Friday, August 29, 2008

Today at our knitting group at SeriousCoffee in Cook Street Village, a young mom and her darling daughter Celena happened to come into the Cafe'. OF COURSE we knitters were more than excited to admire this BEAUTIFUL outfit Celena was was a gift to her from someone overseas... made our day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Today I cast on stitches for a pair of socks...I purchased some elastic yarn yesterday at Michaels..thanks to the TWO 40% off coupons left at SeriousCoffeeKnitting on Friday..(Thanks Karen). The salesclerk there said "You are allowed to use only ONE coupon per day"...I said "Hold on to the other ball..I'll go get my friend who is sitting in the car"...she mumbled a bit and said "OK, I'll let you get away with it this one time"...hohum... those young salesgirls just don't get it...we are seasoned shoppers for sales and we win!! (((smiling as I am typing this))).
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 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

Great fun crocheting the donated squares together to make blankets for the homeless and needy people of Victoria. This one gets delivered to OpenDoor this morning. Will put all my blankets on the blog later...I did get EIGHT put together during the Olympics!..

For years I have made door wreaths/bells using recycled Christmas cards
...using a template made from heavy cardboard..1. draw a circle using big mug/ 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 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' watch for those red bows on sale.

see for Karen's chimes made from the recycled lids of tin cans...AMAZING!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Wow..didn't realize that I missed the entire week with no all know that I am busy with 'making blankets'..I have finished 6 and also finished one on Thursday where we meet at Michael's Crafts (they let us use a huge table in their craft room 1-5 every Thursday).
Also am working with my store-demos Fri&Sat this week...which is 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

OlympicGames Knitting Project for me is to help finish 'putting together' ALOT of blankets.
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

What a wonderful time I am having with Jackson...he's having a Tues/Wed sleepover at Grammer's house...his first and he didn't mind it one little bit...
This morning I took him to the knitter's guild gathering..he did very well...
now he's sleeping and Grammer is going to catch a few zzzzzzzzzzzzS too...
ANOTHER beautiful very warm day in is good.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Happy Holiday Monday!!
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' wins!!
4pm Colin James
5:30pm Burton Cummings
7pm Sarah McLachlin
8:30pm Feist....
how amazing is all to our picking...
hope to run into some of you at the Inner Harbour!! take time to enjoy our city.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Lois, Scott and I went out for supper tonight..with full intentions of going to Scott's 10th floor condo to watch the Symphony Splash fireworks... Scott was biking home and we were to meet him at his place. I decided to see how close we could get to the inner harbour to at least listen to a bit of the music from my car.... we sat in the lane at Humbolt and Government when the parked car beside us asked if we'd like their parking spot... NO KIDDING!!...we were in the FIRST parking spot right at the inner harbour...
Quickly called Scott to bike over to our spot and we had a great time! Took in the last 5 pieces...AND the fireworks... can you believe it!!!
A perfect day...great music in Beacon Hill Park this afternoon too....goodnight everyone!! Esther