Sunday, July 31, 2016


You may remember me saying many times that I need a title before the brain can get motivated to write a blog post. As I go through my day I often have ideas for blog posts that seem to evaporate into the atmosphere by the time I actually get to sit and write. And night time! When I am laying in bed and can't seem to get the mind to shut off or just before falling asleep when I have the most amazing ideas and plans and then for the life of me cannot retreive those fantastic ideas that seem to fade away in the morning light... 
Surely I am not alone with this dilemma. Please tell me that you also write the best poems, plan the most amazing quilts, come up with just the right words for the answer to a friends problem while hovering in that semi concious euphoric state just before nodding off.
By now you are scratching your head saying to yourself, what in the world is this woman getting at? 
Well, when I sat to write I couldn't come up with a title, so in the midst of a texting conversation with a friend, I said, " give me a blog post title will ya" and she did! So this title is brought to you courtesy of Sue! 
She actually said a little more than that but I edited it...writer's prerogative I think. 
In my last post I showed you a few of the things I have been messing around with that includes fabric, and paint etc.  I am at it again! Well actually, I should say still at it, cause I have not really stopped.
Sue has jokingly commented several times that if something stands still long enough around me, it is likely to get painted, and she is right on the money! 
What have I painted since we last talked?  Umm let me think...
I decided to go with red for the cedar chest, and I love it! 




Not a great picture, but you can see the change a bit of paint made to it. I also took the hardware off and sprayed it rubbed bronze. 

You know what! I am falling asleep at the keyboard and these pictures look terrible and I am scrambling for my words, so I am going to bed and maybe some really clever thoughts and ideas will come to me sometime between brushing my teeth and collapsing in my bed. If so I will tell you all about it tomorrow, if not I will continue on with this evenings train of thought and hopefully some better photos.  Zzzzzzzz

Friday, July 1, 2016



Canada turns 149 today! Happy Birthday Canada! She is looking good for her age too.  




I have been to all 10 provinces, but sadly I have yet to visit the 3 territories that complete our country. One day... I hope to remedy that.

Are you up to a few Canadian Trivia questions?

1. Who was the political leader who led the campaign to introduce universal health care?

2. What Canadian figure skater was the first in the world to land a quadruple jump in a world competition?

3. What three oceans border Canada?

4. Which is highest mountain?

5. Who wrote the lyrics to Canada's NationalAnthem?

6. What two Canadian cities were part of the "Original Six" NHL teams?

7. What was the name of Canada's flag before the Maple Leaf?

8.  Name the Canadian Prime Minister who won the Nobel Peace Prize.

9.  Name the first Canadian woman in space, flying aboard the American space shuttle Discovery from January 22-30, 1992.

10.  What was the name of the route used by fleeing American slaves to get to Canada?

11.  What Canadian city houses the longest continuously operating ballet company in Canada?

12.  The Dionne Quintuplets were born May 28 of what year?

I meantioned plural birthdays in my blog title. The second birthday is that of my baby. He turns 43 today. I can hardly believe it's been 43 years since we welcomed a beautiful blue eyed baby boy into our family, but I can't imagine what our lives would have been like without him.

Happy Birthday "Georgie" 

In case you are wondering the projects are coming along slowly. Things are taking a bit of turn, but my projects tend to take on a life of their own when given a chance. I promise to keep you updated though. Here is a little teaser of some of the changes.


Before I say good night, I thought you might like the answers to the trivia questions, that is if you haven't googled them already <wink>

1.  Tommy Douglas
2.  Kurt Browning
3.  Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic
4.  Mount Logan in the Yukon
5.  Calixa Lavallee
6.  Montreal and Toronto
7.  Red Ensign
This is just a bit of a clue to what I am working on at the cottage.
8.  Lester B. pearson
9.  Roberta Bondar
10.  The Underground Railroad
11.  Winnipeg since 1939
12.  1934 


Our grandson is visiting us from Saskatchewan and he and Mr O went kayaking today.


I stayed home and held down the fort; repainted my vintage step stool/plant stand and puttered around planting some more flowers.




However you celebrated Canada's birthday, I hope you enjoyed it!

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