“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

Saturday, September 27

let's go for a walk

We went to the old Rainbow Valley site yesterday Parks Canada have taken it over and turned it into park land and nature trail. we took a picnic lunch and reminisced about all the fun times spent there when it was an amusement park. we took our kids there every summer and the schools had the end of the year field trips there.It was fun to watch Cari's face light up as she remembered different things. after lunch we walked the trail and it took us directly to Cavendish beach so we just had to go on the beach and we just had to stick our toes in the water I was so surprised at how warm the water was and you know kids they jumped right in clothes and all. We are definitely adding this trail to our must walk trail list!
















Tuesday, September 23

Happy Fall!

Wow it's Fall...where did the time go? we had such a fantastic summer here on the Island full of exciting adventures and fun family times. I did a ton of knitting too

first off was jacquard stripe socks
Little Julia's favourite books are the Kipper books and this is my attempt at knitting one for her Rav notes here 
Owl puffs I am making them to give out as Tree ornaments notes here


Julia's Birthday sweater rav notes


   more socks rav notes here


a knit a long with Mel notes here


My favourite sock yarn


rav notes here

and last but not least the fabulous bakery bears rav notes here




I also did some canning last week homemade Chow and yummy yummy mustard pickles.
I am looking forward to thing's slowing down just a bit and taking time to relax I hope I'll be able to keep the blog up with more frequent posts.

Saturday, June 28

a few cute knits

I finally got around to knitting with the yarn that Kelli bought for me while they were down in the US in May, the yarn came with a sock pattern. I used this pattern for the socks they were a bit too big for me so Hubby claimed them for himself, they are the perfect fit.
I only hope he will wear them, as he has a problem with my hand knits he seams to think they will fall apart!?!?

I had a bit of yarn left over and though what better way to use it up than make a souvenir for Kelli to remind her of her trip to Pennsylvania. I made her a little coffee cup cozy and the darling Bluebird of Happiness...(a great pattern and I know I'll be knitting more as ornaments for the Christmas tree!)

and a coffee cup cozy.



Pattern-Fat Quarters SOCKS! by Wendy Ellis Needle- 2.5 mm Yarn-Lancaster Yarn Shop Kettle Dyed Sock Colorway-buggy top


 Pattern-Bluebird of Happiness by Sara Elizabeth Kellner Needle-3.5 mm Yarn-Lancaster Yarn Shop Kettle Dyed Sock Colorway-Buggy Top

For Julia who loves birdies just as much as her Nana does!

 Pattern-Bluebird of Happiness by Sara Elizabeth Kellner Needle-3.5 mm Yarn-Patons Astra

Wednesday, June 18

June is Flash the Stash.

So recently the gals over at the Must Stash podcast has declared the month of June "Stash Flash" the month to show off your stash, well before Ravelry I had never heard of a yarn stash, if I wanted to knit something I would buy a pattern, then the yarn it required, whatever was left over after the project was completed I would throw in the bin.

But that seams like such a long time ago now, and having gone through 7 years of gaining a stash and then de-stashing it each Spring... this is what I call my stash. I smugly say I don't hold on to yarn long!


ok...ok... I also have a few rubbermaid bins in my bedroom, filled with yarn that my very thoughtful family have gifted me over the last few holiday,. that is waiting to be organized. I'll get to it soon.

Tuesday, June 17

Halloween???

I am already thinking Halloween, Nate wants to be "Emmett the lego man" so when I saw this pattern on Rav well I knew I had to cast on and when Nate saw them he freaked out. Nana you did good! :)

Lego Man Mitts by Carissa Browning







Tuesday, May 20

Holiday yarn

Kelli and Mike just got back from the States and brought me this beautiful yarn and pattern can't wait to knit them!!!

Yarn -Lancaster Yarn Shop Kettle Dyed Sock
Colorway-buggy top
Pattern- Fat Quarters SOCKS! by Wendy Ellis

Sunday, May 18

could Spring be here?




  We finally had a stretch of nice weather here,
I think we can say that Spring has arrived at last! day time highs were 24c I even broke out my shorts!  I have been way too busy looking after the grand kids to do any knitting, I have Mike and Kelli's 3 boys for a week, while they are on a holiday in the U.S, but I do have several projects just waiting to be started and I must say I am looking forward to them!

1  mon petit gilet raye
2 vanilla latte socks
3 doily-on-2-needles