Monday, September 30th, 2013

IMG_3929Don’t worry, I’m not buying these…but what I want to know is how does anyone choose glasses without 3 other people they trust to give an opinion? I couldn’t clearly see myself, so Melissa took a photo. I love colour, but that’s not enough for picking out glasses. Three people are necessary as they’ll all contradict the other’s opinion and force me to make a decision by myself, so I can only blame myself later! I think I’ll put this task off till 2014…Oh, and I almost forgot to add…”here’s lookin’ at ya!” as I sign off my blog. There’s a season for everything, and the season has changed. It’s been two years, and I’ve appreciated your following during some really special life moments along the way…but all the babes are born for the while, New Zealanders have moved to Wolfville..life is settling and so am I….”see you around”…eastcoastbabs signing out…

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Image 3Back in beautiful Wolfville today.. never tire of looking at the view of Blomidon..

IMG_3921These three worked really hard to build a robot…love their expressions upon almost completing their mission…

IMG_3924Forest and his new best buddy…

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

IMG_3895It was a beautiful day today, so Daisy and I (Frank was at a woodworking demo) headed out to Lawrencetown Beach from home…for a long walk that the weather just screamed for!!

IMG_3904It was really warm, so Daisy hung out waterside..

IMG_3907and I hung out on a log, cross legged, in my own Zen space….(taking a “selfie” likely doesn’t fit that description)…Daisy never complained the entire time…she was the perfect companion. Just thought I’d appreciate her publicly!

ImageLater in the day, Alice showed Frank, RIchard and I her fabulous dahlias. The evening light and the view were also fabulous.

Friday, September 27th, 2013

IMG_3887Sewing “Little Dresses for Africa” today, helping to clothe children in desperate need. Such a great group of women came today , including members of “Grannies for Africa”…part of the Stephen Lewis initiative to help the grandmothers in Africa who are raising their grandchildren after their own adult children have died from AIDS  and left these parentless children…The “Grannies..” group fundraises for these grandmothers in Africa.

IMG_3889We heard from Mark and Jennifer, saw their photos. This amazing couple stopped working for 2 years to do extraordinary things for the villagers of Bondo, Kenya.  While previously home briefly for their son’s wedding, they had picked up the dresses made up at that time, and delivered them to Bondo. Today, back after their long volunteering, they showed us the photos while explaining all that they had accomplished, the frustrations, the needless deaths, the joys…Really made all of us sewers more committed than ever to this easy to accomplish little effort we put in. Bring on the fabric!

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

IMG_3880A day of gray…

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and a day of fall blossoms….like everyday…ups, downs, arounds.  Grays, whites, blacks, fuchsia..I do love seasons.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

IMG_3869  Daisy and I strolled Grand Desert Beach…

IMG_3873..where our “look” for fall was out in full force..I couldn’t stop taking photos of the “moody blues” sky, and the vibrant coloured earth..could hardly make a choice from all those snaps. Love it when that happens.

 

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

IMG_3833Still enjoying the blossoms from my gardens…plant it and it will grow…usually. I learned a lot about salt and wind and their effect on plants since I’ve been gardening here…so pleased with the “final” result though…

IMG_3845Birthday celebration at Richard’s, and he too is enjoying his “garden”…I notice these things, the little things.. Fun time over pizza and wine…

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

IMG_3828visitors today…made the house all sunny…

IMG_3837I love helping a baby fall asleep…lovely visit with Drea and Noah…

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

IMG_3821Going out to see a movie…1.Drive along the coast..

IMG_38222. Take the bridge into Halifax..

IMG_38243. Enter the parking lot after finding no free spots…and laugh at the sign that reads: Caution-Pedestrian Traffic..

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

IMG_3820As Melissa’s would say….it was a “soft” day. A lovely first day of fall…soft light, soft breeze, soft hues, later bold stars in a soft misty night.