Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Shingle bells, shingle bells, siding all the way!

It just doesn't feel Christmas-like outside yet. We are having amazingly unseasonal weather for November, high today was 14 Celsius, or 57 degrees Fahrenheit. and surprisingly not too windy. Yet, here I am indoors, shingling all the way! It's still 8 Celsius outside (46 Fahrenheit)!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Shingles and siding, Michael's house part 2

I have finished the siding, it's gaping in spots but once painted will give much character to the house.
I have begun the shingling, very labour intensive, each one is hand cut from a business card sized veneer.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I have space!

Happy to report that I have swam through the sea of clutter and procrastination and have arrived at the work table! I have finished the siding on my littlest doll house. Now I just have to figure out what I want for a roof. Perhaps a trip to LeeValley is in order, they have great maple veneer business cards that can be cut with scissors into the perfect shingles.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Puttanesca, evil temptress!

My sister, Janay, the queen of cooking, gave me this recipe and it's now become an obsession, we have eaten it twice this week already!
She decided after reading "Belong to Me" by Maria de los Santos (Excellent book!) that she need to try this.
Love it!
Fantastic over angel hair & must serve with parmigiano reggiano cheese

Still here!

Life has been busy, unfortunately that leaves little time for mini stuff. Also, the clutter has accumulated around my work space, it's like an island of calm in stormy seas! Unfortunately, I can't seem to swim (aka procrastinating)
Happy though that it's Hockey season & my Patrick is getting his game on: