Circle skirt #2

by Carol Browne on October 22, 2014 · 0 comments

in Photos, Sewing

Complete!

At the last quilt guild meeting, my guild buddy, Helen, gave me this pirate fabric and I turned it into a circle skirt. Another one! Call me a one-trick pony – I’ve made the same skirt twice! Woohoo! I’ll take it. I have to tell you that this time I am very proud of my waistband. It looks very polished and this time I got the spot where you insert the elastic on the inside! YES! Success.

It’s the little things.

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BOO! For 4 bucks!

by Carol Browne on October 22, 2014 · 1 comment

in Edibles, Festivities

Now kisthI’m showing another thrifty win from the weekend. Mike was reluctant to buy this quality Halloween decoration, but he relented after a little discussion and BOO is sitting in the living room right now with Doug. YES! I didn’t want to leave him outside because he is very light and would most likely blow away. It has been a windy, blustery night. The lights have been flickering and everything. Boo! Spooky.

I felt pretty crappy this morning, so, I stayed home, drank lots of liquids and snoozed. I got lots of sleep and feel better. I’m pretty sure it’s not Ebola, but something’s going around the office. I think I’ve slept it off now and will return back to the office in the morning.

I cannot be sick any longer than today. We’ve got a graduation ceremony to plan.

In other news, I have a big high tea day planned for the weekend with Johanna. We’re going for fancy tea at the Fairmont Hotel at the airport. And apparently we’re wearing matching animal sweaters in celebration. Just like they do at Buckingham Palace! I am SURE the queen wears a sweater with a cat on it for tea.

I’d better get my fox/raccoon sweater in the washer.

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The thrill of the hunt

by Carol Browne on October 21, 2014 · 0 comments

in General, Photos, Street photos

SkateboarderI snapped this photo on the photowalk where we ended up shopping in thrift stores down by the water. And the only reason we walked up the street was to see if there were more thrift stores. What can I say? We’re hooked on reducing, recycling and reusing. Also, I think it’s the thrill of the hunt. Because not only did I find a $4 Halloween decoration in our travels (shown later), I found THIS sweater:
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Halloween bunting COMPLETE!

by Carol Browne on October 19, 2014 · 0 comments

in Home decor, Sewing

Welcome!

I did it. I have successfully completed the Halloween bunting! Hooray for us!

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New Westminster

October 18, 2014

We celebrated Faturday in style today. We went out to iHop with our buddies, Chris & Tami, in New Westminster. The sun was shining (AGAIN! Some more!) and we went on a photowalk down by the water. Actually, what ended up happening was we got a little side-tracked by Antique Alley (I think it consists […]

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Sewing at night

October 16, 2014

I think bunting is very 2012, but I am making Halloween bunting come hell or high water. I got about a dozen more pieces cut tonight, sewed 2 sides of each triangle and was able to start sewing the double bias binding down to the triangles. I am SO close to getting it done. I […]

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Making bunting. Step 1.

October 15, 2014

After I took care of more dishes, put on some dinner – leftover turkey casserole that ended up being more soupy than cassarole-y. So much for THAT experiment – and made the bed, I started making some Halloween bunting. And that’s as far as I got. I cut about a dozen triangles. And that’s it. […]

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How to eat a turkey dinner

October 13, 2014

While the turkey is roasting in the oven, set the table with as many containers as possible that have lids on them. Also, have the squirt bottle nearby as to keep any cats off the table. Since we only set the table twice a year, the cats were curious as to what was happening.  Eventually […]

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Bumps on a log

October 12, 2014

Mike & I went on the hunt for some fall foliage and tried a local park called, Green Timbers Urban Forest.  I think we were a little bit early because there wasn’t much as far as colourful leaves go. The park was really nice, though.

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