“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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Please enjoy this view.

by Carol Browne on March 11, 2015 · 1 comment

in General, Photos, Vancouver

I did today.

The view!

I went to a gaming networking event put on by DigiBC after work tonight. THIS was all around us (we were in a fancy lawyer’s office in a high rise building downtown.). In all my time living in Vancouver, I have never seen the city from this vantage point. And I’ve been in MANY buildings around the Lower Mainland. I used to visit employers at their offices all the time, so I thought I’d pretty much seen all the good views. Obviously not! I love seeing the Marine Building from this view. The Marine building is the oldie time building with the green triangle top.

So. I may or may not have to finish putting the sleeve on my mini-quilt to submit to Quilting Bee tomorrow night. *shifty eyes*.

Yah. This week has pretty much gotten away from me.

I will soldier on and remember this for next time.

Time Management Skills. I need them.

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Debbie and her Nan's Quilt

Debbie and Her Nan’s Quilt

I got the new Amy Poehler book for Christmas and this is by far my favourite quote:

“You do it because the doing of it is the thing. The doing is the thing. The talking and worrying and thinking is not the thing.”
― Amy PoehlerYes Please

So, today? We did the thing. It was such a fun day. And the thing we did? Sewed scrappy quilt blocks.  We sewed and learned how to sew and then sewed a bit more.

We even had show and tell.
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Counting the sheep

by Carol Browne on February 22, 2015 · 0 comments

in Festivities, General, Photos, Sewing, Vancouver

Eye level sheep

Yesterday afternoon before the Maria Bamford show, Mike and I wandered around Granville Street and the surrounding areas. After following the drum beats to Holt Renfrew to see the Lion Dancers, we headed a couple of blocks over the Vancouver Art Gallery and found about a billion little sheep covering the grassy area of the VAG (Heh. I know. That’s what the locals call it. VAG. Heh.). Okay, maybe not a billion, but more than 10! I’m good with numbers!
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And today in sad thrifting…

February 11, 2015

  *Sad Trombone*. Jeez. At least take the photo out of the crappy frame before thrifting. I’m going to assume this is due to laziness on someone’s part and leave it at that. I don’t want to think of any other reason for this to happen. If this little boy is you or someone you […]

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Short Circuiting

February 9, 2015

For some reason, I’ve had the song, Endless Love, by Lionel Ritchie and Donna Summer on repeat in my brain for over a week now. I find myself whistling and singing it in the kitchen and even at work. That song reminded me of the movie, Ice Castles. A movie best left in 1978 (Sorry, […]

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Warning sign

February 6, 2015

I turned the menu board into a warning sign during the week. That sign would just say, “Chilli” or “Eggs Again” on Sundays to Fridays anyway. So I thought a warning sign would be better. But those cats don’t read. I don’t like the kitties on the counter, either. This is Oscar on the pass-thru […]

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Today’s horrible fact

January 27, 2015

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 […]

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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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Advent 2014 – Day 13, What’s with all the racket?

December 13, 2014

Hi there. I went out for a walk, took my lantern and left my  tutu back home. What a big, stinky jerk. Ugh. My stupid, little brother.  I am NOT buying him a Christmas gift this year. Forget it. Thanks for nothing, Marcus. Sheesh. Hang on. Did you hear that? WHAT IS IT? It sounds […]

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