Sunday, August 22, 2010

the old CpR Railway station at McAdam New Brunswick

The beauty of this old CPR railroad station can be seen today at McAdam, New Brunswick.
Read about its restoration here:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

nature fabric quilt block for Ruby Tuesday

I bought quite a bit of nature themed fabric last weekend in Maine and have decided to make a nature themed quilt by framing some of the beautiful fabric pictures to make quilt blocks. It has been a battle getting the thread tension adjusted on my sewing machine, but now I think I can manage it and cope with the frustration when it doesn't work correctly. More blocks will be posted as I progress along.This one shown includes a bit of reddish tones including the border fabric(Old English Rose, by Gail Kessler for Andover Fabrics Inc) The nature scene is I think from Timeless Treasures. Some of the fat quarters do not include the selvages which id the pattern and fabric manufacturer. What fun it is getting involved in a project such as this!

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Yard Sale Treasures found today

118 men's ties for $5.00! What will I do with them? select a few to give to male family members who still wear ties now and then. I have stashed away a couple of Brooks Brothers and other well known brand names ones for gifts. The one with the price tag of $95 still on it does not appeal to me so I'm hoping my daughter who makes lovely creative quilts can make use of them. I'm sure she would come up with some fantastic creation. I am full of joy over my next purchase shown below. A baby stroller! which I plan on using as a walker when I go to a large flea market next week.The grounds there are large, dusty and uneven underfoot. It will also double as a shopping basket. I have noticed that when at a mall or supermarket, walking is not a chore when I have a shopping cart to push. At times my walking is a bit bothersome, cumbersome and laborious. This problem having developed from a strokeI had about a year and a half ago. I never had to use a walker but recently have been thinking that one might be very helpful. The thing I really like about the stroller I bought today is its large wheels! and it glides like a dream! And the handle is at such a nice height for reaching and pushing.The price was wonderful also, only $6.00. I might even take it for a walk this evening over our rough sidewalk pavement. My husband has suggested that I might put a dolly in it when I go for a walk. As he says," the neighbours will then really think that I have lost it for sure. ;-)"
Its a Graco!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

colou splash for weekday photos

A yellow splash of goldenrod

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Garden globe reflections

I had been looking to buy a garden globe all summer. I finally found a lovely one in Wiscasset, Maine on the past weekend. We think it is beautiful and love the reflections of our garden that it catches.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A water trough for horses

A refreshing drink awaits the horses that pull the wagons full of visitors at King's Landing historical village at PrinceWilliam, New Brunswick.

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