009

I did a little backtracking this afternoon, and came up with some disturbing numbers. Did you know that during the year 2008, I posted 26 kits and one project as freebies. I also posted 33 of my own QP's, and 43 QP's made with Snow Raven's kits. Many of these items were downloaded by hundreds of you, but only a very few of you stopped for a moment to say "thank you."

This can be very disenheartening. However, I think of the few of you who not only stop to say "thank you," but leave comments, and I find that enough to make me go on. So rather than dwell on the lot of you for running in and out without a tiny word of thanks, I wish to focus on the few of you that keep me smiling and creating. For you, I will keep on posting freebies. You make it all worthwhile. Thank you.

During the year of 2008, I made so many new and wonderful friends through scrapping and this blog, and I am thankful for all of you. During 2009, I don't ever want to lose sight of who I am and why I do what I do. My scrapping and my new friends keep my mind young and constantly thinking. For this I am also thankful.

Today, I am very pleased with myself. Last night I figured out how to get the internet on my laptop when I am away from home. Normally, I don't play around with unknown objects, buttons, clicks, etc. that are on my computer and laptop, because I'm always afraid I'll crash it and lose all my stuff. But this is a new year, and I've decided that I need to get a handle on things and try new stuff.

Boy, let me tell you when that internet popped up on my laptop last night, I had the biggest grin on my face, and no where to go. I had already answered my mails, posted my blog, posted to the forum, etc. So instead, I browsed Snow Raven's and Kyra's blogs just to make it all worth my time. Just think how smart I can be by the end of the year if I only try one new thing each week.
Wow!! It just goes to show, you're never to old to learn. Just ask me, and I'll tell you.

Now that I've done my whistling and tooting, I'll leave you, and go spend some time with Tootsie. I have a new QP for you today that I made with Snow Raven's new kit "Sweet Music." Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.
"Sweet Music QP"

And here is your download link for "Sweet Music QP"

Sunday, January 4, 2009

I'm Back From My Short Hiatus

January 4, 2009

Did you miss me? Sometimes I get so busy doing something, that I forget everything else. I fell into bed early Friday, was just too tired to much of anything but snuggle under warm covers and watch TV and snooze. Saturday, I made an attempt to do some long overdue cleaning out. After this, I worked on my PC a while, and then it was time to get ready for work. I don't know how the time slips away from me so quickly, but it does.

Today, I'm just plain lazy. I've been catching up on my blog hopping, and trying to finish up my portion of the February Daily Downloads for Magickal Scraps. All I have left now is the previews, and uploading.

I showed you my layout for my Recipe Challenge, but did I show you the Bonus kit you received for participating? I call it "In The Wild." If you want it, hop on over to Magickal Scraps and post your recipe under the January Recipe Challenge.

Tonight is also a work night, so I won't be on very long. I saw some really exciting emails waiting for me to open and peruse before I have to start getting ready for work. Tonight while I'm at work, I will work on a new QP for you, seeing as how I have neglected to bring you any new ones lately.
Tomorrow, I'll share the preview of another reward bonus with you. But like I said before, you have to go the Magickal Scraps forum, and join in the challenges to get it. Have a great night.
Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year - 2009

January 1, 2009

Happy New Year everybody!! We've all made it to another year. I wonder how many of you watched the ball drop at midnight in Times Square. Moo, Tootsie and I, along with one of the dwarfs watched the ball drop and the fireworks from Boston. First, I'm not crazy about the new ball they are using in New York. I liked the old one better. Second, Boston put on a fantastic fireworks show. Although I'm glad to say that we watched all the merriment from the warmth of our living room. It was nasty cold last night, and it still is today. Even my apartment is too cold for comfort. My fingers feel like popsicles.

Lord, I'm sorry to wish away time and a beautiful season, but Spring can't get here fast enough for me. It snowed all day yesterday and the night before. The weatherman says we have more snow coming tomorrow and the next day. I'm beginning to really dislike that weatherman.

January brings a whole new round of challenges at the Magickal Scraps forum. Have some fun, and come check them out. For this month's recipe challenge, I'm asking for recipes that use wildlife, such as deer, moose, etc. This should be especially fun for those of you who do go hunting for food. Me, I'd rather go to the supermarket, but many of you tromp through the woods hunting for your dinner.

Today, I'll share my layout made for the Recipe Challenge. I was thinking that Miss Audrey might like this one. Hope you do too. Now I'm going to find something warmer to put on before my whole body looks like a popsicle. Br-r-r-r!! Till tomorrow,

Hugs, Edna B.

Special credits for resources used:
CLR Creations, Lady Shannon, Torley Designs, The Scrapping Cop, and Dover.