a favourite shade of blue

a favourite shade of blue

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

unfinished symathy

Download now as a pdf pattern to make a block 6 inches

This block used to be called a Card Trick, now it is 

Did not get this one done.

Sunday, August 2, 2015


We are waiting for Adam to arrive. It is just 9:22 and he is not expected until after 11:00. So we will be up late tonight. Tomorrow Adam will drive us to Calgary. I love road trips so I expect to enjoy the trip.

It has been a nice week here, the weather remains sunny and hot,not that I sit out in the sun and heat. I do not like that weather,cloudy and cool is what I like best , even a bit rainy. Am I an odd duck or a real duck LOL. We are all different. When I was a young teenager I loved this kind of weather because it meant I could go to the beach and sun and swim in the ocean. Now I do neither of those things and the heat makes me weak.

Ray and I went for haircuts today and I had my toenails clipped. It is so much easier to pay to have them cut than to do it myself. I can't get down that far :>)

Then we went to Subway for a long sandwich which we cut in half and shared. It was good though.

Then we came home a vegged out. I had a nap and Ray naps in his chair but I go and lay down to nap. I cannot nap in a chair, have to lie down.

Then I got up and did my e mail and Facebook messages. That is time consuming I am afraid. But I do like it a lot.

Wheel of fortune.  


There, instructions for this block.

And a little bit of advice to end the day.

And her is a simple but effective floral quilt.

Nice one eh!

That is it folks. I am tired of thinking LOL. Back to waiting!
Good night.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

baskets aweigh

Download now as a free pdf pattern to make a block 4 inches

 Little basket block. Is that little basket or little block LOL.

Again it was a gorgeous day in Vancouver. Had to change the type size.  Now it is easier to read.

A gorgeous day. We are in a drought we think, water rationing orders from the city's Mayor. So we take care with our water by not leaving it running when washing our faces and cleaning our teeth. In the kitchen we turn off the water when it is not necessary for cleaning , do not let it run. We drink bottled water. I don't know if that is in keeping with our plan but it helps. We take the car to the carwash, Remember the verse for saving water. the toilet, if it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down. So there it is. no lawn watering. No offense folks.

We went out for a while after grocery shopping. We did not buy much since we are leaving Monday for Calgary, we just bought cream , milk and bread.  Tomorrow we have to pack our bag. We only take one bag and a little one with pills and makeup and cleaning stuff.

Tonight we are watching The Pinkertons I think. Or perhaps The Mentalist, we'll see.

Two pictures of an old Singer open and shut case....
This is lovely, blue and white are always lovely. I remember my first mother in law saying blue and white are so clean looking. She was right. I loved her. Too bad I had to lose her when her son and I divorced.

This mug says it all. Wish I could get one for my Tuesdays.

Things Halloween and Christmas are showing up on Facebook. I guess it is time to sew for those holidays. Below is a Halloween wall hanging to give you an idea for one of your own. Halloween items are easy to make so you can do it yourself.

There the blog for tonight is done.  Have a great evening.

Good night.    



Threadbag and attached pincushion. I have one that my friend Gail made for me and I love it.  Gail gave me many gifts she had made. I treasure them all.

Download now as a pdf pattern to make a block 6 inches

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