Sunday, May 26, 2013

Happy Sunday,

I had just the slightest case of insomnia not that long ago. Up all night and still bundles of energy at 4am. So what do I do with my time now that I'd exhausted the Newsfeed on Facebook, tweets on twitter (not that I have many), new posts on blogger, and just about all the local (aka real) news and all the gossip on all those celebrity news websites that we all hate to admit we love... not to mention my personal favourite at the moment - all the new job ads since my last check some 16hrs pervious.

Well for one, I edited my resume for an application that was due for the next day. Check. I didn't send it in right away, as didn't think the time stamp of 3:30am May 10th would be a welcome sight. I mean who normally stays up that late anyway??????? All I have are creepy answers - so I just waited until later in the  morning to send in the application. 

Another solution was to get in my car and drive. This 'I Can't Sleep' thing doesn't usually happen to me.  But between the house building and job hunting my mind feels like it has been on overdrive. I can't seem to shut it up! Some of it is me worrying, but mostly it's the wondering that keeps my brain up... I run through scenario after scenario of how the future might turn out. It's driving me nuts!!!! I like my sleep and my comfy bed :( 

So at 4:15 I shove on a pair of pants, a semi presentable top, my warm jacket for our chilly nights, and hopped in my little Fiat 500 and drove. 

First stop, Tim Hortons (all my fellow Canadians will understand why I had to do this... and I'm not even a coffee drinker). Through the drive-thru I went and 2 seconds later I emerged with my pipping hot tea in hand. "OK.... where next" I think to myself.... Despite the fact that it is clearly still dark out in this moment in time I did know "sunrise" (I use that term lightly when referring to St. John's) was no more than an hour away. So I decided to take the long way into town to see daybreak (the more appropriate term hehe) touch the sea and coast at the iconic Signal Hill. Now there is one thing you need to know about Signal Hill, besides the fact that it was the site of the first transatlantic signal transmission  right across the pond to merry England and a couple of battles). This one thing is that it's stone tower literally looms over the city and is visible throughout many many points in the city. Tres cool :) Funnily enough it looks so tiny up close yet looks so big from far away haha.

Here's a few pic's I snapped:

Looking out across the Atlantic and the most easterly point in North America!

Cabot Tower atop Signal Hill

A look at St. John's Harbour

Fort Amherst and a touch of fog still lingering.

Love the erieness of the early morning fog. 

Me fooling with some enhancements.


St. John's Harbour after sunrise.

Well I hope you've enjoyed the results of my early morning sleeplessness!

Until next time!


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Happy Thursdays Darlings!

Well I have certainly taken quite the break. In fact I'm pretty sure I haven't touched a needle in almost 2 months or more. Well that has all changed. Nantucket has been waiting patiently for me and over the past couple of days I've slowly been filling out the house. Believe me looks are deceiving... there are TONS of little stitches in there. But it's looking good so far :) My mojo is back in gear people! (And yup that's the Career's section of the classifieds in the background...)

I also have to mention the spring exchange that I did a while back with Stitched with Love Exchanges. There were a couple of tense moments when the package I sent took quite a bit longer than expected to arrive, but everything turned out in the end - *whew*!

This is what I sent to June:

June picked rabbits as the theme of her package so I thought Mr. Peter Rabbit was very fitting. The original pattern didn't have a border but I thought it needed one so I added one myself :) 

And this is what I received from Dawn: 

I just loved all the little treasures she sent to me especially the cookie cutters and cake themed chart :) Right up my ally!
Apart from that, while I've had no luck on the job hunt so far, I have been MEGA busy. All I've done for the past month is house building prep. 3 weeks of which was burning all the brush and trees on the land that will hold our future home… painstaking would be an excellent word to describe this process. Luckily I didn't have to do the cutting, which my lovely boyfriend and father have been doing. 

My land!!!! It's all dug up now :) As you can probably tell it was the beginning of April when this photo was shot - STILL SNOW ON THE GROUND!
On Fi-ah!
Mr. Amazing at work :)
See I told ya I've been B-U-S-Y!

Well my lovelies, that's all for now. I've got a bit more to talk about but I'd better to save it until next time.

Lots of love,


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