Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Mid Winter Porch Update

I got rid of the Christmas greenery this week and updated the front porch for more of a 'mid winter' look.   I made a new sign:
I added some firewood and pine cones to my pail, attached the sign to the shutter.   A welcoming, mid-winter update!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Do you have things you keep meaning to do?

I have had this old leaded glass window for years and have been meaning to hang it up and just never got around to it.

I brought the window up to my bedroom weeks ago and it has been leaning against the wall taunting me.  Today I decided to hang it.   My room is very pale green with white accents, and I had some empty white frames hung over my chair in the corner.
Not incredibly inspiring.   So I finally got out my tools, measured, leveled and installed plugs and screws.
Much cozier, and one item off my procrastination list.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Completed "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" Quilt Top

I haven't sewn in ages, but once I got working on this quilt top I was gung ho. 

I finished the top in time to take to my Quilting Guild meeting last night.   Doing a quilt top with letters/words is one of our challenges for this year ... and I am finished way before the June deadline.   ..... Queen of the Quilters!!!    (a variation of  "King of the Lab" from Bones)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

''Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep' Quilt

Over the holidays, I have been working on a quilt with letters for the first time.

It is a work in progress ... I have the "Lay Me Down to" part complete ... just need to add "Now I", "Sleep" and a border.

Wouldn't this be cute on a kid's bed?

More work to do, but for now a tea and a break :)

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year

I apologize that I haven't posted.   I forgot my blog password.    An easy thing for most people .... but I happen to be the only person in the world without a cell phone.   That makes it difficult to have a password re-set.    I just have to wait until I finally remember and the password pops into my head (after about a million tries!!)

So ... I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with your families, and I wish you a happy and healthy 2017!!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Feeling a little Pumpkin

OK I'm retired.   I have time to bake from scratch.    But did I ... NO!

I got this fabulous mix (in Canada it is President's Choice from Loblaws).   It is absolutely amazing.
Two minutes .... add some seeds to the top to make them look more homemade.
and VOILA ....
within 20 minutes you are eating a very moist, very pumpkin muffin  (can also make in a loaf if preferred)