Monday, June 23, 2008

Not the Brightest Bulb in the Box

blog readability test

Apparently my blog needs to get educated.
If you are interested in reading a more educational blog, hop on over to No-Blog Rachel.

Friday, June 20, 2008


It's a beautiful day here in the Annapolis Valley. Kids are almost finished school for the year, so they came home at noon. I finally got around to putting that package together for my niece that has been waiting to be mailed out for a couple years now. How pathetic is that?? Good thing there were no clothes to be shipped out. Good grief.

Have a fabulous weekend. I'm off to the post office.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

There Has Been Knitting

There will be some ripping too. This wide scarf, a total pig to photograph, will be hitting the frog pong in the very near future. Fleece Artist is too expensive to stay in the back of a closet, collecting dust. This underused scarf will most likely become a shawl collar on a sweater I've been eyeballing recently. And a relatively simple pattern can get some of that wow-factor with a small addition of Fleece Artist (oh, how I love her colours). This is a second sweater in progress, bound for sale at Candle In The Window in Port George. The pictures of the first sweater (original design and everything!) seemed to have vanished into thin air. Good thing I took notes. The pictures were just for gloating purposes.

And naturally there's another sock on the needles. Pointdexter must have figured my lap was cold or something. Ignore the helmet head. I took the kids for a long bike ride and they were absolutely ecstatic. Especially Colin, because it was the longest ride he's ever been on, and we went on main roads. I don't know how long the whole trip was, maybe 3 miles or so? I will have to dream up other routes since it went over so well. I can see a lot of biking in my future. I might actually get in shape this summer! Yes.

I finished this skirt a couple weeks ago. The ties need some beads to pretty them up, and then I need to sew a simple slip in a matching colour. Not a difficult pattern, nor a time consuming one. It's from Knitting Lingerie Style by Joan McGowan-Michael, the Fit-n-Flare Trumpet Skirt. Fun, fun.

Monday, June 16, 2008

It's Not Just An Expression

If you ever wondered, wonder no more. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, but other times it just leaves you speechless.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Someone forgot to tell this cactus that it's neither Christmas or Easter, when this plant is traditionally supposed to bloom. I like to think that it's blooming 'outside the box'.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Cat Furniture

Check this out:

I wonder if hubby would be able (or willing) to construct something like this for my kitty population. Cool, eh?

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Tagged With a Challenge

I tagged myself over at LinnMarits' blog. It sounded interesting enough.

Pick up the nearest book.
Open on page 123.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post the next three sentences.
Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.

From Perennial Combinations by C.Colston Burrell, published by Rodale Press: "Try bold, easy-to-grow rose mallows. Rose mallows lend a tropical air to any garden. Established plants can rival even the biggest perennials for sheer size and the amount of color they add to the garden."

I am tagging:
1. AliP
2. Lene
3. Teabird
4. Roggey
5. Knitting Pharm aka Deb