Sunday, September 4, 2022

A DAMP RAINY DAY

Today is damp and rainy so I decided to decorate my kitchen table centre piece for fall. I grew the huge blue pumpkin and the rest I got from a local farmers market. Love how it turned out.

I also made some home made tomato soup with tomatoes that I picked fresh from the garden this morning. We had it for lunch and it was delicious.
I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday weekend.
Blessings
~Janet




 

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

GOODNESS FROM THE GARDEN

Happy Almost Fall!!
My garden has been so plentiful this year with lots of tomatoes and peppers so I have been making tomato sauce all week.
This roasting pan went into the oven and was roasted, then blended and put into jars for the winter. I made spaghetti sauce last night with some of the sauce and it was delicious!


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

White Pumpkins

 Good afternoon friends. Pretty hot and humid here today. We are expecting some rain later today and it is well needed. All the hay and straw is in the barn for this year.
I was out in my vegetable garden this morning weeding and spotted my first white pumpkin. So happy to see this. I love pumpkins and I love decorating with them.
I took this picture of it so you could see how big it is already. Have a great day everyone.
Blessings
~Janet



Friday, July 15, 2022

GARDEN SELFIE

Good morning. I can't believe how tall my sunflowers are this year. Way over my head.
I took a selfie in the garden this morning so you can see how huge they are. They are just starting to bloom. Love sunflowers.



Tuesday, November 30, 2021

NEW SEWING ROOM

I have finished setting up my new sewing room. I love the way it turned out. A new floor, new paint, racking and bins for storage. A quaint space for me to do my sewing where I can leave things to finish later instead of having to pack up and set it up again. A great use for a room that was just used for storage previously. Lots of work, but well worth the effort.

Antique rocker in the corner displaying a primitive Santa and a Quilt



Sewing table for sewing machine and cutting mat.


Racking and storage bins.



Antique Trunk for storing fabric.


My new sign. I love this.

Friday, November 26, 2021

FLOOR FOR MY HUSBAND'S OFFICE

We just finished installing my husband's flooring in his office. It turned out amazing. We are so happy with the new look. 


The finished floor.


My Jeep loaded up.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

SEWING ROOM

Last week I put 2 coats of paint on the walls and ripped up the old carpet. Today my husband and I put some new hardwood floors down. We started this morning at 9 and we joked about having it finished by noon and we did just that. And we even took a break. He put the flooring down and I did the sawing and fetching. I must have gone up and down the stairs about 50 times. Good job I had my knee brace on. I went to Lowes and got some quarter round and we thought we would get that on before we seized up. Tomorrow I'll paint the quarter round. Then I can move my shelving, table and ironing board in there. It will be so nice to have somewhere to leave my ironing board set up and my sewing machine. I just love the way it turned out. I did a lot of purging before I could do this. Lots of things went to Charity. Let someone else make use of something I no longer need or use. 

Starting putting the flooring down.

Starting to put the flooring down.



The finished floor.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

THE GENERAL

Just finished quilting this quilt today. It is pieced with French General fabrics, so I have named the quilt "THE GENERAL" I quilted it with an all over free hand design of scattered feathers and swirls. I love how it turned out. Lots of texture in the quilting. Red is my favourite colour. I actually tea dyed all the fabrics to tone it down a bit and the effect was amazing. This is mine and I will treasure it. I have been pretty busy quilting customer quilts, but I snuck this one in just to get it done.




Sunday, September 26, 2021

TOMATO HARVEST

Happy Sunday. Ready for roasting, tomatoes, onions and peppers. More sauce made for the freezer. I kept some out and made home made cream of tomato soup for lunch today. It was so good. I hope you all are enjoying this gorgeous day.

Blessings
~Janet



Wednesday, September 8, 2021

HORSE SHOW IN ALBERTA

I am home from Alberta. I left on Friday to go and judge a wonderful horse show. It was a big show and a great show with lots of gorgeous horses to judge. Long hours of judging. Saturday the show started at 8 am and finished at 11 pm. 15 hours of judging and I was so tired. Alberta is 2 hours behind us, so that was like 1 am Ontario time. I am in bed at 8 pm each night, so it was hard to stay alert until that time of night. Sunday was a 10 hour day so that was a little better. I am so glad to be home. I don't like flying and the flights were long.  4 hours each way and all the waiting time in airports, no thank you. I am just glad to be home. This is a picture of the futurity winner and the cheque and saddle that was given and the 4 judges.




Sunday, August 22, 2021

CORIANDER AND MOOSE

Happy Sunday!! It sure has been a hot week here in Ontario and the flowers are flourishing. Cut some and put them in a Mason Jar in the kitchen. I love to do this. Took a picture of Coriander and Moose out in the pasture enjoying the morning.





Saturday, August 7, 2021

HOW DOES MY GARDEN GROW

Good morning friends! A little bit of rain this morning, but that's ok. I can get a break from watering and hoeing today. My garden keeps me pretty busy, but I just love being out there early in the morning. Here are a few shots of my sunflowers. My broccoli is coming along too and I love cream of broccoli soup, so in a couple of weeks it will be ready to harvest some. I made carrot ginger soup the other day with carrots from the garden and it was so good. I love the month of August when the insect sounds change and the evenings get nice and cool and the windows can be opened at night. I hope you all have a great weekend.
Blessings
~Janet





Tuesday, August 3, 2021

CROW WREATH

I love August and it always gets me thinking of Fall. I saw this crow wreath the other day and I just love it. So much character. I have been outside gardening since 7 this morning, and cleaned the stalls in the barn, and I loaded my next quilt on the frame. I am thinking Caesar salads for lunch today with lots of bacon. I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. The weather here today is just perfect. T shirt weather, but not too hot. Just the way I like it!

Enjoy!



Saturday, July 31, 2021

SUNFLOWERS

Good afternoon friends. A beautiful day today, no humidity for a change. Lots of quilting going on and gardening in between. My Sunflowers are growing like monsters this year. They are taller than me. So happy with them. A great week spent going on a quilt shop road trip with 2 friends and a delicious lunch at an Amish restaurant consisting of Perch, mashed potato, carrots, coleslaw, home made bread and butter and caramel cream pie for desert. Such a treat after being confined for a year and a half.




Wednesday, July 21, 2021

AUTUMN QUILT

I just finished quilting this gorgeous quilt this morning. It is a customer's quilt. She did an amazing job of choosing the colours and piecing it. I love the way the sunshine makes it sparkle and shows off the quilting texture! It was a pleasure to quilt. It reminds me of Autumn. I just wish it was mine.......I just might have to make myself one. It sure was a big quilt. It measures 100 x 106..WOW.





Sunday, July 11, 2021

FLOWERS

Happy Sunday!! Well I thought I would be able to get outside and do some more gardening today, but the weather had a different idea. We are getting some rain and we are supposed to get rain all of this week. The second cut of hay needs to be cut and the wheat needs to come off, but not until the weather co-operates. I spent all day yesterday outside gardening as the weather was perfect for it, cloudy and in the 70's and no wind. We had a bonfire last night. It was so nice sitting by fire having a nice glass of wine. The fire was just mesmerizing. I need to get some of my hydrangeas cut and hang them to dry. It is so nice this time of year to have fresh cut flowers from the garden. 
Hoping you all have a great day!
Blessings
~Janet



Sunday, July 4, 2021

GARDEN SALAD

Happy Sunday! Things are starting to ripen in the garden and I made this delicious salad from some of the goodness from our garden. Some of it came from our Town's farmers' Market too. It was so good.
Love having fresh salads this time of year.

Blessings
~Janet