victoria day

What a great day today has been!   It's Victoria Day in Canada so I'm listening to fireworks at the moment, which is quite lovely although not so cat-friendly.  Today we did two double loads of laundry, went for a nice long walk, ate some Italian sandwiches, and I tackled more of my sewing area.  It's starting to come together, which is good because I have a lot of sewing to do.  Anyhow, every day I am falling more and more in love with my neighbourhood.  I have always loved this neighbourhood, but now I'm starting to feel more proprietary and not as though I'm drifting through in a dream.   We had some friends over this weekend and they were able to walk over!  We keep bumping into other friends while we're out and about!  Mercy.

A couple of additional things that have made me happy today: this post on Decor8 and this post on A Cup of Jo.  I have been so humbled by all the lovely mentions on other people's blogs (I don't always mention them here, because, I don't know, it feels like bragging?).  It's just little ol' me and little ol' Geoff making these things.  It's so nice to know that people like them.  Thank you, thank you.


  1. sounds like a lovely holiday...and you deserve every bit of praise you get..xo t

  2. You deserve all the praise.

    I'm glad you're loving the new place. It looks like it's starting to come together!

  3. i'm happy you had a great day!
    i'm very jealous of your beautiful apartment, i'm currently searching for one as i will be moving there within 2 months. where'd you find yours?

  4. How exciting to have a new neighbourhood to explore and fall in love with. I was so happy to see your hoop on Decor8, especially as I am a neighbour of yours at Bakers Dozen! I love your work and the simple, fresh feel of your blog, oh and don't worry, you aren't bragging, just sharing the joy!

  5. I appreciate your words about feeling more proprietary in a new neighborhood...how long have you been there? We moved a year ago and I've recently been having similar thoughts.

    I just saw your ties on Cup of Jo and linked to them! ('Loving' list) then found your blog link via Abby (didn't know you were the maker of the ties when I clicked in)...

  6. Living in a neighborhood where you feel a real sense of community is such a gift. I love that we have close friends and family who live in our neighborhood and being able to walk down to the farmers market on weekends and always run into people we know is awesome.

    P.S. I saw your ties on A Cup of Jo too and they totally make me wish my husband was a "tie guy" :)

  7. I'm so glad to hear that you love your new neighborhood and that the set up is going swell! You deserve the most wonderful surroundings.

    I just have one complaint, why isn't there Victoria Day fireworks in MB. Not fair!

  8. You are all so, so lovely! Thank you. We've only been in our new apartment since May 1 but it's been so funny -- just yesterday someone told me she sees me walking past her bedroom window! There are so many people I know living within the same three-mile radius. I love it!

    Erica, the teens were exploding fireworks in the park well past midnight! Gah!