Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My "famous/infamous" To Do List

If you are a Facebook friend you have heard me speak of my dreadful to do list many many many times.  I have this "rule" that won't allow me to carry forward tasks.  I must leave them on the date they were due to be done.  So IN MY WORLD right now it is Friday, November 19th 20th.  I have a long way to go if I am going to be ready for Christmas!!

Nov. 19
1 scrapbook layout
1/2 hour on #2 manuscript (scanning photos)
1/2 hour on family tree research (scanning photos)

Nov. 20
1/2 hour on Hal's quilt (I am hoping to get this finished by Christmas -- 1 repair required and 2 more feet of binding)
1 scrapbook layout
1/2 hour on #2 manuscript
1/2 hour on family tree research

Extras:  tidied house and did dishes

Nov. 21
1 scrapbook layout
1/2 hour on Hal's quilt
1/2 hour on #2 manuscript
1/2 hour on family tree research
1/2 hour on tablecloth

Nov. 22
1 scrapbook layout
1/2 hour on Hal's quilt
1/2 hour on #2 manuscript
1/2 hour on family tree research
1/2 hour on tablecloth

Nov. 23
1 scrapbook layout and upload to the Great Layout Dare
1/2 hour on Hal's quilt
1/2 hour on #2 manuscript
1/2 hour on family tree research
1/2 hour on tablecloth
put away patio furniture (this isn't going to happen anytime before spring now)

Nov. 24
1 scrapbook layout
1/2 hour on Hal's quilt
1/2 hour on #1 manuscript
1/2 hour on family tree research
1/2 hour on tablecloth
wash floors
1/2 hour on #2 manuscript

Nov. 25
1 scrapbook layout
1/2 hour on Hal's quilt
1/2 hour on #1 manuscript
1/2 hour on family tree
1/2 hour on tablecloth
1/2 hour on #2 manuscript

Nov. 26
1 scrapbook layout
1/2 hour on Hal's quilt
1/2 hour on #1 manuscript
1/2 hour on family tree
1/2 hour on tablecloth
1/2 hour on #2 manuscript
1/2 hour on office chores

Nov. 27
1 scrapbook layout
1/2 hour on Hal's quilt
1/2 hour on #1 manuscript
1/2 hour on family tree
1/2 hour on tablecloth
1/2 hour on #2 manuscript
sweep and dust  (I should probably do this BEFORE I wash the floors)

Nov. 28
1 scrapbook layout
1/2 hour on Hal's quilt
1/2 hour on #1 manuscript
1/2 hour on family tree
1/2 hour on tablecloth
1/2 hour on #2 manuscript
1/2 hour on socks (a Christmas gift)

Nov. 29

1 scrapbook layout
1/2 hour on Hal's quilt
1/2 hour on #1 manuscript
1/2 hour on family tree
1/2 hour on tablecloth
1/2 hour on #2 manuscript
1/2 hour on camo socks

Nov. 30
1 scrapbook layout
1/2 hour on Hal's quilt
1/2 hour on #1 manuscript
1/2 hour on family tree
1/2 hour on tablecloth
1/2 hour on #2 manuscript
1/2 hour on camo socks

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Favourite November Photos ( and a couple from December)

Happy Birthday Timmy!

Charity begins at home!

We are making most of our Christmas gifts this year!

We tried our hand (or GPS) at Geocaching!


Camping in the Living Room!

Santa' s Prettiest Elves!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A day out . . .

Hal is home for a few days after a 14 day run.  My job, as I see it, is to get him moving around after spending so many days behind the wheel of his truck.  There were no local letterboxes to find in the short amount of time we had today before we had to pick up our "favourite" grandson.  Don't worry, I tell each of my grandsons that they are my favourite . . . LOL . . .

No letterboxes?  No worries.  We decided to try some other hobbies.  We found our first geocache today using a borrowed GPS.  Yes, we will be looking for advice on what type of hand-held GPS we should buy.
Salt Creek Cemetery


There were no "cistes" close to home but we will try that out next time we have a free weekend.

We joined the geodashing website and found coordinates nearby to check out.  We found GDAO-COAT near Aylmer, ON.
GDAO-COAT
We joined Markeroni which gave me the opportunity to play with my camera.  We logged in Alma College, Jumbo, The Hon. Mitch Hepburn, Salt Creek Cemetery and The Town of Aylmer.




Alma College
And we also tried Waymarking.com.  We visited Jumbo, Barwick Street Bridge, Progression of Town and Rail, Hon. Mitchell F. Hepburn, and Alma College. 

Barwick Street Bridge


Hepburn Parkette



Alma College


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I need some quilting help !!!

When I was hand-quilting this quilt I noticed a little spot where the fabric has frayed.  Any suggestions how to fix this little boo boo???

Saturday, November 27, 2010

What are you working on?

I am working madly away at a quilt for my dear hubby. He is quite sad because I've made quilts for every other member of our family except him. I hope I'll have it finished by Christmas. I just have a small amount of hand stitching left and then add the binding. In the back left corner of the photo


are my baskets of knitting and crochet--hats, tablecloth, socks, dishcloths. The two pages of tiny typing on the desk is my to do list. My dear hubby made my quilting box from some scraps of wood many, many, many years ago.

So what are you working on?

Pam

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Two new page kits have been added to our collection . . .

The Arbour
by Joyce
$10.00

Time
by Joyce
$12.00

Email us or comment here to order your kits. 
We will ship if you are out of town for the actual shipping cost. 
If you are local we can drop off or you can pick up. 
Thanks.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Trekking in Toronto . . .

Hal had a short layover in Toronto on November 7 so I drove up to spend some time with him . . . letterboxing of course.  Our first find was Spirit of the Forest

 

We then picked up my son and took him out to breakfast in a little place near Pape Street to celebrate.  Tim always knows how to find an inexpensive breakfast restaurant wherever he lives.  You could tell he was a regular when the staff were all calling him "hon" and they gave him a huge slab of apple pie and ice cream complimentary for his birthday "cake".  We dropped Tim off at work which just happened to be very near High Park.



Follow the Dream.


On the GO in TO Series:  Where the Streets Have Many Names.


Ontario Stock Yards.












We had a tricky time finding Grenadier Pond.  Hal had to "accidentally" drop his walking stick a couple of times to locate it . . . LOL . . .


We warmed up with a snack in the Grenadier Restaurant and then I dropped Hal off at work and made the long drive home. 


I love letterboxing!  What a great way to spend some time together.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

NEW KIT: Cowboy Fun $12.00

Pineapple Cheese Casserole

A recipe from wonderful friend Charlotte, this casserole is delicious as a side for ham or roast pork.

1 20 oz. can pineapple chunks, do not drain
1 cup shredded sharp cheese
1/3 cup sugar
3 tbsp. flour
3/4 cup Ritz cracker crumbs
1/4 cup melted margarine

Combine pineapple, sugar and flour.  Add cheese.  Pour in buttered 1 quart dish.  Cover with crumbs and drizzle margarine over top.  Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Box ON! 2010: Black-and-Orangeville

We had an amazing time letterboxing in Orangeville, ON this weekend.  Thanks again to Trailfeathers and her crew for all their hard work.  It was especially fun to meet another St. Thomas family that letterboxes . . . Dream!!
Island Lake






I've never even heard of orange lichen.

That way !!


Cameron is very meticulous about re-hiding boxes.



Lunch at the Orangeville Library.

Have a bite of sandwich, make another exchange, another bite of sandwich . . .



Logbooks come in every shape, size and style.

Cameron's favourite dish at the pot luck lunch.




Nothing to do with Box ON! but we saw this on the side of the road on the way home and just had to pull over and take photos.

Top Movies of All Time according to IMDB ~ #17 Goodfellas (1990)

Apparently I love gangster movies.  Of course this another one that was shot back in the day when we didn't have to see all the gory...