Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Not Much Sewing, but a bit of Crocheting

There has not been much sewing going on around here.  I did think about sewing.  That counts too, doesn't it? 

But I did do some crocheting.  One of our Tuesday morning members had a pattern that was based on a little crocheted blanket shown on "Call the Midwife".  I love that show, so I decided to make the blanket.  You can find it on  It was easy peasy,   I finished it and donated it to the church. 

I also found the photo of my amaryllis.  This bulb was dormant and sitting behind some other dormant bulbs.  I spied a little flower stalk on it and decided to take it out to see what it would become.  I watered it and was not disappointed. 

We bought William a Turtle sandbox.  He loves it!  He just couldn't stop playing in it.

Do you see those purple flowers behind him?  Those are lungwort or pulmonaria.  They are already in bloom.  Pretty, eh?

That's it for today.  Hope to have some sewing to show you soon.


Monday, April 11, 2016

I've Been AWOL for a Long Time.

Things have not been easy since my last post.  I have not done a lot of sewing.  But I did find some 12 inch blocks.  I sewed them together, just to get them out of my UFO bin.  Here is what I accomplished.  It's totally scrappy.

I also made a pair of socks for William.  These are to go inside his Wellies to keep his feet dry and warm.

He has not been feeling well over the past week.  He had an ear infection and needed antibiotics.  He is feeling better today, but yesterday was another story.  He went to sleep on the kitchen floor, right in front of the dishwasher.

I was on antibiotics too.  That is my main reason for not blogging.  I had an infection in my foot and my leg became red and sore.  The infection had spread.  So I went to the hospital and after 5 hours, they gave me an injection pump.  A nurse had to come each day to re-program it.  I had to carry the pump around my neck.  It was not fun.  I had no energy or interest in blogging.  But I did plant a few lettuce seeds.  they are coming up nicely.  If we could just get rid of the cold and snow things would be ideal.

An orchid was hiding in the back of the other plants.  It flowered and looks amazing.

That's about all for now.  I have some more flowers, but I can't find them.  I know I downloaded them.  So I will save them for later.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

A Long Month

I have not blogged for a long time.  January was not a good month for me.  I was not well for a couple of weeks.  William had an ear infection and a cough and runny nose.  So he didn't feel well either.  But I got a photo of him before his ear aches.  Here he is feeding himself.

I made a small crocheted blanket.  I finished this quite a while ago, but haven't shown it.  I donated it to the church where we meet on Tuesday mornings.

I worked on my hexies.  Still lots to do on this one.

Lots of lovely flowers graced my home this month.  You see, my mother passed away.  She was in her 90th year.  She will be missed.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Oh, My! What is this? A New Project?

I just love, love, love hexies.  Did I tell you that already?  Yeah, I guess I have.  I am still working on the red hexie quilt.  But I wanted something new to work on at my Tuesday morning friendship group.  It has to be handwork, so I started this new quilt to work on on Tuesday mornings.

Sorry this is not a very good photo.  I will show you more after I have prepped a few more hexies.

We had a lovely Family Christmas.  On Christmas Day my DD and DS and William came over for dinner.  Then on Sunday our entire family got together at DD's house for turkey dinner.  It was delicious!  We all had a great time.

It has been warm until Monday.  Last Christmas Eve day William wanted to walk around the school where he plays at the Early Learning Program.  It was 16C.  And he took advantage of every degree. Here he is running around through the gardens and grassy areas.  It was difficult to get him on film because he was so fast.  He kept running out of the shot.

Then on Monday we had our first winter storm.  There was a bit of everything - frozen ice pellets, freezing rain, snow, rain and strong winds.  It lasted all night and was not nice.  I was awake for most of it because I kept hearing things crash against my house.  I love winter, but not when it comes like this.  One thing at a time, please.

I want to wish all of you a very Healthy and Happy New Year!  

Thursday, December 24, 2015

It's been a long time since I last blogged.  I just didn't have anything to post.  Looking after my sweet William is a full time job.  And I can't believe it is Christmas already tomorrow.  Our temperatures are out of this world.  It is 14C.  They say it is warmer than Los Angeles.  The sun is shining, but it is very windy.

I knitted a sweater for William.  It is a bit big, but it should fit him soon.

The tree is up and the decorations have been added.  A stately Santa and his wife are guarding it.  I made these a few years ago, but I don't think I ever showed them to you.

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to...

...all of my friends south of the border.  Hope you have a festive day with family and friends.

We had a bit of snow a couple of days ago.  It only settled on the lawn and bushes. There was nothing on the bare ground.  And it melted quickly.  But it did look very pretty while it lasted.

My indoor plants are doing well.  All of my cactus are blooming now.  This one is a very light pink. I like to think it is white.  It is in its prime.

My yellow Hibiscus is also blooming.  It gets a few new flowers each day.  I love this plant. The yellow reminds me of sunshine.

It is cold and dark out today.  I think I will work on my hexies while I surround myself with colourful plants and think of things I am thankful for if we were celebrating Thanksgivings Day today.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Some More Hexies and a Visit From Sinterklaas

St. Nicholas (the Dutch Santa) came to Toronto last weekend.  We took William to visit him.  There was a magic show and then Sinterklaas and his Pieters came into the hall and handed out goodies to the children.  William was a little bored with the program, but he loved the cookies, milk and other goodies.

Not much has been happening on the quilting front.  But I did get a lot of red hexies done.  24 to exact.  Now I have to add them to the quilt top.  That may happen soon.  Well, maybe not.  I want to work on some Christmas things first.