Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wills and Kate


I couldn't get close enough to get a decent shot, but I'm nerdy enough to admit I was thrilled to see them anyway :)

Their brief walkabout and wreath-laying ceremony occurred just 1 block from my office - I simply couldn't miss it even if I was behind so many people there was no hope of me really seeing anything.

Besides, my boss was there too, in the crowd, craning for a glimpse. We were all a bit mental :)

(The grey haired man beside them is Prime Minister Harper and the lady in red is his wife. The secret-agent-looking dude up front is a secret agent dude. Seriously)

Friday, June 24, 2011


I really need to try that spray basting some time, this pinning is awful for my knees. Putting together a stacked coin sort of quilt, just 'cause. I had 3 tiny (20 piece each) charm packs from Connecting Threads, added some matchy bits from my stash and LOTS of white and voilĂ , a quilt top. A nice chunk of fabric for the back and two leftover batting bits sewn together and it's nearly a quilt. Going to quilt it in 'organic wavy lines'. Or that's the plan anyway.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ribfest 2011

Ottawa RibFest, 2011! It rained on and off but that didn't deter me from partaking of some porky goodness! I got a half rack from Camp 31 (for $13) and they were amazing!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Giant Poofy Peonies


Giant poofy peonies. These grow in the back, between the garage and the house, so they always bloom a little later than the ones out front. Most of this bush is still closed up tight.

Coffee Cup Cozies


These look so crooked in the picture. They're not in real life. Apparently I'm a terrible photographer.

Coffee cup cozies from Erin's awesome tutorial as end of school gifts for the bits' teachers. There are Tim Horton's gift cards inside the cups (natch).

Saturday, June 11, 2011


IMG_4460sm by xerxia

This used to be a tiny, sickly half-dead thing that we nearly dug up when we had to do work on the house 3 years ago. It's come back with a vengeance now!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Another birthday

Yup, little J was born 2 days after my birthday, it's kind of neat to 'share' a birthday with him (especially since I grew up 'sharing' my birthday with both of my parents, who were born 7 days before and 13 days after me)

My last baby is 8. That seems so old! We ceremonially threw away his car booster seat (8 years old is the magic number in Ontario), and we gave him an electronic drum kit and an MP3 player for his birthday - both awfully grown up gifts I must say!

Happy birthday Wookie!