fabric

Until I ran out of staples

by Carol Browne on June 16, 2014 · 0 comments

in Crafts, Home decor, Sewing

Bigfoot Crossing

I spent the evening and afternoon with the electric stapler? Is that what it’s called? I also found a powerful, hand stapler that did not depend on electricity. In any event, I pulled out a pile of fabric today that Cynthia and I picked up at the Goodwill in Bellingham last year and covered up an unused bulletin board and made a kitty bed out of a dirty old stool we had in our living room for ages.

This is part of our dining room. This room is sadly neglected. We just never use it for anything except putting mail on the too big dining room table we have in here. One day we’ll get a smaller dining table or even a cool old kitchen table and give this room an upgrade. Maybe one day we’ll even eat dinner in there – well, besides Christmas dinner.

I’ll hang up the Bigfoot poster this week. I couldn’t do it tonight because I didn’t think the neighbours would appreciate me hammering the wall at 11:30 pm.

My other stapler project included this cat space:
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The Enjoy Bus

by Carol Browne on April 11, 2014 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies, Festivities, General

Barb

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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The fabric edition.

by Carol Browne on September 15, 2013 · 3 comments

in General, Sewing

MINE.

Yesterday’s shopping trip included a massive score. It was my first trip ever to a GoodWill store (we don’t have those in Canada) and I have to say, it was very nice. There was no stale, thick, thrift store smell many of them have, and there was a mix of new stuff and used stuff, all very organized.

SAD side note: NO CHRISTMAS section. Ah boo!

Anyway, I spotted an entire bolt of this blue flowered fabric on top of a shelf. It was gigantic. How gigantic? This gigantic.

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Sunny days!

by Carol Browne on March 9, 2013 · 5 comments

in Family and Buddies, General

Snowdrops

Spring is officially here. We had a glorious, sunny day today. No jacket required. Just sunshine, croci and a wood pecker.
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These are a few of my favourite things.

August 22, 2012

Over the last couple of weeks, I have somehow amassed a bunch of awesome items. A few weeks ago, my sister and cousin went to San Fransisco for a good time. The visited Alcatraz and sent us the postcard you see above. Alcatraz seemed very gloomy – nothing like the movies, Escape from Alcatraz or […]

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It’s been a pretty good few days

April 12, 2012

Let me count the ways! 1) It was Quilting Bee night tonight. 2) It was de-stash night – it’s like a garage sale, but without the cash. If you brought stuff from your quilting stash and put it into the pile, you get to take some home! SO…I brought two bags of stuff and took […]

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The Owl and the Pussycat

March 2, 2011

My buddy, Denise, gave me this linen tea towel. She told me the kitty reminded her of our kitties. I agree. Plus I love that owl, the peeg and the birds in the tree. Written at the bottom is “The Owl and the Pussy Cat” and “100% Linen made in Ireland”. Nice! I thought, “Is […]

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