Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Remezzo Italian Bistro

And speaking of food… If you live in or around the Toronto area, you have to try the Remezzo Italian Bistro. We affectionately refer to it as “Remezzos.” The food is amazing. I have enjoyed every dish that I have ordered there. Our friends and family love it too. We went there on the weekend to celebrate my husband’s birthday.
Their best appetizer (in my humble opinion) is the Coconut Shrimp. To die for! Give it a try.
My three all-time favourites are the Lasagna alla Bolognese, the Angel-Hair Surf & Turf, and the Chicken Kebob. But I have tried MANY other dishes that other people have ordered (little tastes and trades) and they are all delicious. You won’t be disappointed with this family-run business that has been around for 25 years. The servers are pleasant and professional. And they serve wine! What’s not to like.
And they have crème brûlée for dessert!
For more information, check out their website: www.remezzo.ca
Note: I am in no way affiliated or associated with this restaurant other than as a customer. I am recommending it because it’s great and I love it!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Butter Chicken

This is one of our favourite meals. This version is low fat too!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Santa's Workshop

I don't do plastic canvas needlepoint anymore. I did it for awhile but I like the finer look of cross stitch much better. Back then I made this Santa's workshop. It took many hours to complete (first the stitching and then the assembly of all the tiny pieces). Where did THAT patience come from? I have included pictures of all four sides and a few close-up shots too.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Mini Christmas

I stitched these teeny tiny images with the intention of putting them on an ivy wreath. THAT never happened. Then I thought I might finish them off and put them on a miniature Christmas tree. I am still undecided...

For more of my cross-stitched items, please check out my shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AnneN

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Batch of Berries

Here is the next batch of colourful berries. I had lots of fun making these.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Kitchen Stuff

I love to cook (and eat) and I like kitchen supplies. I collect colanders, bowls, measuring spoons, pots, all kinds of kitchen items.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Cross Stitch Christmas Stockings

I made these for my son and daughter when they were little. We still use them every Christmas.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Santa Claus

Here are two cross-stitched Santas that I did several years ago. Many hours of work! I never did get them framed...

Saturday, 15 October 2011


I love him more than chocolate fudge!!!!!!

More Truffles

She's the cutest little cat I have ever seen. Her paws are too big for her size.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Strawberries: Old and New

I made this strawberry over 20 years ago. I bought the fabric in the U.S. (Michigan). It is not just fabric with a polka-dot pattern, the dots are slightly "raised" giving them a three-dimensional look. Unfortunately, I don't have any of the fabric left. Back then we made lots of plush strawberries and put them in preserve jars. My American cousin showed me how to make them and I still have the original handmade pattern. I made the other two strawberries this week. I want to make lots of them and have no two the same!

Vintage Strawberry

New Guys

The Whole Gang

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Friday, 7 October 2011

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

What a beautiful day! Not a cloud in the sky. And it's Friday! What's not to like?
Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!

Our Neighbourhood

Autumn Leaves

Our Park

My Neil

Thursday, 6 October 2011

The Bike Collector

This is one of my husband's MANY bikes. He collects bikes the way I collect cross-stitch patterns. He likes to buy vintage bikes and restore them. Nice park bench too!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

My Dog Collection

You don't have a lifelong love of Lassie without collecting a few Collies along the way. I have been collecting Shetland Sheepdog and Collie "stuff" for as long as I can remember. I would like to share a few of them with you today.

Mother and Baby

Happy Sheltie!

Sheltie Christmas

Sheltie Pin

Two of My Favs

Monday, 3 October 2011

Saturday, 1 October 2011


I am not quite sure what it is about them that fascinates me, but I can't get enough of them. I think they are the cutest things. Pincushions. So many shapes, sizes, styles, fabrics, charms, stitches, there is no end to what you can create.

Cowgirl pincushion with boot charm

Cupcake pincushion with cupcake charm