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.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Tool time!

I used to store all my tools in the laundry room, but now that I had the room professionally finished, it is too pretty for tools.

I decided to set up the closet under the stairs as my tool room.   I lined the walls with plywood, painted the floors and have started organizing all my tools.

My sister-in-law made all the wooden tool holders.
I love the rotary phone ... it came with the house.

Great way to use under the stairs.   A few more things to add to the walls, but then everything will have a place and all the screws/nails etc will be labelled.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Time Change means Spring is on the way!

Time to make a small change in the bedroom in anticipation of Spring!

Off with the dark winter quilt and on with a pretty spring quilt in golds and greens and reds.

Monday, January 7, 2019

First project of 2019

Got up this morning and finally got in gear for 2019.

Starting small, I decided to re-upholster my office chair.    I received an electric stapler for Christmas and this was just the job for it.

I had a few yards of this upholstery weight fabric in the basement (I must have bought at the same time as the red toile)
Covered the top and added a dust cover to the bottom.   I personally don't like to see all the cut fabric and staples under the chair .... not that I'm on my knees that much .... but it is just neater.
Screwed the seat back on.    
Et, Voila!

A great small project to get the momentum going again.