Sunday, 23 June 2019

Take Time to Smell the Roses...

Good Evening Internet Friends!!!

A couple of weeks ago I took my bicycle in for a tune up......the same bicycle that I have had several mishaps with.  Turns out that to fix it and still have a slightly bent frame would cost almost as much as a new bike.  I opted for the new bike option with no frame issues.  A bit of my bike was salvageable for parts to a charity that creates bikes for kids in need.  I LOVE my new bike!!!  Not only is it way more awesome than my old one, but it has hot pink trim on it.  Plus I added a donut bell to it: 🍩

I have been making a lot of trail and off road miles with this bike of late.

Today while I was out I literally Took Time to Smell the roses.  They were beautiful:

And then of course my eyes itched and I started sneezing, but still they were really pretty.  🌹

Recently I also started working seriously on my Lush Block of the Month offered by Sew Devine.  

I have managed to  very slowly get these 4 blocks done:

 I LOVE the colors in these blocks and the points lined up so that made me extra happy.

This weekend I got started on the Dresden plate blocks.  These are going to take more time, but I did get all 84 Dresden blades cut out this weekend so that throughout the week I can sew a bit and maybe actually accomplish something by next weekend.  Here are my first completed 12:

These are tedious to make but I am getting better at them. πŸ₯³

Hope this inspires your own creativity and wishing you a 
BEST Day EVER Monday tomorrow. 


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


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:


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