Friday, December 21, 2007

Xmas Skating

Today was the traditional skating activity, right before Xmas holidays at Miranda's school, where I taught for 8 years. Parents are invited to help with the skates and some join on the rink. Not my case this year, I took a few pictures and chatted with some of my former colleagues, t'was really cool...

The only minor problem, my niece fell and hurt her chin. Her dad who's a dentist took care of everything. It was too cute to see her twin brother worried by the incident, he felt so bad for her...
So my little one skated for the last time with her primary school. Next year will be a very different thing. I am not too nostalgic, I know that when a fantastic moment is over, it makes room for other great moments...

Sunday, December 16, 2007


T'was sooooo delicious...
A tradition during Hanukkah.
Thanks Emily!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Oh Xmas Tree, Oh Xmas Tree!

I experiment with lots of things, including our Xmas tree!

Oh, and sweet baby Jesus was brought by Miranda on her last shopping spree :-)
Mystery solved!

Friday, December 14, 2007

13 Things that Make our Xmas Tree

1. a little tree
2. tiny blue lights
3. fuchsia snowflakes
4. beaded garland
5. a crown on top of the tree (looks amazing!)
6. flashy green ornaments
7. sequins on metal wires
8. sparkly turquoise bows
9. a blue pashmina to cover the foot of the tree
10. a gift under the tree
11. baby Jesus on a golden bed (we still don't know who brought it home, it just «appeared»!)
12. a pine cone I received from Angela
13. lots of love (hey, it's tough to find 13!)

Bitter Sweet

My daughter introduced me to Bitter Sweet. Too cool...

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Miniature Earth

I've always liked this comparison...

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Homemade Food

Today, Claude and Miranda prepared great homemade food, most of them being traditions such as meat pies, donuts (Noëlla's recipe), potato pie (a childhood memory), egg rolls, Parmesan fondues and stuffed rolls. We'll eat meat pies at my in-laws' party. We started eating the donuts (an excellent desert, especially with a touch of Nutella!). The potato pie is already gone and we'll taste the other food soon...

Thanks you to our cooks... xx

Friday, December 7, 2007

13 Holidays Traditions

We still call it «Christmas», but since there's no religion involved for us,
we'll talk about holidays...

1. Decorate a Christmas tree (a couple of years ago, we started doing a mini instead of a big one).
2. Do a winter scene puzzle.
3. Eat homemade meat pie and donuts (by Claude and Miranda).
4. Watch «24» episode after episode.
5. Play boardgames (to please the girls).
6. Go to the «boxing day».
7. Watch, «Lord of the Rings» (trilogy), again.
8. Wear pajamas all day long, at least once or twice.
9. Go to Claude's family party in Drummondville.
10. Read, do arts and crafts.
11. Sleep, lots and lots of sleep...
12. Eat differently (everyone decides what they'll eat and when they'll eat, usually leftovers).
13. Go to the movies (this year: National Treasure 2, L'Âge des ténèbres, Breakfast with Scott...)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Hours of Pleasure

You know about my passion for fabrics... Well I've been on the production mode for a couple of weekends. I made 3 aprons including a cute red and white one for Miranda ( for a Xmas play at school). I also made 3 tote bags; one I use for work, one Alizée needed for her phys. ed. clothes and a last one for a gift exchange at Claude's office party.

This weekend, I need to focus on my godchildren's presents, I don't know what it will be yet, probably aprons made of funky fabrics. Oh, and Miranda asked me for a tote bag as well.

I love doing projects I can complete in a day. It' so different from the quilts that take forever. And, as always, no pattern, I just look at different models and there I go. Too cool!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Moving Forward

Alizée is having fun with Photoshop.
She does stuff like this. It's great, it's her.
She's good, isn't she?