Wednesday, March 26, 2008

hockey...bags...and candy shops!

Whew...I'm home from the hockey game...but just barely! For someone who is a very occasional hockey fan...and knows none of the players by was a more than I had bargained on!

When the game should have been over, I was quite ready for my Timmy's coffee (maybe it was that red sign beckoning me from across the rink all evening). But that was not to be...since the game was tied 3-3! Being a play-off game, it went into sudden-death overtime. By now I was an avid Chilliwack Bruins fan...if they would just end this game, I would be forever grateful! Let's just say we got our money's worth. It was one of the longest games in hockey history, and was finally over just before the end of the 3rd overtime period...which was almost midnight. Unfortunately, the Giants came out on top after five hours of play. I also learned that not all Tim Horton's are open around the clock...and we had to visit two before we found someone willing to serve me that promised cup of coffee at that hour.

If you are looking for a quick & easy's one for you! While wiling away my time in the waiting room of the doctor's office, I usually flip through magazines...and often copy down a recipe or a pattern I plan to try out. I've had a pattern scribbled on the back of my checkbook for some I decided to give it a whirl. It whipped up in no I'll pass along the idea for anyone else who might want to give it a try!

It's made from a vintage pillowcase...cut in half and knotted at the top. After following my shorthand hieroglyphics, I found it on Martha's website with explicit instructions....check it out. It would make a handy beach bag, shopping bag, library bag...or maybe you could use it for bringing home the goodies from the candy store.

Speaking of which...I was invited to an after-Easter sale at the candy shop next door yesterday. Two little girls spent the morning setting up shop and sent out invitations for their afternoon sale. The ladder had been missing all morning, as they did not want their brother's help. He was banished to his 'pen' below.

But they needed the ladder in place for their prospective customers...and Ryder was the first one up.

When Grammy arrived, they were out on the deck...

...pointing to their OPEN sign and encouraging me to come shop.

Hmmm...all those sweets looked vaguely familiar! So I left with a bunch of exchange for a lot of coin. Smart girls...they know they'll see those treats again at Grammy's house and they had a bag of cash to show for their sales. What fun...but spring break has come to a crashing halt and today it's back to school!

Have a good day...whatever it may bring your way.


  1. Always a delight to visit with you Judy...the children are most precious their little store...I can identify with the hockey game...We have the Tampa Bay Lightening hockey team here...I too get quite bored watching them...but here here...big fans are we! Have a fabulous day...Dee Dee

  2. ROFL!!! What wonderful little entrepreneurs you have there!! Oh my! This really tickled my funny bone.

    Sorry about the hockey game. Five hours, eh? I would've needed more than coffee after that.

  3. Shopping at a treehouse candy fun!
    I do the same when I browse through magazines wherever I happen to be, I jot down ideas and recipes. Thanks for the bag idea, neat is that, I will surely make one if not a few...maybe one for each female in my family!

  4. We wondered what the hockey score between the Bruins and Giants was -- Sorry Chilliwack lost. That was a miserable late night!!!! The Kelowna Rockets lost to Seattle as well. OH well!! I just hope the Memmorial cup remains in BC. (I hope I don't offend anyone)

    Always fun to see your Grandkids. Glad Ryder was allowed up to the second floor. As has already been mentioned, these kids are quite entrepreneurial. Better watch it grammy.

    What a neat Vintage Bag. Might try that one myself. Judy, you are never short of idea's, and we are the richer for it. Thanks.

  5. Oh that Martha, how does she keep comingup with such good things? I'll have to give that a try next! And the kiddos are adorable. My own have a similar scheme going on - luckily I'd helped myself to there baskets before they put the prices up!

  6. Oh that candy sale is hilarious. I hope you bought it on sale the first time, those candies have doubled in price. What a hoot. I love seeing their smiling faces.

    Oh and the bag is really neat too.

  7. Hello -I am came across your blog via Restyled Home. I'm Canadian too (Ontario) and so for that reason and because your blog is very interesting, I thought I'd introduce myself! :o)

    If you get a chance, I'd love for you to drop by my blog. It is about my home renovations after moving from our "starter" home to our "forever and ever house". I am having my very first giveaway this week too!

  8. WOW, that was quite a game. I heard about it at the gym today.
    It doesn't look like the Canucks are doing any better tonight.
    I think I'll switch to Phoenix Suns.
    Oh they lost also...
    That sure is a cute little tree house. It must be so much fun playing house with the kids and buying all those special things.

  9. Thank you so much for the link. I think this might just be possible for a novice seamstress like me.

    And thanks to Vee for for the hook up here.

    Knitty, Vintage and Rosy


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