Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The rest of the story....

The bedtime story, that is! The nightgowns are all done, they wore them last night and looked awfully cute, I must say! Judge for yourself:

I have to say that Allison's pink bugs are my favourite! Amanda wanted writing on hers, it has teddy bears and says good night in English and French, Deanna's is about the most traditional flannel nightgown material you could choose, I think!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


I have resurrected an old pasttime - sewing! I haven't done any sewing of consequence (other than mending and the occasional curtain panel) for many years. I recently acquired a great Singer machine (thanks Rose and Alicia!) since my 20 yr old Finesse needed major surgery that I didn't want to pay for. Since it has been so long, I thought I would start with something simple - flannel nightgowns for the girls! They love nightgowns, and with winter coming flannel seemed appropriate. Last week I took the three girls to Len's Mill Store where they could pick out their own material for their nightgowns. I spent Monday night and most of Tuesday morning sewing the first nightgown (Deanna's). Apparently sewing is a lot like riding a bike...it all comes back to you as you do it. Here's the finished result:

Now I have to get cracking on the other two, as the twins ask every morning and when they get home from school if theirs are done yet! It was fun though...
Here's a few other random photos, just for fun:

Dressup again!

I managed to get two ponytails in her hair the other day. It looked so cute! But she sat there on the couch and would not turn her head or talk, until I took the picture. Then she asked to take them out :(
I guess she's not going to be a girlie girl like her biggest sister...

Have a wonderful day! High of 27*C today - yay!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Fairy Princess

Didn't we always know she was a fairy princess?

The flower tiara, the wings, the magic wand = $2.00
The hours of playing princess dress-up = priceless!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Change in Seasons

On days like these, when the sun is shining and it is above freezing, I don't mind the fall weather so much. It's those dreary drizzly days that are depressing. But today, the sun is shining, the breeze is breezy, the house smells like baking bread, fall is wonderful! The thought of all those "comfort" foods like roast beef, stew, casseroles fills my mind as I consider what to have for dinner.
I spent a good part of the morning rearranging my garden to accomodate a couple of new perennials I bought on sale (I love end of season sales!) I have been accumulating perennials over the years, they are so much easier (and cheaper in the long run) than annuals, and they fill in the garden so nicely. The problem is that every year they get just that little bit bigger, and now my garden is a little TOO full. So I separated a whole lot of irises(Deanna will be happy, I put them in her garden in the back yard) and columbines, took out a big leafy thing I have never been fond of, and planted my newcomers. I then took photo documentation so in the spring I will remember what I planted where, and not pull them out thinking they are weeds!
Want a peek?

The final effect. I think sedums are one of my favourites, they look good in all seasons. In the spring I will split that one into two...or three.

I love the bright yellow of these in the fall.

This is an ornamental pepper - isn't it cool?

And the ultimate fall flower, the mum. I can never decide which color is my favorite of these. This burgundy is one of them.

A Blogger question: how do I embed pictures where I want them when I post? These all posted at the top of my post, and I had to cut and paste them. Is that normal or is there another way to do it?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


"Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, "Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth." And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds I will look upon it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that isupon the earth." God said to Noah," This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth." Genesis 9:8-17 (RSV)