Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Travels of Flat Princess continue....

Flat Princess has been hanging out with me this week. She thinks it is pretty quiet and laid back around here in the north woods. I think I will saddle up one of the horses and take her for a wild ride through the north woods and maybe she would like that!:o)

Right now she is sitting on my desk while I do some work. I think she is reading Pea's blog with me.

This morning I had to do a few errands so we swung by Stephen King's house so that she could see the famous spooky gate.

Then I took her to see our other famous man in town, Paul Bunyan! This is one tall fella and stands across the street from Hollywood Slots but I wouldn't let Princess go in there, she'd just lose her money.

I tried to get a picture of us driving along the river while we stopped for a red light.

Friday I had a board meeting at the Humane Society and she went along with me. She stayed in my purse during the meeting but afterwards got out to meet one of our cats that lives there.

Kitty wasn't impressed.

She would rather lay on the table while we are having our meeting!

Now who wants to be next to have Flat Princess visit them?????? Let me know via e-mail and I will send her right out to you.

She is headed to merry old England next to visit Linds' from Rocking Chair Reflections! I'm sure she will have a wonderful time seeing all the sights!!
Thanks Linds!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Royal Visit

I am thrilled to have a little visitor this week. Well! I hope it was this week she arrived but I'm very afraid she may have spent last week shut in my pokey little mail box all dark and crowded with post while I was away. Anyway she came out smiling and wasn't sulky or princessy at all.
This is Flat Princess and she has flown all the way from Canada where she had been staying with Pea for a while. You can read all about her world travels here.

Tonight she came with me to the Patch where she helped a couple of the ladies pin a quilt.

Then she admired some of the quilts on display.

Here Jean is showing her the hand work Teena, Beatrice and Barb were doing.

While she is here I'll be showing her around for a few weeks so pop back here to see what she gets up to.
Who knows where she's off to next? If you'd like her to visit you just drop me a line and I'll book her ticket.

It'll Soon Be Spring

I bought myself some Daffys yesterday. They certainly cheered up my kitchen and the money I spent goes towards fundraising for Cancer research. Flat Princess totally agrees that it was a good idea.

Tuesday Treasure

Time for a little break from quilting. I'm in a frenzy and have been crouched over the machine like a mad woman finishing UFOs. Only 6 weeks until the "Public Haniging at The Patch and I have heaps still to finish if I'm going to exhibit all I've planned to.

So this is today's favourite treasure.
A ladder.
I love this ladder, especially the detailed hinge.
I'm pretty sure it's made of Oregon and I know it's English but that's all I know about it.

In a past life the bloke ran a junk shop, he sold a lot of bric a brac, a few antiques and plenty of collectable hand tools. Sometimes I would be allowed to go with him to auctions, just to act as quality controller of course!
A man with an auction number is a dangerous thing.
This ladder sold for way too much money but what could I do? I was in love.

More Tuesday Treasure over at Clare's blog.

It's Nearly Time To Say Goodbye................
............To The Flat Princess.

She's been here at Charlotte's Cottage in Western Australia. She's seen the sights, met some of my friends and had lots of fun but now she must move on. If you'd like her to visit you email me here and I'll send her packing to the first blogger who gives me their SMA.

She accompanied me to my Dr's appointment and admired the view.

We looked out over the ocean together on a breezy Spring morning.

She loved the sun glinting off the water at the marina. Not many boats in there 'cos it's not Lobster fishing season until November.................

but we did find this giant Lobster at the entrance to town.

This historical flour mill is being renovated by a very clever and brave family.
Wouldn't it be fun to live in a 4 storey flour mill?
The door looks just the right size for FP in this pic.

Our town is famous for the magnificent Moreton Bay fig trees lining the main street. FP felt like she was in a magical land amongst the huge roots.

I hope Flat Princess enjoyed her visit to Charlotte's Cottage as much as I enjoyed having her.

Her Bags Are Packed

She's ready to go. Flat princess is heading off to Louise in Maine, USA tomorrow. You can keep up with her travels here.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Flat Princess' Visit

For the last few weeks I've had the pleasure of having Flat Princess over for a visit. I know you are now wondering just who Flat Princess is? Well, she's the brilliant flat doll made by Nerine in Australia and she's being sent around the world:-) She first went to California to visit Needled Mom and then she came to visit me...now she's on her way to Western Australia to visit with Sue:-) With everything that was going on around here, poor Flat Princess has been left to her own devices most days but I did spend an afternoon with her showing her around my area. Here is her adventure here in Northern Ontario, Canada....

Here we are in front of my house...you'll have to click on the picture to enlarge so that you can see her more properly:-)

I was showing her my faerie garden and look who she got cozy with, the King Frog himself! hehe

She was loving sitting on my hydrangeas...

My faeries lent her a pair of wings and she posed with them...

We first went to the casino....don't ask how much money she lost...ahem!!!

We then made our way to Science North, our internationally renowned science centre offering hands on exhibits encouraging visitors to play and explore....they need to trim the trees so that we could see the building better! lol

Here's a better picture of it...isn't it neat how it's shaped like a snowflake?

She got to see the dinosaur which is on display on the Science North grounds. I wanted her to take a ride on it but she refused! It's animated and it scared the bejeebers out of her when it started to move and roar...ok, ok, it scared ME! lol

Our next stop was to visit one of Sudbury's top tourist attractions the Big Nickel. The Big Nickel is a nine-metre (30 ft) replica of a 1951 Canadian nickel and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest coin.

Here she is posing on the other side of it....

Here we are together under the Big Nickel....

In this picture, you can see the Inco Superstack. The Inco Superstack, with a height of 380 meters (1,247 ft), is the tallest chimney in Canada and the Western hemisphere and the second tallest freestanding chimney in the world. It is also the second tallest freestanding structure of any type in Canada, ranking behind the CN Tower but ahead of First Canadian Place, and the 27th tallest free standing structure in the world. The Superstack sits atop the largest nickel smelting operation in the world.

We ended our day together by visiting Onaping Falls....the falls are located at the edge of the Sudbury Basin, a 2 billion year old impact crater. The whole area is geologically significant. It was a very dry Spring as well as Summer, so there isn't as much water coming down as there usually is. In 1953 A.Y. Jackson one of the founding members of the "Group of Seven", visited this site and painted "Spring on the Onaping River". Two years later the painting was purchased by a group of students and placed in the Sudbury Secondary School. Shortly after Jackson's death in April of 1974 the painting was stolen and has not been recovered.

I do hope she has enjoyed herself, I know I did:-) If you want to follow the adventure's of Flat Princess, click here!! I'm very much looking forward to reading all about the places she will be visiting in the future. Hugs xoxox

Posted by PEA at 12:01 AM

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Adventures in Southern California

It was with great delight that I was allowed to entertain the Flat Princess in our home.  Having left her home in the winter months, I was hoping to show her lots of California sunshine.  Unfortunately, June is our "gloomy" month where our weather is influenced by the ocean air.  We did, however, have a wonderful time showing her around with lots of family events.

She arrived just in time to taste her first champagne at my nephew's wedding.  We did keep an eagles eye on her  so that she didn't have too much fun, but did I miss her dancing on the table????

The next morning we were off  to a luncheon celebrating my 45th high school reunion.

Of course she had to go pick her fruit for her freshly squeezed orange juice each morning.

There is always yard work to do and she managed to find her way into helping me divide and transplant my iris.  Can you find her????

Of course we had to go see Toy Story 3 with our wild 3D glasses when the movie was released.  We took a few of the grandchildren along with us.

There was lots of fabric shopping.  She loved it as much as I do.

Oh.....there was the Southern California Quilt Run going on and she was the hit of the party.  She even got to get up close and personal with the raffle quilt when store owner, Eileen, lifted her for a picture to remember her trip.

She seemed pretty amazed when I introduced her to the spinners and weavers on their 40th anniversary open house.

I want to extend great thanks to Nerine for allowing her journey to start with me.  Nerine did an incredible job in making the Flat Princess and allowing her to go on this wonderful, wonderful adventure.  I know that she will have such a fabulous year of traveling about and I will be most excited to see where her adventures take her.  I only wish that I could squeeze into her suitcase and go along for the ride.   I would love to be able to read her account of what she will see and things she will do.  It would truly be a dream trip for any of us.

Please be sure to check her out at Pea's Corner which is where she will be for the next few weeks.  I know that Pea will entertain her until she drops!  Don't forget to sign up at Pea's if you would like to have the elegant and sophisticated Flat Princess visit you next.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Globe Trotting Flat Doll, Come And Join Her Adventures

Journey To The Post Office

The Making Of Flat Girl

I'm so excited about this post. After one comment and several emails from a previous post (and other blog) I'm sending my flat doll on a travelling adventure all the way to California, Woohoo! It was really I think Needled Mom's idea, she most certainly planted the seed. Apparently a lot of the children in her part of the globe do a very similar thing. I'll get to it shall I?
Anyone can be a part of the fun, to participate all you need to do is visit the blogger who is providing accommodation for the flat dolly. Regular Updates on her where abouts will be posted here so that you can easily visit her and her host.
I'll be starting with Needled Mom to get the ball rolling, she's already on her way and will be arriving at her new home hopefully pretty soon.
The host/hostess of the blog and flat dolly will hold a give away style competition to select who will be her (dolly) next guardian.
The duration for accommodating the flat dolly will be two weeks, allowing enough time to have a play, hold a give away and then send her on to her next destination.
During the flat doll's time as your guest, you might like to take pictures of her holiday, perhaps it's a working holiday? Maybe she's baking, gardening, sewing or partying. I'm sure whatever activity she shares with you it will be a lot of fun.
Should you be the lucky person hanging out with the flat dolly, don't forget to post and share with everyone the good times (or not so good times) you've had. To keep track of the flat dolly my email and blog address has been written on the back of her so that pictures etc. can be sent to me to keep people current with where she's at.
I'll let you know as when she reaches Needled Mom, so that everyone here (reading) can participate in what I think will be a very exciting adventure!
I know it seems a little mean that I haven't given her a name, I did have a couple in mind but I had enough fun making her and thought I would let others name her.
The flat doll has come quite prepared for her big adventure and comes with a duffel bag full of life's necessities including a good book and in her other arm she carries a warm jacket for those chilly days and nights. I hope everyone gets to have some fun with this. xo