Sunday, 28 October 2012


I am home from the quilting retreat and very tired. I am going to bed early and will get up early to finish my packing. The retreat was great fun but I didn't get a lot of quilting done, although I did do a lot of visiting.  More details at a later date.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

A Surprise

I don't clean out my purse very often but last night I thought I should take some of the papers  out of my purse as it was getting full.  What do I find but a folded , stapled piece of paper that said "For your alternator" and inside was enough money to pay for the cost of the alternator.  I don't know who put the money in my purse but I have my suspicions.  THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
I am really blessed with some incredible friends.

Oh yes I hemmed another pair of pants yesterday ...............................................  that is 6 pants in 3 days  ...... absolutely amazing.

I have sort of started packing as I go on the quilting retreat tomorrow,  come home Sunday and leave for Ft St John on Monday.  I have made lists ........... for quilting projects, knitting projects and all the assorted things I think I need to take with me

Elizabeth and Jill are here and Elizabeth thought the tomatoes on the counter were balls so proceeded to toss them on the floor ................. tomatoes don't bounce.  After that she got up to the sink and dumped water all over herself and the floor.

Knitting at the Pool Hall last night, we all must have been tired as we broke up about 8:30.  Tammy bought more yarn from her stash for us to make into hats for "Loving Spoonful", so I ended up with enough to make 2 or 3 hats.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

another pair

Do you believe it ................ I hemmed another pair of pants today.  Also cut out Binding for one wall hanging and borders for another.
Jill and baby came over, Lorraine came for coffee, DH  phoned 5 times.

Monday, 22 October 2012


Well I don't know about you but I hate hemming pants and I always  ................... I mean always have to hem new pants as they are tooooooo long  except for one pair of jeans I have.  Mind you  i think they were capris for a very tall person.  Now you need to sit down .................. are you sitting????
Today I hemmed 4 .......... yes four pairs of jeans.  Two of the pairs have been waiting a year.  Mind you I had to hem some of them as my favorite jeans are beginning to look like the ripped ones the teenagers wear ................ hum  wonder if I can find a teenager who would like to buy them.
After I finished hemming the 4 pairs of jeans I found two more pairs that need hemming............ Didn't even remember that I owned that many pairs. I guess I should hem these as well.
I was quilting in my sewing room but had to take a break while the iron heated up so that is why the pants got hemmed.
Finished a hat for a charity group we support and have almost finished my 'Sunflower Shawl" designed by Sue Berg

I am trying to get some projects ready to take to the quilting retreat this weekend, so more sewing tomorrow and will probably hem my pants.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Home from retreat

I promised Lynn that I would update this blog  so ................... we arrived home safe and sound from the Spinning Retreat in Cache Creek. It was great fun and I came home with a lot of treasures ............. like some spinning fibre I purchased with a gift certificate from Lynn plus the gift of a book from her,  I have Dragon Knitting Needles from Melody and some lovely soft merino/silk from the gift exchange.
The food was delicious and the company was even better.

This is it for tonight as all that fun has worn me out and I will write more tomorrow.