Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Visitors and Visiting but little quilting...

It's been fun at Spruce It Up Quilt Shop this last week and a half. First off, we have our grandson with us for 2 weeks; this is the first time he visits us here at the farm without either of his parents. He's such a great little boy (don't all grandparents say that about theirs?); he's also a great entertainer, full of ideas, facts about wildlife, and also full of rules he makes up as he wishes his world to be. What a character! 

Have you ever heard of a 6 yr old ask for a tomato sandwich with lettuce and mushrooms? He will instruct you on how to build such a sandwich too. LOVE this kid!!! He eats very well and often. One wouldn't think so by the look of him... he's tall and lean! 

He's getting lots of practice driving the tractor...

So far, the weather hasn't been warm enough for him to play in the water at the beach. He came equipped to practice his casting... and you should hear about the big one that got away!!! The secret is: there's no hook on that line!

Those who have visited will have noticed that the old farmhouse has gotten smaller... the reason we separated the back shed from the main house is that the far wall on the north side was sinking into the ground and as a result, it was pulling the "lower" roof away from the main building. The shed will be torn down and the wood from the walls will be salvaged. 

DH is in the process of moving his wood from inside the shed to the lean-to... it's a big job!

Two of my sisters visited last weekend... I missed taking a picture of them riding the wagon to the shore as I had customers in the shop. I also missed this champagne!

Jocelyn gets to try out Lolah after meeting her! :) we had a great time Friday night dining on lobster and drinking wine; Saturday, the men went mackerel fishing; the women took Oliver on an excursion to the farmer's market and some garage sales. 

After they left for home on Sunday morning, we attended a special occasion; Happy 50th Anniversary Roger and Mary! Brunch with family and friends was organized by their children and grand kids. It was a wonderful party!


The barn project is in full swing; we visited the site... this happened Friday...



This morning... no flies on these guys! They arrived at 7:30 and by 8am the forms were all off. Impressive!

We hear the electrician is coming to install the temporary power pole later today!

Oliver loves the "mountains" created when they dug the foundation... 

Had to soak in the tub for quite awhile to remove all the dirt... but that's what the farm is for... a place to run free and get dirty!

We had an incredible sunrise this morning; the wind has been pretty constant and powerful! We're grateful the buildings were separated a week ago instead of this week... I'd hate to see the contractor on the roof in these winds. 

Hurricane Cristobal will be threatening our shores sometime this weekend. By then our little visitor will be home safely delivered to his parents by his Nana from Halifax! We will miss him... he's such great entertainment! He eats and sleeps well and is in non-stop motion-commotion!

Next week it'll be time to restart my quilting projects put aside to play war, go-fish, or pitch a ball... 

There are new fabrics, threads, patterns, supplies such as scissors, glue dispensers, starch spray bottles etc... For those who love to bring projects to class or travel with their supplies, there's a new thread bag you need to see... so come on in for a visit and bring your projects with you... DH will install a table for us on the sun porch. 

Ask to see the "new" Lazy-Susan Valdani and Kimono Silk thread holder... you might want to make one for your sewing room!




  1. So happy you are having so much fun and family came to visit and grandson visit too. Will be in some time soon for a visit. tooraloo !

    1. Loved my visitors!! It was a great break from routine! Sadly Oliver's vacation is coming to an end! :( we'll miss his cheery attitude! Will see you soon!