Sorry for the really long lapse between postings. The reasons are varied, but combine busy-overload with creative funk, along with a bit of cleaning and reorganizing. And … officially entering my 5th decade of life. OUCH!
My family knows me so well … And they all came to celebrate with dinner and cake at our favorite restaurant. Unfortunately, DH cut Grandpa T out of the photo, but here is a pic of the rest of our gang (also minus the photographer – DH…). I feel so blessed!
Then DH and I tried a new soup recipe – Spinach Sausage Tortellini Soup. I thought I’d love it, but … no. I’m not sure who likes giant pasta clots in their soup. I now know tortellini is not for me! [Not my photo]
We had some craziness this summer/fall with many puppies arriving all at once. It was a challenge and a test of our years of whelping/caring for canine skills/knowledge, and I hope to never be tested that way again … Our moms and pups did great and we our down to our last baby, named Brutus (Beefcake). Here he is ‘striking a pose’ for the camera.
I did a bit of stamping this week. I’m really trying to get my stamps organized in a user-friendly format. It’s an ongoing work in progress … Here I’m trying the WRMK stamp press with turnabout stamps … not so successful. (In my head, it made perfect sense … still not sure why it failed to automatically line up! Doh!) And – you can see a bit of the new shelf that runs along the middle of my large work table, adding more ready-to-use items in a somewhat organized fashion …
I have also prepped a dozen spoon rests, cut for night lights (rainbow and Christmas trees – no photo) and worked on a special request badge reel (Certified Vet Tech) … neat!
As part of my birthday present, I have a crate of my most-used fusible glass on its way. Being 50 um … 29(!) has some perks! Thank you, DH!