Friday, September 30, 2011

and onto the scarf.....

So at lunch time (to cool my nerves from personal events)... I went to the local book ( Tanner's Books) store here in Sidney. They have a nice selection of crochet books, and it helps me calm down. Trying to find ideas for Adele's scarf, I came upon a book about interweaving crochet.  I was just about to purchase it, when I decided.. I can look online and see if I even like doing this.. and welll  this is the outcome so far.. a little tricky at first but this is what I have created so far... I am pretty sure I have screwed up already.. but meh.. I like the pattern it's creating..

Hat completed

So last night I was able to sit and finish Adele's hat, I'm pretty happy with the outcome, and looking forward to giving it to her tonight.

I really like this yarn, the colors are so vibrant and exciting. I have still a lot left and thinking a scarf will be a perfect match for this, since the cold days of fall and winter are apon us.. just the question issss what kind of scarf to make her, stripped, fancy, loomed???
Anyone have any ideas? Suggestions?

Thursday, September 29, 2011


WIP - Work in Progress -
I have a few projects on the go, some are hidden deep within the container of wool screaming for completion, which i choose to ignore.

I have been working on a couple of projects that I would like to share with you today... drum roll please... ok in my head it is a drum roll, in your head might be tumble weeds rolling across the desert..

Adeles new hat :
As you can see I'm using a kniffty knitter.  Adele chose the colors. I'm using Paton's "Beehive Baby Chunky" in Billowy Blue and Plusher Pink. This yarn works really well with the loom.  It very easy to handle, and the outcome so far gives the hat a warm cozy feeling.  The hardest part to stop Adele from putting it on her head while I'm making this!!!! I will also be using Clover Pom Pom maker to finish this hat off!

(Please Note : the pink wool looks like it is throwing up, yaaa over pulled the center out, and also note the timmies cup - a must for all Canadian crocheters!)

Second Project: a shawl for ME:

Ok so right now it's not much.. I have a bunch of these flowers to make still, and I need to start blocking the flowers. I took the pattern from "Crochet! Magazine"  The yarn that i'm using is Sidar Snuggly "Baby Bamboo"  It is soooooo soft, and I love working with bamboo.  Just wish it wasn't so expensive!!! Originally this shawl was going to be a gift for someone, and as I started to work on it, I realised that I have yet to make something for myself, and thought it was about time. Can you imagine with this is done with a little black dress!!!!!!

So that's it for now.. .. more pics to follow! 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Little monster indeed

OK people this is a venting moment  - cover your ears or something

I love my child, everyone who knows me knows that that little girl saved me from falling into a dark hole, and showed me what true love is..

BUT right now is I swear the devil in disguses as a CUTE blonde blue eyed child..
NO NO NO NO NO.. Adele socks - NO, Adele coat - NO, Adele clothes please - NO

Then we are now back into hitting and kicking - to add to the NO factor. What she turns 4 and is a UFC fighter now.. when did this happen. That was not in the manual when she was born... I saw the contract in there was NO mention of UFC fighter..

I know my mom is probably laughing and thinking "ahhhh sweet revenge" as she is a mini me, no doubt about that. Stubborn and cute!!!!!

I love you Adele, but ARGGGGGGHHHHHHHH

Monday, September 26, 2011

Adventure is out there!

So Deb and her daughter Sarah picked me up at the house for a little off roading!

our limousine

We picked up a pizza (gluten free) and heading up a mountain.. and so much fun.
one of our views

if you look over dare.....

mother and daughter

amazing view, and I don't mean my tattoo either

a random chair found in the most random place.. look the jeep is smiling too

it was a fantastic evening and the weather was so perfect! A lot of good laughs...
I you guys!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

SOoo the cold season begins

You know it's the fall, when the phlegm is flying out of your child again!
YUP Adele is sick, a lovely cold. Was up in the middle of the night soothing Adele. Poor thinking, couldn't stop coughing in the middle of the night. It just sucks to see your child ask you to make it stop, and there is nothing I can do.

and it's also time to invest in stock in kleenex!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

4 years old

She spelt her name using her wooden blocks

Hard to believe that my little Adele is now 4 years old..

getting ready to splatter paint

my Angel
She has accomplished so much in a short time in her life.. but most of all she has taught me to be a mom, and how to love unconditionally.

She has a very strong personality, and is STUBBORN, she can hold her own that's for sure!!!
Even thou I have to share her with my Ex and his girlfriend... when she fell and hurt herself, she wanted Mama, and looked everywhere to find me and jumped up into my arms and I wiped her tears, and hugged her.  Reassured me that no what is happening in her life she knows who Mama is, and no one  can take that away from me..

Now onto a new year, and new adventures!!!!! What is year 4 going to bring to her... I can't wait to find out!

So three cheers to my little "mini me" the one who inspires me to live, laugh, and most of all love!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Crochet creations

Well I have been busy this summer not just with work, and child, but have also been working on some crochet creations..

First  I give you the slug! As you can see he has found his way into my crochet blankets.. the positive about this little creature.. no slim!!!

Shawl for Carmel
I also made the above shawl for my friend Carmel.. this was my first attempt at shawl making and I think it was a successful occasion.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Can't help it.. pretty darn cute if I must say so myself....

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


I am happy.. whoa whoa..
Yes that's right people... I'm happy..
I know this is hard for some of you to handle.. but it's true
I am happy, which is AWESOME!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

This morning

This morning i drove into work, and the sunrise was breathtaking.. with the fog in the trees and the sky multiple colors.. I was truly in aww at what beauty we have here on the island. Ocean, mountains, valleys, farmland... truly spectacular. And when I drive or ride to work in the morning.. these are the moments of beauty that remind me why I love living here so much... oh and the fact that I live in Canada and on an island that doesn't get SNOW or winter!!!!!! That helps also!