Monday, February 25, 2013

changing things up

Well I wish it hadn't come my way but my email account was hacked last night.   Such a pain to sort out.  To that end, reluctantly, I've added word verification on my blog. 

To anyone who received a hacked message, sorry.  Hopefully the changes that I've made will deter any further problems. 


Sunday, February 17, 2013

simply Sunday

Waking up this morning, blue skies, scattered clouds and traces of sun streaming in the window.......perfect!   I can hear birds chirping, maybe Spring is coming!   Definitely a day for simple pleasures. 

Now, with a cup of coffee in hand, this is my bliss.  Things are good.

Today will be busy with a family lunch to organize and some do ahead meals to prepare.  Our grandsons will be visiting today.   I can't wait.  

Stitching and knitting updates to come. 

Right now sunshine is streaming in all our windows.  Simply wonderful!
So enjoy your day!


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Wishing everyone a day filled with laughter, love, chocolate and maybe a glass of wine!

And especially to LJB from DB, my love always.........(p.s. I know he will see this post).

Friday, February 8, 2013

ready for the weekend

Friday at last, yeah.  It's the first Family Day weekend in BC.  Fingers crossed for just a bit of sunshine.  

A short trip to the grocery store this afternoon included  the purchase a selection of small Valentine candy.  mennonitegirlscancook.ca has a yummy recipe for White Chocolate Valentine Popcorn.  I'm going to give it a try. 

No special plans yet for the weekend, sometimes that's just fine by me.  Maybe a chance to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee, pick up the knitting  project or stitch a few more rows.  This  morning's early light  was beautiful.  And where was the camera, at home.  Note to self,  tomorrow start packing the camera!

I think the glitch on my blog has been resolved.  Somehow in trying to add the reply button for comments it changed another setting so no comments were allowed.  This blog is a journey for sure!

till next time  .....


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pay it Forward

I've participating in this PIF via Shannon's blog  (aroundthehomestead.blogspot.ca)  And  now I'm posting the same offer on my blog.
Here are the rules:

The first 5 people to comment and leave their email and blog address will receive from me, sometime in 2013, a small gift handmade by me, probably something stitched:) ...a surprise in the mail! In this age of digital everything, who doesn't love actual fun mail? There will be no warning, but once I know that the recipient has indeed received the surprise, I will blog about the gift I sent and count down the five surprises with all my blog readers!
The Catch:
Those 5 people must make the same offer on their blog!
If you're interested in participating, making some new friends in blog land, and sharing your creative talents, then please leave me a comment - and please put your e-mail address in the comment, just in case I have trouble e-mailing you:) I will be contacting the first 5 people who comment to get your mailing address so I will be ready to send your surprise in the coming months!
I look forward to hearing from you! 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Weekend update

As promised, a photo of my completed sweater.    It's comfy and warm on these damp days.   I'm ready to knit something with spring in mind.

Here's my progress on the LK Aging....I'm so ready to start the color blocks but really want to finish all the brown lettering.   So I contine, in brown.......but I finally broke down and changed to a new needle......should have done this alot sooner!
Some time back we put up wide slat blinds (standard stock cut to size) in our home. As is the case this meant that some of the blinds are much longer than needed.  The extra slats were removed and just sat in the utility room until this thought passed by.......................................   
It's a portable panel that fills a gap at the end of the patio and hedge.   It's intended to keep a certain little dog in his yard.  lol.  Or maybe keep the skunk out!

It's only Monday and there's lots to do.  Have a good week!

Friday, February 1, 2013

and the winner is ........

The Grow Your Blog party has been amazing.... so many talented people, so many wonderful blogs.

Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that my followers would grow to 60!  Your comments are truly appreciated.   This has been and continues to be inspiring.   Thank you.

With all the names in a bowl and some help from Quincy, two names have been drawn:
LindaLee from CrossN' My Stitches and Sherrie (Bird Lady)  birdladyblog.blogspot.com

Ladies, please contact me with your mailing addresses.

till next time ......


Welcome February!

I'm making some progress on LK Aging Artfully. I'll post a picture this weekend.   A knit sweater only needed the ends woven in .....finally done.  I wore it yesterday. Yeah!   The Elann site has sneak peaks  ....I've got my eye on some Noro yarn, the colors are amazing.

Have a great day, and weekend!