Family and Buddies

Quilting Bee night with the Tardis

by Carol Browne on April 10, 2015 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies, Photos

Tonight we saw THIS!


The first Tardis quilt I’ve seen in real life. It was lovely and soft. Christine makes a lot of great quilts. So many, actually. And big ones, too!

And The Best Reaction to the Tardis Quilt goes to…
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The Pork Man found us!

by Carol Browne on April 1, 2015 · 0 comments

in Edibles, Family and Buddies

Art in the truck
Poor Art. He was driving and driving around trying to find our place for ages before he found us and dropped off a great big bag of pork. He’s our pork dealer from up North. He owns Savory Farm – where they grow the pigs we’re going to eat. I know. The cycle of life. It’s a harsh world out there. And in my tummy.

In addition to a yummy ham, we got bacon & some sausage…
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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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Sewing and photo edits

by Carol Browne on March 21, 2015 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies, Photos, Sewing

FVMQG photobombed!

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. And I will once they’re all done. I also went through some of the Quilting Bee photos (shown above) and I still have a photoshoot to edit. I’ll do more edits tomorrow.

I also made the long walk (LOLS! I think it’s a 15 minute walk one way now that I think of it.) to Costco to  buy THESE Liberty print blouses: [click to continue…]


Did someone say, “bacon”?

March 16, 2015

Monday is a late night for me, so dinner is always quick and easy. Tonight? Bacon and eggs. And once the bacon started cooking up, the cats could not contain themselves. They were very intrigued by the cooking smells this evening and I had to keep taking them off the counter…first Oscar…then Donner…and Oscar flanked […]

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It certainly is.

March 15, 2015

A double exposure I created from two photos from last night’s wedding reception. And it really is true. There is no excuse for bad coffee. Today I was tired. Really tired. It’s been a busy week and last few days. I took it easy today. I took a pass on the rainy parade that Mike […]

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Wedding reception gig

March 15, 2015

This couple was one of the first to get to the reception. They had the place to themselves for a little while. Today I got to take the photos at my friend’s son’s wedding. How did I get this opportunity? Well, a few years ago, I took photos of his dog. That really happened! His […]

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With special guest, Krista!

March 13, 2015

Quilting Bee was fun tonight (it’s always fun!) and we had a special guest, Krista, come visit us to tell us about her new book (bought it!) and talk about her dreamy trip to Quiltcon. This quilt won at Quiltcon this year. You can read all about it here. She told us she entered this […]

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Just to be clear…

March 10, 2015

Photo by Mike Browne. Font by Cynthia Frenette. I think the lighting in the kitchen is good. I look tan and it’s not even close to summer. Also, I did not fake and bake and that is not a spray tan. Nice work, kitchen lights! Donner looks adorable. He is such a nice kitty when […]

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Hockey is hard

March 8, 2015

We went to the Olympic Oval in Richmond tonight to watch the Bladezillas play hockey. Other than the other team being late and the Bladezillas losing in the last 30 seconds of the game, we had an enjoyable time. Our buddy & neighbour scored a hat trick tonight, so that was awesome. Also awesome? The […]

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