I Like Thursday #22

I’m late writing my post today and joining my friends over at LeeAnna’s blog Not Afraid of Color who write about things they like that bring them joy.

I was up before it was daylight and on the road to do some errands.

First up on the list was to stop at the dump to drop off our garbage. I really like the attendant there. She always has some fun conversation. Today she started things with a compliment for me! She said she liked what I’ve done with my hair. Last week I had become tired of it getting in my eyes and took the scissors to it. Now you can really see my grey wings and they actually are a pretty silver 😉. From there the conversation went on to the students at the college who are taking their hairstylists course and that I should try them next time I have a couple of hours to relax and get my hair washed. It was fun for a while to just be normal visiting an acquaintance.

From there I headed to do a drop off at the Red Cross Equipment Depot to return the walker we had borrowed for DH’s knee surgery. Another pleasant visit with the lady there who has been a volunteer for 37 years. I left with a form to register as a volunteer. I do like to help my community!

My next stop was here:

I love this shop! It is Allan’s Sewing Machine in Trail, BC. He is not only my favourite, most reliable honest repair technician, he is the owner of a gold star Janome dealership. I can always find some fabric or notions to spoil myself with in his shop. Today, however, I was on a mission. I finished paying for and arranging delivery of my new toy tool which I am in love with;

While I was in the shop I was astounded to see that he only had two machines left, the Continental M7 and the Horizon Quilt Maker Memorycraft 15000. The sewing machines and sergers are all sold! I love knowing that in these crazy times, more people are learning to sew or share in a craft that I am so addicted to.

I like being able to resist temptation and stick with my goal of sewing from the stash. I did however pick up a flannel backing for one of my commission projects. It was requested that the winter duvet cover have a flannel, cozy backing. Backings don’t count as adding to the stash when it was in today and going out this evening, right😉

I really like being part of the Board of Directors for our local Guild.

Our Guild owns this sweet little one room schoolhouse. We do have fun providing meeting space and classes for our membership. I enjoy being able to host classes here and have really enjoyed learning other crafts; felting, basket weaving, spinning, natural dyes to name a few. With the numbers spiking here in our Province, I am expecting lockdown orders to be mandated soon the lockdown was instituted late this afternoon just after I got home. All classes and our fundraiser are cancelled until at least December 7.

I love this child;

So hard to believe Clarke is walking and I haven’t seen her since she was 3 days new! 😞

Thanks for stopping by to read my list of likes today. I do enjoy sharing the things that bring me happiness! Do stop over to LeeAnna’s post to see our friend’s I Like/Love Lists. It’s guaranteed to make you smile! I’m also linking with Knit By God’s Hand who just joined us on LeeAnna’s blog. 😄 Carol

ps. Don’t forget this bit of fun and inspiration will be starting soon;


Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

13 thoughts on “I Like Thursday #22

  1. I enjoyed this post, riding along with you on your errands. Oh my! You have a new machine to play with – lucky you! What fun! That little’s face is just darling, with that big smile. We are having increased lockdowns as well as numbers are rising here.

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    1. Hi Wendy. Isn’t Clarke’s smile infectious with her little teeth shining away! I’m looking forward to playing with the new toy but it looks like I will have to wait a bit longer for the delivery now. I just keep reminding myself; stay home =stay safe 😷

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  2. Hi Carol! OMG – sweet Clarke will be driving herself soon, she’s growing so much. I know you are just aching to get your hands on her. That first picture of the road to errands is a fabulous one. The trees, the snowcapped mountain, the gorgeous sky – just the perfect picture. So, when is delivery set for that new toy? I can hardly wait to see what your first project will be! {{Hugs}} and take care. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Roseanne I really am thinking Clarke will be driving before I get to hug her again 😞I sure do live in pretty country so having a dump of snow causing power outages and blocking us in is a small price to pay to have this view every day. Just talked with the tech. It might be next month with the new lockdowns but I’m patient. I can wait. 😏

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  3. Clarke is ADORABLE! Did you possibly enjoy running your errands because you got to have some human contact here & there? We humans love to see each other, good for the soul. Have a good week and stay safe.

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    1. Hi Susie. The errands were fun to see happy eyes above masks, but it just seemed that everyone was so happy and cheerful even though we were expecting further lockdowns. Stay well and 😷


    1. Gail I was so tempted by the M7 but I’m on pension and had to decide which machine would be better in my budget. I’ve been saving for a few years and with the deal my guy gave me, I was able to make it work. Now to save for all of the accessories and supplies. Then I can start saving for a new sewing machine. By the time I can afford one, there might even be some in the stores! 😉Clarke does make us all smile. She is always happy, even when teething as in this photo. 😄


  4. It has been great knowing that sewing machine sales are up! I was talking to someone today who works at our local quilt shop which is next door to a repair shop/Janome dealer–they can’t keep models in stock. So many people are turning to sewing right now for masks, as a hobby, and as part of home-school curriculum. Hooray!

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    1. It is inspiring Emily. I enjoyed seeing the empty tables thinking of the fun people will have and the projects they will do. Felt sad though for the people that can’t get a machine right now


  5. Does your guild really have its very own building so much that there is a sign on the outside?

    Too bad about another lock down. I just worry about the economy.

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    1. Yes our Guild does own the building and in “normal” times we are busy enough with classes, meetings, member days and studio rentals that we can keep improving and maintaining the building with only 1 fundraiser a year! I’m pretty proud of this amazing group! Yes the lockdown is pretty stringent this time but we do need to do it to get things under control. If we can get Covid under control our Federal and Provincial Governments will then be able to concentrate on the economy. Both levels have been very proactive with financial assistance to our business sector here in Canada (IMO). Thanks for commenting. Be safe and have a good week.


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