A very dear friend of mine brought me this material several weeks ago and said would you be able to make this shirt for Brian. You see Brian's lovely daughter who lives in Vancouver, but travelled to Hawaii. Had this lovely thought to purchase material and bring it back so her dad could have a one of a kind shirt that was representative of Rotary. Brian and my husband are in our local Rotary club together. So after I was told that this is all the fabric they have, if you ruin it you will have to fly to Hawaii to get more and oh yes, dont forget to get all the letters in the right direction. I proceeded one day last week to cut the material. My heart was in my throat. What was my friend thinking putting this kind of pressure on me. Was she really a friend, I thought for a moment. Yes, of course she was. She came to me because she trusted me to do a good job and the other ten people she asked had flat out turned her down. I had never done a tailored shirt and one with a collar. Well I made a mock up of some old material I had, to find my confidence in cutting the material. Turns out my mock up was wrong. I had the collar going every which way but the right one. Well on friday I called Joyce to tell her I had finished the shirt and my wonderful husband is modelling it.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I must say I am no world traveller. Our drive to the Soo is 6 1/2 or 7 hours depending on
pee bathroom breaks and traffic. I never sleep well. It seems by the time I get use to the surroundings we are heading back home and then I am another two days getting back into my routine. The late dinners, greasy breakfast and hard beds dont do me or my body any great benefit. Their was a time in my life that I thought I could travel the world. Now I am quite comfortable staying close to home. This picture is of the bay in Sault Ste. Marie and the bridge leads you into Soo Michigan.
Monday, July 19, 2010
This past weekend my husband and I travelled to Sault Ste. Marie to visit his daughter and their new baby. A beautiful bouncing baby boy. We decided that we would leave Thursday afternoon and drive to Sudbury, and stay over their and then get up early and drive on to the Soo. It worked out to be much less hectic, however I am still no world traveller. I don't know what it is, but I never sleep when I am away. The noise is different, the beds are different, the food is different my routine is so different anyhoo.. I am babbling. We did see some interesting sculptures in a small town outside of Sudbury. They are full sized metal sculptures standing along side the road. They had no plaque as to who made them or why. I will continue with the rest of our travels tomorrow.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
At 43 I realize that being a mother is not in the cards for me. My husband had surgery many years before I met him that fixed that permanently. I knew it at the time and it didnt bother me. I loved that carefree way of life, doing what I want when I want. Occasionally though I miss that part of life. Someone to care for and love unconditionally hear their funny little sayings and how the simple things excite them. Today, I watched my niece for the day while her parents are away. She does some of the funniest, silliest things. She had her little bubble blower and held it up to my dog Sam's mouth as if he would blow on it for her. She says Pease for everything. Do you want to wash your hands? Pease. Do you want to go for a swing? Pease. and so on. I had my camera their today and although she is only 1 year and 10 months she managed to take these photos with no help from me. I think she has a career in front of her. I hope she doesn't mind that I plan on being the best Aunt ever.
Monday, July 12, 2010
On June 14th, my stepdaughter gave birth to a happy healthy little boy. This makes me a step Grandparent four times over. You would think my husband would then be a least 20 years older then me to have grandchildren at my age. However he is only 9 years older and his girls are 25 and 26. So I have been busily making this quilt for our trip up to see them and happy to report it is finished. I also decided I would buy these little onesies and put a couple of handmade ties on the front for character. We will be driving to the Sault friday morning ( it is a 6 1/2 to 7 hour drive) and coming home on Sunday. It is a whirlwind trip that we do once a year and then they come down once a year.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Florabella . They have these wonderful overlays and backgrounds that add new dimension to your photography. I read about them from Lola B's . This lady is great at photography, event planning and just a really good writer.
I think its great the way you can change your photo to look more like a painting. This works with photoshop and other various types of editing software.