Family and Buddies

Woohoo! The weekend has begun!

by Carol Browne on April 17, 2014 · 1 comment

in Family and Buddies, Festivities

Mike & MalcolmBefore I tell you what we’re up to tonight, I have to tell you that the Easter Egg Hunt at the office went well, despite the fact that it was OVER in 5 minutes. My coworker, Olga, found it fair and square in 5 minutes. HA! Some hide-r I am. So, I picked up a few more eggs and had a second round of hunting and I think my fellow worker bees liked that.

It is Thursday night (the night before Good Friday, so in Canada, we get a stat holiday tomorrow. HUZZAH! I’ll take it!) and are living large! So many exclamation points!

Malcolm came over after work and we ate a pile of chicken wings, watched all the play off hockey and we started drinking coffee at 9 pm. Nine o’clock at night! We are out completely out of control.

UPDATE: it is now 9:30 pm and we are all yawning. I am not sure why this coffee is working in reverse.

In addition to watching hockey, I will be spending this evening cross stitching.

Just like I told you, we are OUT. OF. CONTROL.

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…to all our company. *SAD FACE*

But before we parted ways, we got to see so many of Happy Zombie’s quilts. And I got to touch the Ron Swanson quilt! YESSS!

And see the signature of the actor and woodworker, Nick Offerman, who signed it and Monica has declared that she has NOT washed it since his hands touched it. I have officially touched the same quilt as TV character, Ron Swanson. AWESOME!
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The Enjoy Bus

by Carol Browne on April 11, 2014 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies, Festivities, General


There’s something to be said about having a driver take you around the Lower Mainland to shop and eat. If this is how the rich and famous live, I am envious. The only thing I had to think about today was what we were going to do next. And when I could get a coffee.

We started out the day in Chilliwack at a pretty great quilt shop called, Hamel’s. There were 2 floors of wall to wall fabrics. So lovely. AND, there was a quilt all made up with Monica’s fabric designs!

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Celebrity sighting!

by Carol Browne on April 11, 2014 · 3 comments

in Family and Buddies, Festivities

ZOMG! Guess who I got to see, take photos of and HUG today?


Monica Solorio-Snow (AKA Happy Zombie) is as lovely in person as I had hoped! Even more-so! While I didn’t get to chit chat too much tonight as I had photography duties to attend to, I will wiggle in some bus time with her tomorrow, I’m sure.

And judging from this photo…


We’re not going to have much fun at all, are we?


The next two days I will be rising earlier than I do to go to work. Do I mind? NO! It is NOT a problem to get up super early on your day off when you’re going to take Monica to The Daiso on a bus (along with a bunch of other quilty shops) and it’s not a hardship to get up on Saturday morning at 6:00 am to get pancakes before heading out for an all day sewing festival with my sewing pals. In fact, it would be irresponsible for me not to do this on Saturday because breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Especially on Faturday. Actually, I just may have some French Toast.

Also, Cynthia has promised me macarons. She made them herself.

For pancakes (or French Toast), handmade macarons, Jello Salad and sewing all day? I could easily get up at 4 am for that.

Good night for now. More to report tomorrow!


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By request. No. Wait. I offered.

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