Monday, November 30, 2009

Sometimes all you need is a HUG

When things are bad all you need is a friend to hug!! Thank you to all my wonderful friends :) You really really brighten my days.
And for Java all she needs is a stuffie and a cookie for life to be wonderful. I can't believe she will be 3!!!!! Time flies

Fantastic Felted Fibres!!!!

Leftover angora, wool and silk. Is this not incredible!!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Somebody is stalking my yarn

Anybody want to guess who??? Everytime I set down a finished bobbin it ends up bouncing along the floor. LOl its ceiling cat making of with it. He carried them up into the ceiling and then bam it drops down unravelling as it goes!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hat mania

Okay I'm a convert :) I love knitting in the round especially hats LOL.
First one is the grey mohair/shetland with green angora/silk blend.
Next was the grey angora and silk blend one and last but not least is a stunning Maggie's Farm roving hat.
They're a great project to take with me everywhere -wonder how many hats I'll have knit soon. I'm using up all my leftover bits of angora yarns combined with some experiments in wool, silk and mohair.

When this fad wears out I'll think about delving into socks!

Forever Red

Last night I went to my first NHL hockey game. Daryl won tickets from work so we got to see the Ottawa Senators take on the Washington Capitals. Best of all the Sens won the game 4-3 in overtime!!!
I took my knitting to work on between periods of course.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tigers and Gators and snakes oh my!!

Daryl's cousin is in town with the Little Rays reptile show so off to visit we went :) Kevin was nice enough to get us passes to come and see the animals including a 4 month old Siberian Tiger named Sherkhan!!! AWESOME!! How many places can you see and touch a gator, a buzzard and more snakes than I am really comfortable with LOL.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

All clear on the homefront

Had a followup with the doctors yesterday from the cancer scare this summer. All is good -no signs of any more bad cells. YEAH!!!! Now if only the scar would go away. My son loves it and thinks its "cool". My mother thought I had a tattoo done. Nope Mother nature mom not me -are you kidding like I would voluntarily have more needles!
Oh well guess this ends my bikini days ROTFLMAO

Monday, November 16, 2009

I'm so gosh darn proud of myself

I know this is NOTHING to you awesome and talented knitters out there but this is me -two left hands when it comes ot knitting. I figured out how to knit in the round :)
I'm making a hat I'm so easy to make happy.
Somebody needs to find me something more constructive to do I think.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Poor Neme

He's so silly he doesn't run when Lindsay calls his name -she dresses him up, carts him around and generally abuses him and HE STILL loves her??? Strange little kitty but we love him to death!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank you soldiers!

It's the Military, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press. It's the Military, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.

It's the Military, not the politicians that ensures our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It's the Military who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag.

If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and appreciation for the military, please pass this on and pray for our men and women who have served and are currently serving our country and pray for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Pray for their families and ones who are left behind.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rememberance Day

Rememberance Day holds a special place for my family. My parents were both born in Holland. My dad remembers the Canadian soilders with their tanks liberating his village. He also remembers the bar of chocolate they gave him. He didn't know what it was.
My mom tells stories of her uncle who was killed harbouring Jews from the Nazis. They kicked in the door at Sunday supper and dragged him into the street shooting him there in front of my grandparents and his wife. His daughter took her first steps that horrible day. For three days he had to lay in the street as an example of what would happen. Today there is a bell tower in his village with a plaque commemorating his bravery and sacrifice.
My grandfather was arrested for resisitance activity. He was gone for three weeks hiding after his brothers blew up the train tracks that were taking him to the camps.
Tomorrow we take a moment to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. We mourn with the mothers who let their sons go to war. We grieve with the wives whos husbands walked away to never return. Even today mothers and wifes and husbands and families pay the ultimate price for freedom.
Is a minute of silence really enough to say thank you?? Is there really any real honour that we could offer that would ever be enough for our freedom?

All I can say is THANK YOU!!! To all of you who have and will pay the price. There is nothing else I can say of feel. THANK YOU again and always.


A dear friend of mine has been visiting making for much fun and spinning and a very jealous Java :)
Jane brought her two dogs Korkee (black) and Graycie (white) with her. Korkee and Java can play nicely but Graycie cannot so we have to play refereee often!
They leave on Thursday - I'll be sad to see everybody go but Java will not -she is TOP DOG!!! LOL
Was away at a spinning show on Satureday and came home with some funky batts to spin -a very nice mix of corriedale,angora and some glitz made by another dear rabbit friend of mine Julianna -she also raises chickens - and was recently featured in an article about raising chickens in town for food. She promised to send me the article -hopefully soon!
Hugs all

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

New buddies

Well Shenanigans is fuinally starting to adjust to life with out his grey buddy. He and Java have formed a new alliance for power and comfort :) They look so darn cute together -glad the old boy can adapt. I was very worried about his happiness -he has been looking for Grimmy and crying for him. Human comfort is good but apparently another four legged critter is better :)

Monday, November 02, 2009

How can we not be in awe

Of simple things that are so beautiful in their creation. Today some nice people came to remove the VERY Large wasp nest from our front tree. What a work of art this thing is -the colours and design stun me. The nest itself is 18 inches long by 3.5 feet in diameter. How can something so small and fragile as a wasp create such a monument. How can something so fragile withstand wind and rain perched on one thin branch. the colours swirl on it like luminsecent glows -all made from chewed wood and the wasps own saliva. I could create something so beautiful if I tried.
I am humbled by it!