Blooming To Perfection

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Always love taking pictures of water droplets on anything I can find. This day May 9 it was one of those days where we had some rain just the morning off. So I know there would be some great pictures. However this tulip took my eye right over. It was the first one to open up this year and it looked just so special in the new stage of life. Sometimes I feel many people see the beauty in the open flowers only.

This to me was even more special.

I feel the three leaves surrounding the inner pedals, are like a mother hugging her child.

For this shot I used my Canon EOS 70D and used my Macro lens to get it nice and close up.

Have a open mind look for the unusual things in life. See the beauty though your heart and soul….Just have fun.I very seldom modify my pictures. I may crop them here and there to take out extra that is not needed in picture.

Loading The Loom

You have seen in past posts of mine

“First Weaving Projects” and “Loading My Warping Reel”.

Here I am now with my Loom that needs to be “dressed”. I need to string the yarn though from front to back onto my bedder.

Holding the yarn in my one hand making sure the ” X ” in the yarn does not get off my fingers. As they have to be strung exactly in this order as they are .

Now I have to feed the yarn from the front onto the bedder one by one.

Here You see all is strung though the headdles and now tied on to the front bar.
Nice and tight and ready to start my next weaving project.

Loading My Warping Reel

The last project of my loom has come off… New one to begin. With that said I had to figure out how to do use my warping reel. First time ever.

Sure it was kind off unsure of what to do next. But it actually was not to complicated to figuring it out. “Yes I Can” Just followed the instructions as in many other things … Someone tells me to read the manuals… or go to YouTub. So I did and look it up. Seemed to work out not to bad.

Homemade Salad Dressing

Not long ago I thought why not do another creamy Salad Dressing for when I have lettuce or cabbage again.

I have had this recipe for so many years now and every time I make it it turns out different. I have the base ingredient all written down. But honestly I am always change things up. Even in my knitting I modify the pattern usually. Unless it is a order for someone special.

So here is my video of the the Creamy Salad Dressing I made from scratch:

Vodka Lemonade

Slowly this cardigan is having its shape coming together. Love the soft yellow colour in this yarn. I have never knit with Soybean yarn and it’s my first time dyeing it too.

Love the feel on how this yarn knits up. It is so strong and doesn’t split at all. You really need a scissor to cut the yarn no way you can tear it.

I think this will look perfect in the summer months with shorts.

You can find the pattern here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vodka-lemonade

Beach Day on Grand Anse, Grenada

Another beautiful Day…Monday January 20th. hearing the ocean surf. They (Resort) say close the balcony doors when you go to sleep…

Not what I want to do… I feel safe and love to falling asleep and waking up with listening to the waves crushing onto the beach. Kind of miss the rocking to sleep on the “Lady Natalie” though. The ground I walk on is moving to the waves….

Going to be another beautiful day by the beach… thinking of where the Lady Natalie may be sailing to on her next adventure as I watch he drift away to in the Sea…what are the chances I’ll be here again one day I ask myself?

Every Day here is beautiful….

My Last Evening sunset joy and happiness.

I say Thank You to all that made this trip so special and a joy in my Life

The Royal Clipper in the harbor of St. George, Grenada
Last evening by the Beach.. Grand Anse
Can you see The Royal Clipper in the distant. So beautiful she has I believe 5 Masts if I recall that correctly.

memory and love in my life.

Day 3 In Grenada, Caribbean Island, Fort Frederick.

Day 3 was Sunday Jan. 13th. beautiful sunrise once again with fresh ground coffee. With my home baked Biscottis I brought down to the island. So today we have a very exiting day ahead of us..

Best way to start this adventure is with a rainbow.

Island tour with our amazing guide Cutty and his daughter. He showed us so many beautiful spots…

There is no way I can do this post all in one… if you are still with me now and are up to this adventure with me… I tell you, it will be so much fun. with sunshine and flowers everywhere.

From Clarke’s Court Boatyard & Marina all 5 crew boarded the mini bus. First stop was Fort Frederick a historical, French-built fort atop a hill offers sweeping views of the St. George & ocean.

Have I told you yet I love to take pictures of water droplets on flowers… Wait don’t go to far… next post is at Annandale Waterfalls.. omg soooo refreshing.

Day 3 in Grenada, Caribbean Island

The Sunset coming over the hills with moon still right in sight too. It’s Saturday morning Jan. 11th. 2020 now… coffee being served. So special.

Today is another beautiful day.. morning sunrise with rooster waking us up still at Clarke’s Court Boatyard and Marina. Today we are having our 3rd crew member Clinton arrive in later afternoon too. Annabelle is going scuba diving and we are going to walk over to Hog Island.

The walk there from the marina is about 60 minutes or more. Well maybe even faster except I took lots of pictures as you may know… the views of the bay and the forest is so lush and a bit thorny here and there. Cactus and Termite nest here and there.

Look at this perfect spot on Hog Island….So picture perfect. And the water as clear as it can be, Turquoise! I could not resist going swimming looking for shells in the water. Diving to see the joy of clear water and sand under water…

The Roger’s Barefoot Beach Bar is a must visit opens usually at 4 pm. bring cash.. with hammocks all over the area.. one definitely could dream away here. Look at what Sean put together for me.. he was so proud to make the earrings from part of the necklace he made for me. Special treasure in my eyes. Thank You

Back in time for welcoming Clinton our 3rd crew… our Crew is now complete. Kapt’n Dave, Annabelle, Clinton and myself.

Supper at Adrift Restaurant & Bar tonight with sailing friends. Jorge and Marianne

My New Found Passion

Looks like I have found a new passion in my life…

Sailing and traveling if funding and time allows it.

Clark’s Court Boat Yard Bay, Grenada

How did this happen you may ask. Hubby registered me in SKS course last Spring. With Grassroots Sailing Centre . Learned a lot by just going to mentoring days during the sailing season. We have some great and fun skippers that take us out for mentoring days.

During Mentoring time at Grassroots Sailing Centre 2019

Now here I am, sailing in Grenada on Lady Natalie that my friend Dave the skipper and owner of Sailabration Cruising owns. He also is a skipper at Grassroots Sailing Centre.

SO Love this view

I would have never ever thought I am going to be sailing on the ocean, Ever! I am the lucky one to have been able to sail with some of our members from the club and Dave our Kapti’n during the Club Week that was offered to us by Sailabration Cruising in Grenada for 11 days… It totally is Paradise down there.

GRENADA HERE I COME

Day 1 of my trip January 9th 2020

So my flight took off with needing to be deiced. No problem for me as I am going to be in the sunshine soon that day Jan 9th… Oh so beautiful I found is need to be able to walk off the pane not have to go though the tunnel they put up at big airports. Into the heat of Greanda… Wow what a memory.

Ahh yes looking for a taxi now… promptly had several asking me where I am going? As I am going to sit in passenger side… he smiled and wanted to give me the key.. lol they are driving on the left side… oh nooo I am not doing that.

Did I tell you there is only one working traffic light in Grenada! And roads are windy just like in Switzerland. and they stop to chat with friends whenever they feel like. Cars parked for days or left on road just like that. We just drive around them.. makes it fun and oh well unique.

After a short 15 min. drive to Clarke’s Court Boatyard and Marina where Lady Natalie was docked. YESSSS I have arrived and was welcomed by Dave with a smile and a local drink.

Clark’s Court Boat Yard from Lady Natalie’s view now…

Now onto the dinghy with my bag… bags in cabin. Tell me about the boat? What do I do now.. Getting to know about the head… yes important stuff. Fridge…wow. ok.. got it. It’s perfect I think.

A little bit of rain will not hurt us.. so off we went to Nimrod’s Bar is out of the main touristy areas and located in Woburn. What began as a small little rum shop has grown into a full fledged bar. Nimrod’s is hopping with live music, often supplied by yachties anchored out in the bay. Just like us… Dave, Joreg, Marianne and myself.

Jorge and Marianne this couple is going on a big sail soon… You both are soooo much fun!

So I could not believe my ears… someone is speaking German here? I just had to chat with these two guys. It go even more interesting when I found out Konrad (Koni) is Swiss. And works at my Hometown in Switzerland even lives in Germany normally where I have relatives. Juerg is from Germany, that is just too cool.

This day was so much fun and the live band with locals just singing even if it rained …one can dance in the rain too.

Darling Of A Dress

Darling Of A Dress

Yes Darling of a Dress one could say …I think this one gave me the most trouble in a while. To the point where I knit it twice.

First one in fingering weight it is to fit a 2 to 3 year old… brought it to work. Some said that is more for at 18 month old… Ohhhhh noo.

So off to the dying pot to make same colour in Dk weight and start over again.. Lol so I thought great I’ll have it knit up in no time…

Except…. something just did not work out well. tTe sleeves just did not fit in with the arm opening. Opening was to big and yes that in both dresses… Yuck what am I doing wrong was my question. I just could not concentrate on this one… something is not going well.

Have you ever thought… Nooo what is going on with me? why am I not getting this..

Well honestly so far this has not happen to me many times in my knitting lifetime lol.

So I looked at the written pattern and the chart…OHHHHHHH NOOOOO this is not the same..

Time to modified the arms and made it work.

Now for the pattern, it really is a beautiful dress and I love knitting Drops Designs pattern. Never really had a problem with them. But this one I am so glad it is done.

Beautiful Fall Season

Summer has come and gone again…

Many days during the fall season I have gone for short walks. Well at first I just drove with my truck to wherever it took me. Stopped wherever I felt like it.

Not sure if you ever do that?

But it totally feels good, to just go explore the surrounding places. I have come across so many beautiful spots. It’s mind blowing a little how many times I come across wildlife too. That I would not see otherwise.

Just not to long ago I was able to see a fox just so at peace in my present. I have absolutely never seen anything so beautiful. He never even noticed I was there. You can see this fox in one of my pictures below.

Open Your Eyes, See The Beauty Right In Front Of You

Jacqueline

A Rose Bouquet

So many places one can buy a Rose bouquet….

I am sure you have bought roses here and there. We have all the wonderful Flower Stores that have the perfect Rose for You to give to your love.

I have been buying flowers here and there lately too. From all different stores and florist places.

Some of them lasted for weeks and some only a view days… no matter where I have bought them or received them from. All in prices from low to high…

Vince’s in Newmarket.. has beautiful bouquets …a gift from Reni.. Thank You my GF.

Yet I have to say that our local grocery store Vince’s has had some beautiful bouquets with primroses in them. One bouquet lasted for 5 weeks yet another only 1 week…I dry them all up after they are tipping over…

bought the one on the left and it lasted for 5 weeks now dried up on a vase…totally love it

Now just past days I bought roses from Wallmart… 5 for $6.- or 2 for $10.- well how can I say no to that deal… they are absolutely beautiful and the sent is amazing… Yes they don’t have the perfect straight stem.. who cares.. about that anyways…

from Wallmart just 2 days ago..

Toronto Here We Visit

My Mom and my Girl Fiend have visited my home just past August… I tell You I have been driving to many place with them… They left I am in driving with drawl no since they left.. Smile Reni and Mutt I loved it

( Reni und Mutt mir haet das guet do. Emol us em Dorf choene go und oepis ume nan fahre!)

So we planed to take the Go Train to Toronto… but I said to myself… Lets drive I know where to park wright by Ripply’s Aquarium! Easy… absolutely! Just dont’ go right at 6-8am.

Parking lot was EMPTY!! LOL I thought a car was being towed away so chatted with the guy to make sure I am ok to park here…. ohhh how cool! he was giving me all kinds of tips to make sure I don’t get ever towed….LOL

So up we go to the top of the CN Tower… sooo many decades ago remember there was “Sparkle’s” the dance club… Let’s say 35 years ago .. Ahhhh my club for so many years totally amazing time… Dancing Saturday night Disco time. NOOOO more it now is a platform to walk around and see the big city from the top.. Oh you should have seen the lights at that time 35 year’s ago… totally amazing….

We ended up even at the Distilary Are after the CN tower…an drove up Young Street from Down town Toronto to Richmond Hill … omg 2 1/2 hours later I said I had enough I am going to the HYW…… day to remember.

Fall Is Coming

Fall is almost here and with that I ask what do I do now… Getting lots of suggestions… like Snowboarding, hiking, and curling. All sound wonderful.

One thing I have decided is … I’ll be teaching a class at my work …

Since I learn to sail and I can honestly say, Sailing me ? that I thought I’ll never do ….I believe I can do the teaching in sewing a rug together too…. Since I have already done 2 and made even bags from them.

My thoughts also go to learning another language… like Spanish. We have lots of friends I believe that can chat with me in Spanish… right Celilia, Isabelle, Monika, I am sure there are a view more that I am missing here…

hola,como estas? Estoy bien.

Yes I know there is that wiggle I need to figure out how to get that on my keyboard…I know there is a way to do that but forgot what tap I have to push… something about hold down the “o” lol

Sailing on Lake Simcoe

Beautiful night out with hubby sailing last night. Grassroots Sailing club boat called “Waterbaby” I totally love to open the boat up. Though I was a little nervous more so because it is just the 2 of us on the boat. It does go through my head what if he, the skipper in my case now my hubby gets knocked over board… would I remember how to do the COB … and that single handed? Which I have never done before….so last night I was happy he had the tiller in his hands and I therefore was able to take pictures as I helped with taking and jibbing.. perfect night…to enjoy each others company. ( PS one of the pictures has the boom and sail all worped… lol hand where shaking…haha.)

Lake Simco is wonderful to sail on and has some nice spots to see too. This is just in the Bay of Cooks Bay. Further North you come to Snake Island and Fox Island.

I have sailed all around Fox Island this past summer ( See slide above) on mentoring sail day on a Saturday. It took me (us) 2.5 hours to get from Cooks Bay Marina to Fox Island and that is with a good wind, I believe 12 Knots of wind… I tell you I loved it when the boat was healing over a lot more then the calm moments. What a thrill that was…

Sailing season is almost coming to it’s end…for now….sad.