Friday, August 29, 2014

In Memoriam

David Lee Plummer
July 10, 1957 - August 27, 2014

A true southern gentleman and a dear dear friend. Always in my heart.

"Goodnight sweet prince"

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Musical Interlude

Heard this via Sirius Radio. Can't believe this kid is 21 years old. Can't stop this melody in my head.

This is behind the scenes making the video. Since I couldn't understand all of the lyrics I was surprised to hear him!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A very good place to start

A very good place to start a smallish road trip is Culpeper

A very good song for a smallish road trip near the blue ridge mountains

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When the party is over

And this is what happens when the vacation is over!

Getting back on track again after a wonderful week in Washington, DC and area. Hopefully the first of a tradition of one week historical touring here and there. Bad girl style :)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Till we meet again

                      The end of the week vacation.

            Now is the hour when we must say goodbye. 

                   We'll meet again some sunny day. 

It does happen

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Dana you are no more Amish than I am, now get your pickle relish over to the preserves table and for heaven's sake lose the bonnet!   

On a roll

Really picking up the pace here in DC.  Came across a few Republicans and couldn't resist a bit of a bash up. Getting competitive here in the Capitol.  Off to visit George and Martha's place today.  

Friday, August 15, 2014

Something a little more energetic

We decided that we had best get back to raising the energy level after our smallish road trip.  This is VERY much a league of our own. 

                                Dana of course hit a home run. Way to go "Other Girls".  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Say What???

This was my immediate reaction when Dana suggested we rise at 6 a.m., for the early breakfast seating at Afton Mountain B&B. 

She thought possibly we could rise early, go for a dip in the pool, have a few games of tennis and still be at the gates of Monticello for opening.   Day three and all is swell.   Off to visit TJefferson.  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Little Light Game

The weather cleared overnight and has been absolutely magnificent all day.   We headed out for Culpeper, and Charlottesville early today and are now enjoying a refreshing game on the outdoor courts of our B&B in the countryside.  A couple of wild and crazy girls we are!    Off to Monticello tomorrow.  

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rain rain rain in DC

I'll be away all week and let you know how things are going using the iPad, which, has already become a chore.  Dana and I have started off our annual summer week in style. Umbrella style that is.  

Sunday, August 10, 2014


Speaking of blasts from the past...this just in. I have never seen this picture, but happily it came to me this morning, via email, during a pause for remembering. This is the original Stitch and Bitch group that started with an "Old English Smocking" class in North Toronto, circa 1980. When I say original, I should mention that there were several others who "opted" out of the group when the class ended and one member not present ...possibly taking the photo? This is a classic.

The names shall remain anonymous, as one or more may now be in the witness protection was that sort of group. Sadly, the two matriarchs of the group have passed on. No matter where they all are, they will always live on in our hearts and minds as the best of gals. Thanks Fi.

Friday, August 8, 2014

It was a snap

Last weekend, Helen and I popped into The Workroom and fashioned little snap purses. Since both of her children live "downtown" now, we are becoming quite adept at taking subways and frequently find ourselves exploring various new (for us) neighbourhoods.

This project seemed perfect for stowing our subway tickets/tokens and various bits of change. The longest part of the exercise was selecting the fabric. Of course we had to have the same, and with so much to choose from, it was not a "snap" decision.

We were going to put our darker fabrics outside for the clean factor, but couldn't resist the winsome prints, so reversed the order. Now that we no longer have 'pennies' to hunt for, I'm sure all the silver will show up on the red background.

Great use for bits and pieces of fabric. Must keep at it before we forget the technique.

Thursday, August 7, 2014


Needless to say the old tin watering can has had little use this summer. The next few days may find it coming out of it's cobwebs. For now it is going to become my sketching exercise.