Sunday, 9 June 2019

Happy Birthday!!!

Good Evening Internet Friends!!

One of the things I did today was a total experiment.  A colleague of my has her 50th Birthday tomorrow and I decided to make her a cake.  I should mention that she is Vegan.

After a LOT of searching for recipes I decided on one that called for Soy Milk.  After discovering that Soy Milk only comes in 2 Litre containers of which I only  needed a cup for the cake I gave up cause I have no purpose for the rest of that milk, and it is not cheap.

Later in the day I discovered a can of coconut milk in my pantry.  I use coconut milk to make jasmine rice.

I decided to bake the cake with coconut milk.  Since the recipe no longer fit for coconut milk I set about making a cake on my own.πŸŽ‚

Here is what I managed to produce:
 Before Baking.

After Baking.

The cake was topped with Coco Whip and actually tastes pretty good.  

Will see tomorrow how well this is received.

Hope this inspires your own creativity and wishing you all the
BEST Day EVER Monday.  πŸ₯³

Kathy

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Rest In Peace...

Good Evening Internet Friends!

I always get to tell people that I have the BEST job EVER.  I get to be there for people in their time of need whether that be acute or chronic.  I get to learn about what makes each of them who they are.  One of my patient's over the years I have learned and heard about his love of gardening and been the recipient of many boxes of tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, cucumbers, dill and apples from his garden.  Every year he starts a ridiculous number of seedlings from the seeds that he harvests in the fall.  A few weeks back he brought in for me tomato and pepper seedlings.  Today I found out that he passed away suddenly the day after he dropped these off for me:😿

Guess I will be harvesting the seeds from these tomatoes and peppers this fallπŸ…πŸŒΆ.

Took a bit of time to myself after doggie walk this evening in the craft room and made another of the 52 Week Block Challenge Red and White blocks:

TAH DAH!!!!

Hope this inspires your own creativity and wishing you all the 
BEST Day EVER Wednesday πŸ₯³.

Kathy

Friday, 31 May 2019

Smokin'

Good Evening Internet Friends!

WOW!!!  I had not realized how long it has been since I did a blog post.  Too much on the go but I do try to get a bit of creative ME time in every day🧡

Yesterday I came home from work early due to the heavy smoke that we have been gifted from the forest fires in Northern Alberta. There was ash on my car and on the deck!  After a couple of hours of the smoke entering the clinic with each patient I started to wheeze and cough!  My asthma and allergies have been acting up to start with this spring.

Today I stayed home as the air quality still remains poor.  Took a couple of naps because breathing is hard work.  Seriously.

I did make dinner:

Barbecue lentil stuffed sweet potatoes topped with salsa, sour cream and Parmesan cheese.  A side of broccoli salad rounded out the meal as well as moved a couple of items out of the refrigerator.  πŸ₯˜  

I did a bit of knitting today between naps as not a lot of energy to do anything.  I did also finish the embroider (for lack of a better word) on the quilt label that I started for the quilt I gifted my friend last year at her wedding:

Family members who along wit me attended have their names underneath as well.  

Hopefully this weekend I can get this label sewed on and give it back to her Monday.  That will clean something out of my craft room!!

Hope this inspires your own creativity and wishing you all the 
BEST Day EVER Saturday tomorrow.

Cheers.

Kathy

Sunday, 5 May 2019

And then there were THREE!!!

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Well, the weekend has come to a close.  I am looking forward to heading back to work tomorrow.  I still intermittently have no voice, but the cough has got better.

I did manage between my naps to make Block 3 of my Block of the Month from Sew Divine:

TAH DAH!!!

Hope this inspires your own creativity and wishing you all the 
BEST Day EVER Monday!!!

Kathy

Friday, 3 May 2019

Hack.....Hack...Hello...

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Today is the first time in almost 2 weeks that I have been up long enough to accomplish anything and to blog about it!!!

I managed to somehow contact what I am going to describe as the Plague of 19.  It has been a looooooong time since I have been this ill!

Today after a few naps I did manage to make three more portions for my Lush Block of the Month from Sew Divine:

TAH DAH!!!  Only three more of these and I will be almost caught up!

Hope this inspires your own creativity and withing you the 
BEST Day EVER Saturday πŸ₯³

Kathy

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Oh Where oh Where did the Weekend Go....

Good Evening Internet Friends!

I cannot believe that the Easter Weekend is over!!  Today I spent trying to keep a head cold and its awful symptoms away.....not sure if I will win or not!!

I did manage somehow over this chaotic weekend to get the last three of my Twisted Star Quilt blocks completed!

This is the quilt that I joined a guild just to get the class at a reduced rate and paid a total of 130$ for.  Class got postponed because the weather, however, I did drive to Calgary that weekend and it was fine.  I bit cold but that was all.  When I asked if I could get the pattern at least to complete the quilt because I would not be able to attend the new class date I was told that I would have to buy the pattern.  "Sew"  I decided to stop wasting money on this project and using the cutting instructions and the picture away I went.  Thankfully I do know how to sew.  😎

Eventually after all the patchwork blocks and 6 of the star blocks were completed the quilt designer did send me the pattern so that I could reference her as the inspiration for this quilt: 

I LOVE the bright colors of this quilt and it will look amazing on my navy leather sofa!!!

Hope this inspires your own creativity and wishing you the 
BEST Day EVER Monday.  πŸŽ‰

Kathy

Saturday, 20 April 2019

To the Emergency!!!

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Kiddo and I spent most of today at the Stollery.  As a previous PICU RN and trained Pediatric Nurse I am always so grateful that we live in a place where children have their own hospital.  Kiddo has been having cough cold symptoms for a week now.  Of course the RN mom in me says - "Go to school and wash your hands".  This morning however I knew that this had gone on too long.  His pediatrician is closed on the weekends and if I were to take him to a walk in clinic he would get antibiotics which he likely does not need.  So.....off to Stollery.  

As usual they took EXCELLENT care of him and he always likes that everyone knows who is mom is so that helps too!!

This evening after a soup dinner, and an Easter goodie bag drop off to a friend I finished this Basic Tote Bag that I started almost a week ago:

This is my modified version of the Basic Tote Bag#1.  This was a free pattern that I picked up years ago at a Quilt Shop and then increased the size of to make it the size I wanted.  

This is the first of these bags that I have made in a while as I got very frustrated sewing these bags on demand for other people "sew" I just QUIT.  Now I will only be making them again as gifts or for myself which is how it was supposed to be!

Hope this inspires your own creativity and wishing you the BEST Day Easter Sunday EVER!!!πŸŽ‰

Kathy