Bag Lady

Bag Lady

I can’t remember when I started collecting bags (shopping…not handbags)…I do know I was already in my twenties as, before that, I didn’t even carry a purse. Not having enough money to do much shopping outside Zellers and Woolworths there weren’t many bags I’d want to hang onto and start collecting. It’s not really a…

Pockets

Pockets

‘Lucy Locket lost her pocket, Kitty Fisher found it’. We all remember that nursery rhyme…sounds cute, fun and, of course, old fashioned. Well, on a sunny outing to cruise our downtown shops with take away lattes in hand we dropped into Novel Idea…a locally owned book shop. I’ve been ordering books from them for ages…if I…

It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

This phrase has taken on so much more meaning in the past 16 months. At first we all thought we’d be locked down for a few weeks then things would get back to normal or would die back…but no and working from home, ordering groceries in or venturing out early in the morning to shop…

Love and Hate with Nature

Love and Hate with Nature

I decided this spring that I have a love/hate relationship with nature. What brought this to a head: Live plants…dead birds. We usually have a nest somewhere around our house each Spring, used to be on a folded back screen on an upstairs balcony door…we took off to North Carolina, something we’d been doing since…

A Mews For Living

A Mews For Living

No…I’m not talking about how cats talk but a living situation that has endured and changed for about 500 years. I first became enamoured with this kind of housing decades ago when I watched Roger Moore as Simon Templar in ‘The Saint’ TV series….back in my English teen years in the ’60’s. At that time…

My Fall Garden

My Fall Garden

A couple of days ago, though it was windy the sun was out so I thought it would be a good day to empty some of the pots I plant up to decorate my deck and porch. I will have months with pretty much only my studio to hang out in so I was taking…

Back in Time

Back in Time

We’re probably all going through stuff in our homes or studios as we have time not doing shows or travelling to meetings etc. I know I’m digging in corners and cupboards to see what’s there that I either don’t need or can repurpose. I took out a package of my old patterns and also a…