Friday, May 30, 2014

My Rug

I don't know if you have seen the new wave of crocheted rugs on the internet or not but I have just made my first one and wanted to share the picture with you.

Most of the rugs I have seen are made from cord. The kind they use for piping in upholstery, cotton and anywhere from 1/8 round to 1/4 inch round but.... I wanted this one to be soft. I used the heavy wool from bernat for baby blankets. And it worked out perfect for me. It is the first thing my feet feel when I hop out of the shower. I did find that the softer wool does not lay as flat as one made of cord but I don't mind.

I had my first full day at my new job today and it seems like there are sooooooo many things to learn, I find I get really burnt out. Brain drain.....So, for tonight I am just gonna relax and watch tv and crochet for a bit.
My quilting has gone a bit by the wayside lately. But I am slowly getting back into it and hope to have more to share with you soon.

Have a great rest of the day...... YAY, its Friday.... enjoy the weekend too.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Hello and Last Part of the Cherry Tree Quilt

Good Morning. It has been a long time since I last blogged. So much has happened, don't know where to begin really.
As some of you know, I moved from Saskatchewan to British Columbia. Which was really just a move back home. I love the Island here, so many memories and friends that I have missed so much.
The trip here was pretty much un-exciting but there were a few tense moments for sure. I managed to totally bypass going through Calgary and not really sure how. I took a wrong turn and kept going and it dropped me back out on Number 1 on the other side of Calgary so that was cool. I get a bit nervous driving through big cities that I am unfamiliar with.
When we arrived in Rogers Pass it was to postings of Avalanche area do not stop keep driving. I had no problem with that cause you could see where a least 6 of them had come down previously and been cleaned up. So down went the accelerator and off we go - really quickly. I did not like the looks of the beautiful snow hanging out that far on its own on the mountain tops. I know, I am a bit of a chicken but I just have too many quilts, needlepoints, crochet and cross stitching that I want to do yet. LOL

Just before I left Sask I was going a bit crazy. So many things to do in such a short time. I had to get all my things packed and fit into my truck, I got rid of so much stuff but I had only been in Sask for 7 years and so it was not as bad as if I had been there a lifetime. I sold some stuff, had a garage sale and provided family with some stuff that I felt I did not need anymore. Also, the small space I had to fit everything into made it easier to scale down the unnecessary stuff. I was also working on finishing up the spring Mug Rug swap and getting it ready to send to Zoe in Africa. I had left out my sewing machine till the last minute and then disaster struck. The day I was ready to head out, I wanted to wash the mug rugs before I sent them to make sure they were color fast and guess what??? They bled. I was so stressed about it, I threw them into the truck and thought I would deal with them later on. So they took the journey with me with red bleed marks, and me stressing about whether I was gonna have to re-make them or could I get the bleed out. Luckily, the bleed came out and it really was not such a dilemma as I felt it was before I left. Guess arriving safely here made it seem not quite so bad in hind sight.

I am starting a new job this week. One that I have been preparing for since before I left Sask. It is working from home. So I start my training for that tomorrow. One more stressful incident out of the way. YAY.
So, I have had about 2 weeks to get my stuff set up and my apartment into some kind of order with my sewing machine set up and a place to set up all my fabric and such. So now I am all good and ready for just about anything. Touch wood. LOL.

I have been running into a lot of people that I have not seen in years and it is very funny because they all say to me " You decided to come home finally" I love the sound of that.....
Yes, I am home.

My view from where I am at is incredible.
Here are a few photos. The first is the view from the balcony, the 2nd is my son and grand daughter whom I finally have gotten some time to spend with them. The third is the beach and the fourth is my poor kitty in the front of my car when I was driving. He is all shaved as you can see and since this is his third trip in the car for at least 3 days, he is quite calm and taking it all in stride.


They are building a small stop for burgers across the road. I think I will be trying that out :-) There are a group of seals that come in on high tide and they are alot of fun to watch them playing. I also set up a humming bird feeder out on porch and they are just starting to come to it now. I will post pics when I get some of them.

Here are my mug rugs from Zoe, she did a beautiful job on them. WOW And a beautiful silk scarf with giraffes on. Plus a bracelet of beads, too cute.

And last but not least I am attaching the last file for the cherry tree quilt if you have been doing that one. The link for it is here.

Have a great rest of the day everyone.

Beautiful Stitch Along

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Another hand quilting frame for DIY ers

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Global Incident Map Displaying Terrorist Acts, Suspicious Activity, and General Terrorism News

Global Incident Map Displaying Terrorist Acts, Suspicious Activity, and General Terrorism News:

This is a very interesting site. It displays a lot of info about what is going on in this world. From Amber Alerts to Earthquakes to food contamination, disease outbreaks and food contamination info.

Very useful to see what is going on in this world

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Moving Day

I have not posted in awhile because I have been so busy with getting things ready to move. I am leaving on the 6th of May, moving back to Vancouver Island. I am really looking forward to this move although it has been a rough go getting ready and I still have a long journey ahead of me. My mother is also moving back to the island.
I will be a bit delayed on posting the center square of the cherry tree pattern but it will be coming to you about mid-may and that gives me some time to get a bit settled in my new place.
I am also hoping to start a stitch along sometime in June so if you are a cross stitch fan, check back for more information on that.
There are always the horrible good byes when you move and also, my daughter is in Weyburn and will be moving to Nova Scotia in the near future so, we will be at opposite ends of Canada and that makes me very sad.  On another note, my son is in British Columbia and now I can see and be close to him. Would it not be nice in this time of families moving so far apart to just put them all back together in one spot. I have some very good friends on the Island that I am so looking forward to seeing as well. Always such a mix of good and bad in everything.
I will try to post photos of my journey if the internet permits, the Rockies make such great barriers to communication but I am sure that I will be able to post some stuff.

Hope you are all well and enjoying the stirrings of spring. Please no more snow - keep your fingers and toes crossed for me.

Have a great rest of the day.......

Kinusayga. Discussion on LiveInternet - Russian Service Online Diaries

Kinusayga. Discussion on LiveInternet - Russian Service Online Diaries:

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This is beautiful. Translate for information but the pattern is all there.

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