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.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Knitting With first attempt

met the Rag Lady at the Fibre Festival...she does amazing work!
Gave me the incentive to try something with strips of fabric I made a preemie hat on the smallest loom...not bad!

Finished hat!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Fibre Festival at SaxePoint, Victoria BC June 21,2009

Sunday...Father's Day...Victoria Fibre Festival at SaxePoint (Esquimalt), Victoria, BC, Canada.
What a fun day with so many wonderful people.

My area is/was in the background in this last picture where the man is walking towards me ...I promoted BlanketsForCanada and my Loom Knitting...
People were VERY interested in the Loom Knitting.
The Fibre Festival was a huge success....WAY TO GO MARILYN!!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

FibreFest Fashion Show tonight...Loom Knitting

Loom Knitting.....I have been creating hats on my Circular Looms for quite awhile so when China asked me to help her 'knit' a dress on her loom...what a challenge. Here is China's finished dress..modelled by one of the FibreFest models!
The body of the dress was done on the yellow loom and the arms on a smaller one.
Way to go, China.

Busy As A Bee

A picture is worth a thousand words......

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Last evening at the Koffi Kafe' Knitting Group(we knit outside there) I was sitting at the corner of the cafe' and noticed this plant growing in some soil in the hole by Koffi's downspout!! Why not!? Wonder what it is?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

FibreFest Knitout at Mile0

Nude cyclists went by AFTER I went home..go figure!!

the 'work of art' on the top of Marilyn's vehicle to advertise the KnitOut!!

1 pm at Mile 0 (up at the top of the property where there was shade...a very hot day!)

A neat group of women gathered for the KnitOut...

we had a good time. Met so many new people...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are

Jimmy Durante's radio show was bracketed with two trademarks: "Inka Dinka Doo" as his opening theme, and the invariable signoff that became another familiar national catchphrase: "Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are." For years Durante preferred to keep the mystery alive, but eventually relented.
One theory was that the phrase referred to the owner of a restaurant in Calabash, North Carolina, where Jimmy and his troupe stopped once to eat. He was so taken by the food, the service, and the chitchat that Jimmy told the owner that he would make her famous. Not knowing her name he instead referred to her as "Mrs. Calabash".[1]
Another theory was that it was his personal salute to his late first wife, Jeanne Olsen, whom he married on June 19, 1921. They stayed married until her death on Valentine's Day in 1943. "Calabash" may have been a typical Durante mangle of Calabasas, the southern California locale where the couple made their home for the last years of her life.
At a National Press Club meeting in 1966 (broadcast on NBC's Monitor program), Durante revealed that it was indeed a tribute to the first Mrs. Durante. One time while driving across the country, they stopped in a small town called Calabash, which Mrs. Durante loved. He recalled the town as being near Chicago. "Mrs. Calabash" became his private pet name for her, so years later he came to sign off his radio program with "Good night, Mrs. Calabash." He added "...wherever you are" after the first year. [2]

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A beautiful sunset

Last night's sunset was one of those we won't forget in a long while...absolutely breathtaking.

Charlotte phoned from her Mom's van "Grammer, look out your window and see the orange is so beautiful!!"...I face the west so had been watching the sunset in all it's glory. I am happy to see that the grandkids notice such things..and to think enough to phone Grammer!! what a heart-tug that was!! They were driving home with their Mom across the Malahat so saw it right up close and personal. My family is great! love them all so much.

The sunset picture was taken from Scott's 10th floor balcony on Dallas Rd. ...he sees alot of his place..especially all the cruise ships coming in...(see small picture)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Grandsons celebrated their birthdays together

Janis did an excellent job of baking/decorating 'THE CAR' birthday cake!
Jackson turned 2 on the 29th and Christopher turns 7 tomorrow....'the family party'
celebrated the two birthdays together and then Christopher has his
own party with his friends after school today!!!
It was a very warm day on Sunday for the family 'double party'...notice the icing sliding down the cake..the car's front tire is sliding down the side of the cake!!!