Friday, 26 April 2013


I am having trouble posting photos here as I can't seem to scroll down and type what they are.  Don't know what the problem is ............ Maybe it is blogger, or my IPad ..... Couldn't possibly be ME.

Today I had Elizabeth for a few hours in the afternoon.  She loves to go outside so it was a lovely day and Shay had come over to mow the lawn so out we went.   I was digging up the little flower bed I have in the back yard.  I have rocks surrounding the bed and weeds growing in it.  I was digging out the weeds and tiding up the rocks.  The weeds and small rocks were going in her little wheel barrel ( I don't have a big one) and Elizabeth was putting small shovelfuls of dirt in the wheel barrel.  Then she discovered the rocks I was throwing away, picked them out and placed them inside the circle of large rocks.  Then she preceded to cover all the rocks with dirt.  Not exactly my plan but nothing I can't fix.
When Jill arrived to take her home she didn't want to go as I think she figured we would stay outside for ever.  After we went in the house and told her that I wasn't going out again she agreed to go home with her Mom.
I am on row 18 of my "Epic" shawl and I have about 1" of knitting to show for it (211 stitches/row).  It will probably a little longer once it is blocked.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Issues with Picasa

Yesterday Picasa and I were having issues as it WOULD NOT accept my new photos .............. Today the photos are there................. MURPHY.  GO LIVE SOMEWHERE ELSE.
 So here we go again, these are the little sheep clothes pins I bought for $1.00.

This is my " Dinner at the Eiffel Tower Shawl" . I took this for show and tell as well as another shawl , hats and mittens

Monday, 15 April 2013

Fabulous weekend

Dotty, Gail and I went to the DESERT MESA RETREAT in Cache Creek this past weekend.  Dotty drove so Gail and I got to knit.  We arrived at the retreat about 1:00 or so after stopping for lunch at a rather chilly rest stop............ Not that there was a not chilly rest stop.   Lynn had seats marked out for us with these lovely bags she bought for us. Gail's said " See Gail Knit", Dotty's had cats on it and mine said "A Fat Quarter is not a Body part."
Sheila and I agreed that rather than the gifts we have been getting each other we should only spend .50 - $1.00.   So I found  these for $1.00.

Monday, 8 April 2013

I don't believe it

First my Husband and now the dog.  You know how Husbands are,   " What are you doing? " ............. "When are you going to be finished?"  ................. "Are you going to come and sit with me?" ..............
..... Well now the dog has started ......... I get up, wash, brush hair and teeth, dress and go into the kitchen.  Charlie wants out so I let him out. Then he has to bark to let all the neighbours know he is up.   This is not allowed so I have to stop what I am doing to get him in .................. Now he wants a treat for going out ( thanks Jill for starting this).  Then he needs his breakfast in his dish.   Not that he is going to eat it now.  Oh yes he can't possibly eat dry dog food so it has to have some form of liquid on it ,  usually warm water. Cold water smells of chloride and that is not acceptable. Oh yes the reason Charlie is not eating his food now is he is waiting in the hopes that there will be people food.  Elizabeth is usually his go to source. She now thinks he is going to eat anything she drops be it rubber ducks, plastic cookies or pencils.
Meanwhile back in the kitchen I am working on what ever I was doing before I had to let the barking dog in......    Charlie on the other hand is barking at me to go into. The living room and sit with him.  When I finish what I am doing we go into the living room and sit down in my chair .............. Charlie
................... Who was desperate for my company climbs up into his chair and promptly goes to sleep.

I finished my " Diner in the Eiffel Tower" stole but need to take a photo.  Am knitting a hat out of the handspun I made from a colour way called " licorice all sorts" ( very black).   Both these items will be Show and Tell at the spinning retreat this coming weekend.

Dotty has decided to knit another " epic" shawl so several of us are going to join her.  We are making Gail join us as well,  just because.   I am going to do this shawl in a royal blue.

It is going to be a challenge for me but will be beautiful.