Sunday, November 27, 2011


On Thursday night our friend Brenda had our little sewing group over to her house for dinner. She had just completed her new sewing/pattern designing studio so we got the grand tour of that. It is absolutely gorgeous! There was also a built in Pantry installed for Brenda's canning. Boy, I thought I did a lot of canning, but Brenda has me beat. We had a delicious dinner and then we all settled into her new sewing area and spent the evening sewing and chatting up a storm. We had a wonderful time as usual! We missed our friend Linda, she couldn't be with us that night.
Brenda and I standing beside her full Pantry
Another picture of Brenda's Pantry
Sitting down for Brenda's delicious dinner. Everything was home made, even the juice!
We are all sewing up a storm after dinner in Brenda's new studio.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


I would like to wish Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends. Our Thanksgiving was October 10th, but I wish we were having it now too :)
We just put a new woodshed on the back of my summer kitchen and we have been working hard getting it full of wood for the winter. We are almost finished. Below is a picture from October, of the first load of wood ready to be put in. The shed in the first picture still needs the trim put on and below on the last picture, it is completely finished. Next year I will stain it to match the summer kitchen that I stained this fall. This is going to be a great place for keeping our wood dry for the winter. We have been working steady putting loads in and we almost have it filled.
A load of fire wood ready to be put in

This is about half full

The finished wood shed

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Today, my friends Mary and Michelle and I started out early this morning and went to a Primitive home Open House. Lots of goodies to be found there. The home was all decked out for Christmas and the people were coming in droves. We made a few purchases then got in the car and headed for Bayfield for lunch and some more shopping. We had a delicious lunch at the Black Dog pub. Mary had the fish and chips, and Michelle and I had the chicken wrap with Jamaican bean and vegetable soup. After lunch we had nice walk through the town and checked out some of the shops. On the way home, we stopped at the Pine Sampler shop in Hensall. It was filled to the brim with wonderful primitive furniture and accessories and the air was filled with the scent of the most wonderful candles, the window boxes outside were beautifully decorated with spruce, cedar, and pine boughs. They had such a nice selection of wool for rug hooking too. We left there and stopped in Exeter and had coffee and desert at Coffee Cultures, then a quick visit to the Quilt shop next door, and then home. We even drove through a little snow squall on the way. We missed Brenda, Shirley, and Linda today. They couldn't join us due to other commitments, but we were thinking of them.
Michelle, myself and Mary