Thursday, April 21, 2011

Remember me?? that's ant me. : )

I cannot believe it has been over a year since I updated my blog. The worst part is that is has pretty much been that long since I played with paper too! Today is a new day! I have been working on some paper crafts that I will both tell you about and post in the next few days but for now I thought I would tell you a little bit about what I’ve been up to for the past year!

Bob and I moved into this amazing home.

We did a ton! Of landscaping at the new place and gardening which meant I did a ton of canning!! yummm

We got a new baby grandson in July 2010!

Joshua is our 7th grandchild : ) is he adorable or what!?

We took a vacation with a couple of our grandchildren to the black Hills of South Dakota. Incredibly memorable time!!

My good friend, Diane and I have started a new business creating infinity scarves!! (Playing with beautiful fabric is almost as much fun as playing with paper.) We call them “neckStyles™”

We opened up a couple of Etsy shops: neckStyles™ and Northern Light Photographic. And hopefully before the end of the month I will have an Etsy shop for my cards. : ) check my side bar if you want to visit these shops.

Something we have not done:

We didn’t go to Africa as we had hoped. The “window” closed. At this time there are no current plans to pursue that ministry opportunity. While we are extremely saddened by the missed opportunity we are looking with expectation and hope for all the Lord will do in our lives in the months and years to come. It has been a year of both ups and downs – losses and gains.

I’m excited to be back. I plan to get around to my old friends Blogs to see all your wonderful creations very soon and hopefully catch up with what has been happening in YOUR lives this past year.

Your friend,


ant me.


Susan said...

Oh my Patti! I was just thinking about you yesterday and here you post the next day! So glad to hear that your doing well and it sounds like you have been really busy this past year....lots of new things in your life. Adorable new grandson and I love your etsy stores and your creations. Can't wait to see your paper creations. I always was a big fan of yours. Good to see you back!

Theresa Krout said...

WELCOME BACK! You have been greatly missed! Looking forward to all your new creations and good luck with the new adventure of creating cards for sale! Love you lots, Theresa and family

Janice W. said...

Hi Patti,
So nice to see you posting again! I have thought of you often and have wondered how you have been. Your grandson is adorable! I look forward to seeing your posts again.
Welcome back!

GiftsByHeidi said...

So good to hear from you! I've had a lot going on too, and haven't updated my blog much. Love all the pictures you posted, sounds like you have had a great year. Looking forward to seeing some of your card creations soon!