Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday Salon...

Sunday Salon finds me still reading The Unquiet Dead, I'm almost finished.  Thought I'd finish on my week away, but I was just having too much fun. 
The is a debut novel, a Canadian author. The mystery in this book is solving someone who has fallen down a cliff, I don't know why that is so mysterious... I myself fell partially down the cliff... were it not for my companion and a passerby I may still be there.  On a more serious note, the novel digs into a time in our recent history that is shameful. Most wartime stories are shameful.   I know so very little about Screbrenica.  Where was I?  I like to have a whole lot of questions after a book. This one is no different.  I have a lot of questions.  Happy reading.


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Saturday Snapshot...

I spent a lovely week doing some plein air painting.
I haven't done that since I was very, very young.  I couldn't remember why? and then eurika.  Your paint dries too quickly, you subject matter moves, the sun changes, and so your light is altered... as much fun as it is, it's not efficient painting.  but, what the heck, I was on a short vacation. Collingwood, Ontario is quite lovely.
I think I might need to paint this one, she hissed at the Canada goose, but allowed the little ducklings to nibble on the crumbs

 a few of the friends that past by my sketch area.
Heather and Shelley painting.
a walk through the woods?

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Saturday Snapshot... a day late and a dollar short?

I don't know what happened this week, but I lost a day.  Sasha ( the one with the hair) celebrated his 27th Birthday this week, June 6th to be exact, so we enjoyed a night out with his brother in the Metropolis of Toronto.  It was so busy on all the patios, we ended up eating indoors (which I prefer).  We didn't sing, but... we did eat cake.
terrible shot, but a shot nonetheless.

Idioms: a day late and a dollar short, apparently means I need to get organized. (fat chance).
P.S. see that watch band,  Daniel made it himself, he's ready to be stranded on a dessert island, he can unwind his watch band and swing from the trees.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

If you are a regualar reader on my blog, you know I like to play in various artistic media.  One such media is furniture restoration/refinishing etc. This past Thursday was the last day of my "scheduled time" at the location a number of us meet to play.  I had this brilliant idea to donate a little half moon table to one of the events I take part in the spring.  As you can imagine the piece I chose needed my touch. 
For Five On Friday over at Love Made My Home, here is my five things I learned about myself this Thursday.

1.  I have too many brilliant ideas, most of which distract me from the task at hand.
 
2.  I love to challenge myself with each piece I restore.

 I say this image on The Graphics Fairy site, and decided I needed to search out a piece that would look fab with this transfer on it.

http://thegraphicsfairy.com/french-roses-furniture-transfer/
so while it won't be an easel, it will be fab, I'm sure.

3.  When I take on a project the juices just flow, BUT, the time is always so limited.  Why would I start a new piece on the last day.  'Cause I'm nuts.

4.  Most jobs I take on are bigger than I think they will be.

5.  The last thing I learned was that I'm more than nuts, I'm efficient,  I managed to strip and clean the half moon table , in just a little over 1 hour, I had no intention of a complete makeover, just a lipstick and rouge clean up.  It's looking good.  It'll be done up and ready for bidding by the time our event rolls around.  

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

I could have used that...

When I packed up my parent's home, a number of years ago, I left behind some wonderful storm windows, beautiful wood framing, perfect glass, and I could have had a beautiful garden shed.
Wouldn't this have been a great little hiding place.  Heck I even think there were building blocks a plenty.

Yes you guessed it, my shed is falling apart, and here we go with yet another cos$ly adventure. 

Isn't it always the way, when you finally get rid of something, you need it the next day.


Monday, May 30, 2016

It's Monday what are you Reading?

Well I should be reading How to paint your house in on day>>> but I'm not.  It's been very warm and lovely and it's gardening time.... not much reading completed this week.
 It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It's a great post to organize yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!
Spent the week with Inspector Gamache. The man of my dreams, and he loves brioche.  I'd never read Louise Penny in order and decided this summer is the time to do this, so I started at the beginning, I'm sure I have many, but this one was in larger print, bravo, great to read with my sunglasses on.   So I enjoyed this one, I planted 3 pines in my front yard after reading "How the Light Gets in". they are getting REALLY tall, I may have to move the house. If not, I'll have to relocate the plants from beneath them, they don't get much sun anymore.   I'm thrilled to announce also, that Louise Penny is also a brilliant Canadian author, one more Maple Leaf in my reading log.

What's up next
Happy Reading


Monday, May 23, 2016

It's Monday What are you Reading?

Had to give up on Blown Red, just too much for me at this time, with having just finished Pretty Girls.  Excellently written, riveting, sitting on the edge of your seat action.  But, I just need a comfort read right now.  Got about 2/3 through it, and just couldn't continue...

SO...
just a nice tidy little murder mystery, in lovely Three Pines.


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It's a great post to organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!