Friday, August 29, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Started another blanket last night but will now limit myself to just a few hours an evening..
See you at Fernwood Market tonight? The sun is shining..the sky is blue...it looks like NO RAIN!
GREAT NEWS!! my granddaughter Charlotte asked me if I'd like to go to a BeachBoys Concert...I said "Sure would IF you and Christopher go with me" she's 8 and he is 6...they have been singing to my BeachBoys cassette in my car for YEARS. They know the words to all the songs!
She smiled and said "Yes, we all are going to go to the concert for YOUR birthday!!" What a neat way to find out about my birthday gift...YES!!! Now we hope there are tickets available...keep your fingers crossed.
Monday, August 25, 2008
...using a template made from heavy cardboard..1. draw a circle using big mug/bowl..to make size you want
2. cut circle in half (this is the template now)
3. place 1/2 circle template on section of card that you want..cut out the beautiful part of the front of recycled Xmas cards.
4...make the cone/bell..string them at different intervals on thick Xmas Yarn(remember to make a large knot inside the cone/bell so it does not slip down
5...make loads of strings all different lengths...attach them to a big red velvet Xmas bow...and give them out as Door wreaths/decorations.
This picture was taken years ago at YellowPointLodge...at a girl's getaway weekend...I took 'my stuff' along and had quite a few people making them in the main room of the Lodge...
ALSO: I make these hanging bell wreaths..on a more personal level..using old photos of past Christmases...if you make them as a single tiny bell..they hang nicely on the Xmas tree.
Michael's Craft store is bringing in their Xmas 'stuff'..so watch for those red bows on sale.
see http://homefree.blogs.com for Karen's chimes made from the recycled lids of tin cans...AMAZING!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Also am working with my store-demos Fri&Sat this week...which is nice...it is airconditioned!!
Spent Tuesday with Janis and grandkids at Youbou campsite..very very nice. Jackson is now walking full time AND he also remembered my car as he had stayed with me for 2 days overnight!! This is neat..he certainly did want to go for a ride with me!! Charlotte and Christopher are doing very well with their swimming...the lake is so nice and clean..I went swimming to!
If you want to see more blanket pictures..let me know!! Have a great weekend..I'm off to work now..
Saturday, August 9, 2008
I have now finished joining enough squares to make these TWO blankets 8-8-08 and 8-9-08 and the THIRD is on the table ready to go and will get finished by 8-10-08.
Am working on them in Beacon Hill Park while listening to the bands playing at the bandstand...can it get any better than that.
Friday, August 8, 2008
The Olympic Games have started!! The Opening Ceremony was amazing...Am working on blankets while watching the Games.
I have set up knitted squares on my dining room table and am busy crocheting them together to make blankets for people less needy than ourselves...the table is facing the TV in the living room and I am 'doing my Olympic Games knitting'!!! Hoping to have 3 blankets completed by the times the games are over...
Anyone is welcome to come over and help me!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
what a schedule to try to keep up with today...
12 noon..the Snowbirds are flying over Victoria
12:45 Del Richards combo (Inner Harbour)
1:30-3:30pm..concert in Beacon Hill Park OR go knitting at Koffi Kafe'...music wins!!
4pm Colin James
5:30pm Burton Cummings
7pm Sarah McLachlin
how amazing is all this...free to our picking...
hope to run into some of you at the Inner Harbour!! take time to enjoy our city.