Sunday, September 11, 2011

Happiness is a form of courage. -Holbrook Jackson

Hey all, what's up?! Yesterday was the first Saturday that I've not had to go to work in two years (except for the occasional family event, etc) and  it was great! I'll no longer be working on Saturdays (at least not at my present job) which should be both fun and interesting; I also have a job interview tomorrow for a full-time position so wish me luck!

In honour of having Saturdays off Alex and I headed to the St. Lawrence Market and got some meat, cheese, and fresh produce - yum! I've got both yellow and green zucchini waiting for me and I'm thinking I'll make some more spiced zucchini bread. We're also planning on heading to St. Jacobs to check out the market, antiques, and maybe I'll find some Mennonite quilts too! We'll also be going to the Shaw Festival (probably the first weekend in October) to check out some plays and to hopefully see some beautiful fall colours in Niagara-On-the-Lake. Now doesn't NOT working on Saturdays sound awesome?! Yes, I think it does! Today I spent the day watching old episodes of Ancestors in the Attic and hand piecing a new project (which I will be sharing very soon)!

Photo by Karyn

I thought I'd post this picture because there are never any pictures of me from crafty events (since I'm always taking pictures). This is Katherine, Melody, and I at the friendship bracelet party that Karyn hosted at The Workroom in honour of Lizzy's visit to Toronto (I blogged about it here). Doesn't Karyn take lovely photographs? She has a super-spiffy camera but trust me - that girl is all kinds of talented! I kinda want to be Karyn when I grow up...does that sound weird?

I also wanted to let y'all know that I added a few destash bundles to my Etsy Shop in an effort to raise money to have my sewing machine fixed and tuned up and to put away to help pay the bills in case my job interview doesn't pan out. I still have a few more to add - including some Flea Market Fancy and Mendocino - but here are a few that I added last week:

I'll add the rest of the fabric over the next couple of days to a week! If you purchase something and  mention in your "note to seller" that you found the destash through my blog I'll throw a couple of extra fabric-type goodies into your package!


  1. I don't normally read blogs on the computer, but I happened to click to my dashboard and happened to catch that awesome quote as your title... that's one of my all time faves! I've never heard anyone else ever use it before!! You made my day. I'm glad I caught it on the computer and not the reader on my phone because I'd forget to come back and comment otherwise. I'm also clicking over to your etsy right now. :)

  2. Good luck with the interview! I went through a period at the day job when I was working 7 days a week for about 6 months. When I suddenly got my weekends and evenings back I didn't know what to do with myself - so many options, so little time lol Enjoy your Saturdays off :o)

  3. Good luck on your interview sweet lady!!

  4. I hope your interview went well today. Good luck!!!