Saturday, October 16, 2010

Life is getting exciting!!

I went shopping in Kingston yesterday, spent a LARGE amount of $$ in restocking items and stopped in to see how things are going with my new home. My son, Steve, decided that he doesn't like me living out in the boonies any more so he's building me a new apartment in his new home. I can't believe the amount of work he's done this week!! The space is almost gutted, most of the "stuff" that was left by the previous owners has gone and the reno is clearly underway. The contractor doing floors, wiring, plumbing, drywalling etc etc etc will start next week and the window/door guys are coming soon too. Steve figures I'll be in by Christmas.
Last night I had a nice long chat with my buddy, Ingrid Tiffe. (She has blogs for IsaTe's Designs and Frayed Around the Edges, (her store) ..the links are in the side panel.) Ingrid also got the Napanee Artisan Guild underway, of which I am a member. Her daughter, Isadora, features LARGE as a model for Ingrids designs in the blogs, and is my favourite child on this planet. High energy, smart and a GORGEOUS diva. I am her #1 fan. There are some things going on with the guild, and there will be a drop in and stitch at the store every Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm. There will be more info on the store site, so check it out. Maybe I'll see ya there.
I was looking for shows to enter this am, (one of my procrastination tools!!) but realised I still don't have a body of work yet. I think that MUST COME FIRST!!! I'll post pictures as I get work done. Talk soon.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I am still around, truly!!

Spring and summer are now just a blur...... I am determined to update more regularly otherwise how will you know what's going on with me?? but where to start after all this time??
The two biggest items are #1 My house is for sale, mls # X1968975, and I am moving to Kingston by year end. That will be a mega change for me, after living in a small village for so long, 36+ years, then to move to a busy burb in a University town. But I am kinda looking forward to it. I can shop till I drop every day, in stores instead of online. I can go to Timmy's for a great cuppa coffee as often as I want. I can go to a movie without having to drive 40 minutes each way!! The library is just around the corner as are some terrific restaurants....... Can ya tell my life is gonna change a bit?

and #2, a neighbour found a cat adoption service for our stray/dumped/feral cat population, 14 of them have gone there so far. Not too many left here now hopefully.
The website there is so check out the adoption pages to see our former charges. Such a relief to know they are safe and will be looked after once I move away.
Happy Fall everyone. Let me know how you are doing by leaving a comment. Bye for now.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring is arriving as I write!!!!

I haven't been in touch for a while because I have just been too busy.....but I'm baaaack!!

There are crocus, snowdrops, scilla and the first daffodils shining in my garden. PERFECT!!! Happy April everyone.

My nose is finally grafted, complete and doesn't really look like anything was done to it because a fantastic surgeon did amazing reconstructive work on it. Clever feller, Dr Hamilton.

I am back in the creative mode and made four really nice pieces in March. And have lots of ideas for my art to be made in April.

I went to Lancaster PA in March to the first AQS show in that state. Man I spent a lotta dollars on amazing fabric, fibre, patterns and just "stuff" that I need for my biz. I went with a bus load of other quilters so we had lots in common. Fun time.
There was also a great Fibreworks workshop with Anna Hergert last month. Have a small series coming out of that one!!

Altogether it has been a very productive and exciting couple of months.. and now it's Spring

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Oh no it's cancer!!

I've had this weird scabby thing on my nose for months. The scab would fall off and we would go thru the same process every month or so. I finally got fed up with it and went to the doc tor and she said it's definitely a cancer. So two weeks later I am in the Peterboro Hospital getting this thingy removed by a surgeon. Now it is gone, but I have to have more surgery to cover up the hole in my nose... He's grafting skin from my cheek , go figure!!
Home care nurses have been wonderfully kind, cleaning it all etc. but the shock was pretty severe.
SO - the moral of the story is.......if you have a weird thingy anywhere on your body, get it seen to ASAP. Shirley

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Oh my, I'm turning into a techno geek.......Now I am updating and enlarging my Facebook page!! and finding people I know on there . I even put a picture of me and Isadora ( I am her #1 fan!!) up on it. Ain't technology GREAT!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Yeehah, I did it!!

I have been struggling for several years to make myself a website without any success at all. However a web genie friend told me about which is free and supposedly easy to use. This morning I cursed and fiddled and changed things and cursed some more, but works. Check it out at
It's barely started, just the first two pages are done, but it is definitely going in the direction I feel good about.
Let me know what you think. Shirley

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Midnight Fairy, by Donna Hollywood

This piece is #1 from my co-challenger, Donna, whose theme is toadstools. The midnight fairy looks after things that grow at night, such as mushrooms and toadstools Donna says the only time she has ever seen fairies is at night, along with the fireflies !! Neat eh??
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