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Garage to art studio project update…still a big mess

Oh boy. I really thought I would have all of it sorted by the end of this long weekend,but it would seem that my project is a bigger mess than I thought. The good news is that the painting’s done. All the walls are…

February 13, 2017

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Welcome fire rooster.

Hello and Happy Chinese New Year everyone. I’m so over the Year of the Monkey. How about you? Was the monkey good to you? OMG! Trying to out monkey the monkey last year was so difficult for me. I’m so ready for the rooster.…

January 28, 2017

Playing I’m the boss with the cats

My cats!!! They feel like they’re the boss around here. This is Milo. He likes to sleep in my bed with me all night and always sleeps cuddled up in the fur blanket. But I like to make my bed in the morning, so…

January 3, 2017

Our Christmas Day

Santa came after all!! So many prezzies. A whole harbour in a box. I made pillows for each of the girls with some vintage flannel which belonged to my grandmother and I appliqued their names on them. Morgan had the best time with the…

December 26, 2016

‘Tis the night before Christmas

I’m sitting in front of an open fire here in my peaceful and quiet living room this night before Christmas thinking what a whirl-wind day this has been. I got the house ready last night and waited (a little anxiously) for my children to…

December 24, 2016

A small tradition: baking Czech Christmas cookies

I’m so excited to have my older children and their families here for the Christmas holidays, and, since I don’t usually have such a large crowd I rarely bake the kinds of traditional Czech Christmas cookies my grandmother (babi in Czech) used to bake.…

December 21, 2016

All is calm

Hi everyone, This post is long in coming and I’ve been looking at it for several days now, but the truth is that I’m finding Christmas very hard this year. Ok, I’m just going to stop writing about that now because it’s been two…

December 19, 2016

My over-wintering hummingbird and a new morning chore

There was a bit of daylight already when I walked into the kitchen to make my second cup of tea. Some of us were resolutely still in bed, but the little over-wintering hummingbird was out sitting on his feeder outside my kitchen door trying…

December 14, 2016