Friday, February 4, 2011


I'm missing summer's my favourite all time thing in January.

Those of us that go to our little piece of paradise in the summer are beginning to count the days till then.

We have had a very cold few weeks, storms everywhere around us, so cold that it's too much to make the effort to go outside to even fetch the mail.

I'm missing the lazy days of the sun beaming down on the dock in the afternoon, having a chat with Helen about quilting, checking out how the "new" old neighbours are faring, and maybe having a glass of vino to round out the day...and Mary enjoying her retirement.

It's February, only 90 days to go.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


We usually hear of storms coming from the north, but this one is a Texas storm so we know it's going to be big.

I'm ready for it.  I have gloves for quilting which I found for under $4.00 at Fabricland.  They are Fons and Porter, don't know how good they will be, but the others I have cost around $10.00.  I couldn't resist them, and they are yellow, so much brighter than the photo you see.

I also have these fat quarters that came in the mail last week.  One never knows how long the post will take to send our goodies so Cathy sent these out from US and they only took about 5 days to get here.

Barb sent me these fabulous prints before she left Samoa to move to the cold cold climate of North America once again. 

The shock of her poor body from one extreme to the other I am sure.  So these are ready for the storm too.

I was in Fabricland looking for accent colour to add to these beauties when a woman asked me about these fabrics, so I told her Samoa, and she actually had been there!  Small, small world.

Can't believe I actually managed to get the photos uploaded, on the blog and without the frustrations of one that doesn't know much about computers.  I'm taking the computer courses offered at the seniors centre next fall.  Never mind the quilting courses, computer education is a must!

My blog is looking different because....I can't tell you because I don't know what.  I just wanted my photos to be on the right like they used to be, so design blog wasn't helpful.

I am still //// all over the place when typing... the geeky guy better get here soon!
Batten down the hatches people...I've got the snowblower filled with gas, and the Aussies are awaiting a tropical's going to be a few busy days in blogland.

Monday, January 31, 2011


I bought a new computer on the weekend.  Acer, pretty basic.  I'm like the dog and can't see how to work it for the life of me!

The keys are in different places, so I keep doing this...\\\\ because the capitalizing icon is to the left of that \\\.  I also have a caluclator on this thing, so the keyboard is over a bit from my last one.

But, let me tell you...\\\\\\\I bought it at Future Shop in Oshawa, about 15 minutes drive from my home.  Chris, the salesperson was wonderful in dealing with a woman who basically blogs, emails, and seaches for quilting stuff.

I am having fun with it till the geeky guy named Bob  comes over to put the photos in pictures, the favourites in their spot, the emails entered.  Can't wait.

So to Chris at Future Shop, thanks, and Acer for giving me a large screen, wahoo!