Friday, May 17, 2013


This is the official BBQ season opener at cottages in Ontario.

This dog just loves it all! I am sure many of you have already begun with the BBQ thing, but here at the cottage, this is it.

On Monday afternoon, I shall feel like this bear.  Poofed from
entertaining.  We are expecting that there will be no vacancies in any of the rooms at this inn.   Bliss for us who have been alone, almost, for the passed couple of weeks.

The photos are from Cottage Life, which is the premier cottage magazine here in Canada.

There is always funny stuff on the web about we Canadians being boring...well we do have a good sense of humour too. Click on the

For the first time in years, we are expecting an enjoyable weekend of "abundant" sunshine.  Sounds almost too good to be true!  We shall see.

Enjoy you weekend.  Hope it is as good for you as it will be for me.

Thursday, May 16, 2013


 To make up for lost time sewing, due to very cold weather, I've been sewing up a storm!

Nine patch quilts, which I swore a few years ago that I wouldn't do any more, have taken on a totally different aspect with a few cuts here and there.

This one was done with diagonal cuts through the completed 11 1/2" squares, then repositioned to make more nine patch.

The second one has cuts through parts of the blocks, at 1 1/2" around the blocks.  Straight cuts and then repositioned once again, using the same nine patch.

Each is done with just a bit of
creative juices flowing, and Moda Bake shop recipes.

When I was in Florida I bought the fabrics used in both of the quilts shown, and these super duper little binding holders from Missouri Star Quilt Co.  They really are amazing.  99cents to which I thank Quilton who sent
an email saying buy these!  Really
worth the money!

Did I mention that we want to add a 12 x 12 addition to our spacious 9 x 9ft master?

We really need to add cupboard space now that we live here for such a long time.

This beautiful pine, that we have had just outside the bedroom, had to come down to make room for the foundation.  It took about 15 minutes to make our view look like this.

Sadly there was no other way to build or we wouldn't have cut it down.  Pine does not burn well inside, so the tree is being cut into logs for Helen's shore, and the rest will be cut into pieces to eventually mulch in our "forest" area.

The weather has finally become spring like.  Today, not a cloud in the sky, light breezes and the hummingbirds have survived the really awful weather  too.  Life is good.