Sisterlines Space in Time

"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you always got." Mark Twain.

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Hey there! I am a papercrafter in Canada and thought I would enter the wide world of blogging!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Happy Canada Day! 2018


Happy Canada Day!!!! With all the things going on in the world today I am pretty happy and proud to live in Canada. I hope each and every one of you have a wonderful Canada Day. I'm packing up the car to go and spend the next two weeks with Daphne and Lucy!! Can't wait!!! stay tuned for daily updates!!!!
Chow for now,
Jacqui

Sunday, January 28, 2018

When dreams come true....

There truly is a special feeling you get inside when you watch one of your children's dreams come true. Jade, over the last few years has shown a real passion for photography. She has a great eye and captures natural images. She has done a few engagements sessions, some family sessions, a wedding, a first birthday cake bash, some Christmas mini's and a boudoir session to name a few.
She has been renting a studio in London for her inside mini sessions. It's a great place, big and has a whole bunch of different "set" ideas for pictures. After renting it a couple of times Jade would talk about how cool it would be to have her own space for her own studio. Well...good things come to those who wait. She heard about a space that was available from one of the regulars at the diner she works at. So she and I went over to the space to see what she thought. I tried very hard to keep my comments and opinions to myself, because this is her thing, not mine. (but between you and me...I thought the space was really cute - rustic and quaint - just like she was looking for).
A couple weeks later she said yep, I'm gonna rent it and I have an Open House scheduled on the 4th of February!
So we thought we better get our butts in gear and get it in tip-top shape. So last week I booked a day off and we worked on the floor. It's a cypress wood floor that does not require varnish, but does require a polish of linseed oil about once a year or so. The space had been sitting empty for quite some time so it was quite dusty and needed a good cleaning.  Jade had most of that done before the day that I booked off to help her with the floor.



We started off with a nice cozy fire in the little wood stove
Jade painted up the bottom tray to make it nice and clean and she polished up the glass door so you can see the fire burning inside! It suits the rustic feel of the space.
Then we started on the floor. We got a really coarse stable broom to sweep up the floor and get in all the little spaces between the floor boards. Then I went along and vacuumed in all of the little spaces between the floor boards.
 

 Granny and Poppa even checked in on us at 11:11

 Then once we had scrubbed and swept and vacuumed and swept and vacuumed again, we were ready to apply the linseed oil!

 We started in this little spot behind the counter - I rolled on the oil and then Jade rubbed it in with a cloth.






 We even had Joe helping us! He went around the edge of the room and applied the linseed oil to the edges with a paint brush as we couldn't get that close with the roller.


 This is what it looked like when we were all done!!!!! And that couch there - another perfect timing thing!! One of my BFF's Kim Pargeter sent me a message asking me if I knew anyone who needed a couch!!! Jade jumped right on that for the studio! It's the exact style that she was looking for and it fits right in with the colors of the space!
 So....the Open House is on Sunday February 4th from 9-5. You should come out and check it out!!!!! There will be beverages and snacks and a chance to win some great prizes!!!!!

Chow for now,
Jacqui


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

Wow, every time I come on here I feel bad cause it's been so long since the last time I posted.
I hope to post more frequently in the New Year. I hope to make more cards, so I'll have lots of those to post and I hope to get back on the track of good health and exercise, so will hopefully post some progress reports on that. 
But until then, I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from our home to yours.
Nothing makes me happier than when all 4 of us are together.
Chow for now
Jacqui


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Where did the 25 years go?

25 years ago the day started out similar to what today was like. Dreary, raining, depressing, certainly NOT what you want the day to look like on the day you get married. But they say rain on your wedding day is good luck. Well today marks 25 years of marriage for Joe and I, so I guess that rain was good luck. So I say bring on the rain!
I went through a bunch of photos to scan to put up here for today. It was so fun to reminisce about that day. To be so very blessed that so many of our family and friends were present to witness our marriage, but it was sad to reminisce as well, as going through the pictures I am reminded of how many of our family and friends are no longer with us. It kind of makes it bittersweet to look through the pictures, but I choose to focus on the "sweet" part.
So here goes with my reminiscing!
25 years ago, this motley crew gathered together to be the best wedding party ever!!! They clean up pretty good!
                                     
 We spent the night before the wedding apart, like most couples do (in spite of living together before that - Lord knows you can't see each other the day of the wedding!) Here we are Nancy's getting a group shot when Poppa got there. He looked so handsome that day. As I'm looking at this picture I am wondering what is on Diana's t-shirt......it's a Beverly Hills 90210 t-shirt!!!! haha
 Diana putting on Poppa's flower - and me clearly telling him something of major importance!
 We took a few shots outside of the house before we headed down to the park. It was still rainy/drizzling at this point.
 Prettiest Bridal Party! I was so blessed to have each of them with me.
 I think this big guy helped to keep Joe's nerves in check

And then Poppa helped keep mine in check while he was walking me down the aisle/spot in the park! He kept saying "slow down, slow down"! Man I miss him.

 And there we are - that was easy! All married.....oh there is just sooo much white!!!

 It was always so hard to get Granny to smile in pictures. This time is no different. You really had to catch her off guard if you wanted a smile.
One of my favorite shots from that day. 
 Joe's dad, Don, just hanging with the girls.
I certainly miss these two. It makes me sad that my kids didn't get the chance to get to know them very much. I am blessed that we had them as long as we did, but it certainly wasn't long enough.
All in all though - it was a great day. One of the best I've ever had. It was the start of a brand new adventure where we made two of the best people you will ever meet, Jade and Joel. Sure we've had our ups and downs, our good times and bad, but marriage is not easy. You work at it because you want to, because it MEANS something and because ya love the gray haired fella!


                                      
We decided to go to Grog's for dinner tonight. Seriously who wants to cook on their anniversary? When we walked in the door I heard someone say "excuse me to you belong here?" I looked and it was my beautiful cousin Sharon! I gave her a big hug and mentioned it was our anniversary! As we were wrapping up our meal the waitress came over and said "I understand it's a special day for you two today! She said someone in the restaurant ordered you some sweets". Well I knew who that someone was....that sneaky cousin Sharon! Here are the sweets!!!! 


Soooo good!
Chow for now, this anniversary girl needs her beauty rest!
Jacqui



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Carlsbad Caverns

After we left Rooster Cogburn's place our next stop was Colossal Caves. We saw some nice scenery as we were driving up to the entrance to the caves. As we were driving along, I said to Jade, I think that's a crown cactus over there! Sure enough it was. It was in the distance a bit, but we managed to get a picture of it. They are very few and far between. We had to make sure we sent a picture of it to Jeff!! He showed us one on our road trip, so we thought it was pretty cool that we had found one on our travels.


Next stop Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. We stopped at a corner store for gas, and we picked up a couple of souvenirs as well. This store was pretty interesting. There were alien statues outside and all of these animals inside. - quite the eclectic place.







We also stopped because we saw a sign for rest rooms.....We played it safe and "stood outside each other's curtain"


This place was super cool!  


This statue with the bats flying around it was in the main lobby where you go to pay for entrance to the caverns. We were able to  use our America the Beautiful pass we purchased at the Grand Canyon, as this is a National Park. 
The natural entrance to the park was closed so we had to take the elevator to get down into the caverns. We had originally planned on using the natural entrance, but since it was closed we didn't have much choice. It wasn't till we got home, that I looked at what the natural entrance looked like......I'm pretty thankful for that elevator...or we might be still there walking down all those twisty paths!
We went 750 feet down in an elevator to get to the entrance to the caves. It was MASSIVE. There were stalactites and stalagmites all over the place and some of them were really really big.

















It's really hard to get good pictures down here. It's best if you don't use your flash so you can see the lights behind the structures but without the flash you need to have a really steady hand to take the shots. I did the best I could. It was something else.....definitely a must see.
Glad Jade had this on our list of things to see.
Chow for now
Jacqui