Thursday, March 31, 2016

Good Bye March...Till Next Year

I can not believe that March is over! Yes tomorrow April will arrive & spring will be that much closer, as will my trek to the east coast. I have been visiting with friends as I do not know when I will return to Ontario. Trucks & trailers will be travelling east, all summer & fall, moving the rest of our things. I will travel with Bill in the truck & trailer & Nicholas will drive my car, loaded too! All this is just 5 weekends away now! This is a long blog so get a cuppa & settle in. So glad your visiting!

Cat Shenanigans 

                                    Rexton is still loving perching herself on high heights!

 This clock came from Missouri USA, from a store called The Walnut Bowl. Bill had it shipped to me for our 5th  - wood - Wedding anniversary, nearly 25 years ago now! It is the tallest item in the lounge & she has claimed it! lol

 Last week I noticed all three cats...oh my three little kittens!! lol That is the 1st time I realized the nursery rhyme & my cats! Well they were all together near the fireplace & you know what that means...cold weather is coming & it did. Lucky for us last Thursday the ice storm missed us, but just an hour away 1-2 inches of ice formed on everything. The cats are great predictors!

                 Rexton is loving her cat mat, whilst Mr. Boots has taken over Boris's basket.

                             Tommy likes to be on his own & has curled up on the chair.

          He's now 17 years old & deserves the right to be wherever makes him happy. :-)

                                              Is this not the face of contentment?!! lol
The Sew What's...

The Sew What's sewing group, is a sewing group that meets on a monthly base & shares the sewing knowledge & shows what one is working on. We have so much fun with each other at these meetings!

 Mibs, in the black & Pat behind her, are getting ready to show who has the longest arms. We all laughed at the stories of their 'wing span' & I asked to photograph them. This is them getting set. lol

 Here are Mibs & Pat spreading their 'wings' ! Oh to have such reach, I'm always looking for a chair in the room to reach things!

             Thank you ladies for this photo opportunity, your gorgeous with that wing span!

 Our Sew What's group is 13 members strong & 2 were unable to attend last Thursday. Hope your feeling better Judy & June, thank you for not sharing your cold with us!

                                We always have an evening of laughter when we get together!

 Tommy made an appearance & had a good petting from the ladies that were cat people.

  Rexton is new to this & just took over Susan's lap, lucky for her she's one of the cat people. lol

 It was our tea break & Rexton took the opportunity to 'lounge' on Susan. Maybe it was those leopard print pants? lol

 Whatever it was, Rexon didn't move for a long time...neither did Susan! lol

 Then Bill & Nicholas arrived for the weekend & Rexton was investigating the arriving luggage.

                         I'm going to miss this group of ladies & the fun we have when we're together.
 Edith came from out west, & is working on a form of 'corking', she's making a scarf. Pat & Penny join in the evening conversation.

                                                      Barb & Edith taking in the evening.

 Mibs with her knitting, some take to knitting in the winter months. Cynthia N. is hooked on hexi's & is doing a project on just that! Barb is on the mend from a resent illness & is working her way back.

 Penny, Elaine, Susan, Ann, Lou, & Barb. It's so hard to get them all together, I should have had Bill do a group shot of us. Next month we're at June's for a dinner & I'm going to take my camera & do just that! A group shot as that is the last time I'll be with them! :-(

                                 Cousin Ann had some help, from Rexton,  with her yarn.

                    Rexton is not a shy cat, she's only 1 1/2 years old & gets bolder as she ages!

  The London Humane Society is lucky to have Ann & her enthusiasm, with commitment, to their cause. Year round, she's making & selling animal related items to help off set costs there. Now she has us saving our cat food cans for the recycling monies. Many of us have cats on can food, I never did till Mr. Boots came into our life. Now Ann gets our dishwashed cans & lids for her cause. :-)

                                                   She's a cat person & Rexton knows it!

                       I'm going to miss this monthly meeting. I was so glad to host them this month.

What's Sewing This Week...

I've been organizing my quilt books & came across this 1989 pattern, from the Stitch 'n' Sew Quilts magazine . It's so simple but very summery & easy to make.

 It's cut like the paper dolls or snowflakes that we use to do. Two of the corners must be folds.
                                                        I used fusible web & cut it out.

                 Then fused it onto a bright gold/orange batik, fat 1/4 fabric & cut it out.

Then I centered & fused it onto another batik fat 1/4. I now just need to stitch it down through the design, batting, & backing, with the buttonhole stitch, add some meandering to the aqua blue & finish it with some binding & voila!! A beautiful summery table topper of butterflies.
What a fun project of a  metamorphosis into summer. For me, it is the quickest of all the seasons so I'm going to get a jump start on it! lol

Thank you for stopping by for a visit, I hope your spring is arriving soon. The weather is going back to snow for the weekend here, no worries though, it will not last!

April showers & I'm going home to see my May flowers!

Quotable Quotes

"The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it."
                                                                                                                                         ~Doris Day

Have a great weekend, stay safe & healthy. 


  1. Good morning Cynthia, what a lovely group of women to spend some creative time together. I think that Rexton want to join the group... I can see why you'll miss them. I'm looking forward to see your new project.
    Are you and Bill moving to New Brunswick permanently?

    You're always so busy creating and you keep finding some new things to do. Your home reflects your interests and it's beautiful.
    I love that tall clock. Such a beautiful piece of craftsmanship.

    Most of our snow is gone except patches here and there in the shade. I was talking to my sister up in Dalhousie and they have a lot of snow still. We had rain and they had snow.

    I wish you a great trip back east to the Miramichi.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Cynthia thanks for taking the pics of our Sew What's group! It was a lovely evening and we are really going to miss you when you leave :(. Love your butterflies - sew creative and springy.