Thursday, September 1, 2016

Been a bit pokey in the quilting department lately

Lone Star Quilt in Purples and Blues

But every now and then I throw a few stitches in this upcoming beauty. It will be approx 42x42 when complete. The colours make a sweet combination and I have always loved the Lone Star Pattern.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Bzz Agent reporting about COVERGIRL’s Embrace Your Face Tool

I recently tried Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless foundation. Such a wonderful product. Just like applying lotion, it blends with ease, feels light and natural and looks really nice. I'm not one to wear much makeup but this really feels like you aren't even wearing any. Trust me, try it, you'll like it!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tumbling Blocks on their way

Here's an amazing Custom Quilt in the traditional Tumbling Block Pattern. Ordered in black, grey and white, I was thrilled to find this treasure of a print with all the elements, in stripes. I just love the way the colours compliment each other to create this classic look. I am excited to say also that this quilt is finding its way to it's final destination, the furthest I have sent a quilt too: Istanbul, Turkey!

Tumbling Blocks on the frames being quilted.

Love the optical illusions created by the Tumbling Block Pattern.

Monday, July 20, 2015

A long time in the making

In between other projects, I have been working on this "Beauty" The cross stitch blocks of Beauty and the Beast and The Rose were quite the undertaking as I usually do pieced quilts. I am so thrilled with the finished product. I found it hard to put down at times, had to set it aside on occasion to do other quilts, but finally decided to call it complete!

Monday, November 10, 2014

First Cheque

I know this has been around for a while but I just recently signed up with Checkout51. By submitting a photo of your grocery receipt, you can get $$ back on select items that change weekly. It's like coupons without clipping. I may only get a few items that are on their weekly list, but it adds up. You are also eligible for their weekly draw for $500 if you spend more than $60 on your groceries. No problem here reaching that threshold. Once you reach $20 redemption value, you can apply to have a the cheque mailed to you. And voila, here is my first :
Thank you Checkout51, I appreciate!
Off to the bank!

Thursday, November 6, 2014


I'm gonna quick show you what the mailman brought today, then I have to go hide it before anyone here sees it!
From try before you buy. Oh yeah, that's chocolate, Brookside dark chocolate acai with blueberry, Hershey's almond chocolate bar, mmmhmmmm. Jergens Ultra care lotion, need this with winter around the corner. Breathe right strips, yup for my mom. A biore nose strip in there, too.
I luv free! Thanx . 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

P&G Samples

Thank you P&G for the samples in my mailbox this morning. Did you get yours?

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Join for free samples. I just joined BzzAgent and received my first sample of Covergirl Olay Effect Firming Makeup and Depuffer Concealer. They are wonderful full sized samples and also in the package there were coupons for $3 off as well.

Now having tried the makeup I can say that I especially like the Depuffer. I was amazed at the instant results having hefty garbage bag sized puffy bags under my eyes to sandwich baggy size. The applicator is really nice, smooth, relaxing and like a massage, very comfortable. The firming makeup is lightweight, smooth and comfortable as well. Thanx BZZ!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

My Marigolds

I used to start my marigolds from seed. Each year I would collect the seeds from the spent flower buds and before I knew it I had shopping bags full of seeds. Then I went a couple years where I didn't use them to finding a drawer full of  seeds waiting for me this year. I didn't know if they would still want to grow for me, but I decide to blanket the ground with them. I had nothing to lose and look what I gained.
Marigolds 2014
So I had started the seeds late May/ early June and they took a while to flower. However, here we are well into September and they have plenty of blooming. What I would like to see is an earlier start but it's generally too cold for the seeds to germinate in April. I decided to do a little experiment. And lo and behold I was able to start these in a plastic ziploc on saturated paper towel.
Marigold Sprouts
These went from seed to sprouts in 3 days! I have the egg carton there for transplant later, just needing to get a little dirt. 
So it looks like I'll be able to get a decent hardy start for these next year and hopefully get a longer flowering season.