Guess I should catch you up dear reader, if any of you are still there. It's been soooo long since I blogged! Well, the summer and birthday time have come and gone. I was the recipient of these lovely birthday flowers. I am officially that old - you know just buy her flowers
old :( !
I used to have about 7 china vases, all in my good china pattern. Did I keep even one of them? Nooo!
Halloween has also come and gone and the wee ones of the family of course got all dressed. Doesn't William look thrilled to be a fireman :) !
Since then my sister bought herself new living room furniture in a slate grey tweed with a blue strip.
So I got busy finishing off "Nocturne" from my UFO list!
I won this kit as a door prize, and luck would have it I brought it along with me.
The background fabric and 3 "turnover" packs were included, so all I had to buy was the batting and some backing.
My friend took me to FL (our local fabric store) where I lucked out and found some mid grey tweedy fabric for the backing. Woohoo!
I sent it out for machine quilting (only my 3rd time) and luckily she finished it before the holidays!
Here's the finished couch quilt .... Hope my sister likes it!
I decided that since I really wasn't using my car to go anywhere anymore, and it was such a hassle last year getting out every couple of weeks just to give the car a run, that I would sell my car. BIG decision as it's the last vestige of my independence. So I asked around if anyone knew anybody looking for a car. Well, as luck would have it the grand-daughter's boyfriend of my sister's friend was in the market. Having never sold a car privately before I was rather anxious, but it turned out to be a good experience. The young man was very helpful
. He took the car for its safety, got the Used Car Info
kit from Service Ontario, and in less the 2 weeks the car was sold (and for my asking price!)
He also gave me flowers - what a nice guy ! Darn it, why didn't I keep just one vase!!
So I've decorated my wee place for Christmas, starting with my Christmas Cactus.
Ok, I have to brag
here .... The antique table and chairs in the pic below were mother's, as was the red tablecloth (only used @ Christmas). What is mine is the white crocheted lace tablecloth! Shortly after getting married (many, many moons ago) I crocheted a full sized echru tablecloth in this pattern. My then mother-in-law whined sooo much about never having anything so beautiful etc etc etc, that I finally gave it to her. I then promptly started a white version, but sadly left it unfinished in a bag for the next 40+ years, promising I'd finish it once I retired. Well, the time has come, the walrus said
and voila - it's finished !! whooppeeeeeeeee!
I am very pleased with the results. It had yellowed slightly so a friend soaked it in Retro Clean
. I LUV this stuff!
Here's my rather sad Charlie Brown twig tree. I have lights, crystals, white metal doves, and Hershey glass kisses on it and placed it in a small galvanized tub on top of my Xmas mug rug. In my small place it's sufficient to make the place somewhat festive.
And here's Claire in her Xmas sweater, gingerbread house and cookie!