Today’s horrible fact

by Carol Browne on January 27, 2015 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies, Festivities, General

Okay. Are you ready for this? I learned a little fact about adorable, pink, peegs. But first, I love the window displays over at Holt Renfrew – the very fancy dress, pants, shoes and purses store. And coats. And make up. Trust me. Everything is fancy over there.

 More fun! Less Fuss! I agree. And the next sentiment is very suitable for this horrible fact coming up.
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If you turn it on its side…

by Carol Browne on January 25, 2015 · 0 comments

in Sewing

…you can’t really tell all the seams don’t match up. Certainly from this distance you really can’t tell at all. Heh.

Quilting Guild is SO smart.

ProgressI think unofficially, I’ve chosen my theme for 2015 – Use What I’ve Got. I’ve been collecting all sorts of fabrics in the last few years, but haven’t been using them. Now I’m just making myself use them and it’s going to be ages before I use them all up. This 17 1/2 inch X 17 1/2 inch square took only 2 packets of mini-charm squares. I still have another package and a bit to use up, not to mention an entire closet of assorted fabrics. YIKES.

I started this square over this morning (I kept my promise to myself – only sleeping and sewing today. DONE!) because I realized I had sewn it with half inch seams instead of quarter inch seams. CRAP. I fixed it…or so I thought. When I sewed the first pink frame around the square, it was still too small. I had to add another frame around it to make it the correct size. Thankfully this is a scrappy, use what you’ve got quilt pattern, so the correction piece is totally welcome.

This is also a mystery quilt, and the person who is sharing the pattern only gives out the directions for the next section week by week. I’m already a week behind. That’s okay. I get a sneak peak of what’s to come this way. Sneaky!

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Global Game Jam 2015 – Vancouver Edition

by Carol Browne on January 24, 2015 · 0 comments

in Festivities


I had no idea THIS would be what 325 people would look like last night when I set up the signage for the Global Game Jam at UBC (The University of British Columbia). I got there around 8:30 pm and it was in full swing. Even though there were SO many people, it was strangely quiet in this huge room. All these men and women were focusing every bit of their attention on the games they were making. Some were making characters, some were coding, some were editing sound and/or making soundtracks for the games. It was a very, very busy bee hive.
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Charm squares

by Carol Browne on January 23, 2015 · 0 comments

in Photos, Sewing

Be joyful

I started working on a new, scrappy quilting project tonight because I’m waiting for some fabric to come so I can finish up my kitty challenge quilt. I must tell you, I’m afraid I won’t finish the cat quilt, or this quilt for that matter. I’ve got plenty of partially started projects in my closet and not too many finished ones. I figure if I tell on myself, I might stay the course and finish SOMETHING.

We shall see about that.

Off and on this year (For the last 3 weeks. SNORT!), I’ve been half-halfheartedly trying only to use what I’ve got for fabric. In my stash, I found 3 packages of mini-charm packs – the cutest little 2 1/2 inch squares in Christmas fabric. I bought the packages because they were cheap and cute, but had no idea what on earth I would do with them.

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So, that went well.

January 22, 2015

Worky work alert! Tonight’s portfolio show was a success. Employers! Alumni! Friends! Work pals! Many of our alumni are working now, so it is SO good to see them and hear what’s happening. Also, *PHEW*. In some cases, they are already referring their fellow grads for jobs. Seriously. It’s happening. AND, animation and VFX is […]

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Valentines on the ledge

January 21, 2015

I hung up a decorative ledge in the entrance of our house. Our place is a little bit odd that way – when you come into our place, there’s a hall and it’s very skinny, so there’s no where to really put stuff down. Stuff just ends up in the kitchen or in our dining […]

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Mini daffs at night

January 20, 2015

A long, long time ago, back in the 1900s, I lived in a blustery, wintery city in Alberta. And one time in February, I hopped on a plane to visit my aunt & uncle in White Rock. They took me to Granville Island and I could not believe the flowers that were in bloom in […]

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Dreaming of Vegas

January 18, 2015

So many people on my Facebook feed are either IN Vegas right now or heading out to Vegas. I have been going through some of my photos and reminiscing. We had such a good time! Riding the bus down to Old Vegas, taking photos of the bands, the shark tank at The Golden Nugget, shopping […]

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The day that was a very good day.

January 17, 2015

Some days are just banner days. This one was one of those days. I consumed many things (which is not supposed to make you happy, but it was very satisfying, nonetheless.). We started the day off by picking up the matching ottoman to the couch. HUZZAH. This is how that looked: I didn’t even turn […]

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Meat and 2 Veg Pizza

January 16, 2015

This took me a long time to make. And we gobbled it up in about 15 minutes. This is a pizza crust made of cauliflower. I substituted ground chickpeas for ground almonds and it worked just fine. I didn’t try to eat it like a regular pizza – I used a knife & fork. It […]

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