Friday, November 08, 2013

Lest We Forget

With Remembrance Day falling on Monday this year, many are thinking long weekend.

I hope they all take some time at the eleventh hour of the eleventh hour of the eleventh month.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Nov 5, 2013

I always thought I was a light sleeper. I could always hear the girls coming in after a night out. Last night however I didn't hear the commotion 1 street over. A detached garage caught on fire around 11:30 pm. A neighbour on his way home from work seen the smoke and alerted authorities. The fire was contained to the garage and some heat damage to neighbouring fences. No injuries. I read about it in our local online newspaper.

Switching gears, I have never liked having my photo taken, I feel like a deer in the headlights when it's a formal pose and most family snapshots are anything but flattering.  Well we had a photo session in Calgary this past June with one of Aaron's co-workers whose sideline is photography. She is also a techie and photoshopped most of the pictures to the point I didn't recognize us. However this one seems the most au naturel one and I love it. It was almost a candid shot as we were finishing up the posed ones.

I hope you have a marvellous day doing what you love to do!

Monday, November 04, 2013

Nov 4,2013

Well Hallowe'en came and went and we had a beautiful night for the kids out trick or treating. Sadly we only had ten visit us. I hope they enjoyed my pumpkin version, a Patrick Lose design wall hanging. It was fun to make.

We are excited that we have decided to take the plunge and redo both bathrooms.  The harvest gold shower downstairs sport some 70's orange flower tiles while the main bathroom has brown on beige flower tiles and almond tub sink & toilet.  White is on the horizon. Destruction and construction is pencilled in for February. So excited!!!

Today I long armed a lap size quilt which is part of the Pay It Forward project I signed up for in January. All 5 gifts have to be homemade. I ams Ewing or quilting something for each on my list.  Today's quilt was made after watching The Missouri Star Quilt video Summer in the Park.  I will post photos after I get it to the recipient later this month.

So I am keeping busy and mostly out of mischief! Hope you are happy and well. 

Take care!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Oct 30,2013

Taking time today to breathe deep and enjoy some fresh air.  I caught a head cold bug over Thanksgiving weekend and have been fighting it since. Today is the first day I feel I can actually fill my lungs with fresh air.  

What a beautiful afternoon to sit outside with a cup of peppermint tree and watch the clouds float by.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sad news

Today I learned that one of my fears had been realized. A blogging pal, Cathey Magill aka Pumpkin Patch & Co had passed away.

I regret not having had the pleasure of a face to face introduction but I am grateful for having had the chance to participate several times in one of Cathey's annual fundraising  events for breast cancer research.

Cathey, you will be missed more than you will know.


Mumzy, I am so sorry you have lost such a dear daughter.