Skip to content


December 10, 2015

at last – new carpet

P1060464which makes everything else look old

that pink/rose wall will have to go

those are official marine charts on the wall – everywhere we sailed many years ago

P1060462all the furniture in the kitchen  (that’s the offending washing machine in the background)

P1060461needs to be moved back, then the kitchen flooring can go down

and I can do some Christmas baking

I knew the camera had a problem – with the sensor cleaning mechanism

 these pictures were taken with my old camera

but the computer no longer “recognized” it so I had to correct that little problem

P1060470this patchwork “boro” piece was put away a few months ago

 the simple kantha stitching is comforting

P1060472maybe it will get finished this time


 a skein of 60/2 silk left in sumi ink for a week, most of it washed out and left a very pale pink

and a skein dyed with mixed lichens (I found bags of it stashed in the dye cupboard)

how many hours in one lifetime does a person waste waiting for people to show up?

getting frustrated.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. December 15, 2015 12:41 am

    whatever you think the end i near.the silk skein looks luscious.


  2. December 11, 2015 9:32 pm

    Hang in there, Jean! I’m sure things will improve soon. We were lucky and only got the edge of the wind and rain. Power went out for a short while yesterday though. Just enough to futz up all the clocks! Love your furniture. It reminds me of some of my own. You sure don’t want to move it yourself. Heavy!


    • December 11, 2015 10:46 pm

      Louisa – I haven’t lost power here yet but only 2 blocks from the hospital so we are well looked after. I love my solid wood furniture even if it is so darn heavy. Well, I do have an excuse not to decorate this year!


  3. December 11, 2015 4:08 am

    Oh, dear. That first photo looked serene and promising but . . . And are you actually keeping the offending washing machine?! I think i might kick it to the curb.


    • December 11, 2015 7:38 am

      Kerry – it was the washing machine hose- water flows through it continuously under pressure and they need to be checked and replaced periodically. Lesson learned!


  4. emilysuzanna permalink
    December 10, 2015 1:20 pm

    Oh my goodness. Hoping you soon get a break in the weather and the helper people will arrive…onward with the stitching!


    • December 10, 2015 1:43 pm

      Suzanne – the wind was clocked at 110 km. just a few miles offshore this morning. the stitching will keep me calm.


  5. vdbolyard permalink
    December 10, 2015 12:45 pm

    work people (here-mostly men) as notoriously annoying and they particularly don’t respect women clients. rant done. love those charts!


    • December 10, 2015 12:54 pm

      Velma – most of the crews have been good – one woman (1/2 the moving crew) looked at my real hardwood furniture and refused to move it!! the floor layer will be here at 8am tomorrow to lay the kitchen floor but nobody has shown up to move the furniture. We’ve had terrible weather with lots of flooding and I think they’ve taken on more work than they can handle. I cut and pasted those charts years ago, now I use old ones for signature covers.


  6. Lis permalink
    December 10, 2015 12:03 pm

    Oh your upheaval goes on and on, I hope the kantha stitching will allow you to relax and feel a little more at ease. This too shall pass although at the moment I imagine that feels unlikely. Hugs and don’t get stressed about the looming festivities, excuse that pun!!


    • December 10, 2015 12:58 pm

      Lis – love the pun, think the only way to get through this is with a sense of humor. Getting the stitching finished would make me very happy.


  7. December 10, 2015 11:53 am

    Wow….your place really has been in an uproar….the baking may be therapeutic once you get to it. Wishing you continued patience. Hugs


    • December 10, 2015 11:56 am

      made marion – I thought I saw the light at the end of the tunnel but then I put my glasses on! thanks for the hug.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: