Sunday, 30 November 2008

I am exhausted

We had the girls and their boy friends plus Shelby for dinner last night. This was to meet Jason, Cory's new boyfriend. We approve of the new man in her life.
Today was our ABBA group over for a meal midway between lunch and dinner...................... Hard to know what to call it. We tried various combinations like :- Linner, Lupper, Dunch, Sinner, Dupper ............. nothing seems to work. Anyway we had 8 adults and 4 children to feed mid afternoon. It was great fun but I sure am tired.

The greatest news is that for my Birthday, Bill gave me tickets to "Celtic Thunder " . It is next Sunday in Everett, Washington. He doesn't feel he can go so has arranged for my Friend Margaret to go with me . Shelby was very upset that she wasn't going as she really likes this group. We are going to get the DVD so she can watch it when she comes over.

Not much knitting or sewing going on this weekend but hopefully this week I will get some things done. I did buy 4 balls of "glow in the dark yarn" to knit each of the Granddaughters a hat for Christmas.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

it is now 4:25 am

I have been awake since 3:07. Bill and the dog are sleeping soundly, at least Bill is and the dog is just too lazy to get up. I finally got up and made myself some hot chocolate and turned on the computer.
I have this Amish cinnamon bread , which is more like a cake. It is one of those friend ship recipes, that every 10 days you need to find a friend who hasn't been gifted with some of the batter. It is more of a cake loaf than a bread loaf and is very good. I bought some small foil loaf pans to make this batch in so I can freeze some of it. That darn Gail has inspired me to do some Christmas baking this year. She has her Christmas preparations all planned out so that she is done by Dec.21. Wish I could get that organized. I think the problem is that I am easily distracted .
There was a nice surprise in the mail today................ make that yesterday ................. a siggy from Germany. I will post a photo tomorrow .......... no make that later today. I will eventually feel sleepy enough to go back to bed. I am real cranky if I don't get enough sleep ..........VBG ........................ and my brain doesn't work at all.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Now the dog is doing it

When Bill is home he likes me to be in the same room as him. If I leave the room for any length of time he calls and asks if I am coming back. Now the dog has started. If I leave the living room she will come and find me, bark at me or give this funny whine. I think she has to go out but all she wants is for me to come back into the living room with her. AAAARRRRRRRGHH
What a demanding bunch I live with.

Here are photos of the small things I am making. I forgot to put the penny beside the cork people and there will be another mitten and slipper.

I have finished a pair of socks but they are a present so will not post the photos here. Now on to laundry, vacuuming and more sock knitting. Oh yes and the teddy bear dress needs to be finished.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Sharon is bugging me about photos

These are the photos that belong with the last post. The bear dress is done up to the waist now so it should be finished this week. Right now Shelby is here for the night so I can't work on it today. I am working on little figures for place settings at Christmas and little slippers to use instead of bows. I am trying to get away from wrapping paper and bows as they just end up in the garbage.

I need to try some other colours than blue and green. These are my favorites but not necessarily favorites of some of the people I knit for. I have one of the sleeves unraveled ready to knit into a lace scarf.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Arms and legs

are now attached to the bear and I will take a photo later today. I am still working on the pink dress and I think I will have to get another ball of yarn.

I took apart a cream coloured cashmere sweater and dyed the two sleeves with crepe paper, using vinegar as a mordant. They came out stripy like I planned ..................... now that is a nice surprise. I have started taking one sleeve apart so I can wash it and start knitting a lace scarf................. photos later.

Wednesday was knitting at the pool hall. Kathy was at a candle party and Gail had just returned from Calgary the day before so Laura, Sharon and I meet. Dottie from Burnaby joined us about 7:30. There was a lot of laughter as well as knitting.

Last night was fibre night at Knitopia, and boy were those hookers in the back room loud. The dog had to come with me as she refused to stay home. I initially left her in the car but later brought her in. Page, Chris and Lynne's dog liked her but Debbie;s little Chihuahua didn't. Mind you I don't think she likes any other dogs. I sewed the arms and legs on the bear and worked a little on the dress. I checked out the on sale sock yarn but didn't buy any. I was going to buy a couple of balls for socks for Bill but forgot them when we left.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

two days in a row

Do you believe it??? I am posting on this blog two ....................... yes 2 days in a row. I really don't have anything to say. I have had breakfast, one cup of coffee, read my e-mail and knit 1/2 row on the Teddy Bear dress so far today. Oh yes I talked to Gail on the phone twice. I really need to get my rear-in -gear and do something like dishes, laundry and vacuuming. ( I do make my bed every day)

20 minutes later

I have brought in the garbage can and the mail, put clothes in the dryer, sorted the laundry, hooked up the dishwasher and made the bed. Now it is time for a second cup of coffee. OH SH?!#T......................... I haven't taken my pills..........

5 minutes later

Took my pills and took photos of the bear and her dress and my new siggy from Elly in Scotland. Talked to Gail again. We are trying to remember sometime and we are getting close.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Another rainy day

Well my friend Molly and I spent the day together. We did a little shopping and went out for lunch. There were too many people out today so we came back to my house for tea. Usually we visit the 2nd hand stores searching for treasures but not today. Today Molly got a four in one George Foreman grill and I got a set of dominos, another knitting book and a calendar.
Leda had to come as she hates to be left home by herself but she wasn't real pleased about having to stay in the car while we shopped.

I made Chicken noodle soup for supper last night and I think that is on the menu again tonight as I am feeling lazy today.......

I know this isn't really a change from other days but I think it is due to the weather lately.
I am working on the Teddy bear for Shelby for Christmas, socks, fingerless gloves and a few other things. The dog and I go for 2 short walks every day so I am getting more exercise than I was. Leda doesn't like the rain so thinks we should go home as soon as she has done her business.................... lazy dog....... she is definitely more Chihuahua than Jack Russell terrier.

Friday, 7 November 2008

It's only November

and I am already sick of the rain. This is how I felt yesterday. (if you click on the picture it will enlarge and be easier to read)

Thursday, 6 November 2008


We have a new addition to the family. Leda is a small dog , Jack Russel/Chihuahua cross. Her body and tail are Jack Russel and the rest is Chihuahua. She has a quiet disposition most of the time and is very loving, She is 6 years old and her previous owner had to move and couldn't find a nice place she could afford that allowed pets. Originally Leda was a rescue dog when she was two. She does have a few behaviours we need to work on but she is smart and has learned some things already.
We had thought about getting a puppy but the more we talked about it the more I got thinking I didn't want to go through "PUPPY" again.

What am I working on ................. Lets see .............. its November hhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmm .......... that means the next month is December which means three Birthdays, one anniversary and Christmas. I must be doing presents, bags , socks, fingerless gloves, Teddy Bears, hats ........................... and some other things that haven't been decided on yet.

I actually did some sorting, moving and emptying boxes in THE ROOM. Things are getting really desperate .............. I have to find some place to put 60 some bottles of wine............. This is an urgent situation................................! I am actually thinking of hanging things from the ceiling, I am looking for one of those old wooden clothes dryers that you raise and lower with a rope. That would hold a lot of things and actually give me some floor space.