Monday, December 17, 2007

Stop snowing!!

Adam & Sab

The garden. There was a little bit of an avalanche on the globe cedar. Hope the wee birds survived...this is their favourite place to shelter...sometimes the birds poke their little heads up and the globe cedar looks like it is decorated with birds.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

More decking of the halls

and some pics of our gift to ourselves...those beautiful wood floors!

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Deck the halls.....

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

I'm dreaming...of India...the trip of a lifetime that I've always wanted to take. To Goa. Yoga. Tents. Beaches. Here is the place I dream of visiting one day.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

So much work to be done....hardwood floors will be installed Tuesday in the living room and dining room. Both rooms have to be emptied, to the bare walls. Good time to purge and clean and clear out. Finding places to move the stuff to. Thankful for 2 boys to do the heave-hoing. Painting the new baseboards. Paint touch-ups on the walls. Finding lots of cobwebbs.

Friday, November 23, 2007

First 'bigger' snowfall of the season. Pretty isn't it? It will be gone in a few days and we'll back to the usual grey dark and damp November days.
Bright blue sky
Brilliant sparkly snow
Crisp fresh air
A quiet hush
In a few months I'll be cursing the weather.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I'm having knitting issues, frustrating knitting issues. These issues include lack of motivation to get something done, errors in my knitting, too many projects on the "go" and I can't settle down to finish anything. Sound familiar? And the biggest issue of all - FIT - this is such a challenge for me. And so I picked up a sock I started in the spring and abandoned for summer knitting and even this sock is not FITTING. Huge. Maybe I can gift it to someone with bigger feet than mine. Frrrrrrustrating sometimes. Even the orange hemp top I have been knitting forEVer is not working out. Here's a picture before I get out my ball winder and pull the whole darn thing apart - again!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

First snowfall of the season and the progress of my "slouchy cardigan"
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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Today I spent some time outside putting the garden to bed....big empty spaces...bright little maple in the field - corkscrew hazel in and pumpkins.

Knitting ........... I changed my mind on what pattern to use for this pastel wool, Freedom Spirit, that I have had for awhile.....once my copy of "Greetings from the Yarn Cafe" arrived, I knew this would be the pattern I would want...hope it far so good..... The Slouchy Cardigan

Friday, October 26, 2007

Jazzy slippers and the finished shawl.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Help me! Pick a floor

Fall. Mid-October. The temperature today will be 25C!!! The sky is clear and bright and blue and the sun is shining.
Some pictures from around my place this weekend....The birch tree out front. The progress of my lace shawl. The colour of autum. My new "do", short and light.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Old posts....I was reading over old posts and current ones, for that matter and I couldn't help but notice one thing...........I sound so bloody cheerful and perky I can't stand it myself!! I am so not that way...not to an extreme anyway...and there are (most) days when I feel downright dumped on and feel like I'm just hanging on. I'm ok though. I have learned a valuable lesson while traveling through this happy about every little thing that comes your way....because the little things all add up to something wonderful.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

My latest knitting project...."Bamboo Shoot" Shawl.

A big pot of impatients and mini-roses going for one last hurrah!

I'm going to have a decadent afternoon....a movie and knitting and maybe some dark chocolate.
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Friday, October 05, 2007 extra weekend day...turkey time...autumn colours...and warm, um no make that hot summer-like days. I'll take these sunny days. I will cook the traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Monday and will toss WW out the window for that day - turkey, stuffing, whipped potatoes, green beans, carrots, rolls, pickles, tomatoes, pumpkin pie and butter tarts - groan!

I am thankful for....... my little boys and my big 'kids' boys all grown up!

Friendship..the friends for 46 years and still counting..of course!

Music & Laughter --- wow two of my favourite smart women together - Joni Mitchell & Rosie O'D

I am thankful for too many things to write down here.

Be Thankful......................and finally...........

Peace - one of my beautiful nieces, Sarah...I think this picture exudes peace, don't you?

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

M. from know - one of my favourite blogs to buying up these beautiful soft, leather, handmade, slippers with a bit of bling, before she makes a trip to the U.S. I have ordered a pair and I am sure I will love whatever (dark) colour she choses. Isn't she kind, bringing a bit of Marrakesh to us on this side of the ocean?

Monday, October 01, 2007

I like this picture - Sab and Adam
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Sunday, September 30, 2007

This will be my next 'big' knitting project.....the wool is so soft....the colours are soft....just perfect for those cold days in spring when I'm tired of wearing winter colours.
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Saturday, September 29, 2007

...some of the beautiful colours around today....i'm loving the fall.

Hmmmmm Saturday...a perfect clear blue and cool Saturday. I spent the afternoon outside in the back doing this......

reading the latest "Hello Canada" Magazine, "Shambhala Sun" and knitting....loving the rich colours of this yarn.

My view, while spending the afternoon in the back........