Friday, October 20, 2017

So.....Is This Worth Continuing?

What do you this working for you?

You may need to make it larger on your computer.  The fish tails are almost exactly that shade of teal green.

All the way around or just top and bottom?

It measures 54 inches square to the outside of that second yellow fish round.  These blocks would finish at 6 inches.  Which would put this at 60 inches square.

In Canada speak that would be, uh.......1.5 meters.  

What do you think?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Some Photos of Nova Scotia

The sunset above the clouds was beautiful!

I thought I would see more of these.  We probably only saw 8 total.  

There is a place of great and vast beauty called Keltic Lodge!  Check it out here.

 We stopped along the coast road and took some side hikes.  This one went down to the beach.  It was on St. Ann's. 

The fiddlehead ferns were a brilliant color.  I didn't know they turned like this!

Even the seaweed was a display

I have to make an art quilt from this photo.  Must.

Look, Carol.........all the rusty stuff!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two 11 month old dachunds at CAAWS

I was told we are getting two owner surrendered Doxie pups.  They have never been in any shelter so you will not see any issues or illnesses from that horrible situation.

I think they are mini doxies even.

They are fully vetted and heartworm negative.

They will go fast so I wanted to put that out to you

Someone, I cannot remember who,  asked me to let them know when we had a purebred doxie.

But let me know so I can put you in touch with the exact person right off.

No pics, just imagine a couple of mini doxies.

My Cousin Matt - America the Beautiful

Matt - Navy Glee Club

United States Naval Academy Glee Club at the National Constitution Center Liberty Medal presentation to Senator John McCain.

Do you want to see what the younger generation is coming to?  Makes you proud to know these young men and women are in uniform. 

And to think some of these cadets are just 18 years old.  Makes me proud to know Matt is following in his Grandfather's and Great Uncle's footsteps in the Navy.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

My Good Friend Val's Foot

For some reason I didn't get a picture of Val and I or the four of us together.  What an idiot!

I got a few pics of my friend Val Purple Boots and one odd shot of what I  think is actually Frank's foot.  I had tennies on, Val had her red boots and I can't remember what Len had on, but I think these feet are smaller than his!

Has to be Frank's foot.  Although he says it wasn't his shoes, he swears he wore white New Balance that day. Hmmmm.

This is her boat...........

Her Whale............

The Giant Dog..........he really is a giant dog!  Love that tail wagging!

Her really cool house with the apple orchard...........

Her Jeep.........

 And her lighthouse!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Halifax Quilt Shop - Yep He Owed Me Big

Today we went to the Public Gardens and the Citadel in downtown Halifax.  But that was not the highlight of the day.

It was Franklin.  Yep, the man I love.

When we were at the Fossil Cliffs of Joggins he bought an orange hoodie with dinosaur tracks down the sleeve.  It was, I have to admit, fairly cool.

He wore it everywhere. So when it warmed up this morning he tied it to his backpack and we hiked 15,224 steps down to the Farmers Market on Pier 21.  I bought Sawyer a really cute onesie, that Carrie probably will toss when I leave the room.  At another store Frank bought salt water taffy.  At another he bought a shirt.  We were almost
At the hotel when he realized his believed jacket was gone.  


We retraced our steps to every spot we had been. Back to the shop where he bought a tshirt.  Back to where he bought salt water taffy.  Back across the Sea Bridge.  Back to the Farmers Market.  No luck.

We again traced our steps back to the hotel.  I called the Fossil Cliffs in Joggins and ordered him another one. The lady said she remembered him!  Can you believe that?  Hmmmmm.

So I made him take me to Patch to shower me with Fat Quarter Gratitude.

Friday, October 13, 2017

SSOBB Buddies

We had a such lovely day with Ms. Purple Boots and Len.  We met for breakfast at the Marriott Halifax and headed to the lighthouse at the picturesque Peggy's Cove.  The day was perfect;  sunny and clear and crisp.

Then on to Lunenburg.  I want to live there forever!  It is such an incredibly beautiful town.  Full of art and wonder.  We went into the gallery of Fiber artist Laurie Swim.  Her work is so full of life and texture.  To see the works in person gave us an appreciation of the intricacies and depth of her talent.

I think best of all, besides hugging Val in person, was meeting The Giant Dog!  OMG! What a dog he is.

They live in the best house, with an apple orchard behind.  I just loved the day, all of it.

Thanks, Val, Len and Giant Dog for sharing it with us!

And Carol, I took a pic of the cutest Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever you ever saw!  Looks just like Summer!  All I had was my camera so you have to wait to see it!