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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Calm Before the Craziness

I thought I'd better write before Hubby and Son2 come home.  Then it will be Easter weekend and our home will be full.....ahhhhh love it!  Daughter2 won't be here as she has a hockey tournament out of town which is disappointing.  Oh well, I'll enjoy the rest of the family.  Must make my shopping list really soon!

I finished my quilt top with that yummy jelly roll.  It's off to be quilted with just a white flannel backing!
I really loved this fabric line.  My binding is the "orange"....we will see how it looks.  I usually use a darker border but this lighter one made it feel more feminine.

Friday was a beautiful day!  After work I drove to Cochrane to meet my friend Kim (her son was playing in a hockey tournament there) and we went up to the quilt shop, had ice cream then went for supper.  As per usual we had a great visit with lots of laughs! Yesterday Daughter2 had a hockey game in Calgary and oh, the downpour!!!!  Driving in that rain was almost like driving in a snow storm!  Once the game was over, the sun was shining and it was dried up!  Whew!  Her and I went to The Cheesecake Factory for supper.  Yummmmmm.

So I think that Spring has truly arrived although we know we can still have snow.  Here's the new mantle sign:

Nothing exciting on the agenda today.  I am fighting a potential doozer of a cold so will lay low and only wash our bedding and get a few groceries then relax with a hot beverage.  I'm sure this guy will be somewhere close grand dog Gordon:

Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Sooooo time flies when you're having fun...or ignoring your blog!  This working mornings is cutting into my blogging time!  I used to either write in the morning or later at night when I went to bed and now I go right to sleep when I hit my pillow and have to get ready in the mornings....but enough excuses!

Spring...well almost.  Friday is the official first day and besides the dump of snow we got Sunday it had pretty much arrived here....but it IS Alberta and things can change...just wait 5 minutes!  Hyacinth is one of my favorite spring time flowers.....and it's all because of the scent.  Ahhhhhh!  
This has long since bloomed and is done and I currently have tulips and daffodils in vases but notice 
the tin?  Both my grandfather and my dad were beekeepers.  This is one of my grandpas honey 
tins....the stamp has faded and they spelled his last name with only one "t" but I cherish it.  I have a few of them but not my dad's.  I think it's because his were in plastic pails not tin ones...too bad.

Hubby was home last week.  When he was on his last week off we had gone to Costco and saw a work bench with some storage but it was a day or two before he had to leave and he didn't feel like putting it together we left it and as in true Costco fashion, they no longer had those work benches on his days off this time!  So he found a good, solid shelving unit and made his own 
work bench complete with power and a true electrician fashion!!  Doesn't he look proud?  
Hahaha! (Don't worry about the guns being out in the open....they were from the flood and are no 
longer in working order)

Yesterday was St Patricks Day and that was the chalkboard message on my mantle....the hand tattoo shows the perks of working in a Junior Kindergarten class! (Ignore the fat, wrinkly hand!!!)

But this week wasn't all about luck.....I have vowed never to drive on a Monday ever again! (For as long as I can help it!). This was Hubby's truck #2 that I drove to the quilt shop to have coffee with Mavis.....drove right into a sinkhole of sorts.  No damage to the truck (thank God!!!!  My other vehicle is at the auto body shop right now).  Scared the beejeezus out of me that's for sure!!!!!  The town was there repairing it before I finished my coffee and visit!

Another perk to working with little ones is catching germs.....I'm sitting here right now drinking tea with a headache, a bit of a fever and the start of a sore throat! Yippee.........not!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sewing...Well Almost!

I'm getting ready to sew.....cut up my beautiful, springy jelly roll today!  I decided on a pattern and just went for it....while I watched curling.  Here are my stacks....ready to go!

Hubby sent me this pic today saying he saved the day by holding the crane up with his finger tips!!  Glad he's having fun at work!!

I had my "sad" boy today at work and he had a better day!  I'm happy to see improvement each time! Oh, and I walked to work today!!!!!!!! ;)

Monday, March 2, 2015

March Came In Like A Lion

It's been cold and today was crazy windy and snowy on and off!  Yuck....but we are to get plus temps this week....up and down, up and down!  Crazy!

Remember last post when I said I joked about never sewing again?  Well, I still haven't sewn but bought some yummy fabric the other day.  Fresh Cuts by Basic Grey.  I LOVE this springy!!!  I do have a plan for it and had intentions to cut it out this afternoon but never got around to it.  Here is what I bought....drool!!!!!

I did get this ready to stitch...the April insert for the Live Simply frame....oops, it's wool!

The job is going great!!!!  The little guy I work with on Mon/Wed/Fri is a sweetheart!  He's been going to junior kindergarten since November so is doing really well!  My Tues/Thurs fellow started the same day I did.  Thursday was a much better day as he didn't cry the-whole-time! Yep, Tuesday he cried for almost 2 1/2 hours straight!  Nothing we did could distract him from wanting his mommy!!!  I sure hope tomorrow is a good day too and things get progressively better!!!!!  I love getting out of the house and I love how it's just the mornings.  Perfect!  I walked by this rock on my way to work the first's been there since the flood but I pretended it was meant just for me!

Today was not a good start to the week.  I usually walk but mentioned how miserable today was.  Well, a van was wanting out of the parking lot so I quickly pulled into this spot, not seeing the stump....and I didn't feel anything either....I thought maybe the bottom black part of my front caught a curb stop....nope.  This is one of the pics I took of the's quite extensive so I will be off to get a quote for repairs.   Darn it!!!!!!!!!!!   Grrrrrrrrrr!!!!!
Tomorrow I plan on walking regardless of how cold it is!!!!!!!!

Hopefully I have some sewing updates in the next little while.  I can't wait to pop open that jelly roll and think Spring!!!!