Wednesday, June 28, 2006

See you in a few!

We are off to Sechelt tomorrow for a few days. Happy Canada Day and Happy 4th to my US readers! Be good while I'm gone...

Monday, June 26, 2006


This time I finished up the cross stitching on the dragon. I have to finish the cross stitch and back stitch on the border and the back stitch on the dragon. I am hoping to have him done this year. We'll see how progress goes on Angel of the Sea first.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Stanley Cup in Campbell River!

I was watching one of the local news stations earlier and there was an item about the parade, etc. in Campbell River, BC today. The Hurricanes' captain, Rod Brind'Amour is from there. He and Mike Commodore rode in the back of a convertible with the Cup. I hunted around for any news links with photos and didn't have any luck.

So to everyone who cheered for Edmonton so the Cup would come back to Canada, guess what? It did! It made it as far as Vancouver Island and that is good enough for me.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

My Inner European

Apparantly my Inner Eurepean is Dutch! Sshh, don't tell my German hubby.
Your Inner European is Dutch!
Open minded and tolerant.You're up for just about anything.
Who's" Your Inner European?

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Some wonderings.

Sorry this is not the promised photo of the pie. It's not made yet. We went to my BIL Pete's 50th birthday party last night in Surrey and on our way we saw some stuff worth wondering about.

-How can ducks be so stubborn/stupid? The road we take to get to the highway is fairly rural. We had not even made it to the railway tracks when T had to stop the truck because there was a huge duck sitting in the middle of the road. We honked and it didn't even flinch. He actually had to back up a bit and go around it.

-Brides that really hate their friends/relatives. We are coming up to the Ramada Inn at the Whatcom exit and see the flashing lights of 2 cop cars in the parking area of the Convention Centre. We also see what looks to be a large orange pylon. When we get closer we see that a wedding party is milling around among the cop cars. Perhaps a fire alarm went off by mistake? Perhaps the party really got out of hand at 7pm? Then we see the bridemaids. Lovely strapless dress with fairly frilly-chiffony skirts. Top of the dress is black. Skirt is the horrid day-glo orange of traffic pylons. It could not even charitably be called peach. Even a Halloween wedding could not quite pull off that combination with a black bodice. Truly hideous!

-Beekeepers Olympics. The Honey Centre/Farm/Barn whatever-the-heck-it's-called at the corner of 176 st. and Fraser Hwy had this on their sign. This weekend is the Honey festival apparantly. I had to wonder exactly what the Games entail. All I could come up with was letting the bees loose and seeing who can run the fastest.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Fresh strawberries!

Hubby and I ran errands this morning. Since the fresh strawberries are out we bought a small basket from the green barn on Luckakuck near the highway. I've washed them and sliced them and I've got about 3 cups worth. Tomorrow I am making strawberry rhubarb pie, since the rhubarb in my garden is like, nuclear now. I so do not do pastry, so we bought frozen stuff this morning. Maybe a picture tomorrow if the pie looks appetizing...

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Another cute quilt

Brenda in Peterborough just finished this adorable quilt for the Angel Quilt Project. The Eeyore cross stitch panel was done by Sharon in Simcoe. Thank you Ontario ladies for making a lovely quilt that will most likely go to one of the little preemies at Royal University in Saskatoon.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Gingerbread mufffins

Since some of by blogging friends occasionally post recipes and photos, I thought I would do the same. Thank you Shannon and Glenda for the inspiration!
Weezerella and I made these yesterday afternoon. They are yummy and not too sweet. I think raisins would be good in them too.

Here is the recipe:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ginger
3/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 egg, 1 1/4 cups milk, 1/2 cup molasses, 1/2 cup melted margarine.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and grease a 12 cup muffin pan.
In a large bowl combine both flours, brown sugar, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon and salt. Make a well in the centre.
In another bowl whisk together egg, milk, molasses and margarine. Add to dry in ingredients and stir just until moist.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan, filling to top. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Party, party

We had a great party last night for my friend's 30th birthday. Most of us behaved ourselves and the event wound up around 1 am. My brother-in-law was hilarious. Our sound system has a mike with it. He was singing away and doing air guitar with the mike cord. A couple of people got damp in the hot tub, and one person went in fully clothed. I suppose the party could be considered a success if the guests are slightly unruly. We are all getting too old to misbehave very much any way!

I was a good girl at least. I've been up since 9 cleaning up. It's now noon and my husband hasn't surfaced from the bedroom yet...

Friday, June 02, 2006

Alaska sampler

I finished up hour 55 on the weekend but I didn't get a chance to get the photo on the computer until now. It's coming along pretty nicely now. The design is by Marcia Manning of Cross Stitch Wonders. I bought it in Juneau in 1997.

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