Tell Them That You Love Them.

1 04 2008

2008 has already proved to be a trying year. . . .
At Christmas my paternal grandmother was diagnosed with Terminal Cancer, and is expected to pass away before may.  At almost 30 I’ve never suffered the loss of a family member.  I wonder how I will deal. . . .

And as many of you know, this past week my sister in law Kate was in a horrible car accident, caused by the carelessness of a drunk driver.  She is currently in the ICU.  Updates about Kate’s condition can be read on Paul’s website at, I have some updates on my FaceBook page as well.

Finding out about Kate’s accident was gut wrenching – simply put it made me realise just how important Kate is to me, and how much I love her.  The sad thing is, I don’t think I’ve ever told Kate that.

We only got a few brief minutes to see Kate, and I had a minute on my own with her.  I held her hand and told her I loved her.  I really do hope she heard me.

Get better soon sister, I have so much I want to tell you. . . .


First Day

27 08 2007


I hope your first day of Teacher’s College was good.

School’s Back In

7 07 2007

Congrats to my sister in law Kate.  She was accepted to teachers college and plans to attend during the next school season.  Lots of new changes for her and Paul, including a temporary move.  Kate will live closer to school, and Paul will be working at a satellite plant in Port Colbourne so they can be closer to one another.


I Need a Vacation

18 06 2007

I haven’t been on a true relaxing vacation in a few years. Sure I’ve taken a little time off here and there. This year I took time off for my Brother in Law’s wedding, but it wasn’t for ‘me’ or relaxing/refreshing/rejuvenating like sitting on the white sands of a tropical paradise with a fruity drink dressed with an umbrella.

I need some time off for myself (and Colin)

In August Colin and I have booked a week off, we will drive up to Sudbury for a few days to see P&K and their house and hopefully head off to a cottage for the rest of the week.

I’m looking forward to no internet, no laptops, no phones, no cellphones, no Blackberry. I am far too attached to these items day to day. . . . .

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Raclette with the In Laws

21 04 2007

Yesterday night for dinner we tried Raclette, often also called “Party Grill” – raclette is the new fondue of the 70s.  You sit around, grilling your food as you eat, talking and laughing.

 Those of you who know my father in law, know he doesn’t cook for himself.  Never has.

 This has been a year of change for him, at Christmas Paul, Kate, Colin and myself watched him serve himself coffee, and use the microwave at Christmas.  The room fell silent with gobsmacked onlookers!

Both Mr and Mrs Graham enjoyed the experience, but won’t be hosting their own raclette meal any time soon.


Project Code Name: Sewing Guinea Pig Subject: Music to my Ears

28 03 2007
  • Project Code Name : Sewing Guinea Pig
  • Subject : IPod Holder.
  • Mission :Your mission, should you choose to accept it, make a nice small gift to send to your new sister in law. Make it up as you go along.



For Christmas P gave K a red Ipod, I thought since I’m on a sewing streak I thought I’d make her an Ipod holder. I’ve got it ready to send in the post tomorrow.

I even made a little pocket on the back for earphones.

I didn’t make a pattern, I just played it by ear. . . .

Get it “played it by ear” . . . .man I crack myself up. . . .  . .




Mosaics Photos

18 03 2007

I’ve been meaning to post about this since P&K’s wedding, they are back in Toronto opening their wedding gifts this weekend so that reminded me to do it.. . . . .I’ve been playing around with some Mosaics software recently. . . .
The first sample below is of P&K. It is made up of 13, 000 little photos of the two of them. I made the mosaic as a wedding present (hense why opening wedding presents reminded me). I printed it super large for P&K, its the size of half a door! You can see every single smaller image when you are up close to the picture. I was pretty proud of my efforts. . . .

The second one is draft I’m currently working on for CH2. Picture Mosaics are alot of fun, I am going to do one in the near future for Ryan as well, and probably do one up of the moggies too.

If you aren’t familar with picture mosaics, its creating one picture out of hundreds of tiny pictures. . . .

In the field of photographic imaging, a photomosaic is a picture (usually a photograph) that has been divided into (usually equal sized rectangular) sections, each of which is replaced with either a solid colour, or another image of appropriate average colour. When viewed at low magnifications, the individual pixels appear as the primary image, while close examination reveals that the image is in fact made up of many hundreds or thousands of smaller images. …

Read up on picture mosaics on Wikipedia (The term Photomosaic is trademarked by Runaway Technology, Inc.)