Monday, 28 September 2009

Great Weekend!

My trip to the big city was a fun-filled weekend!

I should have taken pictures of our little pile of "giveaway" items on the curb Saturday morning, but we (my daughter and I) were wanting to hit the streets to see what was on offer in other areas. This was Winnipeg's first Giveaway Weekend and you can read a report at this blog. It was fun to tour around the different areas of the City . . . we didn't find anything that we were wanting, but were able to get rid of stuff that we no longer wanted! We did find a Church rummage sale that I made a wonderful purchase at, but I haven't had a chance to take any photos just yet - later this week. I still need to get someone to help me get it out of my trunk . . . maybe when I see it in proper daylight I'll be asking myself "what were you thinkin'?" Let's hope not!

12:00 Noon brought the opening of the Show Homes for the Parade of Homes in some of the new developments in the City. All I can say about them is WOW!!! I could have spent the entire two days doing just that . . . the doors, the flooring, the kitchens, the new products . . . WOW! We started with the least expensive home listed at $209,000 and decided we better stop when we went through the $700,000++ home.


I thought that this was a very unique display wall - empty frames painted a crisp white and then any item could be hung within the frame. That particular grey on the wall seemed to be appearing in a lot of the show homes . . . must be an "in" color this year - the white frames certainly popped off the wall at you!


And here's me with my bathtub color "sample card" on a new line of arborite counter top - I've never seen that striated design before and the color was pretty close to the paint chip - there is going to be a large vessel sink set on top of the countertop so not too much of the design will show anyway - this seemed fairly light and unassuming. Now I need to have someone research what line this is and where to find it.


This was a shot of some of the 12,500 people that packed the MTS Centre on Saturday night. The Keith Urban tickets were my Mother’s Day present and Candace has had this marked on her calendar right from the first moment the announcement was made that he was coming to Winnipeg. I’m not a big fan of large crowds, but I must say that the folks in our row stayed put the entire show and didn’t do that up and down and “let-me-out” “let-me-in” thing all night long.


Lady Antebellum was the opening act and they were quite good – not a big fan of the “lady” part but who am I to say – carries a tune better than me I suppose! Quite a few recognizable songs that have hit the radio recently.


Ah! And then there was Keith!

Seemed like a really awesome down-to-earth kind of guy and came across as very sincere. Made sure that all the fans, in just about every section (except ours!) of the MTS Centre had the opportunity to have an up close performance. Not only did he have the front stage, he also had a mid-floor stage and even went into the crowd on the side opposite ours. Certainly worth the price of the ticket – not that I was paying, though!


Excellent voice, awesome guitar playing and wonderful extra large screens to see the whole thing. Picture taking was a huge challenge with all the different lighting and long-distance focusing headaches, but I was able to get a few good shots and I’m happy that I had the opportunity to go. Thank you Candace!

I’ll be back in a few days with photos of my recent antique purchase and maybe I can squeeze in some sewing to share with you also.

‘til next time,


1 comment:

Patchmaker said...

Nice to hear what's going on in the 'Peg. Sometimes I miss it . . . not often enough to move back, though! Thanks, Marlene!