Thursday, September 30, 2010


The last of the summer tomatoes from my garden, will be ketchup du maison when it's done simmering...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Hello Fall

Enjoying the first bits of fall colour at Mer bleue.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Scrappy Mug Rug - completed

Another swap :) Can't help it, these are fun. This is a "mug rug", basically an oversized coaster designed to hold your coffee mug or tea cup and a little snack.

It measures about 4.5 inches by 8.5 inches and is made from two foundation pieced string blocks in a variety of green and blue fabrics with a punch of red.

Somehow it almost looks Christmassy to me. Maybe I should make another for Santa's milk and cookies?

Monday, September 6, 2010


Labour Day weekend. We spent it at the cottage, I still wasn't feeling 100% but the pace on the island is so laid back I knew I'd be just fine.

The wind blew and blew and blew, we lost power for most of the first day. The waves were huge by lake standards, but the kids were undeterred and played until they were blue, then dried off, knocked back hot chocolate and were ready to go back in.

Not exactly perfect Labour Day weather, but a great weekend nonetheless.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

DQS9 received

Ohhhhh I love this!!!! I can't believe I didn't see it in the pool, it's the most gorgeous thing (and Tina it could not have come at a better time, I soooooo needed this wonderful pick-me-up today!)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Seriously sucks

It appears I have Fifth disease. Most people get this as children. I am not most people. My coworker contracted it after an outbreak at her daughter's daycare and, well, I guess we share more than a cube wall. My head aches so much, I'm exhausted, and now the rash.

At least it's short lived and self-limiting. It just sucks right now. Wonder how many of my kids will catch it...