Monday, October 14, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

It is Thanksgiving Day in Canada.

The sun is out, the air is crisp, the leaves are turning beautiful colours, the family is all together to give Thanks .. and soon you will be able to smell the turkey. 

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Antique Finds

I was at the Fall Christie Antique Sale last week and had a couple finds:

Pretty amber glasses:

A honey tin for a flower in the kitchen:

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Books, books, and more books

I needed space for all my quilts.   They are currently stored in a basket and a chest drawer in the guest room, but I have so many (and I keep making more) so I wanted to clean out all the books I had on shelves in the guest closet to make storage for them.

I have an awkward niche in the basement family room and decided I would make a bookshelf for all my pocketbooks.
I measured it and went to Home Depot to have my pine cut.
During the building process.

Then added tons of paperbacks to the shelves. 

Books have been moved ... but the quilts haven't found their new home yet.   A project for another day:)

Monday, June 24, 2019

It's my fault we are having a Severe Thunderstorm ....

BECAUSE ......

My Peonies finally bloomed!!
 and it seems to me that whenever they bloom, we have a storm.

Peonies are so beautiful ... but transient.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Freshening up the Front Porch

This wicker chair has been sitting on my front porch every summer for the past 10 years.  It gets a lot of sun and was looking a little faded.   Out came the brown spray paint and now it looks revived and welcoming again.

I also gave the mailbox a spray with black paint to freshen it up also. 

Now I'm ready to sit and watch the neighbours walk by ....

Monday, May 27, 2019

Rhubarb Compote

Strenuous morning.   Took a cup of tea to the garden.  Picked at weeds.  Then contemplated the world from under the Crimson King Maple.
The girls are coming tomorrow for tea and muffins, so I picked some rhubarb and made Rhubarb Compote to go along with the muffins.
Rhubarb Compote
4 cups rhubarb cut in 1/2 inch sections
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Place all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Stir constantly for approx 10 min.  the Rhubarb will turn soft and come apart and the mixture will thicken.
Let cool and pour into a glass container and store in the fridge.
*can be made in increments .... 1/4 of sugar and water to each 2 cups of Rhubarb depending on how vigorous your rhubarb patch grows.