Whew - I needed to get my butt on my bike for an outdoor ride. While I have been doing spin class three times a week for a long time, it just isn't the same as sitting on the bike for hours. My friend Megan "told" me I had better get my butt on the bike. do what is important to me. OK OK - so I got off to a bit of a late start and when I did get outside - oh my! - the sky did not look too promising.
Tires pumped up - snack, keys, phone, money, CAA card in the pockets and I was off. I rode my road bike which is ridiculously light compared to riding the touring bike. Not that the touring bike is much heavier - it is all the other stuff that I carry that adds weight. At times I felt like the bike was jumping all over the place because of the lack of weight! You would think that my weight would help to keep it grounded!!!
Anyway - you have to go a LONG way to get 80+ K. If you are interested - have a look at my route.
Bike Ride - May 18
It was oodles of fun, and while there were a few rain drops - it really did NOT rain. It was awesome to be back out. There were loads of cyclists out and I have to say those most of them seemed to be behaving themselves and the traffic for the most part gave a wide berth. I did think a lot about last summer and Bob and Irene. Still makes me very sad - it always will.
However one cannot let things like that paralyze you - you must move on - keep going.
Thought I would share some recent show n tell with you.
|Awesome way to use up a border print!!!!! Will make a smart table topper|
|Another easy table topper with a bit of pizzazz|
|And a quilt could not be much simpler than this, yet it has a nice appeal!!!!! Great idea for a gift!|
|This is a Jackie Syer pattern. Part of the scrap busters at a local guild|
|Another Jackie Syer pattern - again a GREAT scrap buster!!!!! Thanks Maria for brining in your quilts. I LOVE THEM ALL!!!!!!|
|Lynda was working on her outreach project for the guild. I don't remember where she got the pattern, but this is also an EXCELLENT scrap user. And she just so happened to have a fabric for the border that ties all the colours in!|
|This is Mary's block of the month that she did with The Quilt Rack in Ancaster. Mary then embroidered windmills (from Aunt Martha's patterns) for the alternate blocks. I love it!!!!!!!|
|Linda brought in her finished (well - still borders to work on) top. This is a pattern by Border Creek Station. Just LOVE this!!!!!!|
|Sacha was working on this fabulous log cabin. The bright colours are to die for. That cat fabric in the center - a Laurel Burch of course!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to steal this one too!!!|
|Elaine (NOT ME) was working on some placemats. See - it is NOT just me who likes tractor things!!!!!|
|Marelene's "accident" quilt. She made this for a friend because she needed a "quick" quilt for a birthday!!!!! Hey Marlene - we all have birthdays!!!!|
I've got more show n tell, but it is already late in the day - so best to go with what you see.
Here are some recent pictures of the backyard. Ok - so the pond!!!!
|It is hard to tell in the picture, but there are THREE black fish in front of the big gold fish.|
|A school of fish - you can see the black/'gold ones better here. By my count we have ten fish that survived the winter.|
|Another view of the black fish|
And here is a picture of Little Sammy. She loves to keep an eye on what is happening in the house so she likes to watch from upstairs!!!!!
|Adorable Little Sammy!!!!!|
We had a great sewing day today!!!! Lots of laughs - more info tomorrow. No time for details - got to finish my homework.
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!