Saturday, July 19, 2014


I hope everyone had a good week.  Mine started out alright. Went to work on Monday, 
my last week at my place of 7 years.  However, the day ended being asked to
leave early.  I had given my two week notice the week before as I had 
been offered a new job elsewhere.  I received the usually company excuse of
having a negative attitude and impact on the team etc. 
Nothing like being appreciated after seven years which was 
exactly why I had sought work elsewhere.
C'est la vie.

Anyway, it gave me an extra almost week off and I got to get back to
many crochet projects.  I had been given a bag of started baby blue 
granny squares a while back.  Well, with my cousin's baby 1st birthday 
next week I decided to use those and make a blanket for him.

This was one days progress, adding the grey
and joining with the white.

I had been making some flowers and got a canvas and painted the background a bit. 
Nothing fancy.  I just wanted to make a bit of crochet art work for my new desk.
I may add some more to it, birds or something.

I've been working on a v-stitch project which is going to be a shawl.
I love this Neapolitan yarn combination.  And from quite a while ago,
I had found these gumballs I had made and put aside.  So, I started to 
make them into the squares they were intended and join. 

I have been putting off making something for my bike. So I used some
scraps to make a small bunting for the basket.  Can't wait to put it on.
I still want to make a basket liner and finish my seat cover.
All week had been cooler but cloudy.  Thursday the sun had come out
and was a perfect day for a bike ride.

My rose bush has re-bloomed some new flowers

Have a super weekend all!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bunting love

I started a stash busting project a few weeks ago for some bunting.  I came across this post from  A Fly the Coop Crafts. I used earth tone colours to go with my living room. I finished up yesterday.

As for that Crochet Mood Blanket.  It's been sitting in my craft bag,
however I pulled it out for a photo.  I've done 2 colour rows with 
the white drop down stitch in between.

I imagine I may have my border complete by Christmas for a gift. 

I'll have some time off for a few weeks before starting a new job.
I hope to get some more crochet done.  But somehow it always seems
to get put aside doing housework or other summer activities.
Most nice evenings are spent on the back deck.  Even the cat loves it.

He loves the sun.

Happy weekend all!!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Summer Fun

Happy weekend all. I've had this week off during the Canada Day and American 4th of July.
Honey and I went to Toronto and Niagara Falls area for a few days.
Of course a road trip meant I got to do some crochet.

I also started some bunting triangles this week.

And finished my starflower mandala.

Nice to finish a project.

And as for the trip.

CN Tower

 Distillery District restored in Toronto with shops and restaurants.

And we went to the Ripley's Aquarium

And Niagara. Always lots to do and see here.

Happy Weekend all!!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Summer's Here

Happy first day of summer to those who live in the northern hemisphere. It's a lovely sunny day here.

I have almost completed my starflower mandala.  I am half way on the last row.  It will need some blocking for sure.  

My rose bushes I planted in May now have lovely blooms.

And for this warmer weather I went out last weekend and got my hair cut off.
Usually I've had bob or almost to shoulder length.  But, I have such 
thick hair that it is so hot in the summer.

The other half is not a fan of shorter hair but oh well.  
It's a bit easier to take care of as well.

Happy weekend and first day of summer all!!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Summer Joys

Happy weekend all!  It was a long week. I managed to get a few more rows in on my mandala.  I think there is only a few more to go, borders. It's definitely going to need blocking.

I have finished another row on this WIP.  You know one of those projects you set aside. 
I was organizing my yarn bin and sat and finished the yellow row while down in my craft area.
It's been harder to focus on crafting, especially sewing when it's so nice out.  The super hot
weather is still to come, which I am not a fan of, so I've enjoyed the perfect 70-80 degree weather
while I can.  Sewing can be for rainy days. 

So I did something daring and decided to go shorter in hair style.  It's been over a decade 
I've had shoulder length or longer hair.  As men seem to prefer.  With hot weather, no
air conditioning in my car and when you're slightly over weight you tend to get hot
very easily, I decided to do a shorter do.

I forgot to share with you crocheters a fun t-shirt I came across
on the net that I had to order.  It's from Teespring

Last weekend we had a local festival that we went to.  I made a collage pic
from it.  It was again perfect weather for it as well. I got the little green owl
in top corner for my garden. 

And lastly, my rose bushes I planted a month ago have bloomed.  

Well have a wonderful weekend all!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Glorious Days

The weather has been so nice lately it's distracting me from crochet. But I have managed a few more rows on my mandala.

This week we had a bit of a scare with our cat.  Our baby suck.

The vet say it's IBS-Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  He was put on a new medicine and it 
wasn't making him improve.  He would be listless the day I gave it to him and bounce 
back the day after.  But early week he didn't.  He wasn't eating or drinking and not 
making it to the litter box.  We took him in to the 24 hour vet. More blood work, at 
least it came back his kidneys were ok, which my honey was worried about. 
Long story short, he's on an antibiotic and back on his steroid for the IBS.
His appetite is back and he's drinking on his own. 

I stopped in a local quilting shop that was having an open house. It made me giddy looking
at all the colourful fabrics. Sample quilts and other projects were hung.  They sold quilting packs of fabrics pre-cut as well as fat quarters, which I couldn't resist getting a few.

Even received a goodie bag that had a fat quarter in as well.
I may just have to sign up for a class.

Went by the nature park yesterday and spotted these rarely seen birds.

And on my bike ride this week, spotted a few families of geese.

Happy weekend all!!