Sunday, November 7, 2010

Did You Remember?

Hi Everyone:  Did you remember to set your clocks back 1 hour and get that extra hour of sleep?  Somehow I woke up at my usual time (old time), so missed the hour.  Maybe I will be able to get it back somehow. The only problem being with this time change that it get dark by 4:00 in the afternoon.

The weather here in Kamloops has continued to be beautiful.  October was wonderful, sunny and warm and that has continued into November.  Somehow, I think our luck will run out some time.  It's supposed to be a La Nina year or maybe it's a Le Nina year and we are to get colder and snowier that we have been for the past 30 years.  If that is true then I am not looking forward to the winter. 

I have been busy over the past week working on a Design a House project.  It was a lot of fun and somehow I spent more time on it than I should have.  I kept adding things...oh well.  I will be able to put one of those battery operated tea lights in it, so it will be an added Christmas I need more lol.

Stamps: Northern Hearts (Hostess Set – Level 1)

Paper: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Deck the Halls DSP
Ink: Always Artichoke
Accessories: Gold Waffle Paper, Design a House, Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, Deck the Halls Designer Fabric, Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons, Matchbox Bigz XL Dies, Cherry Cobbler marker, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, 3/16” Corner Punch

If you notice, I even hung curtains using the Deck the Halls fabric... And don't you love the door handle?

I also have included a picture of me and my grandchildren when we celebrated by birthday a couple of weeks ago.  They helped me blow out my candles, there were a lot of candles needless to say, so I needed all the help I could get.  I am holding Sagan, the youngest and Nathan and his sister Sarah are standing next to me. Sitting beside us is Sagan's Dad and my son Dean.

That's it for now, so until next time....



  1. Karen, this is simply OUTSTANDING!!!!! LOVE IT! Even though I probably don't need another Christmas decoration either, I'd be sure and use this one. And that door knob!!! What in the world did you use? It looks like a real one. Love the "smoke" coming out of the chimney!
    Too cute.

  2. What a wonderful house...I can see all the work you put into will be lovely with a tea-light in it!

  3. What a fantastic Christmas Project Karen, and a great photo of you with your grandchildren.

  4. I am so jealous of the patience it took to make such a marvelous house! One of those battery operated tea lights would show it off on a side or end table during these less light days!

  5. Fabulous house. I love the detail, detail, detail! Happy belated birthday, sorry I missed the party.

  6. What a sensational holiday house, Karen! I am like you and get caught up in the detailing! That is the most fun part for me!

    Looks like you had a fabulous birthday with your loved ones there to help you celebrate!!

  7. I love your Christmas house Karen! You did a wonderful job with it. You have really added lots of detail, a real treasure! You have a beautiful family! Aren't grandchildren just the best!!

  8. Karen this house is FABULOUS. OMG I can't get over all the details... a LOT of love and work went into this I'm sure. Beautiful just beautiful.
    PS: happy belated Bday too.
    PSS: Thanks for leaving a nice comment on my French Foliage card. I love that set.

  9. The house you designed is delightful!

  10. This is fabulous, Karen! You were so creative! Love it!

  11. fabulous cottage! wow!!

    And no..I forgot to change my clocks. SO, at 8:15am...I realized it was 7:15 am...and the kids were glad to have an hour of play before church!


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