Fall tree

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

On the weekend when we went out to enjoy the fall, we tried to catch the golden leaves falling off the trees. It is so much fun and such a free feeling. It makes you feel like a kid again and it is easier said then done. I recommend everyone who are experiencing fall right now to go out and do it. Even if your neighbors think you are crazy for doing it. It will put a smile on your face.
After, I was inspired and had this simple design in my mind.

Bringing you some fall colors

Sunday, September 26, 2010

It's definitely fall outside. All the leaves are turning colors, the brisk morning temperature, and colds. I sure got hit hard with a cold last week. The kind where your lungs feel like they are going to fall out with all the coughing. Feeling better now and I've been experimenting with more baby hats. Here's a peek of one.

If anyone has been following Mr. Potter, you must have realized by now that he's not growing any hair. SAD. I know. I'm not sure why. I think I got a defective earth buddy. Oh well, still fun dressing him up and posing him with food. Hahaha.

Hope everyone had a great weekend and is enjoying the beautiful outdoors. If not, enjoy these fall photos while listening to them.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Today was Lucius' first day of preschool. I was nervous, a little sad, and all the above. It's only half a day, but the idea of not having him around all the time and me taking care of him is strange, very strange.

Here he is waving back at me because I'm frantically waving bye as I'm trying to take this photo. I'm like "don't forget me. You can stay home you know." And he's like "mom geesh, get a grip. You'll see me at 11:45."

There he goes off with Darcy to be dropped off at preschool. Super excited and not looking back at all. Bye my first born.

Bye, I love you

Bye bye...until 11:45.

It's done, it's done!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Plamondon Quilt is done! It's ready to be sent off to Edmonton to Centre d'arts visuels de l'Alberta. I can let out a big sigh and relax now. Thank you to all those talented and wonderful ladies that put numerous hours on it. I learned SOOO much.

Psst...I did the music and art block...first column, third row.

Handmade by others

Monday, September 6, 2010

Thought I would share some items I recently acquired that are handmade. Sorry for the dark photos. It's raining outside today with a temperature of around 10°c. Feeling a bit nippy. I got my socks on and a cup of nice hot chocolate sounds pretty good right now.

Made by Jeanie Andronyk. I love her unique designs and if you ever get to meet her, she gives free hugs.

Darcy made this for my birthday back in June. I love it so much! I'm trying to convince him to make me an entire set.

The shoulder bag I got from Barefoot Handweaving in Crawford Bay, B.C. It's lined inside with a couple of side pockets. They had so many colors and designs. Took me so long to decide on this one.

Hope you had a fantastic weekend. It's long weekend here for us and we're enjoying every minute of it.

Knitted Fingerless Mitts

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A few days ago I decided to pick up a pair of knitting needles and learn how to knit because I had too many things running through my head. I tend to want to learn new things when I'm stress, anxious, scatterbrained. I guess it makes me focus on something positive and productive rather then negative and pointless.

I bought this book for a while now, "Hip Knits" by Catherine Tough. I bought it because I really want those leg warmers (so Hip!) and the book really speaks to beginners, teaching how to hold the needles, casting on, finishing. I guess I'm not really a true beginner. I have tried knitting when I was about 12 years old where I took my mom's needles and knitted a square and ended up with a few unwanted holes in it as I held the needles very awkwardly because they were the size of my body. Obviously it was quite traumatizing since it took me this long to try to knit again.

Fingerless mitts, the first project in the book. Almost like knitting a square but with a gap. Using my mom's needles again, no holes this time, and less awkward needle holding. Knitting: 1, traumatize: 0

Like crocheting, it's very addictive and very meditating.

When I have time,
Those leg warmers will be mine!