Oh 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
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.
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.
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
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
This 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…
I guess they know what they are doing….felt a little more comfortable staying on land at this time of year.
I am smiling from cheek to cheek and so is the sun today too. I have some Exciting News to share.
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Yes it was a day or two of sewing
“Quilted Rug Sewing At My House”
after all I work in a place that sells lots of quilting fabric at “The Quilts Store”
The fun part of this is, we get some amazing teachers in from time to time..but let me tell you we have several of my colleges that are amazing teachers too.
One of the classes was this
Quilted Rugs with Al Cote
Have a look at one of my earlier posts another great teacher. I would recommend either one of their classes for sure.
Yes I was working my shift but I had to see all the wonderful samples the students/customers where working on from time to time too. Smiles, just part of me interacting with the customers too…I believe this is my role in good customer service too.
So I picked up the some tips on how to make something like this RUG too. But since I was not in the class my sample may not be exactly as Al instructed it …but I am happy with the way it turned out. Though I wish it would rag more like the rag quilts do.
Really fun, though the cutting out of all the fabric was a bit “ahhhh” do I have to through all this fabric out to get to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd layer etc….I guess it will go in a bag for stuffing.
What am I talking about? You may ask your self…..well it is that the original pattern …
yes a knitting pattern smiles….
“The Joker and the Thief ” is all worked up with many fun and wonderful colours ,gorgeous for sure.
Leave it up to me though,I wanted to see how this pattern by Melanie Berg would look in just one colour. My KnitSwissYarns Fingering Merino Silk I used for this pattern is a very light tone on tone and in the right light will have a hint of purple, though the may colour is dark gray.
Loved the pattern and the distinct row of the 8 stitches add a definite interest to this shawl design. I truly enjoyed knitting this shawl up for my friends Ursi back home…..we enjoyed a truly fun time together in September on our Rhein River holiday.
After we had a nice view days doing things around the house over the Labour Day Weekend…part of hurricane Harvey must have made its way up to us …with rain and Thunder. So the grounds are all wet this Tuesday Morning. A perfect day to doing some more cleaning I thought and getting ready for the colder season again.
So as I am waiting for the water to drain from Hot Tub ….I noticed a cluster of beautiful Mushrooms had grown on our front walk way…so delicate and pretty.
See how only 20 minutes of lighting makes a difference in the picture ….and one hour later they are all drying up and shriveled up looking…..I guess by noon they are gone again…
So two hours have past since I started this post ….and you should see how black the sky is right now…..lol I am getting soaked by rain and hail….