Monday, September 30, 2019

Meticulous Monday - Master Quilters

The weather is definitely getting cooler as the women of Vernon are showing off all their hard work at the Quilt Show this past weekend.  I decided to check it out and there were so many amazing works of art.  Hours and hours spent creating each and every square, each and every piece means something.  After spending half an hour going around through the displays, I have realized that quilting is not my thing.  Although I have tried making one which is nothing compared to these pieces.  A couple of years ago, I tried doing a quilt of the map of the USA.  It actually came out OK but nothing intricate or meticulous as some of the pieces that I will share with you.  There were a lot more pieces that were similar in design as well as bigger and smaller pieces.  What I am sharing today are my favorites.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Squash Saturday - Not the sport

That's right, it's all about the squash. Not the squash sport using a racquet and a small black bouncy ball.  Maybe it is the cold weather or maybe it is those leaves that are changing.  Oh no, that means summer is over and Fall is here.  I couldn't stop but take a photo of all the variety of squash that I saw at Davidson Orchard last weekend.  Some of them didn't look appealing but I am guessing some are just decorative.  If you know what they are, that means you must be some type of a gardener or you just really know your vegetables.  Anyway, check out all these variety of squash, gourds and pumpkins. 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sportsmanship Saturday - Same or different

Last Sunday the Football season started and it was very exciting for me because my favorite
team the NE Patriots won 43-0 against the Dolphins.  That's when I realized that we had to do our very own Football Picks for the 2019-2020 season. First we choose from the AFC then we pick from the NFC.  This weekend we will have to do the NHL and pick our teams.  We really don't keep score of each and every game but we check it again when it is the playoffs.  These are the only two that we follow during the winter season.  My hubby does not really watch basketball and I normally will watch when it's their playoffs.  If you remember one of my posts about being not a good sports when it comes to losing to my hubby, well it already began as we had a few games of pool last week.  What I couldn't understand is that I can make great shots and do a few at a time but for whatever reason, I could not finish it.  Anyway, he won 5 games out of 6.  So here's a comparison of some of the sports that we both play and how we compare our skills with each other for each sport.
  • Golf - L
  • Tennis - even
  • Squash - L
  • Racquetball - J
  • Darts - even
  • Pool/Billiard - J
  • Basketball - L                                                       
  • Football - J
  • Snowboard/skiing - J
  • Dancing - L
  • Bowling - J

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Floral Friday - Climate Change Theme

A few weeks ago, one of my BFF from Ontario mentioned to me a Flower Arrangement Exhibit that she will be entering some of her pieces.  I asked her if she doesn't mind sending me those photos so I can feature them on my blog for this Friday.  Well, she did and she had receive several ribbons for it.  One first place, another for second place and 4 pieces at third place.  In addition she received 3 honorable mentions and one was the judge's favorite.  She entered a total of 9 pieces and each one received an award.  They are amazing flower arrangement and I believe most of these flowers are from her very own garden.  I am not really sure what their titles are but some of them are Wind, Rainforest, Wildfire, Drought, Heat and Chaos.  I was wondering if you can pick which flower has these titles.  Of course only she can tell me if they are right.  So if you have time, them leave me a comment of what you guessed.

Judges Favorite.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wedge Wednesday - My very own board

If you can remember a post that I did for one of our very talented neighbor who took woodworking after he retired.  I posted a few wooden trays he has made as well as our memory star.  Anyway, a few months ago I had asked him if he wouldn't mind making me a charcuterie board.  I sent him some photo just to give him an idea of what I wanted.  Of course I told him there was no time frame as to when I needed it.  Being patient is something I could do.  It has to do with being a mother, right.  Anyway this past weekend, I received an email from the wife telling me to check the hose box.  When I opened it, there it was, my very own charcuterie board that was hand made by her husband.  I love the shape, the color of the wood.  It kind reminds me of the sushi boat they have at some of the Japanese restaurant.  Anyway, I should feature it today because it is definitely an amazing wood working.  The best part is that he is just giving it to me to enjoy.  We are so blessed to have such amazing and wonderful neighbor.  

My very own charcuterie board.

A candle holder for a center piece for a dining table.

Serving tray if you want to surprise someone for breakfast in bed. 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sweet Sunday - Waffle Brunch Event

For the month of September, our neighbor event is the annual Waffle Brunch.  It was a perfect day as it had been raining so everyone who could make it was in attendance.  There were a lot of food to feed everyone for brunch and maybe a later snack. Some of the new members of our group was able to meet the rest of the group.  Two ladies hosted this event and they were in charge of making two kinds of waffle. All the food groups were represented on the table.  It was great seeing previous members of the group that have moved a couple of years ago, but sometimes they are able to attend and it was nice to see them.  Anyway, today I just wanted to share what we enjoyed today at our brunch.

Capocollo, swiss cheese and asparagus roll.

Egg muffin with spinach, red peppers, green onions and cheese.

Mini pineapple carrot muffins

Deviled Eggs

Jalapeno and cheese bread.

Variety of muffins.

Plenty of crispy bacon.

Potato breakfast casserole.

Ham and sausages.

Mixed berries for topping for waffles.

Regular and chocolate waffles.

Baked tomato parmesan 

Sausage and potato casserole.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Fabric Friday - Deals and more

After returning from our two week vacation, I got a surprise package from my MIL and CIL from California.  Of course I had to open the package immediately.  OMG, they bought me a bunch of really nice fabrics including some cute fabric quarters with interesting combinations.  Two days later we got in our RV and headed out again to Idaho for a 5 day glamping.  While in the US, I like to check out some of their stores for deals.  Although we have to make sure we don't go over our limit for duty allowance, we were still able to buy a few items we needed that we could not get in Canada.  One the deals that I always check are fabrics from Walmart or Joanne's.  This time I was really going to get them for what projects I will doing this winter.   At the same time, if they are very inexpensive, I would get a few more items, like the interfacing I use for making pouches.  Comparing the cost from fabric store in Canada, it is not hard for me to buy more.  For example, I was able to get some nice fabrics for a dollar a yard and some even .50 cents.  It is impossible to get that kind of price in Fabricland (only fabric store we have).  Check out some of my latest addition to the collections.  This year I might have a little open house before Christmas and maybe sell some of the items I will be making. 

I will be making a reversible blanket for a girl.

These are the fabrics I received from my MIL and CIL.

These are the fabric quarters they couldn't resist buying on sale.

These are the fabric quarters I got for .86 cents each.  In Canada it's $2.97 each.

These are the $1.00 and .50 cents per yard. 
My friend Maria gave me a golf towel from a golf tournament many moons ago.

I turned it into a kitchen towel.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Worn-down Wednesday - Didn't know what hit me

There's definitely one thing that I am not fond of doing is just sitting or lying down.  The past few days unfortunately I could not get my energy back.  I truly didn't know what hit me. It all began at on the back 9 of golf last Saturday.  All of a sudden I felt this exhaustion and at first I thought my blood sugar was going low.  So of course, I corrected it with what I needed. But after four more holes, the tiredness feeling is getting worst to the point that I was contemplating on just quitting.  But I didn't and finished the round.  We sat for a cup of coffee after and I am still feeling exhausted.  When I got home, all I wanted to do was lay down and I did.  For the next 72 hours, the feeling was punctured.  I use to say that word as the worst of the feeling.  You know how at first you are tired, then exhausted and finally  you are punctured.  My blood sugar was OK, blood pressure normal, no cough, no fever, no dizziness. What the hell is happening.  Each time I feel a little bit of energy, I would try and do something easy but each time I do a little bit then all the energy get sucked out and I am back to zero.  Luckily today is my first day that I have a bit more energy but still not 100%.  My girlfriend said that I must have overdid it, like coming back from a two week vacation where it was a very very schedule.  Then within a couple of days we were on the road again on our RV and although there were a lot of relaxing, the long drive is also tiring even if I am not doing any of the driving.  Somehow it does take a little toll on my body, maybe it is more of the stress of whatever it is.  I told my hubby that if I don't feel back to normal by today that I will be making an appointment with my doctor.  Hopefully I am truly on the mend.

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