Monthly Archives: October 2015


Why is the really nice part of Fall always so blooming short? It feels perfect for about 5 minutes and then it feels like years of this: Wet, gross and cold. Eddie the beagle hates rain and refuses to stay … Continue reading

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best laid plans

I had fully intended to post on Monday, then yesterday and now here it is Wednesday again. I’ve been fighting off a particularly nasty virus but seem to finally be on the other side of it today. At least I’m … Continue reading

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back to normal

Our election is finally over and we have a new Liberal Prime Minister. No matter your politics, it was such a relief to have the wash of election signs gone from the landscape yesterday. A fresh start as it were. … Continue reading

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help in deciphering a pattern

Hello and Happy Monday! I had a question from Margo last week about an afghan that she had noticed in a photo. Sadly, I have no idea of the pattern and I was wondering if any of you may be … Continue reading

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an essay in captioned photos

“It wasn’t me.” “Honestly!! The bag just fell off the chair……” “Some lovely stuff fell out of the bag and I helped!! Really, I was trying to put it back!” “This cheap stuff squeaked and made my teeth hurt so … Continue reading

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It was a beautiful weekend for our Thanksgiving celebration this year. We continued our tradition of sharing our meal with four other families on the Bay and this was our year on the rotation. I was up at 6:30am to … Continue reading

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Seems that blue is my colour lately, I find myself drawn to it. I remembered that I had purchased a few skeins of yarn last year with a bit of birthday money for the specific purpose of making a September Pillow from … Continue reading

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surprise party

On Saturday evening, my stitching friends and I planned a surprise potluck / stitching evening for one of our group who recently defended her PhD and is now an official Dr. I like to call her Dr. Smarty Pants. For … Continue reading

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winter project and pattern winner

I’m joining in with Jennifer from the lovely thistlebear blog who’s suggested that we try to encourage each other with our winter projects. I’ve posted a few times on Umaro which will be one that I’d like to see finished … Continue reading

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love eyes and a clarinet playing knitter

  To begin – if you are at all interested in a small Lizzy Kate cross stitch pattern that I’ll be giving away – go HERE and leave me a comment – Nicholas will choose a name out of a hat tomorrow … Continue reading

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