Saturday, June 24, 2006

Update of the past week

Its been a busy week for me. Not enough time in the day for everything I want to do. I worked on Sunday so I could take Friday off. It was the last mass of the school year and also awards presentations too. Needless to say my kids didn't get any awards but it was still nice to go and see everyone.

Monday I ended up with a BIG ol' migraine. It managed to keep me in bed for most of the morning. It was a dull roar at lunch but I still wasn't up to par. I did manager to make two batches of strawberry jam after supper. So I now have 21 jars of freezer jam. Yum!!!

Tuesday I worked on my poncho at work got about 10 rows done and sadly to say that's all the knitting I've done this week. Wednesday night I made strawberry-kiwi freezer jam. 6 more jars are in the freezer. I"m just waiting for the rest of the kiwis to ripen to make the next patch.

Thursday and Friday it rained so no gardening done. The gardens are looking great. I still have to pull out the dead plants that I killexed a few weeks ago to do my rose garden but hopefully start that tomorrow. I also picked up and 8 quarts of strawberries to freeze or make more jam. Haven't used all the berries in the freezer from the last year but more is always better eh!

Today we were suppose to go to baseball but ds isn't feeling to hot (this is 2 weeks without playing) so next we are going come hell or high water. We are going to do lunch and maybe look for a couple of body boards for the kids. The lake is only 2 long blocks from the house and sadly to say I have yet to swim in it. We been here 11 years come Aout. Tomorrow dd is invited to a double birthday at a friend (two friends are having a party).

On top of this I have to get some laundry done, housework done, and start killing the ants that like to invade in the summer. Its not a me thing but everyone where I live gets them.

We also sold the van on Wednesday so we have been down to 1 vehicle. That sucks! I work in town (12 mins away) so hubby and the kids had to drive me in at 6:30am on Thursday, needless to say they weren't too impress when I woke them up and said " lets getting going mommies ready.") Hubbies at the farm getting the truck- caught aride with friends so I didn't have that 6 hours round trip to do.

Okay off to get something done so I can actually, maybe knit later. The kids want their sweaters done. But with these temps I might be able to push it back abit. The way I am going I'll be doing the SOS till Christmas!

Have a great weekend!

Leigh Ann

Saturday, June 10, 2006

The gardens in

Well it took another 2-3 hours but the veggie garden is in now. There's tomatoes, peppers (red and green), onions, carrots, red beets, yellow and green beans, swiss chard (red and green), 3 kinds of lettuces and all the flowers are planted now.

The herbs are in too. I have curly parsley, oregano, chives (reg. and garlic) and mini basil. Can't wait to start eating them.

And to top it off the strawberries are ready at the local farmers market. Box a box and delicious! Going to go picking tomorrow.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Day 2 of SOS

I guess I can count today as day 2 of SOS. I took the poncho to work to work on it but didn't have time on lunch or breaks. After lunch the old tummy is doing rolly polly's and feels bloated and gassy. Sorry folks!

Have some laundry to finish tonight and hope to get some knitting in and then its garden time! Sorry for the short post but if hubby and kids are going to his parents after school tomorrow then I need to get some stuff done tonight.

Have a good one!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Summer of Stash - what I am doing.

Thought I'd copy what I wrote on the SOS blog so I knew what I was going to do for it.

My name is Leigh Ann and I have a stash problem as well. Over the past month I have picked up alot of new yarn and I still haven't used up yarns from years ago. Did my last purchased yesterday as I new I would be joining this. I am so bad! The yarn was originally $7.99 and on sale for $2.10, what's a girl to do - its a !00% virgin wool and I am going to make two cool hats for the kids for winter, already had picked up some gorgeous cotton that was on sale at the local yarn store as well. Stuff I'd love to knit with but find its pricey.

Any way..... my goals:

1. Not to buy any yarn until after the Labour Day weekend (depending on how much of the stash I have used). See April 2 blog for pictures of the stash. My blog is:
2. To complete some of my UFO's:
a. Matt's sweater
b. Miki's sweater
c. Poncho - not sure who its for yet. Don't think it will fit me.
d. Washcloths - that I am doing for a KAL for group I am on
e. The 6 cable sweater I started back in 1992 that no longer will fit but is almost done.
f. Sewing buttons on a few things that need them and tucking ends into others so that
they are 100% finished.
3. To work on depleting some of my new yarns into the projects that I bought them for:
1. Bernat Satin top for me
2. Bernat Matrix top for me
3. Bernat Matrix poncho for me
4. Hat for Matt - can't think of the name but its 100% virgin wool
5. Hat for Miki - same as above
6. Cotton top for me - Twilley's Freedom Cotton DK in navy
7. various scarves that I have boughten yarn for
8. to use up some of the dish cloth yarns that I have had for awhile.
4. I won't buy any more yarn on sale till after the SOS is done or till I use up alot of this yarn.

I think that's good for me for now. Could add more if I get through these lists.


1. A knitting magazine that may come out during this time
2. A ball of yarn to finish a project. Shouldn't have too as I normally buy an extra ball.
3. If I go on a fab holiday and see an awesome yarn shoppe and the yarn calls to me. Fat chance this will happen but if it does I would be aloud.
4. Extra stitch counter if I have mutiple things on the go or I loose one. I really don't need any extra knitting stuff as I have alot as is.

What's in it for me in the end.

Yarn used up and a feeling of accomplishment. Hopefully some Christmas presents will be finished and I won't be rushed then.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Summer of Stash - SOS

I am looking forward to joining the Summer of Stash or SOS. I really would like to use up some of the yarns I have and to finish a bunch of projects too. Come to think of it I could get a head start on my Christmas knitting too! Cool!

The link below is the SOS blog:

I can have two exceptions so I will think of what they will be.