Sunday, April 19, 2009

This and That

Hello! Just odds and ends today....

First of all, if you haven't seen the latest issue of CQMagOnline, don't miss it! This quarterly publication is in its 8th year, and it just keeps getting better and better. Rissa and her staff of writers and contributors have put together a lot of wonderful ideas this time. I'm going to sit down with a cup of coffee here shortly and read every word (just scanned it as I printed it yesterday).

Also, check out Marie Alton's blog, SREDeluxe. Marie is doing a fundraiser to help her niece Amy raise funds as she prepares to ride in the Ride to Conquer Cancer. The Ride is a 200km bicycle ride from Toronto to Niagra on June 13 & 14.

As her fundraiser, Marie has made some beautiful beaded motifs, which are on a little ring. They can be used as fobs, CQ motifs (just stitch 'em on), or as dangles from your car mirror, your purse, or whatever. Lots of uses. She is asking for a donation of $5 for each one; the shapes include hearts, diamonds, butterflies, and more. I fell in love with them and happily bought two. It's easy to support a great cause like this. Most of us have been touched (either ourselves or someone we love) by cancer. I hope that you will consider joining in this great cause and support Marie. The beaded fobs can be seen at a special blog that's been set up for Amy's Ride.

And since every post needs a picture (says me, today. LOL), I dug one up that I meant to post a month or two ago. It is apropos to abolutely nothing, except DH & I. We just celebrated our 7th anniversary of meeting (in April 2002 in a bookstore), and in July will celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary.
However, while we were dating, and I was trying to sell the big house that my ex and I lived in, Bruce lived in a tiny rented house about a 40-minute drive from me. We alternated spending weekends at my place and at his (during the week we worked and Had No Time). This little house had a living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. In the basement (accessed only from the backyard), Bruce had his workshop. This was such a fun, cozy little nest. And our name for it? What else? ..... THE LOVE SHACK..........



Heather said...

Cathy... you are right, we all know someone, or of someone, who cancer has touched... may a cure be found soon... what a lovely little house, and such a romantic story... Hugs...Heather

MicZ said...

Hope your anniversary was wonderful! I love reading your takes me back a bazillion years to the newsletters you wrote so well (what DIDN'T you do well?!?).

Linda B said...

That love shack is about the size of the house I'm living in now. Oh, I do need a new home.