Friday, January 30, 2015

missy has a boo boo - edited

Edited to add: Missy had um, intestinal distress all night long and into today, so her appointment has been moved to next weekend instead. Chicken breasts and rice today for our girl. Thank you so much for your care and kind comments!

Missy has a small growth on her shoulder and has to have it removed and biopsied tomorrow WAH! Three weeks ago the Vet thought it was just a sebaceous cyst but then I noticed a week ago it had gotten bigger and he said that it had indeed changed in size and now had become irregular in shape. Please keep good doggie thoughts that it's nothing.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

it is a truth universally acknowledged ...

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." ~ first line of Pride and Prejudice, published January 28th, 1813

Such a beloved novel!

Happy 202nd anniversary, dear Pride and Prejudice!

Monday, January 26, 2015

young and fabulous, yes indeedy!

My cousin sent me a birthday card ... LOL ... OH YEAH, young and fabulous, that's me! (more like older than dirt but still moving hahhahahhaha)

Had some pre-birthday birthday fun over the weekend on Saturday ... first the wonderful Road to California Quilt Show, out in mega WINDY Ontario and then a fun modern ballet, based on the music of Sarah McLachlan, "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy".

I had fun but could have had a whole lot more hahahha

The ballet was lovely, such beautiful images
made with the human body. And I adore Sarah McLachlan.

And here's my very first mini sampler 
that I showed you a sneak peek of earlier,
for my partner Marti ...

Happy Monday!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

groovy stuff

January 20th was the 21st anniversary of the day hubs and I met ... twenty one years ... just flew by!


On Tuesday, I mailed my first mini sampler off to my partner, Marti, in Linda's swap, A Swap For All Seasons. Per the good old USPS, Marti will be receiving it today so I'm going to share a little bit with you.

I found this saying/quote online to use on my card for Marti.

A bit of a peek at my sampler for Marti.

I had so much fun making it for you Marti!

I know it sounds hokey but I love being creative, it's where I feel true joy and feel connected. I hope to do lots more this year!

Happy almost weekend, my crafty friends!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

catching up

Even though we were sick, we had a whirlwind of activity over Christmas week. I think we've been paying for it ever since though - hubby's cold morphed into a bad sinus infection and cough and I've got zero energy and allergies. We've been like sloths ever since.

We did drag ourselves out for New Year's Eve dinner though. We went to the same wonderful place we went to on Xmas Eve, this time for their NYE Sushi Tasting Menu. Eight super duper tasty tasty sushi's. All vegan. YUMMERS! They gave us a hat and a tiara as a gift this time ... and took the worlds worst photo of us which will not be seeing the light of day EVER, hahhahhahahha.


I just remembered, I don't think I ever mentioned that we saw a performance of Jane Austen's novel Northanger Abbey a few weeks ago with two English actors and ... PUPPETS!!!

And I'm so excited! I'm participating in a year long swap hosted by lovely Linda of A Swap For All Seasons. We are to make a mini fabric sampler for our partners each month, which we can ultimately make into a garland/banner when the year is through, if we choose to. How fun it will be to have a garland of 12 hand sewn samplers! 

This is quite a challenge for me but I'm really excited and looking forward to it. Started pulling down some boxes of fabric yesterday and I'm rather overwhelmed with ideas at the moment. My mind is off and running and going a million directions LOL. Anyway, I'll hope to share my progress with you over the coming year. 

Happy New Year and new adventures to you!

Friday, January 2, 2015

happy new year

Hoping you all had a fun NYE and wishing you abundant good health and much happiness in 2015! We've been enjoying moving at a slow pace over here during my husbands holiday break and thankful there's still another week left to hopefully catch up on some of the many movies we missed in 2014. Or maybe just be couch potatoes for awhile longer.

I don't make resolutions or set goals for each new year but I am doing a lot of reflecting on things of late (being of a certain age now), eager for simpler, less complicated days and more meaningful ones.
Happy New Year to you!