Thursday, November 22, 2012
Send it to this address:
Any Canadian Forces Member
Op Attention: Kabul
PO Box 5140 Stn Forces
Pass on this information, make a difference and show that we care for those that are making sure that we get to spend Christmas with our families.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Steve and the gang are incredible, not only making sure I have the proper bike for me, but also a huge mental support from everyone in the store.
The other day I was asked to come it to make sure my bike is fitting me properly and to make sure my riding form is up to par. With their help I know I will be ready for the ride for Boomer's Legacy in June 2013.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I have been extremely busy with crocheting up hats for the season. I have a few more hats on the go, but having fun creating them.. if you need something to keep your Noggin' warm or a family members head warm.. All shape and sizes are available
|I'm thinking of making one of these for myself!!!|
Thursday, September 20, 2012
and here is why :
I work with some of the most amazing people around. Makes me proud to work for a company that is still to this day family owned, and CANADIAN.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
So this is just a small blurb to let you all know that I'm still alive.. breathing.. and yes I do get some sleep.. Hard to believe at times.
Monday, August 13, 2012
First off I returned home to see my mom, grandmother, sister and her boyfriend Levi.
It was healing in so many ways. To be home for the first time since my dad's funeral. To have the entire family together again, with new faces, made it incredible.
Below is our family picture for 2012.. we maybe missing my dad, but he was there in spirit.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
Here are just some of my favorite moments.
Adele the mighty fossil hunter!
She had so much fun.. and she wasn't afraid to get dirty or get her running shoes and socks wet.. normally this is a real problem! Made mama very proud!
On a side note: This little event would have made my dad proud as well. I know that while she was searching, he was guiding her..
Maybe when we head up north we will take her fossil hunting..
Friday, June 22, 2012
This ride was emotional and hard to hold back the tears.
This is my second year to be apart of this amazing journey.. The link below is pictures from the ride
The most emotional part of it all was at the end when we were doing the ceremony.. and this was a banner, with 4 boards attached together.. and all the riders had fallen soldiers on their bikes.. some riders were not able to complete the ride and I was handed one of the fallen.. I can't tell you how suddenly emotional I got..Here in my had was a name not just any name but a name to be placed on a board with all other names of those who would not be coming home.. who would not get to hug a loved one.. who's voice was silenced forever...
As I watch people place the names, some of the riders were personal friends of the name they were placing.. and that gave it even more of an impact.
I give you the name that I had to place on the board - Cpl. Jamie Murphy
Here is a bit of his story
I did not know him personally, but I am forever grateful for what he and the other fallen did for me and my country.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
This picture made me smile and feel sad all at the same time.. my mini me is growing and she can't stay mini anymore..
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
|Our bronze medal|
|Eric and Trevor and their moms cheering us on!|
|Alex and I - my awesome officemate!!|
|Eric and Trevor scoping out the competition!|
|Betsy our Scotty mascot and Jessie|
|teams getting ready to race|
|amazing walk way that goes over the water to watch the races|
|Karen and her daughter Alysha ( fellow team mates)|
|Crystal checking it all out|
|Hannah cheering us on!|
Saturday, June 2, 2012
|SO here is the work in progress on the tinkerbell blanket. Slow and long process, but again I'm pretty stoked at how this is all turning out.. the black line on the drawing is where I am at now.|
|Bowl of Yarn = many tangles|
So I did some math calculations and it looks like this blanket is going to be about six feet in length.. oh boy
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
|Just a bit of the yarn attached to the blanket at once|
|Using Denise Interchangeable Crochet and extensions kit. This blanket is done in Tunisian simple stitch (165 stitches in length)|
|So after a "uhm few hours" this is what I have done.. yaaaaaa it's going to be a big blanket.. but work it.|
|Diva helping me! yaaa KITTIES and Yarn in my house doesn't match!|
I'm having a lot of fun and challenging making this... the twisting of the spools yarn. So it got a little nuts when making the feet.. now I'm at start of her legs.. as you can see I'm about to start the sparkles.. etc etc.. So onto the next section!
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
This is my arsenal of eyes, noses, and variety of buttons.. this little container contains the life of my creatures.. why you may ask, because the eyes are the soul.. and without eyes you have a blank creatures.
It's one of my favorite moments is placing the eyes .. its when they come to life.. its when a smile is created on the creator.
So this is a little treasure box - I guess you can say.. of more creatures to come..
Saturday, May 5, 2012
How do we manage life without modern technology. I try to think back how did we do it with cellphones or anything that pertained to virtual contact. Just thinks to make u think. Not so long ago,there was any of this, and at this moment I am writing on a blog, in a virtual journal for the world to see on the floor in my pjs on a phone.... incredible really incredible
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
I started to play with tunisian crochet.. being someone who works with pixels all the time.. I love this crochet technique.. You have seen me do this before.. and this pattern before.. so i'm just refining my techniques. So this little beauty is going to be a pot holder, once this side is done, I will create the opposite effect for the second side, and stitch together... and see where that takes me...
As for creatures.. I will be in the swing of things fairly soon. My octopuses were a huge success at the Calgary Comic Con ( thank you DEE) and my sister has request more, as well as mini ones and headbands.. so I will be in the throw of eight legs .... which reminds me I need more eyes!
ON A SIDE NOTE:
I'm really lucky to have a supportive family, and be apart of an artistic family!
LOVE YOU GUYS!
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
|Superstar pose with Carmel|
|Her natural smile.. gorgeous!|
|I wrote her name in the sand, and so she wrote mine..|
|She drew a picture of me and her in the sand|
|mama and the little man|