Sunday, 26 August 2012

Sand Pail Swap!

Once again our on line Mary Lou Weidman hoochy mama swap group had had some summer fun.  This year we mail sand pails.  This first one was made by Dorothy Marx.
 Mary Wilde made us a shovel along with her flip flop pail.
 Edie Faile pieced this sail boat in Red White and Blue.
 Maree Whitely made this delightful under the sea pail.
 Mari Linfesty our swap hostess make these cute fruit lady pails.
 Tina Neppl use Mary Lou's great plaid for her pail.
 This is my adult version of a sand pail, you have to be over 21 to enjoy.
 I like the angle that this pail takes, not sure who made it though.
 Roxanne O'Hare made this great turtle pale, love that turquoise colour.
 Rebecka Schafer had some fun with red and blue.
 Great stars and some fun sand fabrics, sorry no name once again.
 Deb Worster gave us this patriotic red white and blue with the sail boat.
 Carmen Damico made this lovely pail.
 I live along the Fraser River and today the tide was out so I could take my pails and go dig in the sandbar outside my condo if I like.
Thanks to everyone especially Mary Lou for organizing this swap.  Many thanks to Mari Linfesty for once again being our swap hostess.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Angels, gardens, boardwalk sale!

A few weeks ago I went out with a friend and we went to her neighbour's garden, she has a delightful collection of angels and here are a few for you to enjoy.
Don't you love the flying pig over the garden angel?
 This Garden Queen plaque is great.
 Inside her home she has even more angels, I love how this one is put together.
 An interesting second life for an old level.
 I love this designer, I want to get some of her angels.
 Angels come in all sizes and shapes.
 Rita found these great napkins, hmmm that coffee smells great.
 A Royal City Rose in bud.
 Another in full bloom.
 Beautiful colour all around.
Welcome to the shop!                                                                                                                            
Chocolate Cosmos in Rita's Garden.                                                                                                        
 Just flying around.
 Gathering pollen.
 Beautiful bloom.
 Just coming out.
 A bit fuller.
 A little less.
 Morning glory.
 The beginning of the Boardwalk Garage Sale this morning.  One of the bands starting to warm up, a beautiful day for a sale.
 Old stubby pop bottles with cartons for sale.
Enjoy the shade and the coolish temperature in the morning, it will be hot later.                               
 Need a book?
 How about a Christmas tree?
 West coast drum art.
 Unique cribbage board with west coast First Nation designs.
 Hot dog anyone?
 The sun is getting warmer.
 Lady in green.
 First dunk of the day!
 About to drop in for a second dunk!
Found a couple of gems to take home and enjoying the music from the boardwalk.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

August 1st vintage find

Yesterday my mom and I went to Fort Langley to check out some of the antique shops there.  I came across this old hand crank Singer Sewing machine and decided to add it to my collection
 From what I can find it appears to be an 1819 vintage machine.  Some of the paint has worn off, but the wheel moves freely.
 In the little tool box I found 3 spools of thread one Made in Canada. 
 On closer inspection it is Silk.  There are 5 extra bobbins and an extra bobbin holder
 There is also an interesting metal needle threader that includes instructions and states it can be used on sewing machines.
 Something that I chose to pass on was this lovely old quilt.
 The batting appeared to be either wool or cotton and was in not to bad of condition.  I may have to take a second look at it.
 Yesterday I came home to find this book in my mail box.  I ordered it a couple of weeks ago and have been waiting for it's arrival.  I first found out about it on SewCalGal's blog
I decided to order one, after a little glitch it arrived and I'm looking forward to getting a lot of use of it for both my quilting interest and checking out some other fiber shops.
If you are interested check it out at
And, you can contact Needle Travel at:
Michele Merin, Publisher