Saturday, November 18, 2017

Dutch St. Nicholas Party

Day 18

We went to the Dutch Sinterklaas party this afternoon.   William met his 4 cousins there.
He had a great time.

Friday, November 17, 2017

More Dancing Leaves

Day 17

I have been making more leaf blocks for the quilt I showed yesterday,
I want to make the quilt bigger.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Working on Autumn Dance

Or trying to........

Day 16

I worked on this quilt this morning.  Then William came over.  That was the end of my sewing.  His mother has parent/teacher interviews today.  So I am looking after him.

These are only a few of the strips that need to be sewn together.  I have several more to make.  I will do that tomorrow.  

Having William here is like having a cat around - a very active cat.  Within a few minutes he had totally destroyed my layout.

Maybe when he is not here tomorrow I can get some serious stuff done.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Prayer Shawl

Day 14

I finished the prayer shawl and took it to the church this morning.  It will be blessed and given  to someone who needs it. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

A Day of Rest

Day 13

Felix is still not well.  I am very worried about him.  My DS was here this morning.  He offered to take us to the vets.  But he is a math instructor at Centennial College and they are on strike right now.  I was afraid we wouldn't be back in time for him to go to a meeting.  Felix seemed a little better today.  I hope I can make him well with some good food.

Also, I had a migraine today.  So not much got done. either on my sewing or on anything else.  But while looking for some brown scraps I found the maple leaf quilt that I was working on a few years ago.   I am going to take it to my quilting group tomorrow and maybe get some advice on how to finish it.

I don't think I have much more to do.

Hope tomorrow will be better.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday Slow Stitching, Or......

Day 12.

Was planning to do some stitching on my hexie quilt today.  I got some white pieces ready, but now I don't know what to do.  My Felix is not well,  He is having trouble walking.  My husband is not home and I can't drive.  So I am just sitting here watching him sleep.  Here he is in better times.

He looks so sad.  Poor Felix.  

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

A Taste of Winter

Day 10.

It's cold out.  The temperature went down to -10C last night and felt like -19C with the wind.  It also snowed and caused hundreds of accidents on the slippery roads.

I am calling my slippers Justin.  Not Justin Bieber or Justin Trudeau.  But 'Just in Time' to keep my feet warm on this cold day.  It is still -8C out there.
I saw these slippers on Linda's blog, The Crafty Gardener - 'Cozy Feet' a while ago.  I used to knit these for everyone in my family.  I got the pattern free from Patons when I was a Guide leader.  I must have given the extra ones I had away.  After all, they were free and I thought I could get more if I needed them.  But that was not to be.  They are no longer available.  Thanks to Linda, I was able to make them.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

It's Getting Cold

Day 9.

I sewed a few more leaf blocks this morning.  Green this time.  Tomorrow I will tackle a few more.

It is getting cold here.  We are supposed to get snow and freezing rain.  I went out into my garden this afternoon.  Before it got cold.  The sun was shining and it was actually nice.  I picked a huge garbage bag full of kale.  I have no idea if it would have survived the snow storm, but I didn't want to take any chances.  I also picked some green tomatoes.  I think I will fry them up for dinner.

Tomorrow looks like it will be a cold, indoor day.  Guess I'll get some sewing done.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

At the Fair

The Royal Winter Fair, that is

That's what we did today, on day 8.  My DD, William and I took the GO train to the Exhibition grounds.  So much fun!  We saw horses and cows; goats and sheep; pigs and llamas; ducks and geese and baby chicks.  William had a blast.

He fed the goats and sheep, giggling the whole time as the animals tickled his hands.  We watched a milking demonstration and a dog show.  We saw the cows being judged and horses being groomed for the horse show.  It was like a great day on the farm.  

No sewing got done, but there is always tomorrow.  See you then.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Tuesday Morning Group

What day is it?  Oh, yeah.  It's the 7th.

I attended my Tuesday morning group today.  What a terrific place!  We quilt and knit or crochet or just talk about the world and ourselves in it.  Here is one of our members showing others some photos of her family.  It's like we are a big, creative family.  What a fantastic place to unwind and get suggestions and advice on our projects!  We also have tea and every week someone brings some yummy treat to share.  Tuesdays can't come fast enough for me.

It was a cold journey, travelling along Lawrence Ave. on my scooter.  I was glad when I was home.  I spent the afternoon, curled up in my recliner with my knitting and a cup of hot coffee.  I worked on a pair of slippers which I will show you as soon as I get them done.  And I hope that is soon.  We are supposed to get freezing temperatures by the end of the week and I want to keep my tootsies warm.  We are also supposed to get some of the white stuff.  Yuck!  Our first for this season.

Talk to you tomorrow.

Monday, November 06, 2017

At the Library

I did not get very much done on my hexie quilt yesterday.

Still lots to do on this one.

Today the weather was cold, but it wasn't raining.  So I went to the library to return my books and to take some new ones out. 

I also went to the bank, did some shopping and got my hair cut,  So it was a busy day. 

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Slow Stitching - day 5

I am working on my hexies today.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Day 4 - Addicted

Today is day 4 of Nablopomo.  I think I am addicted to these leaf blocks.  I made a few more.  I just can't seem to stop.

It is cold today.  There was frost on the car's windshield this morning.  Our fall days are gone.  Winter has arrived.

Friday, November 03, 2017

...........3rd Day Continued

Just a bit of creativity to show you.  I have been working on a prayer shawl for the last few days.  This one is kind of fun.  It uses up all kinds of leftover bits of yarn.   Several of us at the Tuesday morning group are  making them.  Here is the photo I wasn't able to download this morning.

These odd balls of yarn have been in my yarn stash for a long time.  See that ball of Baycrest yarn?  It is probably over 30 years old.  Baycrest stopped selling this yarn, but when they did, they would have it on sale for 68 cents a ball.

This afternoon I went to the zoo.  Wheeltrans picked me up at 11:30 and dropped me off at the zoo before noon.  Today was National Sandwich Day.  Did you know that?  My DD went to Subway and bought some subs at a two for one special.  She brought them with her to the zoo.  It was a delicious treat.  William had a turkey sub with cucumbers and lettuce, but no mayo or any other sauce.  He claimed it to be very yummy!

We spent the afternoon at the zoo.  It was cold today.  But fun.  We are members of the zoo so we can go any time.  William's favourites are the birds, fish, butterflies, frogs and other reptiles.  He also has a special place in his heart for the giraffes.

Day 3 of Nablopomo

I am having trouble with my camera.  I wanted to show you a little prayer shawl that I am working on.  But I can't get my camera (or my computer) to cooperate.  And I have run out of time.  Wheeltrans  is picking me up soon.  I am on my way to the zoo,   I will try again later.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Pinks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge

This is day 2 of the Nablopomo.
I have been working on my pink blocks for the rainbow scrap challenge.  I completed 7 of them..  There may be some more somewhere in my mess of a studio.  I'll find them when I stop looking specifically for them.

I have a few more colours done.

So I have 19 blocks all together.  I don't know what this month's colour is; or if there even is a colour.  But I have never made any gold or yellow blocks.  They were the colour for the summer.  My computer wasn't working at that time.  So I think they will be this month's project.

Now going to put away my pink scraps.  Got to be able to get into my studio, you know!  Talk to you again tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Nablopomo 2017 (National Blog Posting Month)

I am needing to get my mojo back.  So I am going to try and blog daily throughout this month.  I know it won't be easy, but........

So here is my first post:
William was a fire fighter for Halloween last night.  Here is a photo of him.

  Today I am making Osso Bucco in my crock pot.  Wish me luck.  I have never done this before.