Sunday, June 28, 2009

Finger Lickin' Fifteen

Here is the latest in the series of Janet Evanovich's books that are so much fun to read. The characters are hilarious and adventurous. Once I pick up one of these books I find it hard to put down and I anxiously await the next in line. #15 comes out June 23.


A great tribute to Michael Jackson would be to turn Neverland into a Themepark for all to visit just like Elvis's Graceland. Just think of the possibilities, his music could be playing throughout the park, memorabilia, video theatres and plenty of fun rides and petting zoos, all things Michael loved and all things people loved about him.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Jon and Kate plus Eight

Though I don't regularly tune into watch this program, I occasionally catch a promo or see a tabloid blurb about the Gosselin family. So the burning question is: What is the big announcement to be revealed on tonight's episode?
A. Jon and Kate are going to get divorced.
B. They are going to cancel the show and work on their marriage.
C. The whole family is moving into the Dr. Phil house.
D. Kate's pregnant.
What's your guess?

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Karate Tournament

Today Ben won 1st in forms and 1st in sparring. Love the belts. I am glad each tournament has different trophies or belts or you might think I just keep taking the same pictures. Ben has won well over 100 trophies, belts and plaques since he started competing less than 2 years ago. Yay Ben!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Twisting Spiral Heart

Oooooh I like it. This is the first heart pieced today. If you click on the picture to enlarge it the colours show up a little better.

Twisting Spiral Heart

I anxiously await the arrival of this:
Twisting Spiral Heart - Paper pieced quilt block pattern.
I have been intrigued by this pattern for quite some time and finally broke down and bought the pattern from the very talented etsian bcheri's shop -piece by number. She has numerous quilt patterns for foundation piecing that I absolutely love.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Old City Hall

So who did kill Katherine Torn? We may never know. Why would anyone suspect it could be anyone other than Kevin Brace. Without giving away any details, Robert Rotenberg's first novel is a murder mystery you'll enjoy. It will keep you guessing to the very end. I enjoyed the very descriptive outlines of the settings and characters giving you a close connection, a feeling that you've been there and know them. Mr Rotenberg draws from his expertise as a criminal lawyer and Torontonian to make this story very believable.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Icecream Cone Cupcakes

They're fun to make and fun to eat. Make your cupcakes in icecream cones.

Friday, June 12, 2009

For Sale

Finally, I have completed the Blooming Stars quilt. It seemed to take forever. I love the way it turned out with the star motifs I used in the borders.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tree roots in the sewer lines

For several years we were being visited and revisited with this plumbing problem. It seems that tree roots kept creeping into the sewer lines by the street and backing up into our downstairs bathroom. Either in late spring or fall we had to call out Mr. Plumber to eel out the pipes every year to the tune of several hundred $$$ each time. So last fall came and went without this usual routine event. I nervously anticipated the nasty event with every flush or shower. Spring arrives and is nearing its end as summer approaches. Still no need for our Plumber friend. Don't get me wrong, I am delighted that we can be rid of this ritual.

So without any scientifical proof or research I have developed a theory that coincides with the arrival of our recent family member. When we got Snickers back in July last year I decided to try flushable kitty litter for convenience sake. I have a sneaking suspicion that something in the kitty litter or in Snickers business is keeping those tree roots from growing into the sewer lines. Whether or not this is factual, it's my story and I'm sticking to it. Nice job Snickers.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Pool's Open!

From this:..............................To this:

The pool looks so inviting now that it is open. I'm just waiting now for mother nature to warm things up a bit before I jump in.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Hi Mom. It's me, Lily.

You came into my world the other day and instantly I knew that you were the human for me. I just couldn't imagine you leaving here without me. So here I am now, ready for you to spoil with hugs and kisses. Mom, you're so snuggly you just make me purrrr. Love Lily.