Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

drea on bed


Helping out Andrea today…the typical new mom sore back…such a pleasure to hang out with these two..see Noah?

Monday, November 18th, 2013


Couldn’t resist viewing the sunrise from the tower on what was to become a rainy and blustery day. Loved how the roof top glowed pink.


It felt so cozy having a book club meeting around the fireplace. Especially as there were opposing opinions. Just the kind of discussion I love. Yum

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

IMG_4467At a Christmas concert in the wee church at Memory Lane in Clam Harbour…how sweet it is. The choir was 10 members, many wearing Scottish tartans. After all these years here we still get a kick out of that…in Ontario there was such a melting pot (melding) of cultures, that you didn’t see one dominant one as you do here with the Scots.

IMG_4470Then a Christmas dinner, timeline 1940’s in keeping with the Memory Lane Heritage Village era. Always charming. The season begins for us with this materialistic -less evening. It doesn’t matter what your faith, or lack there of, to be able to enjoy the camaraderie while eating at picnic benches, with friends and strangers alike, your back tight against the back of a stranger at the table behind you…squeezed in, laughing.

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

IMG_4462It seemed to be a “blue” day today…but the weather was warm, and one could imagine that it was actually July! the fog can fool you. The mind can play tricks on you. To keep you from remembering that there is a winter to get through? Possibly.

Friday, November 15th, 2013

susan's studio

Out with my group of fellow fibre artists (the FAB group, which has members around the province and travels to their various locations) to enjoy a lovely day of creativity, starting with a tour of Susan’s studio. It’s wonderful to peek in on how artists do their thing…where, the methods, the inspirations. Susan generously led us through her process. I’ve always thought quilters are generous souls. Not one has made me think otherwise yet.

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

ImageNo, that’s not Frank and me.  It’s a photo from Richard who sent this today, from his recent trip to Argentina. It made me realize why we gave up our Tango lessons. I can’t wear heels! I couldn’t pull off that dress! And Frank doesn’t have that much hair!  We had lovely lessons at Seaforth Hall (amazing in itself)..just enough to remind me that I can’t dance (but will with enough lubrication) and that Frank doesn’t like his getting his feet stepped on so frequently. And that this dance is for the very brave . It was a lovely memory of my parents rolling up the carpets when company came, putting on the music, and dancing the classics, that made me yearn to do it. But I’d rather have been in Argentina…watching.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

IMG_4451Driving up to Yoga class on a cold cloudy morning..there was even ice on the car!

IMG_4450But there is only warmth once I arrive…especially from the “smiles for the universe”..

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

IMG_4447Just loved my mandarins and pins in this photo…See how easy it is to make me happy?


Monday, November 11th, 2013

IMG_4378These two have been amused, amazed, distracted for weeks as Jen’s street is ripped up. Asa is standing on a child’s table, Forest standing on the child’s chair. Who needs a babysitter?

IMG_4379Asa is napping, so Forest hangs out alone, on the couch. The show is front row and centre now.

IMG_4381Forest has short hair again. I loved his long hair, but now he seems so grown up. We have grandchildren from 3 months to 16 years, and they all seem to be growing up so fast! It wasn’t quite the same speed when we were raising ours…..because we were with them daily. Also, at our end of the spectrum,  time seems to move faster.

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

IMG_4373Remember the pig I started working on for a show titled “Provocative”? well, it’s finished. Its “blankie” hangs off the quilt. Fake fur for this pet of course.

IMG_4361In case you missed what’s provocative…

I really enjoyed creating this work…colour, whimsy, fun…perhaps I should do Jen’s dog Kaia next.