Monday, August 12, 2013

Sorry for doing a disappearing act ...

Hello there!

Wow - it's been SO long since I even looked at my blog .... and unfortunately even longer since I've had a chance to sit at my craft desk!

Well, let me explain!  It has been a hugely stressful few months in my house as my husband had been without work for a few months and I lost a very, very dear friend suddenly to a brain aneurysm.  I was working as much as I could for extra hours and keeping busy with my boys, as well as dealing with the sense of overwhelming grief and loss of Michelle.  After receiving our Canadian Citizenship back in March, my husband was lucky enough to land a job in Boston, Massachusetts.  Since June, he has been living and working full time in Boston and I have been lucky enough to have the summer off work to look after my kiddos and enjoy a full summer with my husband in Boston.  Losing someone so close so suddenly certainly gives one a much greater appreciation of living each day to its fullest and to enjoy every moment IN the moment.

Needless to say we have been enjoying everything that staying by the coast offers - beach days, whale watch, Cape Cod, visiting Harvard and downtown Boston and we head off to New York City for a weekend break this coming weekend before heading home to Ottawa around August 20th.

The only thing I have missed doing with all my time off is crafting!  Unfortunately I wasn't able to pack up my craft desk but it WILL be waiting for me on my return!  When the boys head back to school on September 3rd, I will be reducing my work hours and I finally hope I'll be able to have more ME time to focus on getting back to the gym and more craft time - yay!!

As for a move to Boston ... it will happen, we just don't quite know when!  In the meantime I will enjoy everything life has to offer me right now and will let the future work itself out.

I had completed a couple of calendar pages for a friend back in June which I never put up.  Here they are - hope you enjoy them!  I do hope regular scheduling will resume once life gets back to some form of a routine.  I hope you are all enjoying a fabulous summer!

June - A beautiful LOTV fairy image - coloured with copics.

July - Tilda with flower basket - coloured with copics.

August - LOTV image - coloured with copics.

Thanks for visiting!  I hope come September I will be posting a little more regularly on my blog again and finding my crafty mojo!  Take care!

Hugs, Danielle x


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