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Sunday, March 1, 2009

*** W A R N I N G ***

use your
with beeswax.
I used this last night when I pulled out my melting pot to play with some yummy beeswax, fabric and canvas. Today, when I went to plug in what I thought was the printer's cord, my iron (which I obviously and accidentally plugged in) threw a spark that near caught my hair and blew the breaker. oops.
I woke of on Friday morning and made the mistake of blinking. Next thing I know, it is Sunday night and I haven't stopped. Not that it was a painfuly hectic weekend, just busy and full. Rewarding even. I got alot accomplished.
  • Thursday was all about me. Hair done, nails done, waxing the eyebrows and a stop at De Serres. After leaving work to head right to the city, I finally made it home around 9:30
  • Friday, I ran home and packed my bags for my evening out and to tidy up the spare rooms for my 3 nieces who were here for the weekend. (ages "almost 12", 13 and 16.) before heading over to Tanya's. She made a delicious supper of steak nachos (hers are very good with the refreshing taste of cilantro to compliment them) with chicken wings. Once we were done eating, the baking commenced. Together we made 6 dozen muffins (2 dozen banana-chocolate chip and 4 dozen chocolate chip), 3 double batches of confetti squares (1 butterscotch and 2 chocolate), 3 dozen tarts (2 dozen buttertarts, 1 dozen lemon tarts ... and I made the tart shells from scratch) and pan of rice krispie squares. We had also wanted to make some brownies and cookies but called it a night around 10:30. After visiting for a bit, I was home by 11:20 and in bed by 1.
  • Saturday found the girls and I leaving K behind as we got up early and headed State-side. We did some shopping, stopped at the library so I could look up some genealogy stuff for a distant cousin then went to Trombino's for their famous chicken wings. On the way home, we stopped at Scrap City (on the reserve) and yes, I did break my 'use my stash' rule but only this once! She had some Heidi Swapp Silhouettes on sale for $2.50 in ones that I didn't have as well as a couple of stickles ($1.99) in colours that I had wished I had a couple of weeks ago. After getting home around 5, we got in our comfy clothes, the 16 year old went out with her boyfriend, and the creating began with all three of us doing canvas projects.
  • Today I drove the girls home - but not after I made another stop at De Serres to exchange a couple of canvases for a slightly bigger size. I picked up a few more paint paraphenalia and home they went. A quick visit with my sister-in-law then off to Michaels to get a quilting iron (which I wound up not getting). No SBing supplies, just some wooden letters. It was after 6 when I got home and I didn't stop there. Last weekend, I sewed curtains and a chiffon/organza overlay for one of my spare rooms. K and I finally hung the 3 curtain rods tonight for it (there is a bamboo blind on the inside and a muslin drape in the middle with the overlay on top - all of different rods) and I am good with the way it looks. I also hung a canvas that I painted last weekend the bathroom.

That brings me to now. It is currently 8:34 and I am just too tired to go and take pictures of last weekend and last night's creations. I am also too tired to go and finish the second canvas that I started last night even though I am itching to do it. I am actually stepping out of my abstract box and attempting an actual picture. Should be interesting. This week will also see me quite busy - right through to Sunday but, hopefully, it will still have that same feeling of accomplishment. Here's to a great week with picture updates in the next day or two.


Tanya said...

ok i want to see pictures soon of the canvases....curious as to how they turned out. I didnt know you sewed a martha stewart are we:)

Closet Artist said...

Whew I need a coffee and a nap after reading all that! LOL Don't you just love the occasional crazy, productive, happy days?
But of course this post is useless without pictures!! LOL Especially the sparking HS iron!! I think that is a LO waiting to happen.
Enjoy your week bella.

Krista said...

Hi there!

Just wondering about your trip to scrap city? Never heard of it before. where is it? is it a store? how far from ottawa?

always in the market for a new place to shop? good deals?

what's the scoop?!

Marlene said...

You are a busy lady! I am looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations.