Sunday, November 26, 2017

X-mas Gifting


The needles have been busy.  I've mostly been knitting some Christmas gifts so far.  Scarf below in the this beautiful colourway. Some dish cloths as they are always a practical gift and uses up my cotton yarn stash. 




I managed to find some fur pom poms and one that matched my hat perfectly.


So  I picked up 4 different colours.


We're all decorated for Christmas now. This is the first year we put up Christmas lights outside.


A strand along the roof edge and one of those spotlights that swirls snowflakes. 


And this is the first year we put up the tree for my little guy. 
He doesn't seem to fazed or impressed. 

Happy weekend all!!






Saturday, November 11, 2017

Christmas countdown



I finished my plaid pumpkin this week that I wanted to make as soon as I saw this on Instagram.
Pattern is from MegMadeWithLove. It took me a week to finish a few rows here and there.
The below picture is on a shelf with my dad's carvings. I believe I get my creativeness from him.



I added a few more accessories to my wreath.


Finished my hat off with a pom pom.  However, I think it needs a bigger pom pom.
I tried to find one of those faux fur ones that was the rage a bit ago but no store in 
my area seems to carry them anymore and ordering online, the shipping costs more
than the pom pom.  


I've been making little gifts for Christmas. 
What have you been working on? 

And a cute one of  our youngest cat.  He sure has the life.


Posted on my intstagram account my3furbabies2017.

Happy #caturday!! 





Sunday, November 5, 2017

Healing


Holiday crafting is underway.  I started the base wreath for this last year and finished that a month ago.  Sewing it on the foam was tedious.  I've still yet to add some additional crochet and or baubles.

I saw these amazing plaid pumpkins being made on Instagram and had to try them. The pattern is from @megmadewithlove .  I crocheted myself a new hat to match my new winter coat.  I want to put a faux fur pom pom on, just have to find one.  If not the usual yarn pom pom.


I'm still working on this starburst blanket.


Knitted a hat for my brother in law.  Starting scarf for a Christmas present. 

Has anyone watched Broadchurch?  I did love that show.  My co-worker went back to England to visit her family and she brought us fans back a few pebbles from the beach where the show was filmed.


It's been a month since my dad passed and had some emotional ups and downs.  He was cremated so we waited to do a small inurment gathering of just the family at the cemetery and then a gathering at my aunts with good food and good memories.  My aunts dug up some great pictures I either hadn't seen or hadn't seen in a long time of us and family.  So nice to do that.
But this picture is by far the best one I've seen of my dad. 


And to end a few pics of the kitties.












Friday, October 6, 2017

Unexpected Turns


Happy fall.  These are my few projects I've done recently for fall.

 

I've done a bit of knitting here and there.


Honey and I went on a day trip to an Antique/Flea market place.  We only had 2 hours to browse and when they announced they were closing, there still was another floor to see.

I got a doily and a vintage Vernor's pop bottle.  Vernors was a ginger ale produced in Detroit.



 And a few pics of the kitties.  



And on a sad note, my father passed away on Monday after almost 10 years with Alzheimer's / Dimentia.  There were trying times in the early stages trying to help my parent's who didn't want help or refused to believe there was anything wrong. My mother had a stroke during the early stages of his Alzheimer's so she wasn't able to pick up on the signs. 
It's sad to see your parent deteriorate both physically and mentally. I know he wouldn't have 
wanted to live like that and was a good thing it happened fairly quickly at the end. 
I know he's at peace now.


RIP Daddy.










Saturday, July 29, 2017

Where do the days go...




Happy Saturday!!! This is the only crochet I've been working on recently. Summer is such a distraction.  Trying to get out and enjoy the weather by bike or walking.  I have done a bit more walking as of late and with my kitties as I purchased something I can take them with me. 
Well, one at a time anyway.


I've seen these online and wanted one. I showed honey it and he said order one.  
So I looked on Amazon, read some reviews and found this one.  It's quite sturdy leather type outer the dome can be swapped with a mesh screen but the dome lets them stand and see more.
I've had numerous people stop me asking about it and looking at the cats including my eldest's trip to the vet in it, last picture.  He's hyperthyroid and trying to get him regulated.




Summer has also brought about festival season. We went to two different ones here two weekends in a row.  First we got to see Finger Eleven rock group again.



We have a great festival plaza at our waterfront.

Then the following weekend was our yearly Bluesfest.

Kenny Wayne Sheppard band.  Amazing, the highlight of the weekend for us.


Dana Fuchs, soulful voice close to Janis Joplin.

Legendary Foghat.

And fellow Canadians The Sheep Dogs.


And of course getting out on the bike as much as possible.  


On my weigh loss journey my goal was to get to 200lbs.  My peak was 250 a few years back. 
I have been 210 lately and slacking on the diet choices. So last weekend set my mind up and ready to go full ketogenic diet.  I have a friend who lost quite a bit on this diet and super proud of her.
So with being so close to my goal this is going to get me there.  I've done a lot of reading.  I have been following Thomas Delauer on You Tube and he's very informative. I got his program to get me started.  Adaptive Body Boost
My friend also suggest Reddit  Reddit/Keto
which has a ton of info and inspiration.
It's not bad at all, high fat, low carb.  It gets your body into a state to have your body burn off stored fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates.  This morning i was 203 from 210 at the beginning of the week.
Give it a try!!!

Happy weekend all!!