Friday, June 1, 2012


 It isn't often that we get both of our hopefully future Olympians here at the cottage on a long weekend.  

This year, for Victoria Day (the mighty queen), the kids came up with their boats to a perfect perfect weather weekend on May 24.

In previous years we have had snow, sleet, and mighty winds, so getting calm bright days to enjoy the lake is a bonus at this time of year.

Practices were early morning, so up at 6 am to follow the boats to
ensure safety was good for me as I am used to getting up early.

With coffee in hand, we delivered the boats back to the marina only to find that a bear had tried to eat our truck cover.

Since the bear visits, we have been diligent about food at the cottage.  Never ever did we expect (duh) that a bear would be on the mainland at the marina.   Anyway, lots of garbage around, the cover is totaled.  Another lesson learned by us after 12 years.

The top looks like it had a rotary cutter doing work....must have been a seam of sorts on the cover.  

So, another week has passed.  I am making two more baby quilts as my grandnephew and his wife have had twin boys.  Got the fabric yesterday to have a project over the weekend as the weather is deteriorating as I am writing this blog.   Do I care?  

I am looking for some 1930 type fabric, either charms, jellies or layer cakes.  I know that there should be yellow in the fabrics and that's about it.  Do you know where to get this?

For Sale:  copy of encyclopedia Britannica...$200.00.  Recently got married and husband knows everything!  (one could substitute wife somewhere herein )

Have a good weekend!

Monday, May 28, 2012


At the cottage for the past week, there has been sunshine, light winds and a lot of sewing going on.

Helen and I made baby quilts.  She is off on a trip with her darling, visiting a friend who is a new grandmother to a beautiful little girl, so pink was in her charms, for making her quilt.

 I, on the other hand made for a boy born April 24th this year.  I love the green blocks added to the soft blues of this quilt.  A simple but effective look to the finished product.  

We both cut out 5" blocks and 3" sashings to make the quilts.

 I made mine almost reversible.  I always
have trouble with backings and after much measuring and deciding what to do, I am very pleased with the results.

It is hard to blog about ones life when that life is so busy.  I note many of us are so busy sewing we don't have time to blog, and sometimes, the brain just doesn't register an interesting, (in my opinion) blog.

Our life has had so much happening in the last week, with three, count em three deaths of friends, quite suddenly.  Trips to the city is always an event, so it is with relief although sadness that we are here at the cottage, but  thankful for good health once again. 

This is a photo of Helen's cabin where many quilt photos have been taken as the cabin sits in the little wooded area behind her cottage.

As I was returning along the path this morning I could not resist another shot at the wonderful cabin.

Laughter is the best medicine.....a man and woman who have been married many many years are sitting at the breakfast table....
The man...when I die, I want to you to sell all my tools and stuff right away....
The woman.....Why?
The man....Well I feel that you will remarry and I don't want some jerk touching and using my stuff!

The woman....what makes you think I'd marry another jerk?