Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Completed and Given Projects

Runner for my sister.
Blanket for my new nephew - it doesn't quite capture the colours that are in the yarn.
Quilt for my new nephew. I am pretty sure that the colours are going to run.
Oh well as long it gets used.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Favourite Photos!

These are 2 of my favourite pictures of my brother and me! I've been thinking about them with the arrival of my second nephew who is just about the same age difference as my brother and me. And those are pretty cool overalls that I am wearing:)

Sunday, December 21, 2008


I had a great time in Victoria for the new course I am starting and then met up with my brother who came over from Vancouver where he is currently living. We had a great time exploring after my course and looking at some beautiful trees. Which was fun with my forester brother though we would have done more if I had hiking boots.

Have a new computer since my old one died, sigh what a pain but enjoying the new one and - dare I say it - Vista. Two more days of work before the holiday when I will be off to see my family at my sister's in St. Louis, including my 2 nephews. The latest (no name yet) decided he wanted to be here for the celebrations and arrived yesterday 3 weeks early!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

First Sock

And I have already started on the second sock so hopefully I'll be wearing them in a few months - holiday projects needing to take precedence at the moment. Though I do have an upcoming bus ride and plane ride which may prove useful at getting them done!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

To Do List

This is a good representation of my to do list - though maybe not this organized:)

Monday, November 10, 2008


My work is rewarding and I like to work hard
but it does interfere with my crafting (and blog posting;).

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Scarf Frenzy!

To go with my orange coat.
Fun with a ruffle scarf, for someone special.

This scarf is for me.
With matching mittens - my first pair!
Hat and Scarf for my brother.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Snow in October

Guess that's what I get for living in the North.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Calgary Tower from Starbucks
Fantastic few days in Calgary - Main Event: A Friend's Wedding - which was fantastic!
Horseshoe Canyon
Drumheller from the inside of the dinosaur that you can climb up.
Downtown Calgary
View from the Calgary Tower - Saddledome and Stampede grounds.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fall Colours

The colours are really spectacular this year. The first of many if I can find the time.

Montreal II

So I took a number of these shots as Montreal has quite a few of these repetitive type architectural style buildings around. I like this but there is something not quite right with the composition or light. I was going to play around with cropping it but wasn't sure what to do.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Coke and Peanuts

We tried this good old Southern tradition at lunch yesterday.
It was alright though I don't usually drink Coke.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Road Building in Northern Ontario

It is quite a sight to see as they literally scar the land in building the road. The road is built on the Canadian Shield so a lot of blasting takes place.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Monday, August 4, 2008

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Summer Driving

And my car reached 100,000 kilometers - which is a small milestone but a "kilometrestone" (?) nonetheless. Had a wonderful week at a cottage with good friends more pictures to come.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Photography Class

I am taking a photography class this week. I took this near Eau Claire Gorge.
Expect more pictures:)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

What to do when your coworker has knee surgery?

When you find out the stitches look like eyelashes and you know she is paranoid about writing with pen on skin - come up with $20 so she will let you draw a happy face on her knee!
Later that day after the stitches came out, we had a dead happy face. Although some were trying to convince me that it was just an eye lift - I know it was dead! (And the money went to the student food bank.)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Chairs and a Shawl

If you are going to get chairs, they might as well be hot pink!
This shawl did not turn out really well. I should have realized earlier that it wasn't wide enough. I think that it will be okay as a kind of scarf instead. My first shawl(ish) and I have a better idea of what to do next.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Dissected Frog

I love craft trading. I made a quilted bag - same pattern as this one with one different fabric and the scraps used differently. In return my friend knitted me a dissected frog! How exciting!! The design is by CraftyHedgehog. I still need to get him mounted and I think that I will hang him in my office.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Crocheted Runner

I really liked the way this runner turned out and it went to my Mom. I think that it will look much nicer on her dark wood coffee table.