Friday, May 31, 2013

Road Trip...

Jump in... it's 6:15 am and the traffic in downtown is looking good, we'll make good time out of the city!
We'll drive for about 11/2 hours and stop in Lacombe... to pick up Firstborn!
Another 2 hours...and we reach Okotoks... to pick up  Middler!
We'll take the scenic route...and travel thru beautiful country side!! It was a dreary rainy day...
We drive into British Columbia and stop for lunch by the World's biggest tractor... the girls NEEDED their  picture taken by it!
Around 3:00 PM...we reach...
Hubby and I cross the border at least 2 times a year...they NEVER stamp our passports..
but first born wanted hers stamped...so I asked the Officer if he stamped the books...
He was the nicest officer ...... Firstborn was in her GLORY!!

It was about 6:00 pm when we arrived at our hotel...
We walked for supper...then retired...we'll have a full day tomorrow.
Glad you came along!



Randon 5 Friday. . .

Linking with Nancy at A Rural Journal

1. I was looking through my pictures from summer last year... ... found this picture of  the Kayak my son made
2.  I got together with my sisters for lunch this week.
3.  I have been working on the border of my quilt... I miss my big cutting table..living in a condo is really not my style...it will be nice to have a sewing room again.

4. At 10:00 pm... I took this picture without a flash!! It was so light outside. Another 3 weeks or so and the days start getting shorter.... (This use to bother me...but now it just means going south for the winter is getting closer!)


5. I'm off on a road trip today ...It's a 10 hour drive so I better hit the road.
I'll try to take you all along....if I miss ya.... then I'll send you pictures next week!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Little Things Thursdays...

Who would of thought of using a stone hollowed out for a plant...




Little by Little

Monday, May 27, 2013

Miscellany Monday

Welcome to a new week...
It's a beautiful sunny morning!
The air is fresh after the rain showers we had on Friday and Saturday.
This weekend I finished up all my squares for my quilt...
 got the top sewn together....
The next big job will be getting the border but together...
It's been a year and a half since I have taught sewing lessons. 
But I have one little granddaughter that I started sewing with last fall... 
She was 4 years old almost 5 when she started sewing...
so her project has taken time to get finished...
She completed it this weekend!
To all my Southern friends...have a restful Memorial Day!

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Random 5 Friday. . .

Linking with Nancy at Nancy at A RURAL JOURNAL

1. Monday was Victoria Day here in Canada... they started the fountains at the Parliament Buildings...
The wading pools should be opened soon.
2. Mornings are my favourite time of the day...
What is yours?
3. After a load of wash this week ... this is what was at the bottom of the wash machine...
What do you find in your laundry machine after you do a load of wash....
I wonder who left these in their pocket?
4. Went out for Brunch with a few of the Grand kids and Middler... Middler has not gone out with me since my birthday (over a month ago)...so she got them to sing Happy Birthday to me...
I find it very embarrassing to be sung too... how do you feel when they sing to you in a restaurant?
But this is the 'cake' they give out.... How cool is that!

5. Spent an afternoon at Galaxy land at West Edmonton Mall with the Gk's
It's hard to believe that I use to take my kids here..30 years ago... YIKES where did the years go?

Monday, May 20, 2013

Barn Charm

On the edge of town.... the Commercial area is squeezing out the last of the the Barns...
It sits right beside the Railway tracks...

Friday, May 17, 2013

Random 5 Friday....

Friday again!! I'm Linking with A Rural Journal... for Randon 5 Friday...

1. So do you think of Friday as the end of the week....or the beginning of the Weekend?
 2. This week...has been a busy 'social life' week....is it just me...or do you have weeks that you never seem to get together with people...then other weeks... it never stops?
  3. I took my car in for an oil change this week... I had an appointment at 2:00 pm.... I'm usually waiting 40 minutes...Two and a half hours later.... they had finally finished....would of you been impatient? I'm getting better at taking it as it comes...
4.  Driving the car home....by the time I got home the car was sputtering...something was wrong...
To make a long story short...they had washed the engine and got water in spots it shouldn't of been and the car needed new spark plugs and spark plug wires....
5. Went shopping and out for lunch with my sister this week....
We had a beautiful time. I even bought some beautiful clothes!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Little Things Thursday...

Butterflies were in...
The Calgary Zoo Butterfly Gardens...

T-Shirt Quilt...

A few years back I had heard about the T-Shirt Quilt....
I thought they would make nice keepsakes.
My grandma had made me a quilt out of scraps of clothing.... when my granddaughter saw it and I told her about the different cloths and what they use to be...she asked if I would make her a quilt like that....
I thought the t-shirt quilt would be a great memory quilt for the boys...
I was given some 'special shirts' to make one up
I looked online to see the "how to's.... and proceeded to cut the T'shirts apart. 
I ironed on a light weight interfacing to keep the knit from stretching...
We went with an informal pattern...so the squares were laid out and scraps of t-shirt were used to fill in missing holes in the quilt. Then all the pieces were sewn together.

The 'quilt' was wanted for more of a throw so a lightweight cordury backing was used without any batting.
Matching binding was sewing on.

And here is it the finished T-shirt Quilt finished


Monday, May 13, 2013

Miscellany Monday


Another Monday Morning.... and I'm linking with carissa at lowercase letters

Friday night I picked up these tulips...
Little by little you could almost watch...
Slowly open... On Sunday...they looked like this!
Do you paint you fingernails??
I find my hands are in so much hot water it's not worth it...
but I had a few minutes this weekend so I took the time to paint them up...
Baked up some Eatmore bars...
Melt 1/4 cup butter, 1 bag of marshmellows, 1 Pkg of chocolate chips,
When melted add 1 tsp. vanilla..
Stir in 1 cup peanuts, 3 cups of Rice Krispies...
Put into at 9 x 12 pan (spray it with cooking oil)
Cool in fridge.
You will probably want to EATMORE of them!
Hope your week goes well!!
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