Monday, November 29, 2010

weekend wrap up..

Once again we/I had a busy weekend.  Friday night was getting D#1 to and from work. D#2 had a friend over and was tobogganing across the street.  I continued to sew the binding on my nephew's quilt.
Saturday was spent with my daughters on a bottle drive. What's this you ask?  Well in Alberta all your pop, juice, milk, wine, beer containers have a enviro deposit on them. If you collect and take them back to your local bottle depot they give you your deposit back. So on a bottle drive you go door to door in you community and collect everyones bottles etc.  Some folks stock pile these and will give your garbage bag after garbage bag or boxes of their empties.  We usually make about $150 girl (about 25 girls participating). Not bad since I have the two. The funds raised go into their dance account to be used as we please for dance.  (which is probably more money then hockey!) Hubby had to go into the office. Sat. night was quiet in front of the tv, nice and relaxing. ( was continuing with the binding & cutting out some snow flakes)
Sunday I managed to get everyone to help me bring all the decoration boxes up from the basement.   I wonder now when I will do that! I started taking things down to make room for the decorations.  As well I did laundry, sewed a bit, and watched the Canadian Football League's Grey Cup.  I wasn't cheering for either side, but it was a good game.

decorations before

I finished this baby quilt a few weeks ago.  Its not for anyone in particular, just thought I would keep in my stash and maybe sell it later.  The back is flannel

nephew's quilt
Lily gives her approval (yes the picture is a bit blurry)

close up. little square will 'rag' up with use
Today I was at the mall for the morning.  I managed to get a few people off my present list!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Finally today I am taking the time to update my blog.  Let me tell you I have missed blogging and checking in on everyone. I have been rather busy with life and as you all know something always has to give, unfortunately it was blogging and sewing for me. 
What has kept me so busy this last month:
  • worked 3 days a week most of Oct and November
  • organized a silent auction (took over all my spare time)
  • celebrated my daughters Sweet 16
  • continue to drive the girls to dance, soccer, job every day & night
  • the usual cleaning, laundry, cooking etc.
  • get quotes on potential renovations
  • new furnace installed
  • sewing a few table runners for a ‘customer’
  • teaching  a 15 yr. old to drive
  • as of last week spending endless useless hours in the car since the roads are in such terrible condition from all the snow we have. one can’t get any where quickly
  • resigned from my job as of Dec 15th, big decision there after 13 yrs.
  • sewn a pillow top for a swap going to Ireland
Ok I think that is enough!  Now I will have to kick it into high gear to get ready for Christmas.
I have started my nephew’s quilt. Hard to decide what to make a 23 yr. old guy.  This weekend I buckled down and decided and started his quilt. I have the top done, minus a border, which I have to buy tomorrow.  I actually followed a pattern!

a bit of our snow fallDSCN7781
Easter runner for ‘customer’DSCN7761
Anna’s cake!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!  Mine is full of Dr's and dentist appointments, quilting, shopping etc

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Growing garden

Althought I have been away from blogging for quite some time, (and miss it) I have managed to get a few flowers done for my growing garden.  I should have taken a picture of them out side on Monday, because now we are under 6 " (15cm) of snow and it is not stopping.  I guess winter is here! yuck.
I will explain more about my absence tomorrow.  Now I am off to visit a few more hexagon flowers over at One Flower Wednesday. Won't you join me?