Christmas Day was a quiet one...just the way Nicholas likes it! lol
Our parcel arrived from Calgary...Mitch used drawings from the elevators for his gift wrap. Very personal to Mitch & he was recycling too!
It was a great Christmas day!
The day after Boxing Day, Bill & I went to Woodstock to the One Of A Kind Antique Mall on Wilson Street. It is three full floors of booths in a old warehouse, vintage & antique finds were in abundance!
Stay focused, we were there to find Singer 1881 bobbins for my new sewing machine.
Scarey how you just knew or had the vintage stuff ...at sometime or another in your growing up.
See how small this 4 boxed book set is - 4 1/4", how precious is that!
All in all, Bill & I had such fun wandering from floor to floor, viewing so much stuff! Then it was lunch time, our favourite eat out is the A&W, so he treated me to our lunch & then we were headed down the 401 highway, for home again.
The second storey of this circa 1916 house aka Homestead, is still under going reno's. Nick & Bill have lifted out the old original floor & Bill's has mudded & painted the room.
In 1949, when the house was raised from a bungalow to a second story triplex, this was one of the two bedrooms in the upstairs front apartment. Many tenants have come & gone from there...dogs that had been locked in the room & wet on the floor too! The floors on the 2nd story are all going to be slowly replaced.
This bedroom has also housed several of our kids & international students, over the past 25 some odd years & now is getting the attention it deserves before the new wood floor is installed next weekend. Photos to follow. :-) My guys are so handsome & handy. lol
It's Planet Patchwork - Merry Mayhem Mystery 2014... Quilt time!
It's called ' An Oldie but Goodie'. Case #136
20 light fat 1/4's & 20 dark fat 1/4's are needed for this 48" x 60" old-fashioned scrappy quilt.
So I thought I would give it a modern twist with my colour choice (or lack there of ) as the whole thing will be black & white!
So much homework to get ready for January 1st at 9am! for the 2nd with 5 more installments!
Every hour you open up the next installment, till your finished & the mystery is revealed.
The blocks alternate one another to make the quilt!
I've seen enough of black & white today. Tomorrow will be another day & I'll audition the blocks in the daylight.
Bill was sick & stayed in his apartment for New Years Eve/day. :-(
But that gave me plenty of sewing time of my own. Timing is everything & this worked out for the both of us.
He helped me last year doing the mystery quilt by printing out the hourly installments, so he knew I was busy with this huge job of making a quilt top in a day. Eleanor Burns would be proud!