Sunday, February 5, 2012

No Sew Sunday

It's been a good weekend! (Even though I didn't do any sewing.)

Hubby's brother and family came up for a visit on Friday evening, and took us out for dinner to a local place new to all of us called "Einstein's Cafe" to celebrate Hubby's Half-Century birthday.

Yesterday, we went out for breakfast, and had a little walk around the neighbourhood. In the afternoon, we took a drive in the country and visited Fergus and Orangeville.  Downtown Orangeville is very pretty. Lots of tea rooms, bakeries, book shops, thrift stores.  I'm surprised I'd never been there before!  Couldn't find a quilt store though (sigh).

Today we were just bums - - puttering around the apartment, doing this and that.  I've got a big week at work ahead of me - I don't think I have a single empty slot in my appointment book!  Tomorrow morning I'm doing a presentation for 40 people, and in the afternoon seeing two clients, and then two meetings to talk about the newest discussion paper from the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario

Now that I think about it - - I sort of DID do some sewing this weekend .  I did MENDING!!!  Itty Bitty needed a pocket on a hoodie fixed, and Hubby needed a pocket inside a jacket stitched back up.  EW!  MENDING!!!

Funny...doing nothing is so tiring!  I'd like to go to bed, but have to stay up to watch one of our favourite shows: Downton Abbey on PBS. We adore Dame Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess Grantham!


  1. Sounds like a fun weekend Nancy but there is a quilt store in Orangeville. i go there each time I am in Ontario visiting my son and family. Not sure of the name, but in a strip mall, on one of the main drags, maybe across from Mark's Work Wearhouse?? Too bad you missed it.

  2. I, too, love Downton Abbey and Maggie Smith is wonderful. I also saw her in "Hook" yesterday that I watched with my granddaughter. She's been a wonderful actress for years, don't you agree?

  3. Isn't Dame Maggi magnificent. That is what she should be known as - Maggi the Magnificent. I hate domestic sewing and have stuff hanging around from years back rather than sew a button on yet, ask me to sew a button onto a quilt - done in a jiffy.

  4. Hey Nancy, I've lost all my contacts and require to get ahold of Carrie from quilting (in Aylmer). She has since moved to Woodstock and my best chance at getting ahold of her is through email. Have you an email address for her. If so please pass it along. Thanx again, Carol.

  5. Oh did you see Shirley Maclaine is going to play Cora's mother from the USA...that should be good fun. Can't wait for Jan. 2013.

    What have you been up to?

    Happy Sewing

  6. Hi Nancy. I've nominated your blog for a Liebster Award over on my blog I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for doing it!