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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The fabric edition.

by Carol Browne on September 15, 2013 · 3 comments

in General, Sewing


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


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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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 The Birdman of Alcatraz at all. It looks more the like The Green Mile to me. Yesterday, we got a package in the mail from my mom and sister, and inside? A fridge magnet from the prison island stating a very important rule.


LOUD talking, shouting, whistling, singing or other UNNECESSARY NOISES are NOT PERMITTED.

Wow. Jail sucks.

I won’t tell you why this magnet reminded C@thy of Mike and I. Apparently, she thinks we make lots of UNNECESSARY NOISES in her presence. Look, I can’t help what happens after partaking in the magical fruit. I wish she was a little more understanding of things. Sheesh.


Speaking of unnecessary noises, those kitties of ours have been really noisy at night lately. When Donner’s not making sounds like a baby crying, both are running around the house only stopping long enough to hiss at each other. This is a regular, nightly occurrence now. They would not do well at Alcatraz at all. Off to solitary for sure.

In other news, I have received a few other cool things lately. Things like…
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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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