Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Paper Piecings that begin with U

Paper Piecings that begin with V

Appetizers involving carrots . . .

Paper Piecings that begin with Z

Paper Piecings that begin with W

Adventures in Chalk Paint

I've taken a few classes at the Michael's in south London and they are a lot of fun but I think the chalk paint adventure was my very favourite.  Hubby will tell you I am a sloppy painter and he wouldn't be wrong . . . but at least I have fun.

I had such a good time that I went back a few days later with lots of coupons and lots of helpers and walked out with another bin, stool and tray . . . all discounted.

And then they sat . . . and glared at me accusingly for the longest time . . . 

This week I finally got them down and started painting them.  I'm hoping to have them finished later today and back in my kitchen in their new glory by tomorrow.

Montana's, London, ON

Montana's, London ON or Oakville ON

I can only speak for these two locations, but I have NEVER had a bad meal in either place.  I love their menu.  Last time I was at the London store I had chicken and waffles . . . OMG!!!  I also love the cobb salad and the corn bread.  It is a fun place to eat with so many collectibles and "junk" to look at.

Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant, St. Thomas, ON

Fairly new to St. Thomas, we've only ordered from them a couple of times so far.  It is really important to phone your order in well in advance on busy days (such as New Year) because it is a small family-run operation and they are very very busy.  Golden Dragon is take out only but the food is fresh made and delicious. The prices are excellent too.

A Delayed Bad Service Rant - Maxwell's Cameras, St. Thomas, ON

On January 2nd, 2015, Hubby and I and our youngest grandson headed out for some serious camera shopping.  My GE had started acting up many many months ago and I was beginning to hate taking photos because there was no guarantee they would be in focus . . . sigh.  I NEEDED a new camera.

Here is the short story of my adventure at Maxwell's Cameras:

With extremely minimal help from the salesperson, I managed to pick out my new camera.  It was lovely and had everything I wanted.  I let the salesman know I'd made a decision and would like to purchase that particular camera.  And then we waited.  And waited.  And waited.  Because there was one other customer (another family) haggling over prices and deals, etc.  I bet they ended up buying nothing, next to nothing, or if they did buy something it was at the cheapest possible price.

I spent over 30 minutes trying to pay for the camera.  I mean, seriously, this was a sure sale, unlike the other customer.  I was actually holding the debit card in my hand. I finally was so thoroughly P.O.'d that I put down the camera and we walked out.

We got lovely, thorough, friendly, quick service at Henry's in London and I walked out with my wonderful new Fuji.

Let me just say if St Thomas business' like Maxwell's want us to keep spending our money in St. Thomas they really need to pay a heck of a lot better attention to customer service. 

Bologna Triangles