Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fun Time at Yard Sales

Yes, we did go to St. Martins for the Old Home Week. Even with the threat of rain, we decided to go yard saling, just to check it out. I came across a red cornflower rose bowl and was so excited as I collect cornflower crystal. To top it off, even with it being a bit dirty, it was very cheap so I immediately bought it. When I got it home, I washed it and presto, just like new. The red cornflower is quite rare too. I didn't care that it started to pour rain before we were done.

We have been so very busy lately. We were on a day trip to Moncton yesterday and tomorrow, we are going to spend lunchtime with my Mother to celebrate her 90th birthday. Then we come home and pack up the 5th wheel trailer and go camping in St. Andrews which is next to the Atlantic Ocean. Hopefully, the weather will be nice but if it isn't, we will make do. We plan on a day trip to Calais, Maine, to look at more quilting fabric. One never has enough you know.

Today has been hot and humid but at least it hasn't rain for TWO days. By dark tonight though, it was back to fog and humidity big time.

I have also been working on my quilt. I now have 8 squares done out of 24. My problems is to find time to work at it. Maybe by the time I blog again, I will try to take a picture of the blocks that are done.

Well must close and start getting ready for tomorrow. Have a great weekend everyone.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Finally a Sunny Week!

We are finally getting some sunny weather. Today was the first time that I had to water the flowers in my little flower garden since the middle of June. From then to the first of this week, it has been foggy and misty and rain every single day. It was so damp that it brought a whole new crop of mosquitoes and black flies. However, I was out with DH today and we washed both the truck and the vehicle and I did not get one bug bite. It really was lovely.

I now have all the pieces cut out for my next quilt and I have been marking them and getting them ready to be sewn. I still have to get a piece of material in a blue shade to make up one of the small borders. I never knew how hard it is to match up blues. There are so many different shades of blue. One of these days, I will take a picture of a made up square so you folks will be able to see the start of this quilt.

We are planning a camping trip to St. Martins in New Brunswick next week. Next weekend, it is their Old Home Week and they usually have a yard sale from one end of the town to the other. Almost every house has something out. Quite a few of them are into making craft items and so they have those craft items for sale. It is fun to walk through and see what people have for sale.

We have had a couple of duck families going up and down the Lake. The ducklings are getting quite big now and it is almost impossible to distinguish between them and the mother duck. We also have a big family of Canada geese. We have to keep watch on the geese because they try to come on our lawn and because of the mess they leave behind, we don't want them on the lawn.

We just finished watching NASCAR Sprint cup racing, it was quite a finish. I enjoy that racing as much as my DH does. It is a good thing we are nighthawks as the last two weekends, the races did not finish until 12:30 or 1:00 a.m. I may be a nighthawk but I am not a morning person.

Hope everybody is having a Great Weekend! Also hope this nice weather stays for a while longer, we are enjoying it.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Canada Day to Fellow Canadians

Yes, it is me. I'm still around but have been busy with working outdoors around the house and with doing some travelling.

We did take a trip to Nova Scotia to visit Cathey and her Hubby and we had a great time even if it did rain a lot while we were there. Of course, we have had a lot of rainy days in June and we have not had really nice summery weather yet. This past week has been the pits, rain every day. Getting back to our visit to Cathey's, we got to see her new home and it is just beautiful. She and her Hubby were very gracious hosts as well and it was a wonderful visit and I want to thank them both and we are very proud of both of them.

This past weekend, we took part in a multi-family yard sale. We had it on Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. At 11:40 a.m., the rain came down in a downpour and so we closed it about 20 minutes early. It was fun and we got rid of a lot of stuff. We actually can walk around now in the storage area of our big garage. Wonders never cease!!!

We took a camping trip to Bangor, Maine, about three weeks ago. Well, if you can believe it, the girls all headed to Marden's (they have a big selection of fabrics) and Jo-Ann's Fabrics. Me, being me couldn't go to either place without buying more fabrics. I swear I must addicted to fabrics. It feels so good to walk out of those places with fabric. Since then, I have started another quilt. I have most of the material cut and some of it marked ready to sew. This one is in bright yellows and bright blues. Now all I have to do is find some time to spend at it.

We have also had some visitors. They have been family mostly. It is fun have visitors especially if they have not been here since our renovations. Everyone is impressed with DH's workmanship as I am. I just heard that Cathey is coming for a few days in mid-July. Looking forward to that visit, always enjoy seeing them.

I want to with every Canadian a very Happy Canada Day! Hopefully, I won't be as long getting back to blogging next time. Have a great day everyone!