This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Tristen was here.....................

Saturday Mar 4th, we had Tristen for the afternoon and the poodles went to the groomers. When we went to pick them up, I just had to drop in at the Thrift shop. Tristen came in with me. He found a dart board game, so I bought that for him. He posted a picture of himself with it on Facebook.
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I had posted a picture of the pillow case I just made for him. He saw it and read the comment. So now I have to watch what I write. He CAN READ. That's wonderful. He has done very well in that aspect, and obviously still does well with computers even though his access is restricted these days. Anyway, he wanted me to do something with him and as my sewing machine was out wanted me to make something. I did not feel at all like sewing. I had bought some fabric to make him a pillow case so decided to do that.
Well he was into everything trying to help. I had him find me pins, he did but then played with everything else and kept taking my scissors. I was sort of glad when he got bored and went in search of Granddad.
This is the pillow case. Took about 20 mins.
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I found a few other things, but, I must say that I was very restrained. I did see cups and saucers but did not buy them. I am looking mainly for jars. Things to put out on the bathroom cupboards and to decorate. I didn't find any and that was just fine.
This pretty blue bottle I had to get to add to my collection for outside this summer
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There was a little house that I also could not resist, I have several of those sitting around and it may go outside as well, not sure yet.
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I was also on the look out for small dishes to put my blue stones in. This candle holder was quite nice I thought and may give that to Laura if she wants it.
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That was it. I am trying to limit myself I already have way too much stuff around.
The cat Bessie enjoyed a bag after we unloaded the groceries we got earlier.
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Cats love bags.
Tristen enjoyed his weekend but again was reluctant to go home. We saw him at his TaiKwanDo class and he is doing very well with that, I was glad to see. He went to the store with Granddad and came home with this.
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He didn't want to go back, I still can't say "home" because he does not think of it as home yet. I was hoping he would be much more settled by now. Should be back in a couple of weeks we hope.


  1. I am sure that Tristen is thrilled with the dart board, I know I would be, it looks brand new!
    I LOVE that pillow case you made, it is perfect for a young boy! (Honestly, I think I would like it myself.)
    Don't let the cat out of the bag! HA HA!
    That last photo, Tristen looks happy with the pastry! The dog looks like he wants it too!
    Enjoy the time together and just live in the moment! xx

  2. What a lovely visit! He looks great! Love the pillow case you made Janice! Your kitty is so cute! I would love a bite of Tristen's donut! LOL! Big Hugs!


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