It was a very nice weekend here. We took a short trip to the marina for ice cream and some tubing fun off the boat for Sarah.  John began working on building an outhouse for the times that the family come over in the winter and backsides need something a little more sheltered from the frigid Canadian winter than a pine tree. There is no possibility of running water yet in the winter as the pipes would all freeze and then there would be big trouble. Perhaps in the future if we decide to try living here more permanently -who knows! John is pretty handy with the tools and using found material from past projects that most of this has been built from scrap. He’s both handsome and handy! 🙂 Knowing him, it’ll be finished by the end of the week. I will spare you the terribly rude names for the outhouse that have been thrown around that may or may not make it into a cross stitch design to hang inside. Anyone know where I can find a pattern for a certain little emoji?



The zucchini bread was such a hit last week that Nicholas insisted we make another loaf today. It really was delicious – if you have a bumper crop of zucc, it’s a great way to use some up. Nicholas hates cooked zucchini and was hesitant to try this but really loved it and helped make today’s loaf from start to finish. He’s been asking me ever since it came out if he can have some yet. Recipe here. Today has been another low key day on the Bay. I dragged out my box of English paper piecing to fit in a few more hexagons to add to a queen size quilt that I started a few years ago. I add to it every summer and it’s probably a little more than half complete. I really love sewing by hand, watching it slowly grow has been very satisfying.



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4 Responses to outhouses?

  1. margo says:

    In Australia these were called “thunder boxes”…..yours looks like it will be finished in no time.
    The Zucchini bread looks delish, will give it a try this week.

  2. John says:

    Excellent zucchini bread!

  3. fawn says:

    Haha! I know exactly which emoji you mean. I have used a very similar recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Bread. I throw my zucchini in the blender so it’s in smaller pieces and the boys don’t even notice it. In fact, I just call it “Chocolate Bread” and it goes over well. 😉

  4. Adrienne says:

    I love your EPP quilt! Nice to see it getting some love. Just gorgeous!

    The out house is coming along nicely. Hurray for handy husbands!

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