Thursday, May 24, 2012

LO Sketch #15-12 and Card Sketch #512

S: CY Sketch #15-12

My layout sample: 

"Making C'nnexions Across Time" layout
   Connections can be astounding when you look at the overall framework of life. I made this cross stitched picture of a black lab for Pete when he was away from 4-Wing Cold Lake, “on course” in St. Louis, Missouri for 9 weeks. I had just moved to Alberta to be with him & was working as a pediatric RN. I worked my shifts & cross-stitched when I was off to help pass the time while he was away. We knew we’d soon be moving in Cross Stitched labtogether & he would have to leave Shady, the black lab he shared with Gil, his roommate, behind. The picture had been stitched with this passage in mind.  
   When I went to Edmonton to meet Pete’s plane, I gave him the framed picture, which I had toted along with me. The cross stitched lab pup hung in our home when we moved in together a few months before our wedding in 1992.
   ...Fasssssst forward to 2010… to Nova Scotia, near 14-Wing Greenwood. An Autism Assistance Dog Guide (AADG) named Argo joined our family to help our little boy, Noah, the youngest of our four kids, who had Autism Spectrum Disorder. The cross stitch picture was Argo to a “T.” The black lab pup in the cross-stitch even had what looked to be some brindle colouring like Argo! That colouring is somewhat of a rarity in the breed, but the head AADG trainer at the Lions Foundation of Canada (LFC) told us that it did show up at times in the LFC’s breeding program.
   It’s fitting that I had been drawn to creating that cross stitch so long before we were married & had 4 kids, including a little guy with special needs who would need a dog like Argo- the dog in the cross-stitch. The picture I had cross stitched 18 years before was a pup who could have been Argo.
   That cross stitch is now hanging in the entryway of our home, &there it will stay.  Love you, Pete. Love you, Noah. Love you, Argo.
Photo of Argo: December 2010
Journaling by Ali: March 2012

S: CY Card Sketch #512 by Ann Seleshanko
My card interpretation:

All-occasion card
 featuring our 2011 rhododendrons! 
Thanks for taking a peek!
Keeping this short as an S:CY update since we are getting ready to leave for NY in  a matter of days. Been busy busy with fundraising and all the related trip details galore. Hoping and having great expectations that all will be well and that this MS treatment will be of help. 
:)  Chat soon!! ~

Friday, May 4, 2012

Sketch #14-12 is up at S: CY

 Sketch #14-12  by Ann Seleshanko 

Another beautiful and fun Sketch! Thanks Ann!  

Here's my interpretation:
Li'l Gals (Kate and her friend in 2002)
 Hope you get the chance to pop on over to Sketches: Creatively Yours to see what the rest of the Design Team have created using this sketch!  See you there! 

Have a great week! 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April Sketches over at S: CY!!

Ann had a superb card sketch for us on April 20... S: CY Card Sketch #412. I loved using it...
Card Sketch #412 by
 Ann Seleshanko 
Here is one of  three cards I created using this Sketch~ 
"Dream" card- this was placed in the
card basket for the "MS Treatment in NY" fundraiser! 

Here's S: CY Sketch #13-12!!
Sketch #13-12created by "Yours truly"
And here's my layout interpretation!! 
"Treat Bags" layout
Noah's Zoo birthday party April 2010

All is well here, we're in the midst of fundraising and preparing for my trip to and treatment in New York. Sorry so short! Have a fabulous day!