Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Busy as a bee!

So I did get to Quilts At The Creek.  The quilts were magnificent and I have to say I love them in the "old world" setting however, I was very disappointed with the numbers and I truly wish I had made the effort to get a few of mine into the show.  I will certainly consider it for next year.  I was also a little disappointed with the Merchant's Mall.  Having participated last year, I know the turnout was not the greatest but it was only the first year.  Had I still had the store, I certainly would have been interested in participating again.  

If you did not make it to the show I would like you to know that it was fabulous to see everyone and I have to thank Gillian for her stubbornness and perseverance.  She insisted that we go and that she actually push me in a wheelchair.  She has a fractured wrist so this was truly quite a feat, but we managed nicely and I did get a very decent walk out of the outing as well.

It is a fact that I am a Fabriholic, so needless to say I did a little bit of damage at the Merchants' Mall.  I have always loved Kaffe Fassett fabrics so when I saw that  Hyggeligt was there (www.hyggeligt.ca) I was in heaven.....

In my defense, I only bought 12 - 1/2 yards!  Do I have a plan?  Yes!  I need to plan an outing to London, ON to get some shot cottons to go with these gorgeous fabrics, then I will decide what the quilt will be.  There is something percolating, but like a good cup of coffee, it may take awhile.

After the show we stopped at Metro to do some much needed grocery shopping and to be honest, that knocked me flat for a good 24 hours.  My energy levels are very low and when I "exert" myself, I really have to pay the piper.  I spent Sunday doing a minimal amount of cleaning and organizing and the rest of the time in bed.

Yesterday there was another outing.  Liz picked me up at 7:00 P.M. and off we went to Costco (they have a scooter which I gratefully use) and then off to have a CT Scan at Sunnybrook where I was served my gallon of "Pina Coladas" (not) and then subjected to lying flat on my back for the scan.  This is not a position I am ever comfortable in and I think between that and the lovely liquid I was done in for today......

Didn't stop me though!  When I am determined to do something, even if it takes me twice or three times as long, I do it!  I was determined to make my Sour Cream Coffee Cake for dessert tonight.  It took easily 3 times longer than usual to prepare but it looks like it was worth the effort.....

I can't wait to see the "girls" - Cathie and Gail are coming down for a visit and Liz may also come by (I hope so)!  I'm so excited, it's been ages since I've seen them.  Cathie may even be bringing Charlie (Daniel's doggie) and I always love a good cuddle.....

Will take some pics.....it is, after all, an event for me....

Have a great day everyone!



  1. Hi Jo-Ann,
    I made it up to see Quilts At The Creek. It was so inspiring. I too did some fabric shopping! I think I'm addicted. I was talking to some of the ladies about the York Heritage Quilters Guild. They meet close to where I live so I might pop into the September meeting.

    I hope you're feeling better soon. Marcella and I are thinking of you lots and hope to see you sometime soon. All the best, Lynn

  2. It is definitely an addiction!!! Fabric draws us in not only with colour but with texture and the possibilities of what can be done with it. Sometimes I have a project in mind but most of the time I just fall in love with the fabrics.....