Wednesday, July 30


Not me, I'm not gifted. (or at least not in a good way LOL)

My cousin, who is down from NB visiting has been telling me on past trips about this great craft shop that she goes to; things are extremely cheap. Like sock yarn for $2.00 a skein. Yeah, I didn't believe it either!
So ... today she came here for a short visit, then we went to the hospitals second hand store looking for treasures, then back to my Mom's (where she and her hubby are staying). And she gifted me with 3.5 skeins of this. Yup, discontinued Lion Brand Magic Stripes yarn, in color 202 - shades of blue. She now has instructions to buy me some whenever she sees sock yarn there, I'm not fussy about color.
(Picture shows the On Your Toes that I got for my b-day, and the yarn I got today)

This is a picture of our mare Dancer - we just sold her. She went to her new home on Thursday. In this picture her new Mom is on her back. I swear that the girls smile could not get any bigger - this was taken her first time on her back.

Oh, and Barbara, I'll be trying to post more, and that includes more pictures :)

This is a bouquet I picked from my gardens this morning ... first time doing this. It's all Neville's fault, him and his "pick your flowers, take them inside and enjoy them" on BT every second Weds finally got to me!

Monday, July 28

Shelburne County Exhibition

It's coming closer and closer.
It's a week earlier than last year, and I seem to be having no time to get ready! Of course, I do have a full year, and I do know that :)
Each year after exhibition week I say "Now I need to get started knitting for next year" ... and it never happens!! This year I have to make it happen.
I WILL have the Peacock Feather Shawl done to enter in competition next year.
I WILL have socks, mittens, slippers and other items knit to enter.
Have a good one!

oh, you people who are listed over there on my list of blogs I go to .. you need to post so I have some new reading material :)

Thursday, July 24

Things that make you go "hummm"

I'm having a "hummmm" moment.

All my life I've thought shingles were
A) the things on the roof, and
B) a form of chicken pox that old people got.

So, why does my son, who is 14, have them?? Doctor didn't give him any medications for the pain - the one that his little "book" told him to give DS is already on - it's one of his epilepsy meds. I thought that was kind of funny.

I've been working in the kitchen at our church's DVBS this week. I've knit 1.5 scarves so far.

I've also been working on the peacock feather shawl - I'm on row 124 or so of it. So far, so good. There's a few mistakes ... and if you see it and point those mistakes out to me, I'll stomp on your foot!!

Today we sold one of our horses. We delivered her to her new home in Yarmouth this morning. Then this afternoon I took Katie into the exhibition grounds so she could ride for a while. Then I was home for a bit, then took Troy to get groceries and to see the doctor. Now I'm just waiting for my sister to call and say she's ready to go make cotton candy.

It's Founder's Days here this weekend, and the fire dept. ladies aux. has a booth. We make the cotton candy up ahead of time and store it at the firehall. Makes it quicker and less messy on the waterfront.

Oh, if you happen to know what Barbara is working on, don't be mean and tease me!!

Thursday, July 17

A funny thing happened to me

while I was on the waterfront today.

We went to watch the first round of a Nova Scotia Town Criers Competition. Kinda neat! Before it all started there was a lady taking lots of pictures. And a CTV camera. (if you happen to see a lady with a peach top and a pony tail on CTV ... that's me, or a boy witha blue & yellow hat, or a girl with a blue/brown/teal/white shirt, or a little blond in a stroller)

Anyway ... the lady with the camera was pointing the camera behind me and down low. Thought maybe she was taking a picture of the town criers behind me, but no, no view of them; too low anyway, especially since the guy right there didn't have nice socks on. Humm ... look around while trying not to look around ... what is she taking a picture of?

Of all the things!! There were my monkey socks peering out over the top of my sneakers ... and that's what she got a shot of.

Wednesday, July 16

Good News!

Emily is going home on Saturday!!!

Friday, July 11

Happy Birthday to me

It's my birthday. The day that I dreaded so terribly last year. This one isn't so bad. Guess that's because I'm already in the 40's.

Katie made me a bracelet out of some beads. Very pretty.

Not sure what hubby is getting me. Says it won't be here for a week or so yet, and won't tell me what it is, or give me any hints. Meanie!!!

I'm off to a craft sale at the firehall in town for the next 3 days. My sister and I organized it for the Loyalist Landing 2008 group. 71 tables booked for tomorrow, a few less for today and Sunday. Hope everyone has a good weekend.

Hope you have a good day!

Thursday, July 3

Birthday Presents

My friend Linda is home from Fredericton for a week, and brought me my birthday present just a little bit early. (b-day is next Friday, not dreading this one as much as last years!!)

She gave me a birthstone cherished teddy, and a copy of "The Lacy Knitting of Mary Schiffmann" by Nancy Nehring, and Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls" by Martha Waterman.

Now I really need to get my peacock shawl done so I can play with things from these books!

She and I took my kids and went to Lockeport to walk the beach. Water was cold; but once you numbed your feet to it it was quite nice. Lovely morning to be on the beach. Took a bunch of pictures, but I don't know how to get them off the new camera, so that'll have to wait until hubby is home.

We went for a walk on the waterfront in town as well, another nice area to walk. Found a few pieces of beach glass. The museum is selling little beach glass inukshuks ... they are really sweet. Turns out my niece (who works at the museum) is an inukshuk maker :) Took pictures of some of them as well.

Knitterpuddlians, would you mind if one (or two) extra knitters showed up on July 9th? Just let me know where and when. My hubby is off that week ... I'll tell him it can my my b-day present from him to go :)