Sunday, October 21, 2018

Feeling of Finished

Looking back at my pictures when I first started this project, it was early 2017. It took three skeins of the Caron Cakes to complete this blanket.  It's drapped over our loveseat so it did make a good sized blanket. My aunt asked if I would like to donate one of my works for a fundraiser for her grand daughter. I said sure, almost finished a blanket now. That's always good inspiration to not dilly dally at a project.

And on another fund raising note, my work is having one for our downtown
mission. I put this basket together of the Christmas crochet wreath I finished 
last year and a few dish cloths I knitted. 

And a few pics of the kitties. Buddies.

My girl.

Happy weekend all!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Fall is Here

Happy Fall. I decorated my railing with my fall garland and crocheted leaves which I've 
crocheted a few more to the collection.

I managed to add a few more rows of squares to this project. Slowly but surely, projects get done. Mostly based on timing and mood.  

Like this project starburst blanket below.  I am finishing it for a donation auction to raise 
money for my aunt's granddaughters robotics team. I am almost finished the last skein
of the Caron Cake. Looking back on pictures I believe I started it around March of 2017.

It's not easy with my new addition as he loves yarn, constantly pouncing on it
as I am trying to crochet.

I've manged a few pictures of all my fur babies together, this one being when I make
a lunch meat sandwich for hubby and they all want some.

And I love this one.

I recently go a new bed as it's been long overdue. A bit more firmness and soft top.

After getting my bed I saw this and it's completely applicable.

Finally Happy Thanksgiving fellow Canadians.  Tomorrow is Thanksgiving for us.
Unfortunately I have to work tomorrow and hubby and I will have our dinner today.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Hello September

Oh how fast summer has gone by.  Soon cooler weather will be here and the desire to crochet more kicks in, well at least for me.  I've gotten the rows of squares on my corner 2 corner project.  Slowly but surely.  It never helps progress when shoulder pain kicks in and dampens production. 

I've also started a charity blanket for local donation, when it gets finished is another story.

It's been busy in our house with the addition to the stray we had brought to humane society.
No one claimed him so we went back to adopt him.  He was neutered but ended up with
a bit of a cold from being there.  They were at full capacity with many kittens sick. 
He's over it now and is setting in his new home.  Sammy is so laid back cat. Just 
wants love, food and to be pet.  He's getting along with my others.  

My girl seems thrilled here but she doesn't care. She just wants to eat, sleep and be left alone
mostly.  She does have her moments of wanting to play with them.

I had to share this from The Little Bee on Instagram.

On my bike ride the other night I got to see a family of deer. 
Too bad they don't have many places to go in the city.

Happy Labor Day weekend all!!!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Summer Vacation

It's always nice being on vacation and no real plans.  You can just sleep in play it by the weather of course, get things done around the house.  Random things you don't take the time for during your regular work week.  

I've been working on these gum ball squares a bit lately.  I also got the time to try the corner to corner crochet method that everyone seems to have a bug for.  I especially loved The Patchwork Heart's gingham blankets with this method and tried out her tutorial.  I decided on these colors.

Hubby was itching to get some cupboards to properly store all my "Junk" as he calls it, 
more my crafting and random stuff.  With the time off he was able to put these together in a day, be it a long day and I to fill them.  Even in an unfinished basement they do look better than the 
mismatched cabinets I had. 

With a few crochet swag and string of stars and my puzzles hanging it make
it a bit more homey.  #makethemostwithwhatyouhave

A few years back my aunt gave me a blanket project started with the yarn. I had put
it aside for awhile. Picked it back up and finished the yarn she gave me with it.
However, it wasn't long or wide enough yet.  It was the width that could cover a 
queen sized bed but I knew I wouldn't get the yarn a finish that out. I did find a few 
small skeins of the yarn to at least add some more width. 

It's just enough now to cover up laying on the couch. 

We've had a cat coming around the back yard for a month or so now and have been
putting some food and water out for him.  He came around more frequent and one night
after a BBQ he came closer and I was trying to coax him and talk to him. He seems 
friendly as he was rolling around on the ground. Another orange tabby.
The next night, on a Monday, he came to the bottom step of the porch where I put the 
food and was talking to him. I crept down to the bottom step and put my hand out. 
Eventually he came and let me pet him, he had a collar on with no tag. Later as it got dark 
I coaxed him into a carrier with wet cat food.  He freaked out a bit but he needed to be
caught and get help.  Hubby brought him to Humane Society. They keep them for 3 day
and posted in Lost and Found.  He told them we'd like to adopt him after if he's not
claimed. So on Wednesday, International Cat Day, we went back to see him now that
he was out for adoption.  Sammy we called him. He has a cold however as some of 
the kittens in there have colds too.  He will be on antibiotics there for 10 days. 
Hopefully he'll get better before bringing him home with our other cats.

At least he is neutered now and is being fed, he's still a bit skinny. 
Fingers crossed he'll get along with our other orange boys and girl.

Now that these two get along so well I'd hate to mess that up.
My princess turned 8 recently. 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

What to do with projects

It seems over the last year or so my creative juices haven't been flowing as easily as work and home duties take over.  I still visit my Bloglovin and check out my fave bloggers I follow as well as Intstagram and drool over the colourful projects that everyone seems to be making. It almost seems like I have to make a schedule and make an appointment to work on my crochet projects.

I just pulled out some from one of my bins of projects started, half finished, frogged etc. 

I unattached all my African Flowers, still needing to find out how to make them into a square or a better way to join them.  Any suggestions or links to how I can do this?

The gum ball squares still in progress. 

I seem to get bored easily of one project then move on to another. 

We got the kitties a new cat tree yesterday.  Seems just after a new kitty comes to our house we get a new tree.  The last one was 2 years ago.  And they sure get their use of them.

We've been taking our girl outside a bit.  She loves to look around at the birds and bunnies that visit the back yard and sniffs the air.  

Happy weekend all!!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Summer Distractions

Hello Lovelies.  Hope everyone is having a nice summer so far.  I know it's hard to stay motivated 
making yarny things in the summer, especially when it get to 90 F/30 C plus weather.

I've mostly only managed to make these Canada Day themed coasters.

I managed some knitting and crochet at the beginning of June when I took my first 
flying trip with my aunt out to British Columbia, on Vancouver Island.  I found flying very exciting and didn't really knit that much, I was glued to the sites out the window, well when there was more than just clouds.  

Here are some pics from my trip.

It's so green out there and the air is so clean.  I slept so good too.

So many trees and the size of some of them are massive. I made these collages
as I have way to many pictures to share.

Pacific coast line, unique trees, lots of rock.

Unique gardens.

Beautiful coastline and vegetation. There is moss on all the trees because they get so much moisture and rain.

Flying on the way back we were on the Disney Frozen painted plane.  After the clouds cleared getting closer to Calgary on the way back I got to see the Rocky Mountains. An amazing site to see.

We stayed with my uncle and aunt and their cuties Westie Momo. Found some quaint
shops in their town, even a yarn store. My aunt there paints and I managed to get one 
of hers painting to bring home, well 3 that is to be hung side by side. Blazing Birches 
she calls them. Middle picture is the sunrise the morning we landed driving home. 
And when my honey picked me up from the train station he surprised me with roses, of course 
I shed some tears . This was the first time in 15 years we were apart from each other.

This past week we had our fireworks for the Canada Day/4th of July 
Celebrations on our river between the borders.

And to end it with my fur babies.
These 2 have become quite the chums.