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Plenty of rain

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I'm All week it was incredibly hot. Less like spring and more like midsummer. We were issued tornado warnings, even though we've never had any in this area. Plenty of time to stitch this snark shark by Rebecca O'Neal (no shark-nado pun intended. It was just amusing after hearing a shared story one day).
I purchased the pattern from Etsy shop The Compass Needle.


Wednesday we did get some wicked wind and quite the light show; but not much as far as rain went.
 Thursday was over cast but warm. Its 1/2 day at work so I went into the city to get my new windshield put on my vehicle. I also stopped by Home Depot and picked up a few bags of soil & some flowers. Most of those went into my bed I have over at the office. My husband built it for me last fall to go over the spot where its mainly rocks. It was his way of "helping" me to not damage the blades of our lawnmower. My daughter helped put them.There's some wild flower seeds in there already but not much was …

Heeeerrrree Chick-Chick...MAY Smalls SAL & other goodness

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Mom's rooster "Big Thunder" is a very randy boy. Treats his girls good & is very protective, but he's got a couple favorite ladies. He's an ugly thing, like a discarded patchwork quilt you find in the bottom of an old attic steam trunk, with the personality one would pair up with a gym nut taking steroids. She was hoping all this hen hopping he'd at least be properly fertilizing so she gave me 10 eggs. I put 5 into my little incubator & gave 5 to a friend up the hill, who put them under her broody hen.  2 of mine & 3 of hers had to be tossed out as they were not fertile when we did the 1st candling. At 2nd candling, the hen had abandoned the nest (eggs were no longer growing) and the 3 remaining at my place had also stopped progressing.

Clearly Mr. Big Thunder was all for show.

I bought some more 16 eggs from another locale lady & crafted my own DYI incubator with a styrofoam cooler but it wasn't holding the humidity high enough so I bough…

What a Busy Month! - April Smalls SAL

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April has gone by so quickly! With Easter break, mom having her 60th birthday. Dance photo day & then following it up with a dance festival in the city last weekend....hola! Whirl wind.

The kids did all of us parents and the Studio proud with their performances at the Shy-Ann Festival. They walked away with a few medals. A few recognition's for choreo and a gave us in the audience a sneaky peek at what to expect come final performance in a few weeks. So much pride!!! Thankfully us adults did not have to brave the adjudicator's stage; however our instructor would really love to have us enter into one next year. She's confident that, after 3 year of dance under our mom belts, that we are ready to showcase in front of a broader audience. . I'm sure its partly so she can show her own personal skills as an instructor as well. That her techniques are vastly applied to both varying age & abilities.


That being said, I had more new starts begun than I did finishes. He…

Tra - La - La -La: March Smalls SAL

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New Starts:

I found a pattern online put up by a R3dd.it member (ms_kat_d) of  a basic bison silhouette. I added 3 colour tones to it and transformed it into my Sneaky Library, book mark for the book I was reading entitled "The Pemmican Eaters".


I also started a piece for my SIL's mother. There is no doubt that this year, Hennie's birthday will be really hard on her (it being the 1st one that he's gone). So I'm working on a memorial style piece for her.



This Book Lover's shelf isn't as fanciful as it looked on her site with the stitched model. The colours are all really dark and drab looking. If anything I have an idea of someone to pass the finished piece along to but do not plan on keeping it for myself.

Cat Tower is completed & framed.

Axle Bean likes kitty cats.


This one was an evening stitch on the saucy side ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‰
And my Star Trek Wedding Sampler is complete. All that orange. Ugh! I've got the frame for it already just need to wash and i…

Effective March

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Hubby turned 41 on Wednesday. I arranged for his friends to join us for supper to celebrate over the weekend while he was home from shift. It seemed like it was a success (even if a couple weren't able to attend last minute. We're all parents, well except for Russ, so it was understandable.) We went to his fav spot Chianti's on Whyte so he could enjoy him some Fettichini Supremo. Its a seafood curry dish.

This week has been ultra stressful. We had our final court hearing against one of the neighborhood individuals. It went in our favor, which is exactly how we knew it would given it was false.That same morning, it was announced that my SIL's mother had  been on her way home from work & discovered her son (SIL's brother) deceased in his truck. He'd pulled over on the highway to smoke up. He'd had the window down; the combo whatever & cold Alberta winter air stopped his heart. This has of course raised a lot of emotions in the family. My own as well…