What to do on a rainy, cold summer day…

….and this is the 3rd day in a row of cold, wet weather!

We could:



STITCH ANOTHER FROG because with the two previous days one frog got stitched!

MEND CLOTHES….finally….one done, three more to go!

LOOK LONGINGLY AT RUNNING EQUIPMENT (putting off long run until tomorrow because they are forecasting a balmy, snunny 17 degrees tomorrow, much better than the rainy, windy 13 today)

TAKE LESSONS FROM THE CAT….and just go back to bed or find my own rocking chair and stitch.

Or look at pictures of places where it is sunny, these are in Tadoussac.  When this bad weather started on Friday, we set off to find sun and we found warm, sunny Tadoussac!

HOWEVER, it is “Stitched Sunday” with Helen from Hugs from Helen!  Helen is from Australia and she is giving lessons on how to embroider.  I am a good candidate because I have been admiring my many friends’ stitchery from Australia.  So, I am going to put together my supplies and get ready for the lessons.  I hope that some of you will play along! The link is on the side.


Glimpses of a day of a vacation

I am a real homebody and yesterday was my first day of vacation.  I haven’t started sewing yet but here is what my sewing room looks like! 🙂

Sewing table with all my material for my half-square triangles

And over, very far over beside my sewing machine, I do have some half-square triangles READY for action!

And of course I sit outside and watch my hummingbirds come and go:

I am also eating healthily and exercising and exercising (I’m training for a marathon and triathlon)!

Vacay starts today!

Summer vacation starts for me today, however I really have no set plans to go anywhere.  I will be mainly sticking around here and maybe off to Montreal to visit my son.  A little bit of this and a little bit of that but hopefully A LOT of quilting and crafting!

Remember this?

Project #1: backing (finally found the right material), sandwich and starting the handquilting: quietwork!

Project #2: Clean out scraps by cutting them for a braid quilt.