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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Flowers Everywhere

Last weekend I took the bus to Edmonton--about 14 hours drive--and on the way, I crocheted flowers for the stamping/scrapping group I was meeting. Well, these little guys are kind of addicting to make, so I did some on the way back and last week made a few more.

Although my original plan was to use them on cards or in scrapbooking, the little flowers can be put on anything you like. They look especially pretty with silk or netting behind them and a few beads here and there.

I also did some scrunchies on hair elastics.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Whole Week Gone By

I can't believe I have not blogged for a week! Getting ready to go to Edmonton for a weekend of stamping :)

Anyway, here I am at my desk having tea today. It is quite wet outside and some higher levels even got snow! WUWT, my poor Begonias are wishing they were back at the nursery. At least I get to look at a summer photo of the deck.

The tea today is Stash, Vanilla Nut Creme. I like it straight, but the package says it is like a creamy dessert-like drink if you add milk and a sweetner. My snack is a nut/fruit mix, awesome :) The cup was a gift, right from Scotland!

Join us for tea at Kim's, http://www.artinredwagons.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Finished Rock

Well, this is how it is going to stay, I just accentuated the lines that border the creek, rocks and trees. I don't want to add any more.

This rock is going outside on my table to help hold napkins down when we eat out there :)

I'm posting this photo to show you what inspired me. I hope the person in cyber space will forgive me for using it. It is not used for anything except my rock. If this photo belongs to you, please leave a comment so I can direct people to your blog :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tuesday Tea

I'm not very imaginative today--same tea :) Licorice! The pretty cup is a gift from a friend.

My snack is yummy and I took it outside on the deck. As you can see, my gardens have not been cleaned out! But it is barely Spring here--also quite visible by the lack of leaves :)

I did 28 rows on a little sweater for my Granddaughter and then it started to cloud over and got quite chilly.

Have a look at Kim's Tuesday Tea group at http://artinredwagons.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


After seeing Kim's (artinredwagons) Zentangles and watching the video on her blog, I thought I would try doing one. I used a rather fine tip marker and before I knew it, I was doing a bit of a scene. My computers' wallpaper right now is a lovely picture of a little stream, bubbling over and around rocks, with a few trees hanging over it.

I don't know if this qualifies as a Zentangle, but I found it extremely relaxing. I am now filling in some of the spaces which will define the trees and rocks a bit. I'm going to spend a bit of time on it tomorrow and then post another picture.

Can you see the picture evolving?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tuesday Tea Time

Kim at artinredwagons.blogspot.com is having tea every Tuesday, come and join us. Here I am, finally, with my tea. Been a busy day with lots of interuptions--so I had a very short tea break.

This is one of my most favourite teas right now. The aroma is wonderful if you like licorice. With most teas, I need a little honey, but not this one :)
I had to have a little goodie with mine today!

I'm reading the Blue Zones right now. I skipped to the chapter that tells where people in America are living longer, healthier lives. That place is Loma Linda--60 miles east of Los Angeles.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Finally Finished the Scarf

Who thought up that name anyway? Scarf! We don't eat them :)

I tried to follow a pattern from the internet, but it just didn't work. So, this is what happened--funny how it only takes a few minutes to rip out a days work! I actually ripped out the base you see attached to my bamboo hook as well.

I then started to make another, using the beginning of one pattern, then carry on with my own idea. This uses 3 balls of Bernat, 86 % bamboo/12% acrylic/ 2% polyester blend. With a piece of the yarn, I tied on two wooden buttons to hold it together. It makes a really soft and cozy neck warmer :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Flowering Tea Ball

My Daughter-in-law's wonderful Mother gave me a flowering tea ball. My amazing little blooming ball was called Lily Basket.

It took 15 minutes to fully open and itsn't quite as pretty as the picture on the bag it came in, however, it did look awesome opening up and it stood a good inch above the water.

I do not have the clear teapot or cup you can buy with these little balls, but never the less, I strained it and enjoyed a lovely fragrant cup of tea :) and apparently you can use these again, so I will let you know how many cups I get from this different little gem.