Monday, May 31, 2010
I got a fairly good size area complete on the left side of the rug. Guess what?? Its not working. It looks stupid. Apparently I'm not an out-of-the-box-swirly kind of girl! So frustrating, as I see how wonderful this effect can be in other people's rugs.
So tomorrow night I will begin the painful task of pulling out all those strips and starting again. Arrrgh!
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Hope you all had a great weekend!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Becky kicked the weekend off with her Martini Happy Hour on Friday. Just a few of my closest work friends - perfect. Then Saturday I had a long lunch with another 2 bff's - Terri and Charmaine. We spent the afternoon downtown at Duncan's Pub. Hours of good food, tons of gossip, and so much laughing my face hurt when I got home!
Sunday I woke up early and snuck out of the house alone for a few hours. I am a text-book "only-child" so I need to have a little quiet, personal time every once in awhile. I hopped in the car, cranked up the stereo, and went for a long drive along the Northumberland Shore - cottage country! I had the camera and stopped lots of different places along the way, happily snapping shots. I had some great shots..........or so I thought. But when I got home 3 hours later and downloaded them -------none of them turned out. They all were way over-exposed. I guess I had a setting wrong. There are too many darn buttons and dials on this camera. But even so, I had a great morning.
Then I grabbed the family and took them for a drive for the afternoon. I headed in the opposite direction and took them along the Bay of Fundy shore to Parrsboro and we had a seafood supper on the wharf.
Today was the BIG DAY. It really has been a perfect birthday weekend which ended with a family dinner and of course cake. I finally got the deck furniture re-built this morning, so I spent the afternoon sitting in the lounger with Millie and a book. I couldn't have asked for a better birthday weekend, or better friends!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Now on to Sunday's post. The good news is that I woke up this morning without the migraine that has been tormenting me for 2 days. Woohoo! And it was bright and sunny outside - another bonus as I have been stuck in most of the weekend.
Seems like perfect conditions to go for a country drive and play with my new camera. Oh, did I mention I bought myself a fancy new camera?? Did I also forget to mention I don't know how to use it?? Oh well, I'll figure it out as soon as I have a coffee. While I was brewing the coffee the house felt a little damp and chilly so I turned up the thermostat a few degrees.........nothing! Crap - furnace is broken and its Sunday so that means a double-time call out charge for the repair guy!!! So I spent all the rest of the morning waiting for him to arrive and eventually figure out its a broken switch. This bill is going to be horrendous!
By now its noon and starting to cloud over a bit. But I figured a little country drive must boost my mood so I headed out - better late than never. I did manage to take a few pictures, none too great but at least I am experimenting with some of the settings.
This is a shot of the Tidnish River with the Chignecto Ship Railway Bridge way on the background left.
The other side of the river with a few boys out for a little boat ride.
Maybe next weekend, with no disasters I can take some more interesting practice pics.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
It was a perfect little break for a few hours to unwind and forget all the chores and obligations.
Happy Hour at Beck's Deck! TGIF
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I haven't decided if it will be day or dusk in this scene. Corinne at Momz Wool recently took a class on painting wool. So she wants to paint my sky. It sounds cool, but I am having a bit of trouble visualizing the effect. So I have decided to wait until I see the wool and then I'll decide.
I might start hooking the birch tree tonight.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
There is one tiny bit if humour in this. When I got Marg to the hospital Mon. night I looked down as I was trying to get her in the wheelchair and I had dressed her with one shoe and one slipper - BOTH LEFT FEET. OMG........