Friday, August 25, 2006

Another eBay purchase.............$24 U.S., (suggested retail, $85 U.S.) new with tags. I have always wanted a leather backpack and now I'll have is on it's way from California as I type.  Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Baldwin House B & B in Burlington. Wonderful place...first class...enormous breakfast...our own balcony...friendly people....felt like I was in a small Inn...all for $85/night.

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Some changes (slowly) around the house. My painting of the trim continues...the front door(s) are done. The colour? Eggplant. The colour on the paint chip really looked like a dark greyish brown with a touch of purple in it. Hmmmm more than a touch but it is growing on me. Something different to switch-up the basic beige colours everywhere else.

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Monday, August 21, 2006

Knitting News!! The latest heatwave has gone and I'm excited about getting the knitting out again. Last night the temperature in our house was 68F.....I know I'm supposed to be using C but the guys who installed our new thermostat set it in F and I haven't changed it .... do the math! Anyway, that was ccccold enough (it is now 75F) to make me decide to finish these "Opal" socks. Almost done.

A few garden pictures. My red hibiscus (really it is a mallow plant) is the biggest it has ever been and it has been in our garden for over 20 years. The original plant was B's father's and would probably be about 40 years old now. Great big blossoms that last one day.

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Monday, August 14, 2006

Top left is the first picture I saw of Rashida, she was 3 years old at the time of the picture and she was awaiting sponsorship. How could I resist that sweet little face and big bright dark eyes? The bottom left picture in this collage is from last year's report card when Rashida was 4 and the two on the right are the current photos..she is now 5.  Posted by Picasa
My girl.....Rashida....from India. Rashida is my World Sponser girl from Bangalore, India. This is the 2nd annual report card and third picture I have received of her. She is so pretty and growing up so fast...ahh they do that don't they? Just look at her, all dressed up in her finest bangles and hair decorations. Rashida will be 6 in December and is a smart little girl at school, excelling in maths and wants to be a doctor when she grows up. You go girl! I couldn't wait to get the photo scanned so excuse the glare of the flash. Posted by Picasa
Walking the Labyrinth in Central Park in Burlington ON. Lovely!
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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Here is Wilson....just before he jumped in to join the party on the swim raft. We celebrated Sab's birthday at the cottage. Knitting aside (for a bit), I decided to do some sewing. I made Sab a big tote bag with this retro print, contrasting lining and pockets inside and out and all around. I had so much fabric left over, so I made up all sorts of little bags, and an umbrella cover.

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There is nothing more relaxing than a long weekend up north - Parry Sound - by the lake at a friend's beautiful cottage with the whole family. The "kids" became sun chasers and took their little party out to the swim raft.

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The last of my "bad things come in 3's" is fender bender....well at least my 4-runner has a fender bender, the Lexis SUV was match for me. I backed into the empty car and my car won! Stupid crowded street with too many cars for my liking!

Well I can't believe I have my browser back and was able to add this picture. For one entire week my browser just disappeared and I could only access the www through my email program. I don't understand how these things work but voila just now...just, not 2 minutes ago, I clicked on the "internet" icon again,and there is my home page back up again. Yahooooo links here I come!