If Only I Could Do Prom All Over Again

24 04 2007

Please check out this site “STUCK AT THE PROM”

With my prom date, who is now my husband of almost 5 years, being a Connoisseur and Aficionado of the glorious fix-all product Duct Tape I’m sure he would have been game for this. . .  .

The things we give out scholarships for. . . . .

Love it!    Here is 2006s winners.  Yes, the whole darn thing is made of Duct Tape!  Amazing, eh?

  Another past entry. 


21 04 2007

Mr and Mrs Graham came up yesterday for the weekend, (I’ll blog more about their visit in the coming days)

Mr Graham installed some new flooring in our kitchen.   Its simply fabulous, goes really well with the house.

They arrived just after 12noon, and had the old floor ripped up, floor prepared and the vinyl installed before 4pm on Friday night.

Gardening 101

8 04 2007

This year the gardens are up to me.   I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to put into the garden, and I’ve been told I can’t just “plant” rocks.

I’d really like some suggestions.  I need stuff that is hard to kill, and Ideally stuff that will grow back every year (meaning my gardening for years to come is trimming, weeding and watering only)

My garden has pretty much full day sunshine, and my favourite little flowers are violets.

IVillage  Easy to Grow Top Ten

Plantea Beginners List

A Quilt for Ruby

1 04 2007

I started a new quilt today for “Ruby”. Ruby is C&M’s soon-to-be baby, and the sex isn’t even known yet. I have no idea why C&M call their baby Ruby, but all the same, its kinda stuck. Although, talking to C she says if it is a girl, she won’t be named Ruby.

Ruby’s arrivial is probably late June, but I wanted to get a head start on it now while I had a realitivly free weekend.
This is my second quilt, another small baby sized quilt. I’ve tried something a little different than my first. I’m not sure how its going, but thankfully if I decide I don’t like it I have enough time to try it again.

C is a very very talented musician and music teacher, so I wanted to reflect that in my quilt – looking for “music” fabric you often find black and white stuff, so I decided to add a bit of “Ruby” to it, and go black, white and red.

I like the combo, and so does Manny. I’ll update soon when I get the border, backing, and quilting done. . . . .

Joey’s Crafty Weekend

1 04 2007

This weekend I spent alot of time attempting to be crafty.

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Recommended Link : Threadbared

30 03 2007

As most of you now, I’ve been recently trying my hand at sewing.  In one of my efforts to find a couple of easy free patterns to test out my sewing abilities, I came across this site: Threadbared

This site is filled with vintage pattern pictures with very funny captions.  You don’t have to be a sewer to enjoy this one, in fact the ladies who do this site aren’t sewers at all.

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Project Code Name : Sewing Guinea Pig. Subject : Mama Needs a New Set of Curtains

27 03 2007
  • Project Code Name : Sewing Guinea Pig
  • Subject : Guest Bedroom Curtains.
  • Mission : Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make curtains for your guest bedroom before Chris & Christine arrive.  They may wish to have some privacy in the form of curtains when they visit.


 pictures of some of my “sewing” projects.  I’m still learning, but I’ll get there.

Here are the curtains I made for our guest bedroom right before Chris and Christine came up to see us at the beginning of the month.

   The Fabric I used.

  The window, including Marty. 

Normally the cats aren’t allowed in this room – we like to keep this one as “cat free” as possible for guests.

Anyways, it was a valient first attempt, and I know I’ll be attempting to sew even more.

My next project is some PJ/Trackies for Colin so I can throw away the ugly thick blue perma stained elastic bottomed bum munching & waist riding cheapo champion track pants he has now