Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Nope, Nope, Nope...

I haven't forgotten about this blog. :o) I just haven't been up to too much on the creativity front that's all.

I've been knitting and have 4 hats made and half a scarf but no pictures of them yet.
So instead here's a four generation picture of my family taken at Christmas.

Dad, Grandpa holding Thadeus, and my brother.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

How to dress for a Canadian winter

This is how we dress for the outdoors here. You need a winter jacket, ski pants and winter boots. Mittens, wristwarmers, two scarves, a toque, and a "neck warmer" (which I had to put on her head because her toque didn't cover her forehead lol)
As a result of all that you get a one year old who has a blast outside even in the -15C weather (that's pretty warm for us) and she did NOT want to quit when her mom came to pick her up. :o)
Today it got above freezing even! Very warm! I could get used to that but I'm sure it'll be back to -40 again at least once before spring.

Ya mean you're supposed to update a blog? :oP Sorry it's been so long!

Well I haven't been up to too much the last 10 days it seems.
I did make some bean bags for a friends 3 yr old son's birthday though.
These are so cute! I've had a few people ask if I'd sell them. I'm not sure if I want to get into that or not.

This time I made a bag for him to hold them in.
Last saturday (Jan 31) I got together with the quilting club ladies to make quilts for our local Crisis Centre. The Crisis Centre is a temporary home for women and their children who are escaping abusive situations. They often come with nothing but the clothes on their backs so a nice cosy comfort quilt brings a little happiness to the children.
We've done this for three years in a row now. This year we're using fabric that I found at a garage sale. A lady was selling 4 boxes (BIG boxes!) of flannel squares. It was nearing the end of her sale so as I was paying for the other stuff I'd bought I mentioned that if she wanted to get rid of the squares she could donate them to the quilting club and we'd use them to make comfort quilts. The nice lady thought that was a great idea and let me have the boxes on the spot! Very generous!
Here's all the squares all layed out on the tables.

No pictures of the finished quilts yet. We'll get together in a couple weeks and take a picture or two I'm sure. We still have a whole box left so we're talking about doing another saturday in March. Should be fun!
Other than all that, I've been knitting. I've moved on from dishclothes to hats! Imagine that - progress! lol No pictures of them yet but I do have to say they're pretty darn cute. :o)