Saturday, July 24, 2010

Birthday Flowers (2 months late in posting)

Birthday Flowers, originally uploaded by girl from finito.
mom - did I ever send you pictures of what the flowers you sent looked like? They were beautiful!

Birthday Flowers, originally uploaded by girl from finito.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

5 x July a full circle (almost)

It's funny to see things come back around.

little italy
little italy, originally uploaded by girl from finito.

new hair!
new hair!, originally uploaded by girl from finito.

lemonade, originally uploaded by girl from finito.

Quilt doubles
Quilt doubles, originally uploaded by girl from finito.

July 9, 2006
I could only afford to take off one afternoon in the middle of the final stretch of my masters project to watch the final game of the World Cup.

July 5, 2007
Major haircut - it stayed like this for quite a while.

July 6, 2008
In the middle of cooking and baking challenges.

July 12, 2009
The start of a new project - that I'm just getting back to.

July 11, 2010
World cup watching again... this time on the patio at the Drake. And check out all the Holland fans! I wasn't all alone all decked in orange (but I was all alone at my table).

EDIT.. this was all set to be published last week but somehow I dropped the ball.. oops

Monday, July 12, 2010


MYSTERY GIFT!, originally uploaded by girl from finito.
well not really a mystery for me... but can you guess what's in the box?... I can lie down on my couch with room to spare for a size reference.

annnd.. this was in the crate... A beautiful replica of part of the Bayeux Tapestry. THAT MY MOM MADE!

The original (in Bayeux, France) is 70 meters long and not technically a tapestry (it's embroidered cloth). It depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England (by William the Conqueror) as well as the events of the invasion itself.

I love this section with the ships and all the horses lined up inside of them.

It's hanging above the couch and looks oh so good.
Thanks mom!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Mary Mitchell in Mackenzie

Mitch, originally uploaded by girl from finito.
Right after the big Olympics trip I decided that enough time had passed and it was finally my turn to visit my best friend. She moved to Mackenzie BC while I was still living in Vancouver - so that has to be 6 or more years ago. I've seen her many times since then - but never up there.
As can be imagined it was the best ending to the trip possible. Mackenzie was a winter wonderland and any time I get to hang out with Mary is never long enough (yes, my best friend and my middle sister have the same name). We went for walks across frozen lakes, cross-country skiing (though the cross-country skiing was a TERRIBLE idea or well skiing on the hills was a terrible idea) and fixed things.. McGuiver style. The photo below is a terrible picture of our repair of the dishwasher, with a zip tie (the black one). It worked wonderfully!