Tuesday, May 1, 2012


 I finally was able to get to some sewing yesterday.

I made totes to just get my hand in sewing after almost six months without a machine.

I have so much fun making bags as they are colourful wherein I use up lots of fabric. 

My sweetie commented that when he goes shopping in Dorset for groceries, he will receive so many oohs and aaws.  Maybe, but they are at least very sturdy and highly functional.

The little one on the left is from a pay it forward that I received
years ago and it has been re-
purposed as the little quilt was 
no longer being used.  I love it, may use it as a summer purse too.

The morning is so calm, all islands and mainland are in full reflections.  The lake is calm, which is not so good if it is cloudy as that means another day without sunshine.

True story....a friend who has a puppy realized that there had been a backyard escape...she ran to the front door only to see her dog running across the street...she was screaming the dog's name, frantically trying to make it across the street to catch the running dog.  A truck driver blocked some traffic, opened his door to come to her aid, when the puppy jumped into his truck!   My friend was so thankful, saying thank you over and over as she held her dog.
The truck driver looked around and leaned over saying "do you realize you are in a nightie?"  Embarrassed, she noted that it wasn't see through and it was clean!  

NOTE...daughter has been to physician it is suspected gastric problems for which ongoing tests will be needed...  

Sunday, April 29, 2012


I am thinking that spring is here. Today was a glorious sunny day.  Not a cloud in the sky this whole day.

The wind is a bit north west, which shelters us so we are cozy.  We do have ice on the eaves spout though, so it's not that warm, but it's coming this week.  I believe the weather people today because I want to.

I won a lovely giveaway from Quilton that she had recently.  The mail  just caught up with us at our little post office.  Goodness, we had a lot.

I love this gift! Bev made it and 
it is a storage for sewing stuff when we set off again.  The little bag of goodies will come in handy too, although I have already eaten the jelly beans.

If you haven't had a boo at her blog, go over...Quilton has some great stuff.

I brought up a quilt that has been 
at my friend Mary's house to keep her tootsies warm in the winter, and it has enough green to satisfy me for the moment in the sun room at the cottage.  

Finally, my very precious Kelly gave me a scare yesterday, having to call 911 while out shopping.  Now she is tough for pain, so it must have been pretty bad.  She said that giving birth would compare to the pain....laughing now....Anyway, my friend Mary got the first call as she was 5 minutes away from her, but Mary who is our resident expert when it comes to medical stuff, said "Hang up and call 911...NOW!"   So the ambulance was called and she ended up in emergency ward with all kinds of tests, which happily they didn't find anything serious....what?   Anyway she is good today, will call family doctor for appointment tomorrow (Monday).  

As a mother, all our children are precious, but this is my only daughter!  I had visions in my head that I cannot print here, but you all know what I mean.  She is ok, and that is the main thing.  

So, in the end I thank Bob and Mary who came to her rescue, fetched her at the hospital, drove her to her car and Mary drove her home with Bob as back up.  They both made sure she was settled.

What friends....now you know why we love them like family....