May 31, 2012

Today at the quilt show, I realized quilters are a little like dog owners. Dog owners often look like their dogs and vice versa. Quilters often look like their quilts and vice versa. Here is talented Tina in front of one of her quilts, and another one of hers, in reds, is behind her. What do you think..I’m right, aren’t I?

May 30, 2012

At Quilt Canada today and will be over the next 3 days. Wonderful! I took 92 photos, but then thought I shouldn’t show an image from someone else’s quilt..so here is a close up of one. I was so excited by some of the quilts that I had that adrenalin feeling in my gut..you know what I mean. That’s when you recognize that your passion really is a passion!

May 29, 2012

Thinking of my sweet friend Judy today, on the 3rd. anniversary of her leaving us behind, to find the specialness of each day, in her manner, on our own. Here’s to looking at life “a la Judy.”

May 28, 2012

Remember reading that infants should be exposed to more germs? No problem here. This is the mat that we all wipe our shoes on, the dirty dogs come in onto, life happens. It’s great to be around relaxed parents. And doesn’t it make you just want to do the same thing? Stretch out in the sun in your undies? Grinning?

May 27, 2012

It’s so easy to have fun with an outdoorsy boy. Will and Forest have a hidden fort, deep in the woods, as well, today, a more public one. Here Forest uses the hammer to work on his structure. He keeps wanting to camp outside. Not in this fort though. I’m still all about being outside, weather permitting, working on the garden or trees and shrubs, pruning. While others will sit on the deck reading, I’m busy in the bushes. Each to their own. Meanwhile, Forest is living up to his name!

May 26, 2012

A cat, a mouse, and a keyboard…oh, and Val. Here is the genuine cat lover. Val wanted to see something on the computer, but didn’t want to move her cat. Problem solved. Move the mouse and the keyboard instead. You have to love it! I did.

May 25, 2012

CLICK ON PHOTO Do you think Frank is trying to make the paint match him? Does he want to melt into the background (not Frank!) It looks that way though. And it made me think about how I paint, quilt, do folk art, (yesterday’s driftwood painting) and selected the house colours 7 years ago…all from a similar palette. Years back we had a book that told you your personality, at that moment in time, based on your selection from a range of colour chips. It was so accurate! What are the house colours saying about me? How would I paint it now? (well…choose the colours, Frank does the painting). Some people think about what they’re making for dinner, but these are the thoughts that clutter my mind!

May 24, 2012

Another art day..it’s always fun to have Mr. Trees, aka Forest, on board. He inspires us all to paint better, as he’s so “childlike” in his approach…so free, uninhibited. As we mature, we also start being our own critics. It becomes more difficult to paint like a child. So Forest was our teacher today.

May 23, 2012

CLICK ON PHOTO…Today was the hiking group’s walk around Prospect…such a cool place, very much like Peggy’s Cove, but more a “secret”. We had a pot luck lunch afterwards in a beautiful home right on the ocean’s edge, then a walk on a 7 acre property, which features 250 rhodo varieties, right across the street. Frank, being the retired man he is, enjoyed all this with me! Lucky man.

May 22, 2012

It’s lobster season out our way. We can see the boats out when we sit down with our morning coffee. They have been out there for hours already. The work is hard, the season short. The boats on the water, especially on foggy, rainy days, seem surreal. Sometimes our lives here after city life in Ontario, seem surreal. Forest and Asa keep it real. We like both spectrums.