Thursday, 3 April 2014

Out On A Limb

So I might go out on a limb and say that Spring has arrived in Ontario, Canada.


It is perfect Maple Syrup weather, cool-cold at night and warm during the day. The sap will be running very soon if not already. There is nothing better than real
Maple Syrup! There is a gentleman at the Farmers Market that sells the sap from his trees as is. It tastes like sweet water. Hard to imagine it turns into dark sweet distinctly flavored syrup. 

Sunday, 30 March 2014

A Lovely Day At The Beach

Sharon and I took Poppy to the beach today.


 We had sweaters and down jackets and wind breakers and hat and mittens all on in layers. When we stepped out of the car we knew we didn't need our hats and mittens. Part way down the beach we realized we were very over dressed. It was lovely.

That is not Poppy's footprint, it was massive. 

 Poppy was having a great time. She has never seen the beach or lake before. She had fun running in and out of the water on the shore. 

Look at the snow/ice on the end of the jetty. That will take some time to melt!


We weren't the only ones on the beach today. 

I collected rocks and wood from the beach for my new class in September. I am going to be in Kindergarten next school year. I expect I will be asleep very early for most of September and October. So not much sewing will be going on. ��

Barb

Sunday, 16 March 2014

National Quilting Day (A little Late)

It is Sunday evening and we are getting ready to go back to work tomorrow (sob) and I realize I still haven't touched my sewing machine. I did get out my blocks to restart my new quilt, but I didn't work on it. :(

My next project.
On Saturday, in honor of National Quilting Day, I did stop at 2 quilt shops and buy some things to help get me started again.

First we went to the Farmers Market (I'll let Sharon tell you about that) then we hit the Value Village and I found a goodie bag for $2.99.

Bobbins!

Any ideas?
I'm not sure what this foot is for or which machine it will fit. I think the bobbins will fit my old singer Featherweight and 431G. The tool that looks like a coil holds the threads out of the way when you sew, it attaches to the foot area.

That's me with my purchase.
Lovely fabrics!
Small stripes for the outside.
We went to Lindsay to Appleseed Quiltworks and I bought fabric and a pattern to make a new iPad carrier. Sharon and I were up for a drive, it was sunny, cold,  and a little snowy. Next we headed to Herma's where I bought a piece of curry cheddar cheese, Oh my it tastes so good. Then we stopped at Annie's Quilt shop and I picked up some fabric, a pattern and 4 meters of fabric to make a skirt or a dress?
The fabric in the middle looks like zentangles.

What do you think, Skirt or dress?
On Friday we went to the Home Show. It was a wonderful day weather wise. It was so warm we left our coats in the car.

Yeah snow will melt!

Mike Holmes
I got my photo taken with a hero of mine. Sharon and I took lots of photos with our Playmobile figures. Sharon's turned out great. She should be posting them soon. My 2 photos are okay but keep an eye out for hers.
They are sitting on the bar. They are too small to belly up to the bar!

The front dash (I'm not driving) on the way home.
Hope everyone is happily sewing I will get there soon, especially now I have a new project. Tee Hee!





Thursday, 13 March 2014

Another Photo Opportunity

I think people are starting to think I'm crazy! Every where we go I have been taking pictures. That's not unusual, but I pull out Playmobile figures and
Pose them! Tee Hee!

We took the cars in today for a recall and while there we took some photos. 

That's my car waiting to go in for repair. 

Shopping for a new car? Dreaming I am!

I think I might have to name these guys soon! Sharon had a go too!

    Dreaming of a warm island in the sun. 

The reality of our weather!

That's what it feels like. One day +4, the next day snow blowing, then 2 days later +6 is predicted. Boy it's been a doozy this year. Hope all this snow helps the farmers and their crops. Something to look forward to. 

Barb

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Snowman snow

Well it was snowman snow this morning but by the time we got outside the temperature had dropped and the snow wasn't as snowmanie (my made up word) as before. 

We have my Mum's Morkie over while my Mum recoups from the Flu. I took her out and she almost got lost in the drifts on our walkway. 

She came in and sat by the gas fireplace shivering until she warmed up. 
This is Tinker. 

This is the rug that Tinker is laying on. 


Yesterday we could see grass and the snow was melting. Today it is snowing and blowing, yuck!

Today's photo is for Mamafairy!
                       Snowman!

                     Snow angels!

                 And a family shot!

The last couple of posts have been done on my iPhone. Not bad if I do say so myself. 


Barb

Monday, 10 March 2014

We Are Not Alone!


Man! The rabbits are big in these parts! Look out it might be the Monty Python rabbit. 
We thought the rabbits were gone but "they're baaaaack!"

Barb

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Ahhhh!

First day off and it is warmish at least for Canada. We got to +1 and the sun came out for an hour. We headed up to Peterborough for the Farmers Market. We made a stop on the way to take a photo,
Hey my new snowplow!

The people who work there were probably thinking, "What are they doing?" I hope to sew tomorrow. I'll also show you what I got done in my last quilting class. 

Barb