Saturday, December 26, 2015

Stanley

"As I gaze upon the sea!  All the old romantic legends, all my dreams, come back to me!"
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
 
 


Had the weekend in Stanley!  I love that place!!!

I walked on the beach
Caught up with friends for lunch
Walked on the beach
Browsed the shops
Walked on the beach
Caught up with friends at church
Walked on the beach...
 
 (it was high tide morning and evening when I walked)


 (with some amazing skies)


(this is sunlight - not moonlight - breaking through the clouds)
 

(sigh!!)

Didn't want to come home...
 
Can you blame me??
 
xx

...on Christmas day in the morning...

Spent the day helping out at the Combined Churches of Deloraine free Christmas Lunch...

 (setting up the hall)


(some of the guests arriving)
 
 
We had around 60 people...locals (aged and/or alone), newcomers to the area, travellers, etc.  I spent 5 hours in the kitchen...preparing food, helping serve and cleaning up.  I did get to sit down to a yummy meal when those attending had been served :)) 
 
The guests were entertained with music, singing and games.  I think they all had a good time :))
 
I enjoyed catching up with some of the other workers from last year.  This is my 3rd year helping out. 
 Intend doing it again next year!!
 
Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas celebrations :))
 
 
 
And will combine this with my Yarn Along post...
 
 
Still working on my neutrals blanket...
(have 2 strips of 5 squares sewn together so far)
 


And knitting a vest for myself in pure wool...
 
Should be enough to keep me out of trouble :))
 
xx
 
 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

A quick Yarn Along

Joining Ginny with my Yarn Along post!

Finished my retro granny blanket, and have taken it to the Alpaca Shoppe here in Deloraine in the hope that someone will buy it...



And while I'm on a roll...I've started another one...in browns and creams...pure wool yarn that I had on hand.  This one may be a keeper as these are more my colours...


Reading another Anita Shreve book that I picked up at the Op shop...


That's it folks...short and sweet... :))
 
xx

Saturday, December 5, 2015

The week that was...

Last weekend was daughter Marnie and Phil's wedding!

I don't have any official wedding photos yet, but it was a lovely time :)).  I then had Denver with me for the week while they went on their honeymoon!!

Here's are some of the family chilling out between the ceremony and reception...
 (son Ben; grandsons (Marnie's)Denver and (Natasha's)Oliver; daughter in law Hayley)


(son Jefferson and his girlfriend Amy)

And one morning this last week (even though it is summer) I got to walk in my favourite fog...

(through the trees)

(across the water)

(reflections)

(the water is very low over the spillway...it's been a dry winter)



And now for something completely different... 
 
Have finished the 36 granny squares I was working on in a previous post and have edged them in green.  Will then sew 4 green edged squares together to form a larger 4 square, and then edge those 4 in orange before joining all together...
(the retro granny)


Recently finished reading this book.  I enjoyed it, but found the ending a bit disappointing.  Not that I expected them to 'all live happily ever after', in fact I had no idea what the ending would be until I got there, but I felt the whole book was leading up to something, and when the ending did come it seemed rushed and incomplete.  Having said that I would definitely read more of her work...
(how could I resist...with snow on the cover!!)


This is where I'm at as of now with my retro blanket...
(getting it together...in acrylic yarn)


And daughter Natasha liked this one, that I finished recently, so much that I gave it to her...
(this wool and alpaca blanket is now living in Texas with Natasha)
 
Gosh...they almost look like the same blanket :)))
 
Funny how I love working/crocheting with bright colours but loath to wear them.  My whole wardrobe is pretty much shades of grey!!  With a bit of black and khaki thrown in for variety (??)
 
Linking up with Ginny for Yarn Along for the book/crochet bits, and have put a new header photo up (in case you hadn't noticed).  I know...I know... it's summer!!  But the photo was taken in summer (last week) and I just love my fog :))
 
Enjoy! xx