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.