Saturday, May 31st, 2014

IMG_8161Working on the quilting part of Frank’s quilt. I so wanted to do this part by hand, but then it wouldn’t be ready till next year! I must do some small art quilts for the hand quilting itch I have…

IMG_8170The tulips have turned orange…a geranium red really…not the colour they first were. So interesting to watch them change. My tulips outside have still not opened, but we do have one daffodil now. Progress. The sun shone, the daffodil bloomed. Indoors there are tulips and geraniums…much more colourful inside at present!

Friday, May 30th, 2014

photoAnother “new glasses trauma ” or drama…a shock for Frank after 5 years in the old pair…what to do? Now that I returned  my last new glasses and replaced them with a pair so similar to my previous ones, it is tempting to encourage Frank to do the same. Changes in hairdos and glasses are so stressful…

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

IMG_1427This photo was taken less than a month before Judy left us, 5 years ago today. It’s how she was, lit up, smiling, not complaining, enjoying the life she had left. Missing you, my friend.


Thursday, May 29th, 2014

IMG_8141Wonderful to see Jean today…she moved away to Ontario, and I, and the art group..(let alone others) miss her…She entertained us today with stories and new art work..her smiling face, her happy personality. Some people are naturally sunny and Jean is one of those remarkable human beings.

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

IMG_8139Beautiful tulips, my favourite flower…did I mention that before?…all the way from Kelowna! what amazing service. Thank you so much Karin, Paul…Life’s challenges feel a little less so when you get a gift, a lift, of loving thoughtfulness.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

IMG_8136I love the unexpected sightings of ducks and ducklings..and pheasants and deer and rabbits…it’s springtime.

Monday, May 26th, 2014

IMG_8120“Look out…soon I’ll be walking out this door on my own!”

IMG_8133“Opa, you missed a word!”

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

IMG_8117“Look ma, no hands!”…well, no crutches. I’m walking around gingerly in my studio, so I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Still use my “wheel chair” but less often. Working on ” the man’s” quilt, two panels done, one more to go, then the back, and then the quilting….The pattern really does allow freedom, to make the curves, and the placement of the colours as desired. And of course I take liberties where I find them.

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

IMG_0001_1I was sewing all day on this grey Saturday, and didn’t take a photo. ( I could have, but didn’t). Then I wondered, what was this day like last year? Since my photos are dated, I had to go back to 2011 to get a photo on this exact day, May 24th! and look at this!!! I think we’re about two months behind to be at this point. Just shows you, each year is different, but some differences are better differences than other differences, or should we just accept the different differences?

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

IMG_8108Scrabble at Ria’s. Alice brought her new to her,  dog Henry. Another time it could be Elsie bringing her dog, or now dogs, or us enjoying the company of Dee’s Molly. Others have cats..the minority of us, sadly I’m included now, have no pets. Pets are such a comfort, offer such unconditional love.

IMG_8109Ria’s home is full of flowers, inside and out, and abuts the sea. Loved the blue on blue scene out the window as we ate our usual feast.