Monday, September 29, 2008

I wasn't able to get a good photo of Jason at the fun and so cute and now they are in Paris then London then Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Michelle and her girls

Bye bye Shirley you will be missed by so many

.....a picture of Shirley with Bryan in happier and healthier times....they did have a "thing"...Shirley would always give Bryan the run-around about his negativity!! It was fun to witness.
The message, of course, it while you can. I want to visit Morocco, Italy - Venice & Tuscany, Nantucket Island, India, Paris again, let's just say the entire East coast of North America!
And I don't want to work anymore....I just want to pick money off the tree in the backyard and play and visit and travel and knit....ya right!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

A wonderful weekend we had starting Friday night with the wedding of Michelle, our niece, and overnight at a very good B & B in the city....Saturday being raining and we being tired, we went to St. Lawrence Market....shopped and came home - for a nap!

Today Sab & I and made pies...she took some pictures so perhaps they'll be on here soon...we made 2 apple pies and one apple crisp....Sab wanted to learn to make pastry from scratch..she did a great fact, I'm going for a piece right now.

Michelle in her second wedding dress....beautiful tulle dress with train and beading.
Ahhhh look at that smile
The beautiful setting for the wedding, U. of T.

And...a picture of Jason...I had to go hunting for a pic of the groom and I nipped this picture and the next couple of wedding pictures from a bridesmaid album.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

TIFF is over for another year. What a great holiday that is...5 days with my best friend, settling back into our hometown of Toronto; eating, walking, talking, shopping, movies - 6 of them, and seeing some "stars" as well....Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Jessica Beil, Deepha Metha.

Photobooth pictures from TIFF this

The highlight this year was Colin Firth!! Oh my...shy and adorable. The movie, a world premier, "Easy Virtue" was wonderful. I can't wait to see it upon general release. The set decoration and the costumes and Colin Firth doing the tango...oh yesssss!

A little shopping at MEC and I bought myself a very non-traditional colour for a winter coat. Last year the winter was long and dark and snowy and I was sick and tired of black and brown and dark blue, but mostly black. I vowed to wear colour this winter. Here is the coat I bought and here is a sample swatch of the colour - Aloe Green - there is also a nice fleece vest to go underneath and already have a windproof liner for winter.

Shopping also took me to Americo on Queen St. W. Oh my. A knitter's paradise for luxurious yarns. . I couldn't decide what to buy and ended up with another skein of lime green alpaca and I don't know what I'll do with that. The pima cotton is soft beyond soft and I'm hoping by putting the two strands of light grey and darker grey together, I might be able to make a cowl/hood???????

Thursday, September 04, 2008

My kids...all dressed up for a wedding - Adam was a groomsman
Silk & Cashmere scarf I made Sab for her graduation...soooo soft
The colours
Silk scarf I made myself that has little sequins affixed to the sparkles when the light hits it.
Ryan and his treasure

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I'm trying out some new gadgets here in blog-land....blogs I like to visit often and books I've read. It's fitting that I'm doing this after Labour Day because it seems to be labour-intensive. Let's see how fast the lists grow.