Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Vancouver on a Sunny Day.

Isn't this a pretty sight? Sure there are concrete buildings but the ones that are there are really something.





These shot were taken from Granville Island.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Here it comes!!!

Last night was one of the first frosty nights. I went for a walk in the crispy cool morning and found some nice shots:


Usually it rains here but on the occasional sunny morning after a frost it is just glorious. Really...it is like someone turned on a light.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Amaryllis and the Olympics


We have a very sunny morning so picture taking is perfect.
Is this illegal? It's one of the symbols for the Olympics. It's actually a characture of the Inukshuk. My DH wants to know when visiting hours are so he can come visit me.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Creative Finds

I just finished two days of selling at the Creative Finds Craft and Art Fair. I had such a good time talking to people about knitting and sharing my creations. The bonus part was making some money to pay for some new needles and wool. Yeah!!!
I think I want to do this again a few more times. Alot of work but very satisfying. Now I have to put my feet up for a few...

Friday, October 30, 2009

Teaching Knitting

One thing I just love doing is teaching someone how to make something. This is Audrey and she though making socks would be something she could never do. So I said I could teach her the basics for making a sock by guiding her through the Fuzzy Feet pattern from Knitty.com.
This of course is a very large sock that will be felted and the result will be a very warm and Fuzzy slipper. Nice thing about this process is that when you felt something it hides all mistakes. Unlike a sock that has to be presice, a Fuzzy Feet pattern can teach her all the same steps for making a sock.
Audrey was amazed, as you can see by her expression, that she was able to make this.
I was very happy and satisfied that I could guide her through this process.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sunset in Cloverdale

Sunset last night was just amazing for a few minutes.



Tree Bag

I just finished my latest bag.
I felt like this one just fell into place.
I love the handle and how it works with the tree on the bag.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

the Last Sunny dry day...

One of the last days of dry summer weather I was cleaning up in the back yard and I came accross this creature roaming in the grass. I layed down and took a bunch of pictures and this is the best one. Isn't he cute?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Do you notice something weird about this advertisment?

Since I last blogged...

Since the last time I blogged I've had another bunion surgery, knitted a ton of stuff because I am in a craft show Nov 14 and 15 and won a door prize at BC's Creative Expo here in Langley.

The surgery went well. The recovery went alot smoother than last time and I can get a larger show on for awhile. Its a good thing we only have two feet because I don't want to do that again in the near future. I gained 10 pounds, I'm out of shape and I want to get going. Patience!!!

The knitting just doesn't slow down. I will be at the craft show for two days so I have to have some back up stuff. I just don't know what will sell and how things will go but I am excited.

Yesterday I went to the 3rd annual Creative Expo and won the door prize which consisted of $150 worth of Felting paraphanalia!!! Actually I shouldn't lie... Denise came with me to the Expo and she actually was the winner. She doesn't felt so she gave it to me. Lucky me hey? Yeh!!!
Look at all that lovely Roving!!!!!!! I can't wait to get at it.
Oh ya, right, I have alot of knitting to do for the Craft fair. Well, maybe I can put a little felting on things......mmmmm..........

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It's that time again: Salsa time!!!

When making Salsa there are two very important pieces of equipment that I could not do without.

A Timer,
and a food processor.
I bought 60 lbs of Roma tomatoes and peeled everyone of them. This is only 20 lbs.

I always forget how easy it is to peel tomatoes.

60lbs of tomatoe skins, minus the fruit of course.

I"m smiling. Yeah Salsa! This is a necessity in my family.
I barely fit all the ingredients into the Rubbermaid container. While mixing it I felt like the wicked witch of the North mixing my brew.
I began cooking at 11:30 and finished around 5.
I will leave my canning jars on the counter for a few days just so I can admire the work that I have done. Ah.....

Sunday, September 6, 2009

More Purses

Made the green purse while travelling down the Oregon Coast.I really liked the design so I decided to make a bigger one. Hence the black and green.
After this one I made an even bigger one in black and purple. It's raining outside right now so the picture is dark even with a flash.
I added a pocket to the back for glasses or a cell phone.