Family and Buddies

Reserved, conservative, and quiet…

by Carol Browne on September 12, 2014 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies, Festivities

Winners! Or so they thought.

Quilting Bee was AWESOME tonight! We celebrated being a guild for 4 years and we did so with a healthy competition. We had to sew an 18 X 18 inch quilt in an hour AND we had to use 20 pieces in the quilt AND after this photo was taken, we had to bind it as well.

As you can see here, Cathy, Colleen and Charlene were in overdrive tonight and won the competition in the end. The photo above was when they thought they had won – but those tough judges threw us a curve ball and we had to bind the quilts in order to win. Just know we all worked very hard, but the team above won AGAIN! They were the champions and won the trophy. Cheggit:
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“Wash when skanky”

by Carol Browne on September 11, 2014 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies, General, Photos

Wash when skankyWash when skanky. Those are words to live by.

I’m not quite sure how these things happen, but my buddy, Lorie, emailed me out of the blue yesterday to see if I would be interested in a shirt she found in a thrift store. She sent me a photo and I said YES! PLEASE! YES! A thousand times yes!

You’ll see why in a moment.

I was ready to try it on and/or cut it up and put it in a quilt. But I checked the size and realized it would probably fit Mike perfectly. SO, the shirt is in the dryer right now and when it’s dry, I’ll have Mike try it on. If it fits, Mike’s got a new shirt. Yay! And DARN. But it’s an excellent shirt. Just wait and see.

Along with the shirt, Lorie sent me a package of note cards, with my name on them! What? How? She only told me about this shirt on Monday. It turns out she owns a shop called, Haute Note and she made me these
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Look at those feet! WEIRD!

Yesterday in between volleyball sets, I walked down to the water where I found this little seagull. I was hoping he felt okay because he was just sitting on the rocks (right near the sea) and didn’t seem to be worried that I was getting very close to him. Oh no. Not another sick bird. I’ve come across several in the city and it’s just a sad state to see them not moving away from you when you get too close. Thankfully, this little guy got up when I got really close and I noticed his feet were a weird, pale, greenish colour. I think he felt okay, but he just looked a little odd.

His feet, definitely, and his eyes…very pale…I’m no ornithologist, but this little guy didn’t look or act quite right. Hopefully he’s just young and will fill in and get a nice pink colour on his feet like the other gulls do. I’m hoping for the very best for this little guy. Hopefully he’s eating garbage out of a dumpster just like his buddies. Fingers crossed.

In other news, even though I got home after 10 pm, I couldn’t help myself from making tomato soup. It had to be done today thanks to some lovely tomatoes from Lelainia’s garden on the weekend. Even though we continue to have a glorious summer (sorry, Calgary) soup definitely felt like the right way to go. We had soup tonight and lunch is served for tomorrow.

Again! Lunch ready for the next day! I’m on a roll.

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And we're waiting.

I may never get a gig shooting a volleyball game for saying this, but boy, there sure is a lot of standing around in the sport of volleyball. Clearly, this is not a volleyball blog.

I headed down to Kits Beach this afternoon in support of the first Intercollegiate Volleyball Tournament hosted by the school where I work. The sun was shining and it is STILL summer out here. I was a little bit warm walking around in the sand in my bare feet, walking in the ocean and taking photos of the athletes. In fact, it’s hot right now! At 10 pm in the house. I will still have to run the fan tonight so we can sleep.

In between sets (hopefully that’s what it’s called) and during the games, I managed to get a couple of photos I liked of some of my work pals.
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Party in the yard

September 6, 2014

This afternoon Mike & I went to a birthday party in Boyd’s backyard. Clearly, we partied like it was his birthday. Don’t be alarmed! While it looks like we had a bunch of rappers come by the party for entertainment, we did not. These are our friends! If they were a band, this would be […]

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With any luck, this will become a dress

September 1, 2014

It started out pretty well – I even had to sew in 2 darts. But I hit a snafu with the collar. I didn’t quite line up the fabric correctly and it doesn’t meet at the sides – where the seam meets for the shoulders. And when I tried to use the seam ripper on […]

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We need to paint everything bubblegum pink

August 30, 2014

This afternoon we watched The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson and I loved, loved, loved it. I loved the story and the look of the movie. There were so many pink walls and men wearing purple suits. There was also some wallpaper that reminded me of the carpet from The Shining. After watching such […]

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This was us! Sixteen years ago…

August 28, 2014

CHEESE! We did it! On Friday, August 29th, we’ll have been married 16 years. And yes, we DO pose like this all the time. At home. On the Skytrain. Everywhere. When we go out for our anniversary dinner tomorrow night, we will pose like this until our dinner is served. Also, CHEAT MEAL! Woohoo! I […]

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Lysa drew my birthday present

August 21, 2014

My buddy, Lysa, draws all sorts of pretty things and somehow, I got lucky enough for her to draw me this birthday present. I hung it up in the kitchen so it’s the first thing you see when you walk in our place at the front door.

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Following the path

August 18, 2014

I was just on this path for a little while yesterday in Lynn Valley. It looks as though we have booked a trip to Las Vegas in November. The last time I was there, I was with my parents – that was before the 5th grade. What were kids doing in Las Vegas? Playing games […]

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