Thursday, October 28, 2010

The honey do

The honey do list. Most people make a list for their husbands, but not me, well.... not officially anyway. This honey do list is for me, thus the cute cup with scrapbook paper. Each paper has a lovely job on it. I call them "messy spots". I have plenty! This is just for the upstairs....downstairs is another whole issue. I do cheat abit...I pick two papers and chose between them. So far I have chosen the easy ones, the pantry, coat closet and bathroom cupboards. The point is that they are getting done, and picking kind of makes it more fun. I have always tried to put a twist on doing chores. Sometimes I put the timer on, sometimes I pick which rooms to do by numbering the rooms and rolling the dice, and the same way I am doing the messy spots. The girls remember doing "chore games" when they were little. I think certain things were bombs and had to be picked up very quickly before they exploded. Just have to add alittle fun! How ever the work is done, it does feel good to have clean spaces again. So I continue....more messy spots to be conquered.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Just a quick glimpse of fall. I am so happy to use my moms tablecloth that my Grandma made for her. I think fall is about the only time I like orange! Isn't it pretty! So much work that went into it, and Grandma made alot of tablecloths, pillowcases and dresser scarves. How precious are they now and what a privilege to have them as part of my home.
Canadian Thanksgiving, even after 32 years of being in Canada, still seems too early to celebrate thanksgiving in October! This year we had our turkey dinner on Monday. Poor Gerry had a toothache, not so much fun for him. I even made pumpkin pie, the big secret...buy the crust, the rest is EASY!

This time Dave, Laura, Amanda, Gerry and I went to the pumpkin patch on St Anne's road. Ryan was working and Hannah is in Alberta, we missed you guys!


A great place to take family pictures. I don't even know how long we have gone, but we love it!



I am so thankful for the wonderful gifts God has blessed me with, My husband, our kids, our friends and church family. Psalm 100:5~ For the Lord is good and his love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations. Until next time~Terri





Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Projects

When I first started to blog, I thought it would be full of the projects I do. It is not that I don't have projects going all the time, I just don't blog about them! So I will tell you about the things I am working on. The Maple Leaf pattern is one that I had wanted to do for a long time. I found this material when I went to Pentiction with my friend Debbie. This is such an easy block to do, I can see myself doing a bigger sized one with all the colors of Autumn. The next group of pictures is what I call my "nod to mod". I have been seeing some quilts that only use plain fabrics. It has been mulling in my mind for awhile, and last night I decided to give it a try. I had limited fabric, so that made the choice easy, a table runner. The squares are the front, the stripes for the back. I really love it, and even though it might be out of my box in some ways, it is still in the colors I love. My friends tell me I can only sew things that are blue, maybe green, and a dash of pink....oh dear, they are probably right! Now to finish these things up and on to another idea or two. Until next time~Terri