Wednesday, July 6, 2011


After not blogging for 1 month (the longest time yet) I should throw my shoe in and see if anyone throws it back at me. Life has been very hectic and I really don't know why. I re-joined my water aerobics over at the fitness centre and going to it 2 days a week plus getting organized inside and out has kept me very busy. After all the rain this year the weeds have been a nightmare. I just can't seem to keep all the beds and walkways clear at one time. The one good thing is there were 2 hydrangea bushes at the side of my house when we moved in 15 years ago. They have never had a flower on them until this summer. I couldn't believe it when I saw the first bunch of bloom opening up. I believe it must have something to do with all the rain so some good has come out of this.

My BIL from Toronto came down last Thurs. and stayed with us until this morning. Still waiting for his phone call to say he arrived safely. He drove down alone. He was married to my sister who passed away 5 years ago Sept. and he has done so well. They were married 52 years when she passed away. He has kept the home and loves to entertain. Does more of it then we do and does all his own cooking. He is a great guy and a great gardener. They have a beautiful yard with an inground pool that he still uses.

I decided a couple of weeks ago that I was going to change one of my bedrooms into a work room for Harv. and I. He has our upstairs loft (which is large) for his office and has his big screen tv up there where he watches all the sports stuff. We had put a table into one of the bedrooms for his art work and I compained that I wasn't going down to my sewing room because it was too cold down there with our air going 24/7. He said get rid of the bedroom furniture and use that room. We had a pretty high headboard old oak bed I had bought at auction. My son and DIL have a 5 bedroom house and didn't have much in their empty 5th. bedroom so I asked if they wanted it and they came and took it all. I bought a table at Costco plus 2 large bulletin boards and my BIL helped me put them up yesterday. I am gradually moving things up there. For my readers who know that I crazy quilt I put up 2 large cork boards and hung the 3 panels of the "butterfly quilt" and they just fit. The other board is for cards, tags, etc. that I receive from friends and to be able to hang things to look at for ideas. I am almost ready to finish the middle square then she is going to be hung around a frame and I will try to put her in the middle above the three panels. We left enough room for that. If it doesn't look good there I have another smaller space next to the closet where she can go. Will decide once she is done.

It is good to be back and will try and post more often.


Pat Winter said...

Welcome back Freda. Your quilt is gorgeous!
Life does get busy doesn't it? I don't recognize my life compared to a year ago. I have no time for anything, especially, like you said about all the rain, then heat. The garden and lawn is a bear to take care of and I try to do most of it because of John's allergies. Along with mom's needs, time is eaten up every day. I thought life got less hectic as time goes by but it is just the opposite. Hang in there:-)

Maggi said...

Good to see you back and glad to hear that you have been keeping busy. I like your idea to turn your extra bedroom into a more useful space and your butterfly quilt panels look great.

Jillayne said...

I'm throwing your shoe back - glad to see everything is alright in your corner!
Your plans for your room sound great - I find it difficult to create in the "wrong" space so I completely understand. Good for you for figuring out a way.
You'll have to post some pics of your hydrangeas for posterity, just in case they clam up again!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Glad to see you back - I've missed you! You've been a busy beaver by the sounds of things, so we can understand the lack of time for blogging.

Plays with Needles said...

Hi Freda! I'm not going to throw your shoe back but I am goingbto wave and say hi. I'm glad you've converted your bedroom...I'm getting ready to turn my dining room and living room into one big sewing area with couches and places to stitch...glad to hear Harv is well and I can't keep up with my yard either! Xo Susan