Thursday, April 10, 2014

Organizing Life with Less: Spring Cleaning 101: The Basics

It's that time of year again . . . spring cleaning time.  I'm loving Organizing Life with Less blog and thought I'd share with you.

Organizing Life with Less: Spring Cleaning 101: The Basics: With Spring officially already here, it is time to get our clean on! Spring brings inspiration as we see the outside, though once dead in...

Canada Moose . . . paper piecing


Canada Moose $3.00

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Shamrock Dishcloth


Another mystery knit-along dishcloth finished. The pattern is available at http://monthlydishclothoverflow.blogspot.ca/2014/02/march-1st-kal-day-1.html . The name of this cloth is "Shamrock Dishcloth" and the designer is Rhonda White.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Paper Piecing: Hanging Monkeys

Hanging monkeys
$3.00

Open House Fundraiser for our Relay for Life Team . . .

Pink everywhere . . .

A card mini-class . . .


Altered puzzle piece mini-class . . .


Quilled flower tag mini class . . .


Paper piecings, books, raffle . . .


Layout mini-class . . .


And then I just waited for all my guests to arrive . . .



I raised $150 from this little event and had a really great time . . .

Monday, April 7, 2014

Finally . . . back to Gangnum Style Korean Barbecue in London, ON


Hal is practicing with his chopsticks . . .



What is it about men and barbecues?


Mom ordered a ginormous shrimp . . .


. . . and it was very juicy!


Don't believe it for one minute.  He did not eat the shrimp's head.

Four knitting finishes in March 2014


Mystery knit-along dishcloth.


Oddball Square:  Victorian Patchwork


Blanket Knit-along:  August 2013


and another Mystery knit-along dishcloth.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A quick survey

If you live in the St. Thomas/London area could you  take a moment and answer this short survery for me?  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C2FR82M

Thanks,
Pam

The adventure of the trapped hand at Cora's Restaurant


I love Cora's restaurant.  I've only been to the south London location . . . so far.  It is a little pricey but I think it is worth every cent.  The food is always delicious, beautiful and plentiful.  A couple of weeks back we took our grandsons there as a treat.  Everything was great and we had a wonderful time.

And then it was time to pay the cheque and leave . . .

Have you ever noticed that strange things always seem to happen to me?

Yep, once again . . .

Hal and the boys were on the way to the front and I reached for the back of my chair to pick up my jacket.  Our server chose the identical moment to begin clearing the table.  My hand and my jacket were trapped beneath her ample bosom.  I tugged a couple of times, trying to break free.  I said excuse me a couple of times which she ignored.  Hal looked back and asked me if I was coming.  I replied that I would like to if I could get my hand free . . .

I have no idea how she could ignore me.  She must have been day dreaming . . . ???

When she finished gathering the dishes she straightened up and my hand and jacket were finally free.

I am still giggling about this today . . . why do odd things always seem to happen to me?

What happens when some local scrapbookers take over the local Tim Hortons?

A friend suggested a special kind of swap where each person would bring one element for a layout.  I brought white cardstock, others brought buttons, patterned paper, bling and so on . . .

We met at Tim Hortons and the swap turned into a scrapbooking event to create something special from our swap items.








This is what I came up with . . .