Skip to main content

Fabric Shopping

Last evening after blogging, I discovered that Blogger has a new dashboard that I couldn't wait to try, thus the posting two days in a row. Already I can see that it is much improved on my end although I don't think you will notice any changes on yours.

You should see what a mess my work table is right now--Jonathan and Alissa can tell you.
I'm working on several projects right now and as such I went fabric shopping at JoAnne's. Let me tell you that there is a dizzying array of fabrics to choose from. There are your usual denims, twills, seersucker, silk shantung and more of that ilk. As well, they carry fabrics printed with any subject matter you can think of. You want bears on your fabric? No problem. Ladybugs, butterflies, skulls, dinosaurs? Yours for the taking. Wolves, wine bottles, cats, dogs, ducks, monkeys, birds, peace signs; so darn many you can't imagine. I am leaving out way more than I'm including. There is one with some very mod looking tea cups that I'm wondering how I can use. This is precisely why I usually prefer Hobby Lobby--fewer choices.

Junior and his family are still ignoring the beautiful birdbath pictured here near sunset through the nandina.
Even if they don't like it, I do.

Yesterday I delivered a gift for Spenser from Jonathan and Alissa. Arriving at Jenn and Rich's beautifully remodeled home, I was so happy to see the little man again in person. After he finished nursing I got to hold him and discover for myself what a strong little boy he is! Plus, he smiled at me. Melting heart here...
He was such a busy boy I didn't even take one picture of him, however, next time I will.

It is truly amazing how Debbie is handling the breast cancer diagnosis. One of her main themes is how kind and good everyone who she has encountered during testing and biopsies has been to her. She keeps thanking them which is very rare indeed. I told her the best thing she could do is write a letter to supervisors extolling the virtues of the workforce. Again, this doesn't happen often but I'm pretty confident Debbie will do so. She's already prepared because she's been writing down everyone's name. What a blessing it's been to get to know her!

Finally, as it's time to get ready for the Polasek, I can't wait to see the work of Stik 
when we get to London. Simple and sweet. The interview I've linked to is very interesting. Although I do like graffiti with a message, I'm no fan of scrawl, especially when it's done on top of a sensitive piece. I've no doubt along with the good stuff, I'll be seeing plenty of scrawl in London. I remember being shocked by the amount of it in Switzerland which I'd always thought of as a very neat and tidy place before going there.

And now, I can't figure out where to put the tags on this new dashboard....hmmm..........
1 comment

Popular posts from this blog

Should We Go or Should We Stay?

It is hard to know what to do in the situation we found ourselves. Should we go, or should we stay? My vote was to stay, whereas Bruce wanted to head back to Vancouver because he had loads of meetings and work to do. After losing Baxter so recently, he'd had a hard time concentrating on work, and had only just begun to find his way. While I could understand all of that, now that I'd gone along for the ride, I realized how unpredictable it could be. How long could it take, after all?

Saturday morning Bruce drove over to the dealership to find out what he could while I roamed the property looking for anything of interest. Two things caught my eye, one of which are these cool pinecones on what we would call a Christmas tree.
Adjacent to the hotel there was a large lot fenced off for conservation. Walking around the block I saw what looked like evidence that a beaver had been busy. Further, I saw some cone shaped "structures" in the distance.
I never did see any beavers,…

The Sky

After our friend, Karen Howard, moved to the North Carolina mountains, she said one of the things she missed the most about living in Florida was the fluffy, white clouds, ever present throughout the year. Now I have a better understanding of how she felt.

There is no escaping the sky when you are living this high off of the ground with abundant glass. Because our high rise was the first to be built in this area of downtown, there are few impediments to the view. From what I've gathered, views are both highly prized, and highly protected here. And what is there to see? Having lived here for more than five months now, I've learned that there is a lot to see. Whereas in the summer months, your eyes are drawn to the activity on the water below, in the winter, it is all about sky watching. Will it rain? Will there be fog? Will that yellow circle on my phone, indicating a sunny day, really happen? If so, will there actually be a sunrise or sunset? What about the moon and stars? Wil…

Six Months!

I would be the first to admit that during these months in Vancouver I feel as if I am living in a bit of a bubble. Rarely do I even know the date, so it came as a bit of surprise discovering this morning that six months have elapsed since we arrived on July 29, 2017. Doesn't it seem as if were not that long ago that I was writing this post? Now that was fun to re-read that post! I was wrong, the building I photographed was not ours. Terribly sad to read about Baxie..

So, what do we think six months later? We do love the city, but this weather, yikes! I also read in that post that I was bound and determined that I would not complain, so we'll leave it at that.

Every day last week, in both rain and weak sunshine, I made myself go out and about, not wanting to sit in the condo alone while Bruce is at the office. I visited places both familiar, and not so familiar. More often than not, I began my walk when it was not raining, finishing them when it was. One morning I saw that the …