Monday, September 30, 2013

Scrapbooking Events Around St. Thomas - October 2013

Please contact me for details about any of these events or if you would like your events included in the November calendar.

October 2013

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday


1
2

1 – 3 pm
Wonderful Washi
At
Pam’s Place
3
4

10 – 4
Ladies’
Day Out at Elgin Mall

2 pm
Page Kit Swap
5

10 – 2
Home Based Business Fall Expo
Central United Church
6
7

Windswept Cottage
8

Windswept Cottage
9

Windswept Cottage
10

Windswept Cottage
11

10 – 4
Ladies’ Day Out at Elgin Mall
12
13
14

Thanksgiving
15
16

2 – 7
Bits & Pieces Open House

6 – 7 pm
Magic of Page Kits
both at Deb’s Place
17

1 – 5 pm
Album in an Afternoon
At
Pam’s Place
18

10 – 4
Ladies’ Day Out at Elgin Mall
19

All Breed Rescue Fundraiser Crop

20
21
22

7 – 11 pm
Sketch Club
At
Pam’s Place
23

10 – 2
Sketch Club
At
Pam’s Place
24
25

10 – 4
Ladies’ Day Out at Elgin Mall
26

10 – 5
Album in a Day at
At
Pam’s Place
27
28

7 – 9 pm
Pretty Ink Pretty Paint
At
Pam’s Place
29

2 – 4 pm
Pretty Ink
Pretty Paint
At
Pam’s Place
30
31

Hallowe’en
1

10 – 4
Ladies’ Day Out at Elgin Mall

2 pm
Page Kit Swap
2

September Scrapbooking

http://scrapbookingwithsketches.blogspot.ca/2013/09/sketches-are-beginning-but-not-end.html

http://scrapbookingwithsketches.blogspot.ca/2013/09/sketch-23.html

https://www.facebook.com/events/167307640137456/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar
This is a class I taught twice in September and I'm teaching it again Wednesday night.

Designed by Pat for a recent page kit swap.
Our next swap is this Friday.
https://www.facebook.com/events/630351610319852/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar

I believe Pat also designed this layout for a page kit swap.
See the adorable wedding paper piecing in the corner?
https://www.facebook.com/PaperPiecings

I actually made it to a crop in September and made the next few layouts and had a great time.






These two pages were designed by Joyce for a recent page kit swap.



I think this is my favourite layout this month . . . mostly because it makes me smile.

Sketch #26


Enjoy!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sketch #25

 This sketch is from Scrapbooking with Two-Page Sketches






Blingo Bingo Fundraiser

Truth be told, I was in a lousy mood, cranky and tired, when I checked my Facebook and realized there was a fundraiser for my grandsons basketball teams in the evening.  I really didn't want to go.  I was feeling very antisocial after a long and stressful day.  But it was for my "boys" . . . so I went.

I met up with Cailyn at the event, which was hosted by my daughter-in-law, Kate.  It was a bingo party but the prizes were Lia Sophia Jewellery!!

The bingo games were a lot of fun and and I could actually feel the headache leaving and my mood improving as the evening progressed.  That really surprised me.

I don't usually win much but managed to score to awesome prizes, a candle set which is now in the centre of my dining room table and a pair of gorgeous earrings which I've been wearing a lot.

Cailyn won several prizes so when Kate encouraged everyone to enter the last two draws, Cailyn didn't want to.  I put her name in for the draws . . . yikes . . . and she won both of them.  I don't think she was too happy with me . . . but she had to love all the great prizes she won.  It was just an embarrassment of riches.


I've booked a Lia Sophia party for later this fall.  Part of the proceeds of that party will also be going to the London CYO basketball teams.

And I am hoping to book a Blingo Bingo fundraiser for our Pink Scrapper Relay for Life Team in the new year.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Our adventures on September 9th

I've told you most of our adventures for this beautiful September Monday.  I told you about Hawks Cliff here, Barn Quilt Squares here, Settlement Stories Quilt Trail here, and our trip to the Ingersoll Cheese and Agriculture Museum here. With all the traveling we did that day, you would think we would also find lots of letterboxes.  

There was only one box available in the area that we had not already found in the drive-by or stroll categories . . . but we did find it.  It was Okay Blue Jays - version 2 in Dorchester.


I love planning road trips that include a little bit of everything we love to do -- driving, letterboxing, quilt squares, photography and museums.  We've done two more road trips this month which I will be sharing with you and Box ON! (Ontario Letterboxing Meetup) is this coming weekend.  I can't wait to see everyone and find tons of boxes with Hal and the boys.  We should find our 300th box this weekend.

Perhaps we will see you on the trails!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Slow-cooker Maple Sage Pork Roast

Hal loves pork roast and is always asking me to make it.  I'm not usually a fan of pork roast and I definitely do not eat gravy . . . until now . . . 

Slow Cooker Maple-Sage Pork Roast

Prep time:  30 minutes
Cook time:  8 hours (I cooked this on high for 4 hours)

Makes 8 servings

2-3 lb (1.5 kg) boneless pork shoulder roast
2 tbsp real maple syrup or maple-flavoured syrup
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 tsp dried sage leaves
1/2 tsp beef bouillon granules or 1 beef bouillon cube
1/2 cup water
2 cups 1-1/2 inch cubes of peeled butternut squash (I used white turnip)
2 cups baby carrots, cut in half lengthwise
2 small onions, cut into wedges
3 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 cup water

Spray 4-5 quart slow cooker with cooking spray.  If pork roast comes in netting or is tied, remove netting or strings.  Place pork in cooker.  In small bowl mix syrup, garlic, sage, bouillon and 1/2 cup water.  Spoon over pork.  Arrange squash, carrots and onions around pork.

Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.

Remove pork and vegetables from cooker; cover to keep warm.  If desired, skim fat from juices in cooker.  Pour juices into 4-cup microwavable measuring cup.  In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and 1/2 cup water until smooth; stir into juices in cup.  Microwave on high 2-3 minutes, stirring every minute, until mixture thickens.  Serve with pork and vegetables.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Sketch #24



This  two-page layout, done two ways, is page four and five of a twenty page album which can be made in one day using Album in a Day which will be released in early October.

Here is my finished layout:


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum, Ingersoll, ON

My dear hubby and I recently visited the Ingersoll Cheese Museum in Ingersoll, ON.  This was our first visit.  It is easy to find.  Admission is by donation.  They do not have debit.

We started in the main building.  The first display is carvings by world renowned woodcarver, Wilson Johnston.  If you aren't interested in cheese you should still visit just to see the huge pioneer scene "Pathway of the Giants".  It is 21 feet long, 4 feet deep and 5 feet high.  You are not allowed to photograph it so you will just have to go see it.

This little museum had a good number of interesting historical displays.






We visited the replica 19th century cheese and butter making factory.  The tour began with a 20 minute video.  Usually I am not impressed with videos and skip them.  I'm glad I did not skip this one.  I learned a lot about cheesemaking including what rennet is.  You don't really want to know what rennet is . . . ewwwwww!!







Hal had a great time playing with all the tools in the blacksmith shop.  I'm sure he wasn't supposed to play with the tools but anyone who knows him also knows he can't resist.






The Ingersoll Cheese Museum is located at 290 Harris Street in Ingersoll, ON

For more information contact them at 519-485-5510, curator@ingersoll.ca or www.ingersoll.ca

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum, Ingersoll, ON

My dear hubby and I recently visited the Ingersoll Cheese Museum in Ingersoll, ON.  This was our first visit.  It is easy to find.  Admission is by donation.  They do not have debit.

We started in the main building.  The first display is carvings by world renowned woodcarver, Wilson Johnston.  If you aren't interested in cheese you should still visit just to see the huge pioneer scene "Pathway of the Giants".  It is 21 feet long, 4 feet deep and 5 feet high.  You are not allowed to photograph it so you will just have to go see it.

This little museum had a good number of interesting historical displays.






We visited the replica 19th century cheese and butter making factory.  The tour began with a 20 minute video.  Usually I am not impressed with videos and skip them.  I'm glad I did not skip this one.  I learned a lot about cheesemaking including what rennet is.  You don't really want to know what rennet is . . . ewwwwww!!







Hal had a great time playing with all the tools in the blacksmith shop.  I'm sure he wasn't supposed to play with the tools but anyone who knows him also knows he can't resist.






The Ingersoll Cheese Museum is located at 290 Harris Street in Ingersoll, ON

For more information contact them at 519-485-5510, curator@ingersoll.ca or www.ingersoll.ca


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