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2016 Peaks and Pits

The other night at dinner, my cousin asked us to identify our peaks and pits for the year. It was an interesting way to reflect on a tumultuous year.  At…

New Roots

We’ve been in our condo for 3.5 months now, and what a couple of months it’s been! We’ve been mostly consumed with taking care of Shakes who was very sick…

The Dress

Yes, I’m finally blogging about my cousin’s wedding dress! It’s hard to believe the wedding was almost a year ago!  At this time last year I was anxiously watching my…

Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies 

It’s rare that I get obsessed about making cookies. The first time was the Smitten Kitchen’s Brownie Cookies over the holidays. Now these.  Stop what you’re doing and make these cookies. I…

Updated – Twinkle Twinkle Mesa Dress

Catching up on a few things over here, including some long overdue blog posts! In so doing, I realized that this post may have gone out without any pictures and…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

We’ve had a very, very mild winter so far, a weird one really.  But today,  winter decided to remind us who’s really boss.  It’s -33C outside with the windchill out…

Hamilton Eat Fest, Part 1

One Saturday + 2 friends (P. and FoodieChow) willing to give anything a try + the lure of tasty eats = Hamilton Eat Fest. We concentrated our time on James…

Hushabye Medallion Baby Quilt, first finish of 2016

The fabric in this quilt uses up some of my stash favourites.  Hushabye by Tulapink was released in 2009 (or was it 2008?), as soon as I saw this collection…

That’s a wrap – 2015!

A quick look back before moving forward… Highlights from 2015 Left to Right:  1.  My cousin’s wedding dress and wedding – more to come on this one soon, I promise!…

Less Pressure, More Small Pleasures

About three weeks ago, Christmas music started playing all day on the radio stations.  That’s  usually about the time when I start realizing how little I’ve gotten done in the…

The Dog Pacer 

Two very kind and generous people gave us their Dog Pacer for Shakes to use this winter. I had planned to document his progress, thinking to ease him in slowly. …

Weekender: Fall in Algonquin Park

Where we went:  Algonquin Park Where we stayed: Loralee Cottages in Haliburton on Hall’s Lake. The cottage is #7, an older cabin right on the edge of Hall’s Lake. Took…

Tea, please!

I love tea. Black teas, green teas, herbal teas – there’s almost always a cup of tea just within reach on my desk or side table. I will choose tea…

Overnighter: Watkins Glen State Park

Where:  Schuyler County, New York Where we stayed:  Candlewood Suites What we saw: Watkins Glen State Park Where we ate: The sweetest family diner called Sugar & Spice    –…

Slow Swoon

Pattern: Swoon Quilt by Camille Roskelley Fabric: Heirloom by Joel Dewberry Time to finish: 3 long years Is it really already Thanksgiving?  I’ve got some catching up to do around…