Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas CrossStitch Ornament

Just about done...have to put this in it's circular casing so it can hang from the tree....'tis the Season.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

angel pattern

I needed one more square to finish a BlanketForCanada...decided to do the angel pattern in THAT wasn't the easiest pattern going..but here it can see the angel...honest!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Engagement Picture

My engagement picture...Nov. 27, 1962

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Amazing Little Girl VIDEO

Hope you enjoy this video that someone sent me...I do not know the little girl but find her delightful to watch.

Figure Skating For Charlotte...1st place ribbon

Grammer with Christopher 6 and Jackson 18 months

Janis(My youngest daughter ..Mom to my 3 grandchildren) with Charlotte 8 after skating...
Karyn (my oldest daughter) with Jackson
at the arena watching Charlotte skate.
It was a great day...

Friday, November 21, 2008

very old recipe for eggnog

Egg nog has been a Canadian tradition during the holiday season for over a hundred years. The drink was brought to North America from Europe, where it helped keep cold, dark winters at bay. Warm milk was mixed with fresh eggs, and a bit of brandy or sherry was added to provide some extra cheer. Nutmeg or cinnamon ups the flavor. The drink was served in a small, wooden cup, called a noggin, and that's where its name comes from - egg'n'noggin.This recipe goes great with desert, mistletoe, and some close friends and family.

1820's Style Egg Nog
3 eggs, separated
3 tbsp. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
Dark Rum
Hot milk
Grated nutmeg
Beat 3 egg whites to a froth. Separately beat egg yolks until light in color, gradually add 3 tsp powdered sugar and spices.
Fold yolk mixture into whites. Divide mixture between four 8 oz. mugs.
Add 1/2 shot brandy and 1 shot rum to each mug; fill with hot beverage. Stir well and top with nutmeg.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A wonderful woman sent 4 large green bags FULL of squares for Blankets for Canada...AND they were all edged with black yarn...what a sweetheart of a woman she is...she has sent many many bags before this shipment. Way to go, sweet lady! I sorted them all by colours then had alot of fun putting them into fun blankets...once laid out as blankets I stacked them in the order that they would be crocheted together....

Enough squares for 11 blankets...amazing!
I am working on my 5th one for this week....besides making shortbread!! Life is so good

Monday, November 17, 2008


Great way to use the beautiful covers from magazines...use label strips for writing on the address ..tried using old Xmas cards...that worked!
Check back on my blog on how to make those Xmas bells for door wreaths...using old Xmas cards

Friday, November 14, 2008

BlanketsForCanada...we reached our 100th blanket

THIS is my living room last night...sorting out 4 green bags of squares donated from ONE lady...she even puts the black edging on the squares...I'd love to give her a hug! In the foreground of picture is where I sat until 2am putting together the brighest colours with the wildest coloured yarn to nearly match the's going to be amazing (as they all are).
IF I kept my floors covered with squares I wouldn't have to vacuum...hmmmm....

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Blankets For Canada Victoria Branch

I JUST finished these two blankets for BlanketsForCanada...this must be close to 80 blankets that we have finished since August lst in JUST our Victoria BC Canada Branch. We are going to get 100 done by Xmas!!!
People from all over our province knit 8" squares using their left over yarn/or new yarn and send them into Michael's Craft Store. About 12 of us volunteers get together every Thursday afternoon and crochet these squares together...(I take home squares and usually get a blanket done during the week..this week I managed 2).
It's such a fun group of women...and for such a good cause. The blankets are given to the homeless people in our city.

What do YOU see.....

Interesting!...what do you see in this picture? a face or a word?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

We remember David Braun today

Yes, we remember David Braun today...he lost his life FOR US..for our freedom...THANK YOU DAVID.
David is the son of my friend Patty Braun, from Raymore, Saskatchewan. Today my heart goes out to you, Patty and to your family.

Monday, November 10, 2008

This morning's PERFECT rainbow ..all 7 colours... wow

ALL "seven colours of the rainbow" are showing in this morning's PERFECT rainbow..picture taken from my dining room window..facing north was BEAUTIFUL...
Tennis courts in Stadacona Park(across the street from me) at bottom of picture....

Sunday, November 9, 2008

cable stitch pillow

I made these pillows many many years ago....and here is proof that I do know how to do cable knitting....I now remember starting this afghan pattern..and got this far and decided to it was NOT something I enjoyed!! so made it into a pillow...way to go, Esther!

Friday, November 7, 2008

USA Flag in Victoria

Driving home tonight after our knitting group...I spot this HUGE American flag hanging from someone's home on Linden /maybe Rockland... I HAD to make a U-turn and go take a picture (the spots on the picture are rain spots)..I think the American flag is BEAUTIFUL...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Finished another blanket this week to take to BlanketsForCanada today. Hopefully there were will alot of volunteers there today so we can AGAIN finish 3 or 4 blankets.. 67 DONE..we're aiming for 100 by Xmas.
Am working on a sweater for myself..unbelievable but true! BIG FAT NEEDLES and BIG FAT YARN!! so it should 'build' quickly.
Was getting alot of knitting done watching the USA what will I watch!? I was truly delighted to have Obama win...such a cool guy..'smooth' is the word! and ever so loving to his family..the way he and his wife love each other makes my heart sing! they are truly good friends to each other. Do President's wives ever get posted to one of their husband's positions? Something tells me she is going to be a strong sounding board for him.
It will be interesting to watch their daughters 'grow up' living in the White House.... wonder what type of dog they will choose? they did mention a 'rescued dog'...doesn't that make perfect sense!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween 2008

Helen, Scott and I went to the Esquimalt Legion to their Halloween Dance...This was definitely a spur of the moment thing as I found these masks at Shopper's Drug Mart while doing my store demo there yesterday!! Isn't it great to have such good friends that will 'follow me anywhere'!!