Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Similar but not the Same

I had made two striped pillows for my den sofa.   They are cotton ... but they act like a sponge for cat hair.   They are now completely covered in hair and not easily cleaned.   Strange for cotton.

Anyway I can't stand looking down and seeing so much cat hair, so I have changed the covers.   When I was on Ottawa Street last month, visiting all the fabric shops, I bought 2 24x24 remnants. The fabrics are similar, but not the same.    I did not have a project in mind, but they are now pillows.  

Much better, and even with the larger weave they don't seem to pick up cat hairs.  Hallelujah!!!

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.

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