Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Evanescence ... AWESOME !

I haven't been to a concert in a very long time ... think the last one was Pink Floyd ( before kids with DH) so ... okay that was well over 20 years back!
Tonight I had the incredible adventure of seeing Evanescence LIVE and OMG it was an awesome show!

It was way cool that I enjoyed it as much as my daughter did!  Amy Lee has an incredibly powerful voice and such unforgetable talent ... the air was electric ... with the resounding echoes of all the TO fans singing along to all their faves as she belted them out (several time she just let the crowd sing the lyrics) ... interspersed with songs from her newest album (which I'm sure will be as succesful as the previous ones ... by the sound of what they shared!)

While it was a general admission show ... which translated into standing for the whole thing ... I wouldn't have missed it regardless ... but I think there should be a standing rule that us short people should be automatically be allowed front row spots ... really hard to try & catch a glimpse of the action while peaking between tall people!  I did resort to watching part of the show on monitors ... and even the cell phones of some of those tall people in front of me!

Still ... it was worth it ... and wouldn't have missed it for the world!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hearts For Betty

Hurricanes are a phenominal force of nature ... that wreak havoc and create severe destruction in their wake.  Imagine back-to-back hurricanes!

Our dear friend Betty Pillsbury can tell you a thing or two about that experience ... and how she was affected ... suffering loss of crops (the full effect may not be known until spring) and household damages.

I saw the picture she shared of water flowing across her garden like a river ... crazy ... devistating.

My heart went out to her ... for having deal with it all ... and pray she can recover her business & crops next season.

I found a post on CQI from Cheryl Anderson ... inviting members to create Hearts For Betty ... to share heart ornaments as a show of support & caring for one individual who contributes so much to the stitching world through her amazing talent & teaching.

I had the opportunity to meet Betty at a stitching weekend many years ago ... and learned tons from her ... and in general the whole weekend was a blast ... especially the Downtown TO shopping trip!

So ... now my "heart" will really be going out to her ... as I will mail out my ornament today.

Yes ... I have pics and No you can't see ... at least until I know that she has seen it first!

Hugs ... Marie

Sunday, October 9, 2011

That's What I'm Talkin' About!

Can't you just taste them???


Rich & Yummy ... with some goodness in there somewhere!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving !

MMMmmm ... I can almost smell that ham baking ... and all the fixin's that'll go with it ... like roasted sweet potatoes ... squash ... and baked stuffing!

Keep the Pumpkin Pie ... I'm going with luscious Carrot Muffins ... which will of course have a Cream Cheese frosting ... but Melanie decided to buy a piping bag from the shop where she works so they'll look extra decadent!

The weather is supposed to be awesome ... and I'm sooo thankful that I'm off to enjoy it!

Decided to play with a new background this morning ... a change is as good as a rest!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canuck friends ... what will you be enjoying?

Hugs ... Marie.

Monday, October 3, 2011

It's Snowing Again!

Just kidding!  I don't mean in the natural sense  ...  but I'm referring to those snowflakes I had created last year ... pendants ... pins ... and earrings!

I had some left over ... & have put them up on ArtFire !  I have a few more to scan in ... that were not shown last year ... and hope to get to those this long weekend ... Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada.

I was hoping to create more this year ... but am now thinking I may not have the time ... work is imposing some unexpected staffing challenges and well ... I may be otherwise occupied!

So what's there is the balance of what I have available ... scoop 'em while ya can!

Hugs ... Marie

Saturday, October 1, 2011

And ... The Winner Is ...!

Well ... even though I did have to work today ... Tim did treat to dinner tonight and we had a great time!

Melanie couldn't make it ... as she was part of her company's booth staff at the "Baking & Sweets" show at the International Centre this weekend ... and Dad was swamped at work shipping out three tractor-trailors of products to meet a deadline for one major client ... so my sis Cathy & neice Becca, Tim & I had a lovely time regardless!  Irish Nachos (potato cross-cut fries topped with traditional Nacho fixin's) and deep-fried Mozzarella Sticks started us off with cocktails ... then Wings in Forty Creek sauce with a side Caesar salad for me ... Honey Garlic for Cathy & Becca ... while Tim opted for Hot.  No ribs on the menu ... poo!  But really good wings ... so we did totally enjoy!

Tim's boss John treated me to a birthday dessert ... OMG ... a huge scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream drizzled with caramel & chocolate sauce, with a warm Chocolate Fudge Brownie in the centre ... and a mound of fresh whipped cream on the side to boot!  It came with one solitary candle ... and a rousing chorus of  "Happy Birthday" from the staff & guests!

All in all ... just lovely!  Good food ... good fun ... good memories!

So now  ... without further ado & as promised ... the name of the winner ... that one name drawn from the infamous Lucky Tin is ...

Lisa Jo ... from Black Bear Cabin!

Congrats to you my dear!  I'll need you to e-mail me your snail address so I can forward your prize!

Thank you all for your BD good wishes ... much appreciated!  Hugs to you everyone!

Marie ... aka ... the BD Girl!

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