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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Post #2 I Found My Sewing Mojo!!

I found my sewing MOJO!!!  I think when I would walk into my sewing room I felt overwhelmed by the clutter.  I didn't have messes everywhere but had a lot of stuff...decor, projects and containers....just stuff!  So, after cleaning the house Friday, I tackled the sewing room....until almost midnight!  It might not look clutter free to you, but it sure does to me. haha :o)





So then on Saturday, Sue and I went to Heritage Park Quilt Show....and headed straight for the vendors!  I bought 2 books and 2 charm packs....and that's it!  IF you know me, you know that is an amazing feat!  I never leave without many bags!!!  We looked at a few quilts and then headed for Out of Hand....a quilt shop in Calgary.  Well, my will power went out the window!  I bought a couple of patterns and a couple of books and some fabric for more cushions on the sectional.....and a whole kit from a BOM!!!  They had the finished quilt hanging on the wall behind the till and I....fell....in......love!!!!  Block 1: (that I made when I got home...except the stitching of the wool)

I love the Japanese cotton fabrics....and I love the wool of course!!!!!  Sunday, I got up and made the very funky and modern baby quilt for our grandson arriving the end of June/beginning of July that I had been procrastinating over.  Jenna loves it......and that's all that matters!  

I bought backing today and have to relearn how to get it on my frame so I can get it quilted!!!

Then yesterday I decided I needed a table runner for a lady who is part of the team we work with.  She is leaving the division and we are having a party for her on Thursday.  I emailed a friend of hers to find out colours in her house and was told she had black counter tops, grey walls and dark wood floors.  I hope she likes it (because she used to be a interior decorator!!)
Simple!!!!  So mojo is back!!!  (I hope to stay!!)

And look who is 4 months old already!!!!!!

I Love this little monkey!!!!!!!!!  I'm due for cuddles and will see her this week for sure!

It is to get hot this weekend.......and the countdown is on for the end of the school year....we are all ready for it!  LOL!  I hope the new arrival waits until I am finished the school year before he makes his arrival so I can be there quick!  It's going to be a busy summer!  <3





Lots Of Pics.......so Post #1

Almost a month....since my last post...again!  *Sigh.......  I have a lot of pictures so will break them up into two posts.  :)

First off, I survived Mothers Day!!  I didn't cry or feel bad too much...I didn't allow myself to feel too crappy.  My girls and I went for lunch on Saturday before our pedicures.  Oh I love a good pedicure....that massage!!!!!!  Heaven!!!!
Of course I thought about my Mom........and I did miss her but honestly, she would kick my a$$ if she knew my day was ruined because of me missing her to the point of extreme sadness......so I held it together.....this year.  On May long, Son1 and Jenna gave me a card with a $50 gift card to Michaels.  Last Thursday their decor items were on sale for 50% off...one day only....so I bought the HOME sign and red metal chalkboard.  When I cleaned I felt it was time to change up the mantle.  Again, pretty sparse but I like it.  :)


Son1 and Son2 got the deck done!  I'm sure it is being enjoyed!  


The furniture we had in our basement had been destroyed by Daughter2s cats.  Every time I walked by them it made me so mad!  I follow several buy and sell sites on Facebook and happened upon a sectional for $150.  Well, I went for it!  LOL  It's not perfect and it needed a good clean but it's comfortable and Daughter2 and her cats now have the old furniture!  (except the couch that wouldn't fit in her condo.....someone else is enjoying that!)

I need new curtains but I'll find some in time.  :)

Oh hey.....I found my sewing mojo!  More in Post #2!!









Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Month of May

Here we are approaching Mothers Day 2016.  I have vowed not to be down in the dumps this year....we have tomorrow off from work so we have a three day weekend.  Tomorrow Daughter1, Lyla and I will go and see Daughter2s new place; Saturday I booked pedicures for the three of us girls (Lyla not included....but one day!!) and Sunday I plan on spending the day sewing.  IF I start feeling glum, I will go out and maybe do some shopping.....who knows.  I WILL have a nice day!

We have another spray in our lake.....it's been three years since the flood and one day I looked out and saw this!  Oh I was sooooo happy.......I did chuckle though because the last time I posted about the spray it wasn't long after and we had the flood.  I'm confident that won't be happening this year!  This one is different....shorter, wider (just like me!!) and it is supposed to have lights although these ones are only on for a couple of hours in the middle of the afternoon.....hopefully that gets fixed one day but it doesn't really matter.  The other end of the lake has the same spray although its a different shape (more symmetrical) and the lights are on all day.  It turns on at 8 am and turns off at 10 pm.

I had nice mail again today....my CottonCrates box came and I think these fabrics will come in handy:
Love the extra treats thrown in.  :)

My Dad was here this past weekend and we took the opportunity to have a quick 4 generations photo.  Very casual and not very fancy......
Taken in Lyla's bedroom as her Mommy said it has the best lighting.  hahahaha!!!!  Hubby was taking the pics and finally we had Lyla's daddy take it....first take!

I have one of my all time favourite scented candles burning right now.....gosh, I've had these candles for years and found this brand new one in my candle cupboard.  It was the perfect day to burn it as it was gloomy..but no real rain.  

Son1 and Son2 are building at deck at Son1's house.  Nice to see them working together....Jenna said they aren't even fighting!!  hahaha!  The old one was getting pretty rotten in places and they use it a lot.  Glad the weather is holding out for them to get it done!  

Before I close I have to say how I am thinking of the residents of Fort McMurray and know how they are feeling and what they are going through.  We had water which most of us were able to clean up and renovate from...but fire is a different ball game.  Knowing they are glued to news broadcasts and social media posts looking for any information that will give them even a small clue as to what condition their homes may be in.  Not sleeping because they are remembering all the things they have or may have lost.  Having people tell them "it's only stuff/things" and them trying to convince themselves of that too even though they want to scream "but its OUR stuff!"  I pray for rain and the fire to be put out so these poor people can have answers and know what they are up against and what they need to do to move forward.  I pray this happens soon and they are allowed back in shortly after so they don't have to sit in a camp or hotel or in a relatives home and be frustrated because all you want to do is go home....I will be donating money to the Red Cross as I have heard the federal government will match it and the provincial government will match it so the end result is threefold. My heart aches for these people....

Now so I don't end on a sad note, here are pics of my fur babies, Lyla and her fur babies: