Sunday, August 7, 2011

Getting settled

The deck is completed, the storage shed is finished--all but painting the door. All that is left outside is a bit of landscaping. The flower beds will have to wait until next spring.

The new deck...

My nephew has completed building my deck!

Thursday, June 30, 2011


I chose to go with ascots in the bathroom and matched the "lively" green in the shower curtains with my window fabric. Mini homes are all painted with the contractors primer paint, in a year the company comes back to crack-fill any possible cracks that occur the first year as the house is settling. I plan to paint this room an "Oatmeal" color once the year is up.

I'm getting there...

When I was ordering my mini home, I asked for this closet in my sewing room. I love all the shelves and as you can see, they are all in use. I also scrapbook, crochet and knit, so along with my quilting things it didn't take long to fill the closet. Thankfully for the Dollar Store, I bought many small totes to store things in.
I'm still unpacking and the only sewing I've done is toppers and I altered several draperies for the windows. I've got a large circle of lady friends, so when the weather is beautiful and when they call...I'm on the road, out to coffee or a long walk! I can unpack when the snow is a foot deep!
Some of my lady friends and myself have started the "17 Day Diet." Last week we were on the "Cabbage Soup Diet" to kick start out metabolism. It's great having support! I put on weight when I was on the steroids, now it's time to address the results of that!
I trust all my blog friends are having a wonderful summer...keep in touch. I will be back soon...after the unpacking!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hello Blogging friends!

I’m still not quilting!

Packing and unpacking is a tedious job. I’m finding things I forgot I owned! Downsizing from a house to a mini home isn’t easy…a yard sale will be scheduled at a later date.

I miss quilting. The past few times that I took time to sit at my computer, I visited bogs to see what every one is up to—the result of this is I WANT TO QUILT! I’m thinking it will be awhile though; I still have so much to do.

 By the way, I actually am getting a social life! Six of us ladies met last evening for coffee—I haven’t laughed that hard in a very long time!! My laughter is good for the heart and soul, I feel rejuvenated this morning!  

Monday, May 16, 2011

I'm moved

I love my new home, it's so cute! I'm busy unpacking, I sure miss working on a quilt, but first things first...I've got to find my sewing machine!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Easter!

Another busy weekend! I'm invited to my sister-in-laws for supper on Saturday. I'm taking cranberry pies and rolls. I will be happy to see all of her family and my niece and nephew and their families. There should be about 25 of us, a great way to spend the holiday meal together.
Sunday, my daughter and her family are coming! The house is in total chaos, but who cares, it's just family! I wanted to have one more meal together before I move. I can't believe I'm moving, I've spent most of my life here. I'm a bit sad but I'm also overjoyed to be moving to a new home and being debt free will be wonderful!! I will be able to join the town quilt guild and the rug hooking group too!
Blessing to all and have a fantastic Easter!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I'm Moving!

After three years of waiting, worrying and hoping...I'm moving. I SOLD my house, finally. I won't lie, it's going to be rough leaving this place, after all I grew up here and the Grand Lake is so beautiful BUT it isn't sensible for me to stay here alone anymore. There is too much up-keep and maintance and my neighbours have all passed away. The community is starting to build again, with young folks and strangers to the area. I'm moving to a place 3 km from the town of Sussex, just on the outskirts, really close to everything, yet not right in the town. I'm moving to a new mini home, it's being built now, and I will be living in the park. I have a beautiful corner lot facing the road so I will have my privacy on one side....lets hope I like it. Once I move it's too late for regrets!!
I won't be quilting for the next few weeks....stay tuned....I will be back!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Easter Eggs

Today I decided to make some batik Easter eggs for the dining room table. I got the pattern and tutorial from I enjoy reading different blogs and I find lots of patterns, there are so many crafty people!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring has sprung!

When the days become warmer and the sun is shinning, the ice on the lake is starting to break sure is easy to forget the winter we had!
I've worked all winter on "The Joys of Winter" quilt and I need a break away from it. I worked on the joining blocks two days and I'm having difficulties piecing them together properly. So, I'm talking a break from it. I think I'll work on a few small projects that I've saved from other Blog Spots. There are so MANY good and talented quilters on the blogs, I wonder if I will ever get to that point with my quilting! Have a great day everybody!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Australian choir

So patriotic...I really enjoyed this video, hats off to the choir!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Border Blocks

Well, for sure I found these blocks a challenge! To get all the points correctly lined up was difficult, I'm glad I have a seam ripper! Now to try "Flying Geese." There are a variety of different blocks to be made in order to piece all the blocks together to make the final quilt.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The main blocks are to make the joining blocks.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Block number 7

Block number 7, "Edward & Francis."

The flying ace!

It's raining, a good day to work on my quilt blocks! This one is called "The Flying Ace."

Friday, March 11, 2011

Block five.

This block is called "Jolly."

Finally, another block

Finally I got another block finished, I've been so busy. This one is called "Flakes."

Monday, February 28, 2011

Block 3

It's been another snow day! Time for working on the blocks. They are getting easier each block. This one is called "Ginger."

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Block #2, Joys of Winter

Starting block

Block one is completed!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Finally dug out!

I've been awhile getting the snow removed from the two decks and from in front of the garage! I'm done for the day. My house is for sale with a realtor because I want to move to town. I sometimes am torn whether to move or not...well ask me now how I feel about that! Each storm this winter I would dread going out to clear the snow, but I would also give thanks that I'm here this winter to do so. I would thank God, grab the shovel and get to work...BUT if you're reading this God, ENOUGH already!!

Time to make a quilt!

When I was vacationing last year my daughter took me to a quilt store called "The Cherry Pit" in Sevierville, TN. It's a lovely shop, very quaint and the owner, Jane is very helpful. The quilting displayed throughout the store was amazing! My daughter loved this pattern, I purchased the entire BOM so I could make it for her. It looks to me like a real challenge but I'm going to attempt making it! It's called "Joys of Winter" by Lynda Howell.

After the Storm

It's sunny!! On the down side of things, we have a lot of snow and it's COLD! Both decks had snow half way up the doors and I had to shovel to get out. The snow has drifted half way up the sash on my front window. Our winter started out so mild but February has made up for the lack of snow in January. I sure hope this is the last major storm.

Friday, February 25, 2011

What a storm!

8:00 p.m. and not over yet!

New BOM available FREE

Sunset on Grand Lake.

This photo was taken last summer from my beach. Grand Lake is very beautiful~can you tell I'm wishing for spring?

First finished quilt.

I found the pattern for a schnauzer online and decided to make my nephew a quilt. I added a few facial expressions. It's youth bed size and should last him awhile, he is only one year old. It's the first quilt that I finished. Now to my other unfinished projects!

I wonder where the mailbox is?

It's snowing again!!

The weather report is saying 30-35cm of snow today and overnight. Enough already!!