Thursday, August 28, 2008

Downtown Living

Just wanted to share this with you, on our anniversary the local paper interviewed Gord and I for a feature about living downtown. It's a regular feature called Downtown Living, like many downtowns they started deteriorating with the proliferation of malls and now big box stores, so there is an effort to bring life back to the core. Finally in London, instead of building office towers, they are building apartment buildings, many of us think if more people lived downtown, it can bounce back.

Anyway, here is the link to the article. They did send a photographer but I don't see the photo there, maybe it will appear later, if it does I will post it.
Oh here it is:

photo courtesy of Sue Bradnam, Sun Media, London Free Press

PS today is my birthday, so it's kind of funny that we would be interviewed on our anniversary and it would be published on my birthday!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Still Quilting!

Just to show you I am still doing quilty things, here are a few pics. Above, part of a secret project and that is all you are going to see! Below I finally put a label on my "Picnic" quilt. I cut out the flower from the fabric that I used on the binding and appliqued it on as my label, added a few green french knots for interest in the center.

I have been hand quilting my Robin Pandolph applique piece and it is getting close to being done! I am using ecru perle cotton 12; it adds a shine that I like. First I quilted around the stuff in the centre and now I am making a grid pattern in the background.

Next I will have to start making sleeves for the backs of my quilts to get ready for our guild Harvest of Quilts Show in October. A kind of boring job that has to be done.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

And the bride wore pink....

20 years ago today, we were married! It's gone so fast! We had a civil ceremony at the Court House, then we had photos taken at Ivy Park at the forks of the Thames, and then a reception at the Art Gallery overlooking the Thames. It was marvellous!

Happy Anniversary Gord! Thank you, I love you!

Friday, August 08, 2008

Spike's Final Resting Place

Both Hubby and I decided that this would be the perfect spot for Spike, between the dogwood and the burning bush among the sweet woodruff. It is shady and protected. My mom said to put something on top so the animals don't dig him up. I found this little boulder and had some left over bricks. I found some little iron cats in the shed and put them on the bricks. I think I will find a way to put his name and dates on it...

This is the view from the patio table, so I can keep an eye on him.

Here is poor Suske, recovering from her wound, my little cone-head!

It's been rough on all of us. I wonder if Suske knows Spike is gone yet? Did she see or hear Spike at the vet's? I hope not.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

RIP Our Man Spike

Today was a sad day, first I had to take Suske to the vet because she got bit by the evil black (feral) cat that lurks in the neighbourhood and she developed a very bad absess which had to be drained, etc very yucky....and then we had to put Our Man Spike down. He had stopped eating and drinking, he couldn't walk hardly at all, it was obvious his body was breaking down. He lived a happy, healthy 21 years! We adopted him in 1989 when my friend's sister moved to Australia and could not take him with her. He was the best companion we could ever hope for! We will miss him so much! We have buried him in the back yard and we will make a small memorial in the garden for him.