Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sleepy Kitty

Game Night

What you can't see are the four other cats that came up during the game and just swatted the tokens off the board. :-)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cross Stitch Patterns for Sale

I am letting go of some cross stitch patterns I will never have enough time to do. If you are interested hop on over here and have a look.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Weekend Food

Pavlova for 'Australia Day'
Chocolate Cake (just because)
Shortbread for 'Burns Night'
Rustic Pizza with Caramelized Onions for Saturday Lunch
We did not eat it all this weekend, there is plenty left of everything,

Friday, January 25, 2013

Create Along 2013

I finished my first project for the first quarter of the 2013-Create-Along that Liz is hosting this year. My plan for this project is to use what I have. My first project is a new crochet cushion for the sofa, made from the yarn that was left over from the ripple blanket.

Monday, January 21, 2013


The snow melted off the hard surfaces and the roads were mostly dry by Friday evening. We did our usual grocery shopping and on Saturday morning we drove to the farmer's market. It is rather empty now but our favorite farmer is there all year long and the inside shops are open too. The weather was bright and sunny all weekend long and most of the snow is now gone. My poor garden is once again a muddy swamp.

The weekend was nice and relaxing with knitting, reading and doing some stuff around the house. The kitties had torn off the rather flimsy fabric that covered the bottom of the sofa so Del replaced it with cardboard and a lot of help of course. 

The furry ones enjoyed the sunshine on the porch, bird watching and snuggling on the bed.

I got my seed order finalized and a lot of tea was consumed.

And there was food. Sunday lunch was meatballs with onion gravy and mashed potatoes with peas.

I hope your weekend was a good one, we have one more day to enjoy, Del is off today. Have a great week everyone!

Friday, January 18, 2013

I am dreaming of a white ....

Hey wait, that's not for another 11 months, so what is all that stuff then?

Monday, January 14, 2013

Pictures from my Weekend

Tuna pizza for Saturday lunch.

Getting the projects for the 'Home Sweet Home Create-Along' ready.

With help of course.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

New Socks

I had to buy an extra ball of yarn for 5 rows on my cardigan, so most of the yarn was left over and since it is thin enough for socks I am now the happy owner of a pair of lime green socks.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

First finished project of 2013

I finished my Leaf Yoke Cardigan last night. It is still unblocked and buttonless but the search for the 'perfect' buttons is on.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

New Year's Day

The weather was grey and wet.

The best way to deal with this kind of weather.

Our favorite pie.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Hello 2013

Happy New Year!

A new year is like a blank notebook, ready to be filled with thoughts, dreams, joys and sorrows, adventures and projects. I love notebooks and I am ready to get working on this one. I don't make resolutions, they only last about a month anyway. Instead I have started an organizing binder for the household and other things. I think that even a small household like ours can profit from a bit of organization. If the not so fun things are well organized I have more time for the things I enjoy doing.

There are only a few things I really want to do this year:
  • Bring the garden back to life.
  • Make a quilt commemorating all my cats, past and present.
  • Read more.
  • Get back into quilting without giving up knitting completely.
  • Paint the bathroom blue and the kitchen yellow.

Other than that I want to live in the moment, find joy and beauty in my every day life and keep my mind open for new projects, dreams and adventures.

Here is to a good year for all of us!