Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Daisy Maker Wildwoman unleashed

Now that I have finally figured out how to use
the brass crazy-daisy-maker someone gifted me..
there won't be much left un-dazeeeed!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas tree decorated...

hit that one for me!!

Helping Grammer decorate her tree...

It looks beautiful!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


The design is beautiful....turned out beautifully.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas Ornament Class

Grammer, Christopher, Charlotte and Daddy (Colin)
Adults were invited by their sewing teacher to participate in the making of the ornament shown below. It was such a fun experience...C&C did an excellent job of their Santa.

Christopher and Grammer made this one

Colin and Charlotte made this one....

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Time with my grandsons

see the slippers Grammer knit me!!!!

Jackson can use either left or right hand at the moment...

soon the 'little boy' hands will be gone....Love those baby hands!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Court loss for women...repeat of history??

The torch carrier(from Calgary but picture is taken in Victoria) is one of the girl's that CAN NOT compete in our 2010 Olympics..they just lost their court case yesterday...grrrrrr....the boy in red, is her brother ...HE is competing...he said his sister is better than he is!! that is their Dad. They all are from Calgary.
WHEN did women get their right to vote in Canada? yesterday? seems like this court loss takes us back many many years....

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Socks are finally finished

These are the first pairs of socks that I made using the yarn with elastic in them....JUST finished the blue ones this working the blue baby socks to cute. Always enough yarn left over from the 2 balls I buy for the large size....

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Making Mud

I spent Tuesday to late Wednesday evening with my daughter and 3 grandkids...what a fun visit it was...but oh so very busy all the time. I taught Jackson how to 'make mud'....I am a very good Grammer in his books....he was so excited when I added water to the dirt...more water to make it a lake...then put his little cars into the muck and used the little tow truck toy to pull them out....over and over and over again...."no go home" he knew that meant he had to have his afternoon sleep!! PRECIOUS MOMENTS for sure.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mount Doug scenery 10-27-09

Cousin Mary and her three sisters..visiting from Seattle area
From on top of Mt. Doug towards Cordova Bay/Sidney

From Mt. Doug facing the Observatory...BEAUTIFUL DAY!

Friday, October 23, 2009


Wednesday ...on my way home from the airport....

This is the view from the top of the hill at Mitchell's Farm on Island View Highway facing the Pat Bay Highway...using my new camera...panorama set X 15 zoom...WOW...the colours were amazing...the pumpkins by the highway...over the freshly baled hay (wrapped in plastic covers) the leeks, cabbage and other winter crops...

Friday, October 16, 2009

Spun Yarn

Today one of our Friday Group Knitters brought her 'fresh off the press' spun yarn to show is amazing work... I wrapped it around my neck and wrist and decided to model it as jewellry....the colours are 'wow'...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

My cousin Nancy and her daughter Ingrid spent Monday with me...
We had such a good time.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Angel with praying hands

My first angel with praying hands..fabric mache' sculpting.
The others are holding either a book, ukelele or harp...
One special order of one holding a ladybug!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

recycled unfinished sweaters

an unfinished back of a sweater made THREE hats.

This piece plus 2 1/2 sleeves made FIVE hats...

cut off about 5 1/2 inches (leaving cuff on if possible)
then pick up the stitches and crown off the hat...
such a good feeling to see all this perfect knitting used
to make such great hats.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

great swimmers

Giving her brother a 'wedgy'...

C&C spent Monday -Tuesday overnight with me. We had THREE swims in a short time frame...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

a work of art

On Dallas Road, at the tip of Menzies...some young folks built this cairn sp? out of driftwood...and were sitting by it playing their guitars and singing....back to the '60s....

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

over 42C.... 112F??

No wonder the saying "hotter than hell" is popular!!! was hot.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cute jokes

Sometimes you hear a joke you just have to share..... here are 3 that made me laugh! Enjoy.

My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday.
He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 65.
My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, "Did you start at 1?"
When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, "I'm not sure."
"Look in your underwear, Grandma," he advised, "mine says I'm 4to 6."
A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother,"Grandma, guess what? We learned how to make babies today."
The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool. "That's interesting," she said, "How do you make babies?"
"It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'."
I KNOW you smiled reading them!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Cotton hat

Jackson usually does not like anything on his head but for some unknown reason he 'took' to my newly knit toque and modelled it for me..

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Swimsuit fabric made into preemie hat....

I cut up this bathingsuit into strips and knit it into this preemie hat...
It's going to have to be one very very small preemie as the hat fits my
fist! Trying all sorts of new things lately..never a dull moment.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Loom Knitting Preemie Toques-hats

Using the circular looms, I just finished making the above baby sweet...
These looms can be purchased at MichaelsCraftStore..there are 4 in a package..
yellow for large head, green for ladies, red for children and blue for these wee preemie hats.
If you did spool knitting as a kid...this is the same! Enjoy.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Felted Hat

Hand knit then machine felted.
Finished this today while watching Michael Jackson Memorial Service on CNN.

Monday, July 6, 2009

First Oil Painting

When we lived in small towns in Saskatchewan we had access to courses through
Parkland Community College. While stationed in Ituna, I took an oil painting class with Betty Robertson from Balcarres, Sask. My first painting was of Maligne Lake...
Years later, Janis' friend was vacationing in the Rockies and came across this postcard
and brought it back for me "I think this is a picture of your painting"...and it was...

I'm sure alot of you received the video thru email on "Our Canada" around July lst...the first picture on the video was this scene...

Friday, July 3, 2009

BeaconHill Bandstand

A cute little girl I met in the park today..she was more than pleased to show me all the 'things' she had in her hair....some of them lit up!!

Another wonderful afternoon of music at the Bandstand...every Fri/Sat/Sun until September long weekend!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Charlotte at Grammer's

Two days/nights with Grammer on summer holidays!!
Supper/movie last night
Breakfast/swimming/lunch out with Comox friends/then
to Koffi for knitting group...then picnic/supper on the lawn on the
flowergardens above the businesses in our condo complex!
THEN we are going to sew a summer dress for Charlotte...
lots of plans...we'll see how much we get done...
Christopher stays two days/nights next week.... probably hiking
and walks with him.