Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Adding some interest to the garden

I need to add a bit of interest to the garden.   So I started with making a "Tomatoes" sign.
 I used an old piece of fencing and painted it gray.   Then painted on 'Tomatoes' in red, sanded it back and rubbed on a stain.  Instant age.
Next, I added an old window frame that has been in the basement forever.
By the time I get all the flagstone laid, it  will be 'looking good'!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Canada Day!

The True North - Strong and Free!

The absolute best country to live in.
Happy Canada Day!

Friday, June 27, 2014


Last weekend, I drove down to Pittsburgh with my brother, sister-in-law and niece.   We went to tour Fallingwater ... a Frank Lloyd Wright house. 

We left at 6:00AM, and aside from one small detour and a stop for lunch, we made it in 6 hours.   Finding Fallingwater was not easy.   No signage and it is in the middle of NOWHERE.   Thank goodness for GPS.

The site is amazing.   It is tucked beside a waterfall, surrounded by lush trees.
After the tour, we wandered the site (you can't take pictures inside the home), then headed to downtown Pittsburgh for dinner.   Happily, it was the Jazz Festival, so we wandered first.

We stayed over and shopped on Saturday ... really we were in the States, with no sales tax,  how could we not shop?

Great weekend!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Just Puttering ....

I haven't posted in ages.   It's summer and I'm a slug.   Nothing big happening, just puttering.

Made a couple more pillows out of the wing back chair fabric.
My lawn died (which I re-sodded last year).   I've decided to lay flagstone over the whole yard.
I'm doing a couple stones at a time ... you can see I still have 3 to lay from this batch.
Found a cute $2 galvanized pail at the Dollar store for my stump.
and I'm working on a new summery quilt.  Sample of some of the blocks all in vintagey fabrics.
 Still nothing big planned ... I'll continue puttering :-)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ontario Provincial Election Today

Get out and Vote. 
 You have no right to complain about your government if you do not take part in the process.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

More Pillows

When I got my new sofa in the den, I made up some cushions "for now".

I was at Ottawa Street in Hamilton on the weekend which is a fabric mecca... a street of fabric stores!  I got new pillow forms and some green striped fabric to tie the green in the wing chair onto the sofa.

Like ...

Friday, May 9, 2014

Sofa Delivered!

My new sofa for the den has been delivered.  It is darker than it looks in the pictures.   Love the upholstery tacks and legs.
I thought it came with pillows, but it didn't, so I ran out that same day and got a yard of fabric to recover the pillows from the old sofa.    Not perfect, but will do til I find the fabric I really want.
Add pillows and a quilt and I can plop down for a marathon of Perception (I pvr'd the whole series when they ran it over the Easter weekend ... yeah!)