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Sunday, June 19, 2011


So, now that I'm healthy again I turned my hand to sewing up Mother's birthday presents. It's a Simplicity purse pattern where you make the basic bag then a cover for it. In my case I chose to make reversible covers. The cover on the left is a lovely abstract linen - my local fabric store was having a buy 1 get 3 meters free sale ..... The reverse of that bag cover is a cotton duck beige stripe. Fairly plain but definitely functional for summer.

The next cover is one of my favourite summer fabrics with Turquoise and oral sun bursts. Then to top it all off I made the Haida print cover. So, one purse, two covers - both reversible gives mother lots of choices. I plan to make a dark charcoal inner bag for her soon so she can use the covers with that one later into the Fall/winter.
And, just to finish things off, here's a pic of the LOC I was involved with this past year 1/2 organising Quilt Ontario 2011. Great crew, lots of fun and lots of work!


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cable Guy!

So, Tuesday last week started off with this guy - really... Not! But someone just like him, perhaps even a bit bigger came to my home and laid a nice white wire from the cable box to my house , and now TA DA ! I have full internet - EVERY TIME!!! I told them something was wrong ! He was very competent and very polite and very efficient, even though it was a really hot day. I set out a couple of bottles of cold water for him as there was a humidex alert! So now I have to wait 2-3 weeks for someone to come and bury the wire.... It's such a long process, but none-the-less I'm happier :)
By Wednesday I was feeling kinda punk. By the time I got home and trucked out - yes I mean trucked out (I used my new flatbed trolley - a good buy!!!)3 bags of garden debris and 1 recycle box I was exhausted and in extremis asthma wise. Thursday & Friday I was totally down for the count. Spent the weekend on the couch as I have no energy (makes sense, can't breathe =no energy) popping Ibuprofen for the head ache and puffers every 4 hours trying to get this under control. Unfortunately, I missed my deadline for mother's birthday (shhh, I sewing her some purses) and missed my only niece's engagement dinner party. Bummer!
I see the Doc on Monday, here's hoping she has some better drugs for me, and some good advice. So ladies, sorry, no quilty sewing news this week. I'll post pics of the purses next week with any luck!

Sunday, June 05, 2011


Ok, so just to add to the misery of the unjust parking ticket (are they ever fair?) this week I found two dead mice in my basement! YIKES!!! Yuck!!!! OMG! Guess that's what Simone is doing down there in the basement - chasing/killing mice! You'd think with two cats in the house the silly mice would know they have to stay AWAY!
Still having intermittent internet service (GRRR), I'm now up to three technical visits - the next one will be Tuesday for which I just spent 2 hours scalping the Yew bush in the corner of my back garden. The big dude needed me to "remove the plant" so he could get in the corner to give me a new line from the outside "box"to the house. Um, no, not removing 8 year old established bushes, am willing to trim the heck out of it, but not remove it. So, since I had dad's electric hedge trimmer (thanks dad) I did the Forsythia bushes and all 3 Wiegelas at the front. Phew!
Did a road trip to Stratford yesterday to see the musical Camelot! Fabulous - only issue was my friend walked me allover Stratford - Boy, am I out of shape ..... Uh Oh ....