Look what I received by mail today :)

I won a pair of tickets to the National Home Show from Lisa over at Condos by Canning! I never win anything so I'm super excited. S and I haven't been to this show before and we want to have a house someday (my not-so-secret secret is daydreaming over MLS) so this is awesome. Thank you Lisa! 

I also received my Woodland Sampler Floss Kit and tea-dyed evenweave today from the workroom. I could have tried to use what I have from my DMCs but I never used the Cosmo brands before and it just seemed so much easier to get the bundle. Now all I need to do is catch up with the Woodland Sampler and do my Superhero ABCs at the same time...


Google reader is retiring and I'm upset.

I stalk follow a lot of blogs and google reader was the easiest tool to use out there. It had a simple template and nothing flashy- perfect. According to the blog post above, the reader retiring since the usage of Google Reader is down which kind of scares me. Will they someday retire Gmail or Blogger if people don't use them as much as Google wants us too? I feel a bit threatened and makes me want to not use google products so much anymore.

For now I found another tool that I've been trying out since last night. It's called feedly and let's you import your Google Reader feeds with a click of a button. What's even better? They were ready to respond with Google Reader's retirement:

It's this great?

And this is how it looks like when you log in.

It still has the categories and 'stars' (it's called 'saved' in feedly) I made with the Google Reader so I don't feel like I lost anything. I don't like the magazine layout but I was able to change the view mode into 'Full Article' at preferences. You can also change the themes (which is just changing the background colour) or what you see on the front page when you come online. I changed mine up a bit after taking this screenshot. It also has an app for IOS & Android which I haven't tried it out yet.

Overall, I like feedly so far. It's a bit fancier than Google Reader but I'm sure once I get the hang of it I'll like it just as much.


I went to an opening reception of a dear friend and her husband's installation at the A Space Gallery last week. I have never seen anything like it. The way bike wheels, reclaimed wood and some strings create energy & movement without electricity was pretty amazing and simply beautiful. More information can be found here:

* Look at those cheeks!!!(*´▽`*)

Heather & Michael's work will be on display until the end of March at A Space Gallery in 401 Richmond St West :)