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

6 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

hi hun missed your posts, but been watching your quality time with your family on fb. Thanks for the birthday wishes for my son and loving your calendar pages for your friend, hope to see some more of your gorgeous work again soon
Hugs Kate xx

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

lovely your calendar pages for your friend! hugs, Helena

Christine Dol said...

Wow...I am so happy to see you post again! I am so sorry to hear about your friend. Lots going on in your life so I can totally understand you not being able to get to the craft room. I love your calendar pages that is for sure! Take care!

Sheena Brooks said...

Have definitely missed your crafty posts but honouring your friend's passing by living every moment to the fullest with your family is so much more important. Celebrate the joy of every day to it's fullest. Will be looking forward to your return to the craft room soon!

Lorraine said...

So sorry about your friend, how sad. I can understand you taking time off with the boys that is important. Loved your Facebook about Boston, that is one of my favorite places I have visited. Must return someday. Love to the family, picking your Mum up tonight for W.I. HUGS XX

Chris said...

Hi Danielle, greetings from Northern Ontario - probably by now you will have moved to Boston. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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