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Saturday, June 22, 2013

PhotoHunt : Daydream

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "Daydream"

Here's Todd at the Ottawa-Gatineau International Auto Show this past March.  He's daydreaming about being a race car driver!  Actually Todd and I both have a passion for cars.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

PhotoHunt : Unknown

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "Unknown".

This picture was taken this past March at the Ottawa-Gatineau International Auto Show.  It was unknown to me an artist could use a Lamborghini as a canvas!  Is this not cool?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Life Sucks

If things are quiet here for awhile it is because I lost my Mum on Sunday. It was sudden and unexpected.

- thanks for reading!

Saturday, June 08, 2013

PhotoHunt - Grin

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "grin"

This is one of my animators/guides when I take students to the Dominican Republic, Juan Gabriel just made me grin that morning when he was dressed up silly.  We were lucky enough to be there this year during the Dominican Republic's Independence Day.  Its truly celebrated down there, everyone gets dressed up in costumes, or red white and blue, Dominican flags, and more!  They take pride in their country!

Tuesday, June 04, 2013


G.S.T, and I don't mean the Goods and Services Tax that the Canadian Federal Government charges us on almost everything.  I'm referring to Goals, Stitching, and Tea!

First, G - Goals
We're now four days into June and I haven't shared with you what I'd like to get done this month.  I didn't set any goals last month so there's no review from May.

June Stitching Goals

  • Finish ABC Christmas Sampler
  • Stitch one ornament
  • Maybe work on The Accolade

Next, S - Stitching
As you all know I've been plugging away at ABC Christmas Sampler and over the weekend I completed two more letters!  "T" for Tree, and "U" for Unwrap, now U was pretty darned small.

Here's the whole sampler at a glance, as you can see I've started "V" for Voice, one of the larger blocks.

Finally, T - Tea

On Sunday I went to one of Ottawa's landmark buildings, the Chateau Laurier... a swanky hotel!  The office girls at work and I have our own little lotto pool.  We've not won anything big, but throughout the year, instead of reinvesting our smaller winnings into more tickets, we put it into an envelope.  This year its allowed us to go out for brunch at Christmas time, and this past Sunday, we went for High Tea at "The Chateau".  Its not a cheap outing, but it was so lovely going for High Tea, something I've never done before.  The food was so good, and the tea fantastic!  Its something I'd love to do again.

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Late Ornament SAL Post

I'm a couple of days late with my Ornament SAL update post!  I should of posted on Wednesday... but I didn't.  I don't have a lot of ornaments to report this month, but something is better than nothing right?

First up is Glad Tidings by Bent Creek, Sally was kind enough to pass the chart onto me, it was a lovely stitch!

Finally of course there is my adorable Just Nan Barnabee in Bloom!

Some of you were a little confused by my last PhotoHunt entry and the meaning of the word "Quaggy".  I didn't look it up, but I since have due to the confusion.  Quaggy means marshy/swamp, the waterlily in my photo was in a swampy area.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

PhotoHunt "Quaggy"

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "quaggy"

Often with these themes I have one or two paticular pictures that come to mind.  This theme, that didn't happen so I had to go digging through my photo library to find something that would work.

I took this picture last year during my visit to Presq'ile with Beatirce.  That looks awful quaggy!