Monday, June 30, 2008

1 beach, 4 deer, 2 bears and a snake!

We had a great time on Sunday during our day trip to Skaha Lake. It is a bit of a drive to get there, but that is part of the fun for us. On the way there we had two deer cross in front of us. I did have my camera handy, but they were running pretty fast!
Of course we had a great time at the beach even though it was crazy hot at almost 37ºC!! which is over 100ºF. The sand was way to hot to walk on without flip flops. As usual this little redhead stayed under the umbrella knitting and reading.
The drive home was alot of fun. We have had satellite radio for a few years now... and it is well worth its weight in gold during long trips. We listened to a couple of the comedy stations and had some great laughs.
We came across a few more deer, and then to our surprise we saw a bear on the side of the road foraging in the grass. This was the first bear that any of us had ever seen that wasn't in a zoo. A little frightening and although I would have loved a probably wouldn't have been a good idea to stop and get my camera out of the trunk, and we wisely chose not to do so. Then a few minutes later we saw another bear!

I am sorry to say that during our ride home several mosquitos lost thier lives on the front of our car... I am also grossed out to say that a snake did not make his way over the road as he crossed our path while we were going at about 100km/h (60mph) there was no time to stop and Darren drove right over it. Thankfully I was reading a magazine so I didn't see it, but apparently it was about 4 or 5 feet long. I sat with my feet up on the seat for the next half hour just in case it wasn't truly dead and wrapped around our axle and wanted to get revenge by coming up under the seats to "get us" ..... the thought of it still makes me shiver.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Procrastination project #1

I almost didn't get this bag done this week. It wasn't until this weekend that I remembered about wanting to tackle my procrastination list.

Jason has great teachers this year, and I wanted to do something nice for each of them. I decided that I would make them each a bag. I picked out the fabric this weekend, and I had a hard time picking out fabrics that would fit their individual style. After bringing home my choices, I asked Jason which fabric should go to which teacher.. and I was pleased that he matched the fabric to teacher as I had planned.

I only have the one finished, however I have the other two cut, and ready to go. The pattern is an Amy Butler "swing" bag, and it is really easy to put together. What I like most about the bag, is that it is reversible. You might not be able to see it, but the fabric on the inside of this bag is little green lady bugs. (thanks for helping me pick that one Rachel)

In addition to the 3 that I am making for Jason's teachers. I also have plans to make 5 or 6 more for Christmas... actually there are a lot of handmade items that are on my gift list this year.

I was also pleased to finally get the binding on the quilt pictured in the post below. The quilt has been ready for more than 6 months...just waiting for that final touch, so I am happy to get that done.
On my "To Do" list for this week.... The other two bags.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Yay! It is nice to post pictures of projects that are finally completed! The quilt has been done of a while now, I just had to put on the binding, which I did today! The purse is on its way to Florida.. I hope you like it Liz.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Reno progress and cute kitty

Wow it sure has been a while since I last blogged. The bathroom is going slowly... but it is coming along. The plumbing has been moved to fit the larger tub, and the tub is now in place/1 We filled it to check for any leaks in the plumbing ect.. and we are OK! I am going ot order the tiles to go around the tub tomorrow. While we are waiting for those to arrive, we will be putting up the cement board and the drywall! It isn't alot of progress.. but it IS progress.

On a totally unrelated note, I just wanted to post a picture of Baby Stuie.. (it doesn't matter how old he gets, he will always be the baby)