Friday, March 1, 2013


So as I mentioned in my last post I had a lady contact me about making some crocheted ballet slippers.  The pattern is absolutely gorgeous.  I decided why not, I'd give it a try and see how they turned out.  I LOVE THEM!!!
Aren't they cute?  So they have been sent to the lady and I await to hear what she thinks. I've made things for others before but not something that someone actually orders, only as gifts. 
I had a lot of fun making them and would definately make them again.  The pattern can be found on Ravelry.  Baby Rosey Ballet Slippers by Elizabeth Alan
My daughter has picked something out that she would like me to crochet for her daughter, so maybe that will be my next project although I really need to finish the table runner for Kandice too!

Friday, February 15, 2013

To late to wish you a Happy Valentines Day...

I was planning on popping in here today to say Happy Valentines Day but somehow the day slipped by and I simply forgot. 
So, did you do anything for Valentines Day?  If so, what?  Do you celebrate the day or do you celebrate your love for your significant other everyday?  We exchange cards and I try to make a favourite meal for my hubby!  Tonight was slow cooker chicken in a nice tangy sauce, jasmine rice and broccoli and a cake for dessert.  Well sort of a pudding cake!  It was all very tasty and hubby enjoyed which is what counts.


I got a message from a lady last night wondering if I would be able to do some crochet Ballet Slippers for her.  She had found a pattern she adored and doesn't know anyone who crochets. She mentioned it to a mutual friend who in turn passed the message on to me.  So long story short, we chatted and I got the information from her and this afternoon I sat down to work on them and of course I had trouble which is very normal for me when I first start a pattern.  Don't ask me why, but it happens 90% of the time.  Anyways, I persevered and tonight I figured it out!  Talk about a cute little slipper.  Once I get them done I will post a picture.  She has asked about a couple other projects as well so when I get these done and get paid I will move on to the next one for her.
I was so excited but nervous at the same time, that someone actually wants me to make something for them.  I've only ever made things for family really and now to do for a complete stranger makes me nervous.  Is my work good enough?  Will I be able to complete it?  Will they fit?  So many questions I ask myself. 
Here in Ontario, Canada we are going to be celebrating Family Day on Monday Feb 18, not sure yet if we are going to be doing anything.  Not likely, unless the kiddos all come for a visit which would be great but I know they usually do things together.  Rock climbing I think for some of them maybe, but not sure.  It's always nice that they do things together with the kids to celebrate the Family unit! 
Well, its after midnight and I'm beat. Thanks for stopping by and please don't forget to leave a comment and let me know you were here and where you are from!  I"d love to stop by your blog if you have one as well.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Dreaming in colour!

So the other night I had this dream that was full of smushy, squishy, beautiful skeins of yarn in so many beautiful colourways!  LOL, yep that's right.  I was dreaming of yarn.  I'm not sure why but I was.  In my dream I went to my mailbox and when I opened it this is what I saw.

I'm going to assume I was dreaming of yarn like this because of the post I made the other day with this picture on it and because I NEVER get yarn in my mailbox.  I think it was wishful thinking on my part.  Oh well, even if it is only in my dream it was fun and I was so excited that I danced and jumped on the side of the road (our mailbox is out at the road)!  What a sight that must have been to anyone driving by.  Too bad I had to wake up but like I said even if it was just a dream it was a nice one.  My daughter who is a knitter as well loves opening her mailbox and finding all the yarn goodness she gets quite often.  In fact when she heard about this dream while we were facetiming last night she held up some beautiful yarn she had just received.  LOL, I just have to go online sometime and check out all the yarn and order some for me.
Enjoy your day, whatever you may be doing. 
 Groundhog says it's going to be an early spring this year so lets wait and see!  It's nice and bright and sunny out today which hasn't happened very often this past week and a half. 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

What a day!

Wow, that was quite a day.  The weather went from raining cats and dogs to snow squalls and very cold temperatures again.  What is with Mother Nature these days?  What is she trying to prove with all these changes?  LOL, enough of it already.

I had 2 appt's today, well actually 3 if I count the one this evening with my hubby and first thing this morning I got a call from the doctors office saying the doctor was sick and she had to cancel.  Great, i've been trying to get in for ages and now they cancel.  Then this afternoon, I had my app't with my pain specialist for my back injections.  Drove 45 minutes to get there and when I walked in the receptionist greeted me with the fact that the clinic had been cancelled but no one informed her.  She had tried calling me but I didn't hear my cell while driving. Gosh, if it wasn't for bad luck I'd have no luck. So now I have to wait until Feb 11th.  Another 2 weeks which is not good as that means I will be 5 weeks without the needles.

I started a job back in October, part time working in Retail again.  I enjoy the job but it's just not enough for me.  It is a new store that opened, in fact we were all hired to work on stocking the store and opening it.  I really enjoyed that as I've done it previously with another store.  I work with a good group of women and now a man who is our new Manager.  That is a long story that I won't get into but the store and the staff are much better off with this new manager.  Too bad it took 2 1/2 months to realize they needed to make changes.

I've applied at a few places in the last couple of weeks and just hoping something comes along. Something right here in Woodstock would be nice.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wet weather

This weather is creating havoc all over.  Flooding, wet basements, foggy driving conditions and sickness.  Below freezing last week and I mean very cold and warmer this week.  I think we have had none stop rain for a couple days now.  Although it is stopped right now.  It's days like this when the aches and pains are really bad.  I need summer or at least warm, dry weather.  Today is supposed to get up around 13 but still way to damp for me.
This is the weather that makes you want to just grab your knitting or crocheting and curl up on the couch with a good movie to watch!  That sounds so nice but before I can do that I need to do some housework.
Yesterday, while sitting in the waiting room at the hospital where I was with my parents while my dad was having a spot removed from his back.  There were a few women along with myself who were sitting there with their knitting needles working away to make a sweater, dishcloth and a frilly scarf.  I had my cowl i've been working on and my crocheting with me.  I finished knitting the last few rows of my cowl and then did some crocheting.  Funny how many others carry their crafts wtih them as well.  The one lady was saying it was like having our own knitting circle!  Do you carry your knitting or other crafts with you when you are going somewhere where you know you will be sitting waiting?  I do sometimes but I also get very intimidated by others.  I have always worried that others may consider my knitting not good enough to be carried around with me.  My daughter very politely told me that I was being silly and not to worry what others thougth. So now I do carry my WIP's with me more often.

Monday, January 28, 2013

A new year

So 2013 is here and the month of January is almost gone. I'm a horrible blogger but once again this year I will attempt to be better at it.

I'm still knitting and crocheting.  I've finished several items since last posting.  I really need to go to Ravelry and update there as well since I haven't done that in ages either.
My daughter has started KSiell Boudoir Photography  Beauty and Boudoir Photography.   Be sure to check out some of her work. BEAUTIFUL!
She also has KShiell Photography!  You won't be disappointed if you choose to have your photos taken by Kandice.