Saturday night hockey

Saturday night hockey
Saturday night hockey

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

So… what have I been doing?

Saying I have been busy doesn’t really tell you anything about what I’ve been up to, does it?  Okay – I’ll give you some details…

First, I have to say that I have been very busy at work.  I keep thinking that my work life will slow down as I get closer to retirement, but that isn’t the case.  But I am not going to talk about work….

Our weather early in the fall was a continuation of our summer weather.  Rainy, grey, but not too cold.  In September we had a visit from a friend and spent a weekend with her at my sister’s cabin.  Despite the rain we went boating…


Another weekend we did a big outdoor clean-up for my friend Linda… Lots of truck loads went to the dump….


I harvested and ate lots of yummy vegies from my garden.  I also did some canning… here we have peach jam and high bush cranberry jelly….and maple syrup.  I got three gallons of it and put it into quart jars.


The weather improved through the month.  We had some lovely warm and sunny days…. this is mid September…


Did I do ANY sewing?  I made these hexies for my September swap partner in the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap.


Any other sewing moments were spent working on my own hexagon quilt.  Here is proof that I actually do work on it sometimes although this photo is recent.…

Sewing at pumpkin carving 2014_035

Hmm…. It doesn’t sound that busy ….  I’ll be back to tell you about October.

See you soon,



  1. Hexies, so many stitches, love the wall hanging, and maple syrup, today we bought a bottle, 250ml, it was NZ $ 11, so that works out at over NZ $ 165 for a gallon, And our syrup came from Canada!!!! Lovely new header, and all your canning bottling is so worth all the work. Jean.

  2. well... sounds busy to me!.. and as for when you retire.. I have LESS time now than I ever did! lol x its all good fun though x

  3. Sounds busy enough to me. you seem to pack lots in to every month

  4. It sounds busy to me! I love that photo that you're using as a header-what an awesome view. Nice hexies and I like that fan quilt that you're sitting near. That looks like a peaceful place to stitch.

  5. Our maple syrup also comes from Canada although the company that bottles it is Australian. I can't tell you how much it is but it's certainly not cheap. However, it tastes so much better than the "imitation" or "maple flavoured" syrups!