“Take the Home Sweet Home”

by Carol Browne on March 31, 2015 · 1 comment

in General, Photos, Sewing

Take the Home Sweet Home

I was given some gifts today by a friend who is downsizing from a house into a lovely apartment by the beach. She gave me three items and they are all dreamy. I’ll show you the other two pieces later. Today! I will show you this cute little candy tin. It’s a Blue Bird Toffee tin (from England) and the top is adorable. Just look:

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Maybe I will.

by Carol Browne on March 30, 2015 · 2 comments

in Family and Buddies, Photos, Sewing

Diamond pieces

Ever since I bought the magazine that Lysa was published in last month – Patchwork & Quilting, Issue 17 - I’ve had this package of diamond shapes just sitting in my sewing room in their package. Every time I see them, I think I want to do something with them. My buddy, Cathy, has been making a hexagon quilt by hand using this method and it’s getting bigger and bigger and pretty soon, it will be big enough for at least a queen size quilt. She is making the hexagons whenever she’s watching TV and it’s added up quickly. I was thinking if I did this while commuting AND watching TV, I could have a lovely handmade quilt in a few months. I’ll have to make a lot of diamond templates. And I’ve got a HUGE amount of scraps that I can dig into. I know I start a lot of things, but I do want to see if I can make a quilt of stars like this. I totally could. And I could use white AND grey in between the colours. I can also sort out my scraps in colours so that I can match the stars. I think I can do this! It will be slow going. But I think I can get a lot done on the skytrain.

And for no reason at all. Here’s a picture of Oscar.

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Spring flowers up the street

by Carol Browne on March 29, 2015 · 0 comments

in Photos

Pink tulip in the rain
I was hoping and hoping that the rain would stop for a bit so we could go across the border to the USA and take lots of photos in the tulip fields. Sadly, this was not to be. It poured rain all day long, so I had to settle for a few tulips we found on a Sunday drive out to Ladner. Not too shabby!

If the weather clears up the next few days, we’ll be heading over to the Skagit Tulip Festival for a day trip to see all the fields. Maybe on Friday? Yah. Along with all the other Canadians heading over for the long weekend. But, weather permitting, it just may be worth the line up. I’m dreaming of it.

The daffodils are on their last legs at the moment.
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A great time was had by all

by Carol Browne on March 29, 2015 · 0 comments

in Festivities, Photos


Our quilts were awesome! The display was beautiful!

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Today I learned…

March 27, 2015

…that when you change the sheets on the bed, it’s better to do it earlier in the day rather than late at night. I felt myself getting very sleepy and the blankets were so heavy and I was so tired that I needed to take a little break. Safe to say I didn’t get nearly […]

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Rainy flower stand

March 25, 2015

Man. Did it ever come down today! I took some photos over on Granville Street, safe under my umbrella. I somehow got a photo completely out of focus, but totally liked how it turned out. Wonky, splotchy bits of colour and an umbrella! And you can see the lines of the rain coming down. Could […]

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White blossoms

March 24, 2015

Today I took advantage of the balmy, sunny weather and actually walked for about 45 minutes. Why all the walking these days? I have no idea. It must be the Spring. The air smells great, there are tulips popping up and it didn’t rain today! But, it won’t last. It’s supposed to rain tomorrow like […]

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The Spring Ledge

March 23, 2015

Our entrance is a skinny little place and there’s no room for a proper shelf. Instead, I used a ledge that’s about 3 inches wide and decorate it for holidays and themes. It was way past Valentines Day when I decided to bring out the wooden tulips  and a baby chick made from Swarovski crystal. […]

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Black and white. Only sometimes.

March 22, 2015

My wedding photos are done and the bride has seen the photos. I’ll be putting some of my favourites in my flickr portfolio page shortly. This was my second or third wedding…and my first official wedding reception. I was in charge of making sure people had their photos taken with their fake moustaches and I […]

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Sewing and photo edits

March 21, 2015

I had a great day of waffles (with Nutella, bananas, & strawberries),  sewing and then photo edits. I worked quite a few hours on last week’s wedding (not shown) – I think I should let the bride and groom see the photos before I post them here. Just know, I would love to show you. […]

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