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Aug 24, 2013

Itching for Autumn!

Good Morning!

It's another beautiful day here in Kamloops. Not too hot, not too cold. Those heatwaves sure do take your energy away, but luckily it's only really that hot here for a few weeks or so in the summer. 

I know it's still August, but the weather is starting to behave more around where I like it. The Fall is my very favorite time of year because it is so beautiful out then. 

Anyway...enough about the weather. You'd think we just met. ;-)

Here's a couple of things I've made recently.
This purse was made using a pattern from Betz White called the Caitlyn Bag. Have a peek at hers and make your own. I love mine!

Also, my family is having some birthdays coming up soon so I made another card... more to do yet!
I ran out of little pearls...I need one more. It's driving me nuts....
Well, that's about all I have to show you today. 

We went to see my dad and mom yesterday and they sent us home with rhubarb and tomatoes! 

I prepared the rhubarb for the freezer yesterday night but saved some for Graham's favorite rhubarb cake, which I am going to make as soon as I get off this computer. 

The tomatoes will be salsa by tonight. I have such a yummy salsa recipe. A touch of sweetness and some mild to medium heat. Of course, that's adjustable anyway.

Have a good day people!


  1. Both the purse and the card are awesome, Carmen. You amaze me with all of the things you do and do well.

  2. Love your purse and your card! Both are gorgeous!!! :)

  3. Beautiful bad/purse Carmen. You are an all-around craft queen!
    The card is so lovely!! Everything blends so well. It is amazing. Nice soft colors and perfect for the "time period." (vintage/shabby chic)

  4. Gorgeous bag and card! Love the the design of the card!!!


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