Volunteer for Victory – My story


In July, we honoured our foremothers by volunteering. During the war, women not only maintained their homes and feed their families with limited resources but they also took over the jobs previously done by men and worked long hours. Despite the many demands on their time,  many still found time to engaged in volunteer activities.  I have been working on my volunteer contribution for a few months now.  Here is my report.

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Frugal Endeavors – June flits in like a butterfly


Butterfly and Colombian Lily

To June 7, 2018

As the weather warms up, life gets busier and busier.  I’m okay with that. After a cold, sleepy winter, its good to feel like there is life out there in the world. Continue reading

Stepping Stone Quilt


I spent a good part of this year making a quilt for a good friend that he could give to his granddaughter for her 16th birthday.  He told me many many good things about this young woman including the fact that she is a very athletic and smart and loves the colour purple.

I figured that this Stepping Stone quilt made in with different scraps of purple would be a perfect fit for her.

I hope this quilt will keep her warm as she transitions from girlhood to adulthood.

Happy Birthday!


Frugal Endeavors – Spring has sprung

A single crocus blossom ought to be enough to convince our heart that springtime, no matter how predictable, is somehow a gift, gratuitous, gratis, a grace.                             David Steindl-Rast

March 28 to April 4, 2017

It looks like spring has finally arrived. I feel like I can shake off winter’s sleepiness and get stuff done. Continue reading