Sunday, 14 December 2014


Hello my Lovelies,, I've got a wee story to tell about my absence, if you just want to see some photo art, scroll down for them..
 I've been lost in Laptop land, where the mode of communication is by an impossible touch pad, my claws and IT didn't get along at all, I'm much to heavy handed on it.
 It all started on Nov, the 21 st.  when we had a huge storm with winds up to 100 mph. my power went out for 10 mins and it crashed my computer, luckily my dear Bro had given me his new Toshiba laptop, which he had for 3 years, but never used it, I had gone up that summer and set it up for him with Rogers. My internet provider had been bought out by Rogers, they are a huge company in Canada. So I thought this would be easy peasy. NO it was a nightmare,.
I could get on line. but couldn't sign in anywhere, face book, blog land,. It took me forever to get my brother off the laptop and get signed in under my name, my DS Sandy even got on my machine took it over and chatted on lined with a Roger tech person for 45 min, they said I wasn't registered with them with my account no. which I gave them from my bill in front of me. Facebook wouldn't recognize me. I always used my outlook for my mail, since it is safer then the web mail. Google wouldn't let me sign in, rogers mail wouldn't either. My claws and the touch pad were having fits, yikes finally got a wireless mouse and my world was was on the track home.
When I finally talked to a Rogers tech person, I signed into Rogers yahoo, (  
that is where it's web mail is affiliated with ) and my old email address which I had my group with came up, since I already had an email account with them I had to use it/ I had to go to all the blogs I follow and change my address, got a chance to do a bit of visiting, 2 days later I got on to facebook, and was able to comment there too. Still couldn't get into my blog until yesterday when I download my photo's to Picasa, then downloaded them to the picasa web album it asked me to sign in and it all connected together and I got everything back on line together. aaahhhh, I was back in the real world again how wonderful. my new email address is diannemarcoux
  When I wasn't having confrontations with the laptop, I was at my desk working on my Christmas cards, I made all the Ladies at swimming theirs, we had our Christmas party on Dec. 4th, everyone brought the food, I made a bread pudding with Panettone, best bread pudding recipe ever :O)..  
 I was also working on my gifts, a bracelet, a couple of  steampunk brooches, Jan's picture
I've posted a few peeks at my cards, I posted all the cards going out of the country, and will post the Ontario ones on Wed. 

These are some of the tags  and old book pages I put on the cards

These are the cards in their envelopes ready for the post, the cards will probably be late, but they are on there way. I will do a separate post on how I made them later when most are received...

 This is a special bracelet I made for my friend Lillian I had the box, and added the crocheted flower then the leather  poinsettia .

 In 2007 I was in a swap with my yahoo artisit group, 12 of us traded charms, they were all so uniquely beautiful and different. I had a bunch of bracelets I bought years ago, so I attached them on one of them. My dear friend Lillian always wears the most unique things, I knew she would love this one of a kind bracelet. I really loved them all but they were just sitting in a bag, now they will be see when ever she wears it, they were made to be seen.
I posted a few close ups, I'm sure you can guess which one I made. their is nothing more special then collaborating with other artist creating art, it was truly my favorite thing running the group..

Well my Lovelies it's wonderful to be able to post again, I will be flying around blog land the next few days to visit everyone, I have missed you all greatly, you know you have been in my thoughts and heart. I will be back with another post in a couple of days sharing more, wishing you all in a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))..



pearshapedcrafting said...

So good to see you back-technology is so frustrating sometimes! I still have no connection when we're at our caravan and it used to be great-hey ho! Loving all those Christmas goodies you're showing here and looking forward to seeing more now you're all fixed! Hugs, Chrisx

Inky and Quirky said...

Lovely to have you back Dianne...and you have such treats for us too :)

Big hugs
Donna xxx

Redanne said...

Whew, what trials and tribulations you have had but it is lovely to have you back. I LOVE the fabulous bracelet! Hugs, Anne xx

Cestina said...

So glad you are back - we were getting worried!xx

butterfly said...

It's lovely to see you back - having struggled with losing my computer twice recently, though each time only for a few days, I know how lost one suddenly feels when cut off.

What delights you have to share with us - that bracelet is a unique piece of wearable art - what a gift! And I adore the book page tag cards - they look just wonderful.

So sad and sorry about your other news - sending love and huge hugs.
Alison xx

Gio said...

Welcome back Dianne, oh such a nightmare all this story with the provider and the laptop, I 'm glad everything is sorted out.
Ok , more spare time to create and such a beautiful and rich bracelet, I love it!

Terry said...

Glad you are OK with the sounds of the storm that passed through. We have had some heavy rains which is unusual in the high desert! Your cards are lovely and great idea with the tags and old book pages. The bracelet is gorgeous and what a wonderful gift to receive. Take care and enjoy the season! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Dianne, I understand the misery of dealing with internet servers. Last year, after having only ever dealt with one server (AOL) they said I did not exist. Happy enough to take monthly payments from my account yet they continued to say I did not exist! It was horrendous. We depend so much on this way of life and when it runs smoothly, it enhances our lives so much but when it does not run smoothly, it is impossible to deal with servers!!!!
You may ask, where is my Christmas spirit LOL.
I adore your creations. To receive a piece of your festive art, so very special indeed. The bracelet is sensational.
I hope you will have a quiet time now after all those dealings.
Dianne, I want to say a heartfelt thank you for always being so supportive, so encouraging, it means so much to me.
Sending you wishes.
Lynne x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Hi There, Dianne, it's great to see you back in Blogland! I've been so poorly with the flu, but today I'm up and about and able to comment on your beautiful return to us! Your creations are unique and magical. The bracelet is a masterpiece and one of a kind and your friends are very lucky to receive such pretty and original cards. I'm sorry to hear of all those technological hassles. As Lynne says, we come to rely on technology and then it's terrible when it lets us down. However, I have to remain grateful to the internet because it introduced me to you. I should like to thank you too, Dianne, for all your encouragement. I would not still be blogging if it weren't for you, I reckon. I am thinking of you, Dianne and your dear Sister. May your Christmas be beautiful like you. xxx