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Sunday, October 25, 2015

A Beautiful Sunday Morning

My view this morning is of a calm lake, soft blue, purple sky and a slight fog that is lifting.  The sun is coming up and I think, besides being a bit cool, it will be a beautiful fall day.  I'm off soon the an arena in Calgary to watch Daughter2 play hockey this morning.  Bedding is in the dryer and I hope to stitch on this when I get home:
It's part of a Quilt Patch kit my son bought me for my birthday a few years ago.  Black and grey flannel squares make up the rows and these go top and bottom.  Anyway, black and grey flannel aren't what I should be working on in this house!  The hair!!!!!  Here's the start of the stitching as I was watching the Flames game and flipping to the baseball game the  other night:

I finished my sample quilt on my quilting frame.....it's hard to see anything on here but it turned out okay....except the row where my bobbin was running out....the tension on the back was bad.

And this guy....forever my "helper"....always wanting cuddles but in a month will be going to live with his "mommy" along with his sister!  Our house will be cat free!!!!!  I'll miss them in some ways but will NOT miss the hair, scratching, meowing, cat box.......yahoo!!!!!!!!
Daughter2 is moving out of residence into a basement suite and she's very excited!!!  The place is walking distance to Mount Royal so it's perfect!!!!!  She will stay in Calgary year round as she is able to coach gymnastics full time this spring and summer.  Again, she's very happy!!!!  We are happy for her too.  Our baby is growing up!

Best get moving.....Go Titans Go!!!





Monday, October 19, 2015

Quilting!

For those of you with big quilting machines, my tiny sewing machine will seem....well, tiny!  But I actually played with it yesterday.  I vowed not to let it take up space in the downstairs family room collecting dust.  Pinning was tedious but trying to thread the machine and get the tension correct almost caused me to find a hammer!!!!!!  Eventually I got going and I think (hope!) me and this machine will become friends!  The only solid fabric that I had and was willing to use for my practice piece was white......I'm using yellow thread on top and a teal green on the bottom.  I do know I need some better lighting but will put Hubby on that task when he's home next week!!! Here's a peek at some of my playing:
  


It's fun but wonder how fun it will be when I actually have to quilt a real item!  I'm hoping it will keep on being fun!  I have quite a few small projects to start on.  I'll finish working on my practice piece and then move onto the real deal!  At least they are only my projects!!!!!!

The election happened tonight....all I can say is I'm glad it's over and as to the outcome......no comment!

Friday, October 16, 2015

October Means Thanksgiving

Here it is, the middle of October!  A lot of the trees are bare because we had crazy winds Thanksgiving weekend.  I have yard work to do....including raking up leaves!  Speaking of Thanksgiving weekend, we had a house full!  Even my dad came down from up north!  Sunday we had our big meal and I had invited my friend Sue, her husband and her parents.  We had a nice visit.  We also had a TON of leftovers!!!!!!!!  I over ate but enjoyed every bite so it was worth it!

Sunday morning I got the morning off from breakfast making and we went up to Smittys for breakfast.  When leaving, our boys bought a surprise from the machine by the till.....they "won" fake stick on mustaches!!!!!.....goofs!!


Sunday was also the day of the Canadian Pickers Auction at near-by Saskatoon Farm.....Hmmmmm I wonder what Dads real reason for coming down was???  I had asked him to get me a tin toy truck for using when decorating, especially for Christmas and he delivered!
I think it's perfect!!

I haven't been sewing at all lately except for some binding finishes.  Here are three (forgive me if I've already posted the wildlife one!)



I plan on enjoying my weekend.....I have no where to go and Amy doesn't have games in Calgary so she's off with the team.  I'm hoping to play on the 'toy' I bought a couple of weeks ago....but every time I say that, it never happens!!!!!

But I had best get to sleep before I fall asleep sitting up!!!!!





Sunday, October 4, 2015

High Maintenance!

I think I start every blog post with a comment about how fast time flies.....where did the month go or wow the week flew by!!  This past week was no exception!  Hubby is only at work for a week stint this time...he worked extra days last time and stayed a bit longer here at home.  He is home tomorrow night already!  That's most definitely NOT a bad thing!!!  I had plans on playing with my new toy (quilting machine), cleaning out the flowerbeds, and none of that got done.  I did get my hair and nails done!  Tee hee!  Important stuff you know!  I went with the one odd colored nail this time:


Wild and crazy for me I tell ya!!!  Hahahaha!

I did a tiny bit of sewing.....got the borders on the first grand-baby quilt.  Not quilted but I did get fabric in for an easy second one.



Yesterday was busy but great!!!!!  I got to visit with this great pal!!!!!!  It was a quick one but I got a hug and we had a laugh (it's a turkey not a goose!!!!  Hahahahaha!).....so it's always great!

Then I drove Daughter2 to her out of town hockey game and she stayed overnight here at home.  She left after supper tonight for her place and the noise!  She said a few of her roommates are noisy and messy and just the whole apartment building is noisy.  I'm sure she relishes the peace and quiet here and the tv channels and cat cuddles!  She did her homework in relative quietness.

Work tomorrow and it's picture day....whoop whoop...NOT!  A short week (we have Friday off and then next Monday for Thanksgiving so next week will be a short one too!) and all our kids should be back home here for the weekend!  Even my Dad mentioned coming down and we've invited my friend Sue, her Hubby and her parents over for supper Sunday!  What's four more people???  I can't wait!

Well, best hit the hay!