Thursday, May 20, 2010

Holiday Weekend

We are heading into what looks to be a wonderful long weekend - Quilt & Stitch will be open Saturday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm closed Sunday and Monday - have fun - I know I'll be in the sewing room - hopefully working on some summer clothes - the last time I sat down to sew my grand daughter talked me into making her American Doll some clothes (not my favorite past time I can assure you).
Have a great weekend - bring something in for Show & Tell Saturday if you're at home like me!!  Hope to see you at Shop Hop June 10, 11 & 12 - I've posted a picture of our Shop Hop Quilt!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Flighty weekend

Since the merger I thought my life was calming down - it has been teetering on the verge of BORING - I thought I'd have never have another silly or crazy story to tell you.  Well, I was wrong! 
We have had a bit of excitement around our place over the last couple of days - I think it started Wednesday - I don't know if any of you remember the trouble we had with bats getting into our house
a few years ago but, it was so bad that my daughter and son-in-law had to hire someone to seal the house to keep them out.  There was a bit of bad weather the other day and I started hearing noises
coming from the fireplace when I was sitting in the family room.  I thought it was just a bad wind but, when I looked outside it really didn't look that bad - so, I mentioned it to my son-in-law Glenn.  I told him that it sounded like birds nesting - but, no it was just my imagination.  The noise persisted until Glenn decided he needed to see what was in the chimney - I told him it sounded like birds - but, no he rigged the camera to an old tripod and then strapped it to a very long metal pole. 
He had the ladder set up on the lawn and was going to climb up and film what ever it was that was going on up there.  Well, he is very afraid of heights so I offered to climb the ladder.  He was ok with that but decided he should check to see it the pole was long enough for the camera to get up high enough to film the top of the chimney - in theory it was a sound idea.  But, lucky for me the pole wasn't long enough.  We abandoned the attempt. 
The noise continued - until tonight when Glenn actually saw the bird - yes it was a bird - in the chimney behind the grate.  I had to take the dog who was going crazy down to the basement and Glenn and Jessica called some of the neighbours in to help them coax this poor  bird out the back door.
So much for BORING!!
Keeping you in stitches,
Thank you so much for your note Edith - don't forget lunch!
If you are interested in learning how to digitize designs - please let Debbi know - JoAnn and Debbi are starting a class - you need 4D Professional or 4D Suite or 4D Embroidery Extra and 4D Design Creator.  We have our ABC sale continuing over the next few weeks - silk and linen (40% off) are ideal fabrics for embroidery designs - stock up now!!!
Keeping you in stitches,
Quilt & Stitch

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Brrr!  Who'd a thunk it!!  Snow in some areas and frost around here - in the middle of MAY!!
Luckily the weather is supposed top warming up - good job because we're having an

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day - I hope you are having a great day!  I was taken out for a lovely lunch by my
oldest daughter and her family - not to the restaurant that we had booked but it was great anyway. 
My daughter and I decided late yesterday that we wanted to go out for a nice lunch today and so
I called to reserve a table for noon at our favorite spot "Bella Bistro".  I was told by who ever it
was that answered the phone that they where full for noon but, they could book us for 1:30.  Well, my daughter and her family go to his family for mothers day  - always have.  1:30 was out of the question.
I asked what time they opened - which was I was told was 11 am.  I asked if we could we have a reservation for then.  No problem the person on the line said - well, guess what - there was a problem!!
When we got got to the restaurant 11 am it wasn't open and according to the information on the door it never opened at 11 am.  It opened at 11:30 every day of the week - not just Sunday - so I can't figure
out where the 11 o'clock came from.  
We were all disappointed and a little irritated (it is very hard getting 3 adults and 2 kids on the same page at the same time and as it was we were 5 minutes late) - so we hooped back into the van and headed off the Costco.  Lucky for us my son-in-law had his eyes open and caught an OPEN sign for another great restaurant.  The moral is "alls well that ends well" - and it will talke me a week to burn off the calories!!
Keeping you in stitches - Marg and Debbi