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T is for Thursday and for Catching Up with Friends

 I miss my T-Day friends so I am jumping in to say hello. 


It is Thursday instead of Tuesday, but I have been running about two days behind for a few months now - lol - but seriously.  I used to laugh at people who said they were retired and had less time now, but I am so understanding them now. Work took up 10 -11 hours a day, 5 days a week, but it basically was a standing "No" to so many things.  Now I can do all those things (or at least some of them).  Fun but exhausting.

I am still using my Sweet Home Alabama mug for morning coffee. Today, I am toasting all the T-day girls who meet up at Elizabeth's Blog and share a drink related post. 

I am creating more since I retired - still making cards, but I am painting more of them or at least part of them. I won't bore you with a ton of them (I really have been doing a ton of them but trying to send most out so I don't fill my house with them - lol).

This one is a card for a challenge at (SCS) involving flying. I did watch a tutorial on YouTube. 

This one was all me - my bird creation and my handwriting in the background over a paper rubbed on a stencil with watercolor crayons.  A SCS technique challenge.  

I did this one to send to a sweet lady facing some serious health mountains - I tried to paint her dog.  I used two tutorials for this one. 
My daughter asked me to draw her house.  She lives in a 100-year-old house in the downtown area of her town where she can walk to a bunch of fun restaurants and bars, the library, and the farmer's market (it is right next door).  I did it fast and will try to do a better one soon. 
Off to check out what everyone else is up too. 




  1. Your pleasure in the many activities of retirement is neat, especially cultivation of art skills!

  2. hi Nancy, so good to hear from you again! Your creations are gorgeous, love them all. I hope you will visit more often again. Hugs and blessings, Valerie

  3. Happy Thursday! I haven't been around T Tuesday in a while either. It's good to see you.

  4. Beautiful work.
    I especially like the house and the doggie.

  5. Congrats on retirement Nancy. Isn't it great? I was like you, laughing at retired people saying they have all this time too. But since I retired, I am doing so many things that when I have a quiet day, I love it. You've made some super cards too, and I am happy to see you back online. Have fun. hugs-Erika

  6. Wow Nancy, so many beautiful watercolours- you are so talented ♥

  7. Happy T-day - I am late I know. The Alabama mug is nice...reminds me of the song we are playing with our band. Have a good time and thanks for visiting my blog.
    All the best

  8. Your host is even later than you for T. I was so glad to read your beautiful post, too. I love that mug and now have that song in my head.

    Your cards are stunning. I absolutely LOVE each of them. You draw and paint so well. You and Sharon never make the same two cards. I am truly impressed. Thanks for sharing your mug and cards with us for T this week, dear. I hope to see you more often in the future.

    Got a Failed to Publish, but will keep trying.


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