To the big smoke

Ever wonder why Toronto is called the big smoke? Here’s what I found: “The Big Smoke was first used by Australian writer Alan Rayburn and popularized by Canadian journalist Alan Fotheringham. Fotheringham used the nickname to¬†depict Toronto as a city with a giant reputation and nothing to show for it.¬†“ Okay – well that’s one…

Quincy’s Quilting

Wendy is starting to look to get back to sewing and she’s got a couple of projects planned. So we decided to check out a couple of quilt shops. We decided to return to Leduc to visit the shop there. This is a large shop and it had lots of fabric – and lots of…

Evidence of Phil’s visit

Last summer Phil and Carlyle came to visit. Before he left Philip went through the house and put stickys on all sorts of things. We’ve been finding them ever since. Today, I pulled out my new socks that I bought last year, and yes hadn’t even got them out of the package – I mean…