Thursday, September 24, 2009

One Thousand Four Hundred and Sixty

That is how many days from today it will be till I turn 50. So today was my 46th Birthday, and for those of you who know me you know what I plan to do on my 50th and where I plan to do it. I plan on being in Greece for my 50th Birthday, everyone who knows me is invited (you have to pay your own way), no husbands allowed. You might say I am a little obsessed, and yes I am but it is a place I have always wanted to go. So why not celebrate a milestone on some Greek Island hopefully with a Greek God or two around :0). So ladies, start saving your pennies now.

Tonight I taught an ornament workshop, some my say why are you working on your Birthday? I say why not. I had a great day and evening, my customers are my friends. Paulette, thank you again for the great fruit bouquet, it was beautiful, yummy and healthy. Donna gave me a Calendar of Greece, a Greek phrase book and a tour book of the Greek Islands (need to figure out which one to stay on). Sharon made me the most beautiful necklace and took me out for dinner last night. And Odette she is always listening to me and putting up with my messy ways, she got me gift cards for Starbucks, Chapters and Booster Juice. I am so very lucky to be surrounded by such wonderful people.

Thank you all for making my Birthday Special and just think how much fun we will have in Greece!!!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Just In

Just wanted to let everyone know what new stock arrived yesterday. We received the new Tim Holtz stamps and have already sold out of one style. We also received some new Painting books, Holly Hanley's newest and only book in print now 'Sunshine Kisses...and Warm Winter Wishes Vol.5, if your a fan this is a must have. Also in 'How to Paint Flowers in Watercolor' by Julie King, 'Santa & Company' by Renee Mullins, 'Realistic Wildlife' by William Silvers, 'Trim a Tree' by Laurie Speltz & Chris Haughey and 'Winter Beliefs' by Laurie Speltz. Also arriving soon Willow Wolfe's new book Painting Wildlife & Birds.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Just here at the store, so thought I would post some pictures of the girls that are taking the Altered Words workshop with Wendy. They are having a great time and all their canvases are different, Wendy is teaching them lots of great techniques. As you see my pictures haven't improved, still have to get some classes under my belt.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Pleasant Surprise

What a beautiful day it is today, I hope everyone had a great long weekend and now all the kids should be back at school. The fall routine should be in full swing. As some of you know I signed up for a Digital Photography course at Algonquin College and last night was the first class. I am so excited to start taking pictures (good ones) and we will be working with Adobe Photoshop near the end of the course so that will be great. Anyways I had a pleasant surprise as I walked up the stairs to the second floor of the school last night. There sitting on a bench was Sally (previous owner of The Pony), she's in the same class as me. It was great to catch up with her, for all of you who know her is is doing great.

So as the weeks progress hopefully my pictures on the website and the blog will greatly improve. I am already checking out the prices of new lenses for the camera. Oh no!! another addiction.


Friday, September 4, 2009

Hot Off The Press

I just went to the Post Office to pick up the mail and the new Paint Works was in. Our own Lydia is once again published in it. I also have some of the cards that her project is on.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


So it's been a few days since I last posted on the blog. New stock is arriving weekly and everyone has been busy getting their projects ready for the Fall Schedule. We have some great projects coming up, something to appeal to everyone and some great gift ideas.

On Sunday a friend and I went to Petawawa to visit another friend who I hadn't seen since I lived in Germany, so that was about 25 years ago.

Yesterday I did a workshop for Retailers using some of the new products in the Scrapbooking world.
We have lots of new stamps in the store, here is a few of them.
And last but certainly not least the website is updated with the new workshops