Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
This is me in 1982...downtown Victoria,BC,Canada, sitting on a clown's knee..why not!!!
I have always loved clowns and maybe one day I will take lessons to 'be a clown'...
Janis is watching us!!
I should go downtown this morning and watch the parade but have decided to sit in front of my TV and watch it in the comfort of my livingroom.....knitting (of course)!
I knit this birdnest at one of my first meetings with the Knitter's Guild.
The class was put on by Karen S.
We added pieces of twigs and pieces of long wet grass etc. into the yarn
as we were making the nests...then I tied on a piece of sponge from the ocean!
Wrapped the finished nest to a perfect piece of driftwood...adding lint from my
dryer inside the nest for the birds to use!
Was suppose to hang it outside for the little birds to use but just could not
part with my 'masterpiece'...so it hangs in my front entrance...sorry little birds!
Friday, May 16, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The MOST delicious meal my Mom used to make for us was fried chicken, Spaetzle and a lettuce salad with oil,vinegar and sugar...my mouth is watering just remembering this meal.
For her 80th birthday in 1990 ALOT of us gathered at her home in Kelowna for a surprise birthday party and we asked her if she would cook us this meal for HER party!!! She was honoured. ALL her siblings and her 5 children were there...even her sister Esther(from Switzerland) was there. We had such a good visit. My Mom died in 1996...sure do miss her.
Today is a rainy dull day in Victoria...thought this was a good blog for such a day.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Colin (never around for picture taking!!) gave the kids these Dr. Seuss t-shirts..
I love stories like this and just wanted to share this one with you.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
A great evening, with my daughter Karyn, at the Anne Murray concert...(Mother's Day gift from my daughters!! thanks Karyn and Janis!)
Anne Murray was/is an excellent entertainer...so 'down to earth'....would recommend everyone go to see her concert if given the chance.
Her daughter sang a few songs with her and then one on her own...what a voice!
Remember that today the Oosterdam cruise ship arrives at Ogden Point at 18:00 it's 951'..one of the bigger ones to grace our harbour... 211 cruise ships coming in this year.
On Thursday afternoons a group of us get together and crochet together 'knit squares' to make blankets for people in need of them.
This is the one I finished on my own...I have just learned to crochet so am thinking I am 'darn good'!!!
Everyone knows about the 8" knit cotton dishclothes!!...these squares are knit with that pattern but using acrylic yarn. By using this pattern ALL squares are the same size...We have no idea what colours will arrive for us to put together...