Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Here in Canada, we use the Moose as a great image to promote anything....this is at the Olympic Village for all the athletes to see.

The moose was an original idea to promote Ontario activities one year.   Companies bought the moose for charity promotions, the city of Toronto had them all over the city and they were a great source of attractions!

Now, years later, we have one in London.  I believe that there is one at London House where our diplomats have offices.  Don't know that for sure, but there should be one.

I love this one!  

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


 The above photo was Google's tribute to Amelia Erhart today.  115 years. Gosh, Google does great stuff every day. Also today, with the passing of Sally Ride, it is good to remember these women who were pioneers.

Another quilt in the making.  My friend Mary who contributed fabrics to my stash wanted to make a quilt.  Well, she designed and I sewed....this was the result of one day's work at the cottage even though it was very hot day which would have been better spent in the water...

It's the same pattern as this one, but
look what happens when the colour palette changes. Totally different quilt.

This is the one that my friend Dawn made while she was here. I am always surprised at the different colours we all choose for projects that are similar.

I have decided to make bread! I used to make bread in another lifetime, so it should be easy for me.  Well it wasn't easy, but not too difficult either.  Timing is everything.  I bought silicone pans, which should be put on a cookie sheet as the pans are a bit wobbly and the loaf on the right jiggled as it was going in the oven, so it's a bit wonky.

No rain as yet.  Who is getting rain?  We have a total fire ban in the area here, as well as Algonquin Park.  No outdoor fires whatsoever even cooking.  If one must cook out doors, propane stoves are allowed.   This is the worst drought in  years as I cannot remember this edict ever being broadcast in our area.

The weather has cooled today, but still, when the radio says 40% chance of rain, who really believes it?

Sunday, July 22, 2012


 One of our neighbour cottagers learned to quilt about five years ago. 

Amazing work for an 80 years plus lady don't you think?

She made a double wedding ring as her first project.  Took lessons on the first quilt and then life
took on a whole different meaning for this woman.

Here are four of her Celtic blocks made in the last couple of weeks while sitting in her lazy chair on the beach at her cottage.

The quilt is for one of her sweet
granddaughters.  I don't know very much about these blocks, which she said they are all different, but if this is any indication, a truly wonderful work of art is being made.

Mary, (quilter extraordinaire) will be working on this quilt during the winter.  She said that she likes to send her quilts to the Mennonite ladies in her area who will hand quilt her finished top.

This, in real life was amazing eye candy for my friend Helen and I. 

The stitches are all so beautifully done as you can see.   This woman loves to do hand work!  

Hope you enjoyed the photos presented on this lovely ladies work.