Celebrating 35 Years Later

Hard to believe I have lived in Canada already 35 Years as of today… how time goes by. I remember stepping out of the Toronto Pearson International Airport … The heat was OHHH wow… overtaking my breath… +35 if I remember correctly.

My so called “Family” waiting with there 6 month old baby Jacqueline as well, lol…My name became “Jackie” for the next year. … as her Nanny.

I sometimes wonder what she is up too now?…Woodbridge has changes sooo much! It was all farm field at that time…If you are from Ontario .. Do you remember the Drive-In on Hyw 400?

Now movie Theaters and Malls and totally no farm field anymore….I am speechless at times…

Villa Park Dive ( lol I thought I am coming to life in a Villa…HAHAH was I wrong! ) was my home for less then a year… no so good ending to that family story…

Best times after that was finding a wonderful family in Downsview… So much love they have still for one another…. I am thankful for the Hazel’s they gave me a absolutely wonderful memory. Just wish I had kept in contact more…

However we all have our destinies we need to follow… and never say never. Look into the future it is never to late to reconnect…. and make new memories…..and new friends.

Thanks for being my friends for sooo many memories

Nothing Is Promised In This Live….

It is my moments to go for a drive and just drive …

Not to long ago on a Tuesday…

……no destination in mind usually.

My Pick up truck takes me along the county roads… I make sure I know how to back track my ways too. GPS yeah but my GPS is driving on a road that does’t exist most of the times … LOL

Honestly my truck has taken me to the Lake Simcoe lately … or to the smaller Churches around them. I was about to leave that church ground when something just pulled me over on my walks….

A Rose found just like that in the grounds… In Moments when I needed a sign…My Dad always loved roses… What are the odds of that…

Totally amazing to see the old grave stones and the beautiful doors and windows on the churches.

Sailing On Lake Simcoe

Never thought I would love it so much… The thrill of a heeled sailboat.. OMG!

Told the rest of the crew on the boat!

….yeah all man haha.

That they should install a web cam to get my expressions and alllll…… my “OHHH NOOOO’s !!!” I can just see the crews laughter inside…hahah I am too.

What am I doing now when the Sailboat is heeling over so much… OHH NOOO….!!!! AGAIN.. with me holding the tiller that the toe rail is in the water…..Yuck…omg oi feel the sailboat id going to keel over….ahhh

But… believe me.

Yess anything else is boring….LOVING IT. :-)

Though I have to say the more you go out the more you get used to all of it… Totally love opening up the sailboat and have it ready for the rest of the crew and YESSSS Skipper! It is my time to learn all the terms for the boat … And feel the beauty of being on the water.

What am I going to do in the Winter months now… ice Sailing..LOL or perhaps Ice Fishing… maybe signing up for curling…

Video is from spring to now….WHAT EVER YOU DO DON’T EVER JUMP INTO SIDE WHERE THE WIND IS COMINGING FROM!!!

WE WHERE AT HEAVE2… …. sAILBOAT WIT NO ANCHOR IT IS STILL DRIFTING… ! THE WAVES WILL MOVE THE BOAT! … HEAVING LINES COME IN HANDY!!! OMG

    How Time Goes On

    Have you thought that too?

    Well I have …

    Listening to songs and falling into the world of music. Honestly I can’t remember when I last had the TV on.

    OMG that used to be my side noise to knitting my ohhh so many projects. That I have lately neglected. Not sure what has changed in me. But even my knitting has slowed down. Got to find my heart again… yet it is at the water lately lots… taking pictures and seeing the peaceful waves rolling into the shores. Something said for that wonderful sunset too.

    Absolutely need to find my motjo again… and get creating. I have soooo much yarn in my stash… honestly not sure what I was thinking… Perhaps I’ll have a new carrier … I’ll be sailing on the sailboat, enjoying the evening sunset with a glass of wine & my knitting…lol in the South one day perhaps…

    Dreams are possible … for now it is at the marina close by…

    Learning to Sail now… sooo loving it

    How have you been enjoying this summer so far? Tell me .. text me.. Love to hear form you .

    From My Heart To Yours

    2018-11-06 11.42.14 - CopyOh no, how time has gone by since my last post.

    I kind of got side tracked by posting on Facebook. How could I, you may ask? Well it seems to be much easier to do that with my phone.

    Yes, I know I can do blog-posts on the phone too. But it seem to be a little more tedious for someone like me that is not so computer oriented. LOL 2018-11-20 15.36.43 - Copy

     

     

     

    So we all had the Fall season come and go… see some of my pictures from the fall.

    Well guess what, we had minus 17 on November 22nd. A brisk walk through the local park that morning and again at night, so beautiful.

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    Then some more snow here and there…gurr with rain right after that.

    All snow gone again. What? You say we are in winter?  Normal we would be into deep winter with Christmas just past, Guess again!!! Yesterday was December 28th. A usually very cold winter day here in Canada. ..BUT not yesterday!

    Believe it or not we had a temperature of “+11” .Yes plus 11 degrees. People where walking around in short sleeves… (not me).Don’t think it have seen that before in my 34 years here in Canada!

    So today I woke up to – 9, ladida yes minus 9. very drastic change  in temperature. I am So glad we can’t change the weather. 2018-11-18 13.59.16 - Copy

    Enjoy the last view days of 2018 and many thanks for stopping by here on my Blog during the past years. I truly hope to be more active in the New Year.

    With more posts and KnitswissYarns aswell as pattern releases here and on Ravelry.

    Looking forward to seeing You  again in  2019

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU

    Market & Co At Upper Canada Mall

    IMG_4763Enjoying this new Market & Co. that just opened it’s doors to our Upper Canada Mall here in Newmarket, Ontario 3 days ago.  Love the unique stores.

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    Fresh flowers from “Floralescence” I bought gladiolus and sunflowers so pretty. They make me smile:-)

     

    “Newmarket Olive Co” has delicious Oils and Vinegar for bread dipping or salads and so much more. But hey let them tell you how to use them. “Eat What You Love Drink What You Want” Perfectly said.

     

    Kitchen &CO has class that you too can sign up for, just go see their class list.  I attended  todays class  “Create A Swoon-Worthy Charcuterie & Cheese Board”! Hosted by  “Seed To Sausages”  I know a lot more about cheeses and sausages now! Good chatting to couples waiting in line and at the table. Fantastic afternoon spent there, I call it “Me Time;-)))”

     

     

    Oh you should see all the deserts and bread! You will be amazed and I can guarantee you it will be hard to figure out what to get for your sweet tooth!

     

    Chips, Chips and more all freshly made just for You with flavours of Salt and Malt and much more! I tell you people where lining up to get a taste of the “Ray Woody’s Craft Chippery” Chips.

     

    You love fresh fish go seIMG_4758e “Pier 87 Fish Market & Grill” wow an oyster bar too!

     

     

     

    IMG_4785If pizza is your favorites, especially backed in a wood oven! Oh tell you I plan to take my hubby to “Midici”. One of the restaurants to have a meal. ;-)

    Oh yes “Union Chicken” is there too, realy another place to have supper. Hope to meet Chef Michael Angeloni one day too. You should see the camper outside…long line ups just like “Ray Woody’s Craft Chippery” inside!

    Yes even our Vince’s Market it their with there fresh fruits and vegetables the best in town!IMG_4775

     

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    You like coffee, tea or yes win even that they have in the Market & Co with wine tasting bar.IMG_4734

    Soup form Ma’s Best Quality Soup I am sure will taste perfect when you have no time to make a warm tasty soup for you loves one.IMG_4777

     

     

     

     

    Have I told you this is a wonderful place to meet people too. I have chatted with people from Toronto, Sharon, Innisfil and really loved chatting with the 3 couples at my table exchanging how they store cheese, LOL (see class above that I attended).

    Smile, now you know what I did for the last 2 days while my hubby was hiking up in the North of Michigan. Taking my daughter to her new work place as I enjoyed her new surroundings too. “Sam I know You Can Do It”

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    Dehydrated Tomates

     

     

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    Love the rich red colour of these tomatoes.

    It is all around us right now the ripe fruits and vegetables are an indication of the end of summer season.  Apples, peaches, pears, corn, cabbages and yes tomatoes.

    I am luck to have this Holland Marsh  wetland close by well about 20 minutes driving distance from my home.  As per their website “Produce selections range from more traditional crops such as carrots, onions and celery, to more diverse options like Chinese broccoli, Asian radish, and water spinach”.  So a lot of the vegetables I believe are coming from there to our local store that I have right around my home.

    I also have a knitting / sewing friend that grows carrots and onions right in Holland Marsh. Luck for me I have been getting a bag here and their from her and her husband. With the onions  I make this amazing yummy onion soup. Carrots are great for carrot cake or soup too.

    So since yesterday I have been dehydrating 3 baskets full of tomatoes so my hubby can take them on his up-coming hike to  Munising Falls Michigan (Pictured Rocks) with his hiking friends.

    Have a great September to all of you.

    I may have to do the same with apples soon

    Adorable Chipmunks

    IMG_0517Sitting in my backyard watching all the chipmunks racing around…

    Yes they dug up one of my planter….gurrr….

    but then they also eat all the seedlings “Airplanes” as I call them falling from the Maple Trees.

    So they kind of help me too.

    Vivian Forest Hike

    IMG_0940Amazing how this weather can change from one weekend to the other…April 14th. to April 16th we had this terrible Ice snow rain…hard to explain It looked like snow but was ice powder…And this continued for 2-3 days straight….

    Then the Spring came last weekend April 20 just fantastic how this all changed in yes less than 5 days…..!!! Believe me I spend all the weekend OUTSIDE :-)))) Soooo happy

    IMG_0930Sunday April 22nd. hubby and I went on a hike at Vivian Forest.. Just perfect spending time together…”Him and I”  ….;-))) one of my favourite songs too…

     

    De La Salle Beach in Sutton

    IMG_3163This is an Ice Wonderland right here in Sutton, Ontario….

    unbelievable how there is sooooo much ice on the beach! This is not to far from us about 30 minutes driving…people where still on the ice doing Ice-Fishing…IMG_3177

    I guess they know what they are doing….felt a little more comfortable staying on land at this time of year.

    “Clover” in Worsted Weight Yarn

    “Clover”

       Limited Edition

    In Worsted Weight Yarn is now available at Unwind Yarn House

    KnitswissYarns Worsted Weight
    Yarn is now available at Unwind Yarn House in Newmarket, Ontario

    is also a 100% Superwash Merino Wool
    Yardage: 183 meters / 200 yards 
    Weight: 115 grams / 4 oz
    Needle Size: 4-5 mm / US 6-8
    Gauge: 20-18 sts to 10cm / 4″
    Care: Machine Wash Gentle Cold, Dry Flat

    All my KnitswissYarns have been Hand Dyed right here in Canada.

    Special care has been taken to eliminate the bleeding of colour. However all Hand dyed yarns can bleed at first view wash. Please wash separately from any other items.

    if you use more than one skein for a project I suggest to alternate the skeins at all time

    “Clover” has been created for this upcoming St.Patrick’s Day this colour is available only for a short time

     

    Crispy Canada Winter Day

    File 2018-02-07, 5 24 19 PMSure it is still a very crispy

    WINTER here in Canada…

    …..not like my home town Möhlin in Switzerland. They are as of  tomorrow  in full swing of  “Fasnacht” Carnival

    But to top it of even more a friend of mine  has seen  “Schlüsselblümli ” in the forest out already….really I am crying now!

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    “Schluesselbluemli” one of my faves, (not the picture she posted on Facebook)

     

     

     

     

     

    It used to be that you there…Yes You,“Weather in Switzerland” !

    were a month ahead of us here in the Canadian North of Toronto, but not two full Months!!!

    What was my day like youmay ask …smiles fun filled with snow! Really softly falling down this morning, shoveling during the day, sunshine to finish the perfect day at minus 15 temp…cooooollllll

    Yes, You see it correctly I have skis on the fence and that all year around…

    just my kind of artsy funky fun…

     

     

    KnitswissYarns Exciting News

    Awarded to be one of the 40 Best Knitting sights in CanadaI am smiling from cheek to cheek and so is the sun today too. I have some Exciting News to share.

     “KnitswissYarns”

    Blog had been awarded to be ONE of the

     Top 40 Canada Knitting Blogs and Websites

    To be listed as part of this knitting community is just absolutely AMAZING.

    Congratulations to All Winners.

     I say “Thank You” for following me and making

    “KnitswissYarns”

    be part of a Your wonderful creation too.

    YOU ARE MY BEST SUPPORTERS

     

     

    Sew TOGETHER Bag

    File 2018-01-30, 7 39 00 PM“Sew TOGETHER Bag” is this awesome bag  from “Sew Demented” that anyone can sew up in a day for first time using the pattern…Well it took me 5 hours for this one. Really had to think what it is telling me to do next in the pattern…and not rush into sewing sections together.File 2018-01-30, 7 38 42 PM

     

     

    So I took my time and looked everything over twice before I cut or sewn the sections together..

    and It worked out pretty amazing I think…This bag is perfect for Knitting or sewing notions. I’ll make a view more for sure…just need more zippers and some fabric…but guess what? SMILES……I am working Friday and Saturday so I have that alllll……right in front of me alllll day…smiles.  Ok If you like I can show you too where we have the pattern and help you with selections for the fabric ….looking forward to see you then. Really love this Sew together bag…..

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    Lace Collection

    IMG_0219Now available for you too is my  KnitswissYarns “Lace Collection”  A limited amount of this super fine 100% Superwash Merino yarn is available now here on my blog for you to order.

    Click on KnitswissYarns “Lace Collection” at main page and you can see more information on the skeins and colour I have currently available.

    One skein will be enough to knit my ‘Swiss Cheese Shrug” published last year.

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    “RAPSODY” Lace Collection 1 skein available

    Have a look at KnitswissYarns “Lace Collection”  more colours available there too!

    Happy knitting and have some fun in life like I do too

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