Saturday, July 26, 2014

Holiday Time again!

Sometimes I wonder if it's worth the time and effort, and this year is a prime example. Case in point; DH has a date in mind to go, and that's all good, however it doesn't mesh with my schedule...which is fine, except he doesn't want to be without his boat until I can get there.

So a special trip to Manitoulin Island to drop the boat was in order. Up at 5, on the road by 5:45 with peanut butter sandwiches and fruit in hand for breakfast. Arrive at ferry dock in Tobermory with 10 minutes to spare before 10:30 check-in for the 11:30 sailing. Lunch on boat and off at South Baymouth at the appointed time. 1 hour to camp, talk to Steve, drop boat and then a quick stop for frozen treats for the puppies and us and back on the road to South Baymouth for the return ferry trip. Off the ferry in Tobermory at 7:30 and on the road again. Quick stop for dinner at a local fast food joint and a stop for gas and home by 12:30 am, bed at 1:04...zzzzzz

The day was beautiful, the puppies behaved, and traffic wasn't too bad, so it was a good day all in all, just very long.

 DH will have a month on Manitoulin, and hopefully will catch lots of fish. I will get to stay home and hear about the fish...and hopefully get a fish dinner or 2 when I am able to be up there when I get some time off...

For now though I get to keep things humming here at home finishing off some customer quilts and possibly one or 2 of mine for a change. They say change is as good as a rest so maybe that will have to be my holiday...but I can still hope for some time away...can't I?


Friday, July 11, 2014

Promises, promises....

How many times have I promised to start blogging...and for how many years? Seems like a long time, and it probably here goes...

A busy week all done; we celebrated my mother's 92nd birthday in fine style with a trip to the beach strip with fish and chips at Hutch's...the best fish and chips ever...not to mention the best onion rings! The weather was beautiful...not too hot and we got a picnic table under some trees. A trip to the Hamilton Harbour front followed with a trip on the trolley to see the sights and then an ice cream cone to finish the evening off in style

Lots of quilting this week...First up; 3 quilts from Pam, all beautifully pieced - square and flat. All 3 got a panto.The first one is flannel and the panto is Flirtatious by Timeless Quilting.

Next is a beautiful floral strippy and the panto is Pretty Paisley by Beany Girl Quilts.

The  third one is probably my favourite with soft blues and yellows. I used Judy Allen's Royal Plumes to quilt it which is a favourite even if it is a lot of quilting! I love how these turned out, and hope Pam does too!