Sunday, December 30, 2007

A great Christmas

Alittle late in posting this but we had a great Christmas! Like I mentioned in the above post we had fun at the farm and enjoyed Christmas dinner with hubbies parents. We came home on Monday and th roads kept getting worse as we headed home. Which is normally the opposite for us! Once we hit Grand Bend it was smooth sailing again.

We went to Christmas eve Mass and Matt alter served. There were only two at Mass and they did a good job. He actually got to carry the book (normally reserved for grade 6 and up students). He's in grade 5. Hubby had most of the presents wrapped so all we had to do was the stockings and put them out. The kids were really excited but went to bed.

They got up at 7:30 and we opened our gifts. Matt loved his Wii and hugged it. Miki loved her keyboard and they got lots of other stuff too. I got a new electric grill, CM snow punch, my order from knit picks (yarn for stocking pattern in mag, knitting earrings, 2 books), cd, book, slippers, teapot, and blender.

We went to my mom and dads for Christmas day and dinner and of course we had a good time. My nieces are getting big. Niece 2 will be 1 on Jan 2 and I don't know where the time has gone. Niece 1 is 4 and in JK and a cutie too.

I worked Boxing Day and it was busy and I had worked the next two days as well. I am off for the weekend, go back for Monday and Wednesday and off for another 4 days. Yipee! Hopefully the kids won't drive me nuts.

My camera is full and I have filled the computer with pictures so I have to start putting them to disc so I can take more pictures again.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Its been a busy month

WOW! It hard to believe that Christmas is two days away. It seems like it was just the beginning of Decembre and now we are at the 23rd. The last couple of weeks have kept me hopping. With Miki's Christmas play - the class was barn animals and they didn't like the fact that humans were going to be staying there. In the end they decided to let them stay. Miki was a mouse along with a few other students and there were cows and sheep.

Next was to be Matt's 10th birthday party at Lazar tag but it didn't happen because of a snow storm. We had to cancel and are hopping to reschedule for January. Everything for last week got postponed a day because of the storm, so I was able to make it to Mass with Miki and her class. Its always cute to see the children do the true meaning of Christmas and of lighting the advent candles.

Matt's play was pre-empted too so we got to see it on Thursday night. The grade 5 and 6 classes did an awesome job. Love Matt's class as Elvis! lol I must say for all of the above the participation of the parents at school is amazing. Its great to see so many people out for these.

I finished work up on Friday and have a four day weekend! Yippee! We have headed to the farm for an early Christmas as I have to work Boxing Day and the rest of the week. Not bad to have a three day week but Boxing Day will be busy!

Brian and I took the sleds out for a ride and boy my new one is fast! Its not registered yet or licensed but hopefully soon. Also since the trails aren't really open yet we tried to stay on our property though we did venture on our neighbours. Its was beautiful and peaceful. The snow on the ground and nothing to hear but nature. Sadly the snow has melted and we are suppose to have snow squall warnings for the way home but I won't worry about that till tomorrow. Ahhhhhh!

I did manage to finish knitting a couple of projects I started back in Septembre. My tendentious is still acting up but I want to knit. So I knit abit and stop and then do some more. I had thought that I had brought up some 10mm needles with me but for the life of me I can't find them. errrrrr... I was hoping to make a scarf this weekend as a gift for my sister. I do have some other ones made up already so I might have to give her one of them.

Well the turkey is smelling great and the pie has been baked already. Hubby and his mom have gone into town for abit, leaving fil, the kids and dog and I home alone. I guess we really aren't alone are we.

Have the Merriest of Christmas!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

From sheep in the city

I was on ravlery today and found this really cute scarf pattern.

Here is the link for it.

Sunday, December 02, 2007


Well if there is snow than its close to Christmas!

It snowed last night! The dog came in wet and had snow on his legs and I told the kids to put him in his cage. He is not really happy to be in there but the carpets, furniture and floors are staying clean.

The kids and I ran to the window to look and see the winter wonderland. Now today its raining and foggy too. Make you wonder what tomrrow will be like!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

What you will do for a Nintendo Wii

Brian and I have been searching these past couple of weeks for the hottest toy. The Wii! Do you think we can find one anywhere? NOoooooooooooooooo! We've been state side and this side and going into stores everyday to see if we can find them.

We've been on the net too - .coms and .cas and no luck.

Well it has turned for the good. Keeping the fingers crossed anyways. Brian and I have been up since 5:30 am and started looking at the sites and strategizing. As a team we are awesome! Checking the flyers calling the stores that open at 6 or 7 and seeing if any are in stock. Everyone in Sarnia knows that Toys R Us is getting around 30 of them Saturday morning. At 6:45 am 12 people are in line for them (the flyer said they would have 20). Now smart me remembers that Zellers is getting 10 in today. Hubby pulls into the parking lot and there are already 3 people there. Figures he will take his chances. The doors are open to stand inside as the store opens at 8. Well at 5 to 7 he calls and has ticket number6! We are in baby! Now I can get the things to go with it for my son. Its the only thing he wants for Christmas.

Kids are still sleeping and I am wired! I've emailed my sister and if her kids weren't little (4 and 10 1/2 mths) I would of called. So in about 20 mins we will have a Wii.

Have a great day! I just might go back to bed now.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Long time posting

Well its been along time in posting. I was trying to upload some photos and the computer won't let me. Why you ask? Well seems to me that I have filled it! Oopie! Plus this is my husband's computer! I have backed them up on a USB drive but I have to get them onto discs that I have here in the office. Guess I will wait till he is home tomorrow.

Lots to post but not alot of photos. The ones I want are still on the camera.

First, Brian's Aunt Mabel passed away on Octobre 22nd, 2007. She was 92 and lived a good long life. Brian and our son went to the funeral as our daughter and I had brownie camp and I was the Contact guider. I probably could of missed the first day but if something happened it would fall on me.

I got a great package from my knitted tea swap pal Heli! Lots of great yarn, lots of great tea (will have to translate what they are into English) and lots and lots of good Finnish chocolate. My package was mailed out Oct 25 to her and she will get it in another 5 weeks. Apparently it weighs too much! Have I ever mentioned I love to shop! Any way... I thought I was a GREAT KTS partner but I now bow to the queen. hehe I have enjoyed this swap and can't wait till the Christmas gifts are done to make something out of the yarn.

Speaking of Christmas I am participating in "a village Christmas" and have some knitting done and hopefully if the arms feel good more will be done. I am also making some "Whisk you a Merry Kissmas" and doing some candy cane bark and probably snowman poop. Cute little Christmas things. There is another pattern of things I want to do but have to dig it out. Got it from a girl guide site.

Tomorrow is deer hunting season. Not DEAR but DEER so you can't hunt my hubby though mainy times I wonder why I don't put him out. hehe JUST KIDDING!!! He was scouting the property this morning and of course a 6 point buck is out and with it being Sunday you cannot shoot. Plus in the neighbouring field a neighbour was burning some stuff off. Three strikes there. I hope its there for him tomorrow.

Speaking of deers... I guess up in the Grey County area 11 people have had accidents involving deer. Here in Sarnia Lambton the total for the year is 87. I guess they keeping their eyes open alot more up there than we are! :)

Its been almost 6 weeks and my arm is still sore. I broke down last week and went to the doctor. He says its tendonitis. Great! Something else to keep me from knitting. It hurts to lay on the arm and being at the keyboard now its seizing up.

So that's all from me! Happy knitting!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

KTS 4 is here!

I should of posted this weeks ago but I am still excited! I got an international pal this time. She is from Finland and her name is Heli. Hi Heli!! I've gone shopping and have gotten her some really neat things and I hope that she will enjoy them.

The sports are rapping up thank goodness and we can have a breather. Though the Hoops coach is starting another girls session next friday. This one ends on tuesday. We go to brownie camp on friday and I told him we wouldn't play this time around but next. I need a break. With ds in it on mon and thurs and dd tuesday and fridays (plus brownies on thurs) it kept me running.

After hubby and the kids get back from hunting (the first week of November) I will get ds into Karate. He loves it and it is two nights a week too. So I guess I have a three week respit. Yeah me!

Monday, October 08, 2007


Well I signed up for Raverly. Not really sure what it does but it looks like a knitting blog and site for other stuff.

I just looked to see where I am sitting and here is what it says:

Found you!
You signed up on September 16, 2007
You are #33315 on the list.
8091 people are ahead of you in line.
7776 people are behind you in line.
58% of the list has been invited so far

Well I am getting closer!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Its been a busy week. The kids were home sick from school for two days. I was home the first day with them and then I managed to go to work for the other four. Basketball for both of them is taking alot of time right now. Another two weeks of this and it will be done. Thank goodness! Gotta love them and the extra activities but its wearing me done and I'd like to join something too.

This is how our week goes: DD has cross country practice mon, tues and thurs. She has basketball tues and fri and brownies and thurs. DS has basketball mon and thurs (hubby has to take him to that one). The only nights free are Wed and the weekends. I put my foot down on that one!

Well we got the house cleaned up for the in-laws and the rolled in after lunch yesterday. Hubby did the bulk of the cleaning. I have managed to get 5 loads of laundry done today. Yeah me! hehee

Plus cook two pies (mil brought apple pies with her), cooked a turkey. Stupid me! Its 102F! But the bird and mashed potatoes and fresh carrots were yummy! I didn't realize it was going to get that hot out. I figured warm - you know in the twenties, celsius) not this other shit. It was 29C and the humidex was 38F.

I haven't been doing any knitting this week but I did make a scarf last weekend and a soap sack as well. The soap sack will be part of a gift basket for the CWL christmas bazaar. I haven't done alot of knitting for the Chirstmas sale I am going in. Getting tired of scarves and dishcoths. I have other knitting I need to do now but my one shoulder is killing me.

We are going state side tomorrow and having Thanksgiving with my family. My sister and I are getting rooms over there. Get this! Its $58 Canadian a night or $59 Us a night. Well I think I know what I want to pay in! hehehe Hubby bought $250 US and it cost us $250.43 Canadian and that is with the staff discount. Mind boggling. Going to do some power shopping tomorrow.

The last time our dollar did this well I was my kids age. Boy I feel old but at least I can say its happened twice in my life. Plus they say that the Canadian Unemployment rate is the lowest in 33 years. We are breaking all kinds of records. WOW!!!!!

Well I need to pack. I am taking some knitting with me and hope to get a few things done. Little projects are great and then I know that they are finishede.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 01, 2007

KTS 4 starts Wednesday

Just to let everyone know that KTS 4 begins Wednesday at

The first 200 people who sign up will be able to participate.

Lets make tea.....

A contest to enter!

Gotta love contests! Kathy from is having a contest on her blog. Go to the above link to find out more!

Have fun!

Friday, September 28, 2007

So far so god

Well I've been on the job for two weeks and so far so good. I am really enjoying it and am learning alot! I got to help out in the copy centre yesterday and I am glad to say I haven't screwed up yet...... YET being the key word. hehe

We've been busy with the sports, brownies, Terry Fox run and life in general. Haven't had much time to knit but hopefully this weekend.

Its a PD day for the kids so I am hoping to get the laundry done and head to the farm. I'm going I think everyone else wants to stay home. That's fine.

Well back to the laundry!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Knitting Saturday!

Well last night I got some knitting accomplished! I finished a mauve scarf for the craft show. Then I started an orange toque for my son to go hunting with hubby. Turns out I need BLAZE ORANGE yarn not bright orange. Anyone know where I might find this at at a reasonable cost? Blaze orange shows up in the dark. Go figure. Needless to say I don't want my son getting shot so I am going to look for some. I did find some for $17.00 a ball (250 grams).

Any way..... I couldn't sleep so I got up and finished the hat (6 rows left) and I started and finished a scarf in black fun fur. That only took 40 minutes. When you used 10mm needles, 10 stitches and the yardage is 65 yards. It really doesn't take that long.

Well today the kids and I have gotten some housework done. I've backed a snitch pie, have a roast in the oven, carrots and potatoes on the stove ready to go. A nice fall meal.

I am hopping to finish off a candy bag and a dishcloth tonight. I have some laundry to do as well before I go back to work tomorrow.

Yeah! New job! New experiences! K get your resume in! Its part-time at Staples - doing deposits, covering cash for breaks and learning alot. Can't wait to do this.

Have a great day!

Leigh's Christmas Knitting List Updated

I have made a new list of knitting that I would like to get done by Christmas.

1. Matt's Sweater - needs to be sewn
2. Miki's Sweater - needs to be knitted and sewn (front done)
3. poncho needs to be sewn
4. 1st niece - sweater
5. 2nd niece - seater
6. Nephew - not sure
7. Matt - hat
8. Miki - hat
9. teacher 1 - scarf
10. teacher 2 - scarf
11. teacher 3 - scarf
12. CWL raffle - scarf
13. CWL raffle- spa set (3 items)
14. hubby - slippers
15. me - slippers
16. son - slippers
17. daughter - slippers
18-20. my sister - 3 dishcloths (I have the yarn)
21. son - orange hat for hunting. DONE!!

There maybe the odd thing after this. The teachers scarves could possibly be done. I can take them from the items I have knitted for the craft show. Or I might do a different colour.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Its been busy weeks for me!

I can't believe how fast these last few weeks have gone! With getting the kids ready for back to school and having them in. WOW!! Then there's the extra circular activities. Brownies, basketball, karate, soccer (maybe for dd), and the cross country team at school. Both kids want to go in it and the first meet is Oct 13. I think they will have fun and we need to get them out and practice. Only thing........I DO NOT RUN!!! Not interested... don't want to learn. BUT!!! For them I will maybe give it a try.

Also! I start a new job on Monday! Part-time at Staples doing a whole lot of different duties. It will keep me busy and out of trouble. I bought the kids an electric pencil sharpner and they love it! They were sharping pencils for about a half hour! hehe

Well not much else is new. Brownies registration went really well. We hae 24 girls. The meet the teacher went good today and we ordered hoodies, hats and T's for the kids. They got to have pizza and pop and then ds went off to Hoops basketball where his team won! Yeah!! At least hes' not the worst player on the team. When this is done then we will get him into karate. He loved it this summer so I will get him in it again.

Well off to bed for a busy day of cleaning house. Ohh! And doing laundry now that dh hs fixed the washing machine. How long it will last is anyones guess. Its the best twenty dollars we have spent. Saved us from spending $1000 on a new machine. Though we will be forking out money for a new hot water tank. This one is leaking and I am afraid that one of these days that it is going to go! Literally!


Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Knitting Badges that I have earned!

A fellow blogger had done this and since I am a brownie leader and I love badges! I had to do this! lol

Here's the link for Cast On!

The “Proselytize Knitting” Badge - A requirement for all Knitting Scouts, the recipient must do his or her bit to present knitting in a positive light, whilst at the same time avoiding all references to “hipness”, grandmothers, and yoga.
I have talked it up with my brownies and my daughter. Its fun to sit at lunch or in the public and knit!

The “MacGyver” Badge (Level One) - The recipient must demonstrate clever use of a non-knitting tool in a knitting-related scenario. For instance, recipient has used paper clips as stitch markers, or successfully whittled and then utilized bamboo skewers as dpns.

I have used different things as well for stitch markers and have used pens as cable hooks when my have gone missing.

The “Knitting Whilst Under the Influence” Badge - This applies to both actual knitting under the influence, as well as achieving moments of stunning intellectual clarity about ones knitting under the influence. Presumes talking about knitting whilst under the influence a given.

Guilty on both accounts!

The “Inordinately Fond of Novelty Yarn” Badge - In which the recipient professes an arguably unhealthy affinity for yarn with slubs, sparkles, spangles, fur, feathery bits, and an unconscionable proportion of man-made fibre. Recipient makes no apology for the preference.

Making abunch of these for a craft show. Two words: Big needles!

The “Knitting Has Forced Me to Seek Medical Attention” Badge (Level One) – In which the recipient has been forced to seek the advice of a medical doctor, nurse, or alternative healthcare professional for injuries sustained as a result of knitting.

Can you say Tennis Elbow anyone?

The “Knitting Has Forced Me to Seek Medical Attention” Badge (Level Two) - In which the recipient has been forced to seek the advice of a medical doctor, nurse, or alternative healthcare professional, in a hospital emergency room, for injuries sustained as a result of knitting.

Can you say Tennis Elbow again and couldn't knit for two months!

Wordless Wednesday (lots of photos!)

These next photos are taken from the Elke farm that isn't too farm from Wiarton.

Some Canning that I have finished. The relish, more red beets and dill pickles.

Here's the tent that Matt won for the Scavenger Hunt we participated in through the library.

Our friend Bob the chipmunk. Next time I will bring the peanuts!

Photos from Camping at Happy Hearts.

Knitted Tea Swap 4

KTS4 is coming to a computer soon! I can't wait!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Powerful Felix hits Central America, Henriette roars into Baja California

CP Photo: Hurricanes Henriette, left, gained force as it churned south of the Baja Peninsula near Mexico... By Paul Kiernan

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) - Felix walloped Central America's remote Miskito coastline and Henriette slammed into resorts on the tip of Baja California as a record-setting hurricane season got even wilder Tuesday with twin storms making landfall on the same day.

Atlantic and Pacific hurricanes making landfall on the same day is unprecedented, according to National Hurricane Center records dating back to 1949.

Felix roared ashore before dawn as a Category 5 storm along Nicaragua's remote northeast corner, an isolated, swampy jungle where people get around mainly by canoe. Winds near 260 km/h winds peeled roofs off shelters and a police station, knocked down electric poles and stripped humble homes to a few walls.

"The metal roofs are coming off like straight razors and flying against the trees and homes," Lumberto Campbell, a local official in Puerto Cabezas, near Felix's landfall, told Radio Ya shortly before his phone line went dead.

Emergency official Samuel Perez said most of the port's buildings were damaged and the dock was destroyed, although there were no reports of deaths.

Forecasters worried Felix would do great damage inland as it slowed over Honduras and Guatemala, threatening mudslides. Up to 64 centimetres of rain was expected to drench the mountain capitals of Tegucigalpa and Guatemala City, where shantytowns cling precariously to hillsides.

By Tuesday afternoon, towns across Honduras were already flooding, and residents waded through waist-deep, garbage-strewn water in La Ceiba, on the northern coast.

In 1998, hurricane Mitch parked over the same region for days, causing deadly flooding and mudslides that killed nearly 11,000 people and left more than 8,000 missing.

"The major concern now shifts to the threat of torrential rains over the mountains of Central America," said senior hurricane specialist Richard Pasch at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

In the Pacific, Henriette's top winds increased to 137 km/h and it made landfall just after 2 p.m. on the southern tip of Baja, a resort area popular with Hollywood stars and sports fishermen. Few tourists or residents had expected much trouble, but they awoke Tuesday to dangerous winds, closed airports and forecasts of a direct hit.

"I've been hearing it from the wife, coming to Cabo during the hurricane season," said Derek Dunlap, 45, an engineer from San Francisco. "I was going to roll the dice, and well, here we go."

Henriette was on a path to drench Mexico's northern deserts, and its remnants are forecast to drop drop a few centimetres of rain on Arizona and New Mexico in the Southwest on Thursday night.

The Mexican government declared a state of emergency in southern Baja California.

Felix is the 31st Category 5 hurricane seen in the Atlantic since record-keeping began in 1886, and the eighth in the last five seasons. Some meteorologists say human-caused increases in sea surface temperatures are making storms stronger, while others say the numbers are up because new technology allows us to measure their intensity better.

In Guatemala, presidential elections were still scheduled for Sunday, but authorities prepared supplies and equipment for heavy rains and flooding from Felix. In Honduras, schools were closed and 11,000 soldiers went on alert as Tegucigalpa residents emptied supermarket shelves and waited in long lines for gas.

"I've been standing in lines for two days at different places to buy food and home supplies," said housewife Cristina Segura.

In the Nicaraguan mining town of Bonanza, 1,000 refugees crowded into 16 shelters. Mayor Maximo Sevilla said most roads were washed out or blocked by debris.

"We are cut off and being beaten by hurricane Felix," Sevilla told The Associated Press by phone, pleading for help from emergency officials.

As soon as Felix moved inland, the Nicaraguan army sent in a planeload of soldiers, life jackets and building materials, joining 700 troops patrolling against looting and clearing debris.

Tuesday was historic for two reasons: It was the first time on record that two Category 5 Atlantic hurricanes made landfall in the same year, with Felix coming two weeks after hurricane Dean slammed into southern Mexico.

And Atlantic and Pacific hurricanes have never made landfall the same day, according to records dating back to 1949. The closest comparison happened at 5 a.m. on Aug. 24, 1992, when Andrew devastated southern Florida 23 hours after Lester hit Baja California, Mexico, the Hurricane Center said.

Henriette's leading edge brought driving rain and five-metre waves that sent plumes of whitewater about 10 metres high at the main Cabo San Lucas marina. Waves also washed away sand and licked at the walls of beachfront hotels. Catamarans crashed against their moorings and palm trees bent in the wind.

Henriette claimed seven lives even before it strengthened into a hurricane. One woman drowned in high surf in Cabo San Lucas on Monday, and the storm caused flooding and landslides that killed six people in Acapulco over the weekend.

Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean Cruises changed itineraries for six cruises to avoid ports in the area.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

126 days till Christmas!

Can you believe it! Only 126 days till Christmas! Can't wait. Christmas is my favourite time of year.

Off to find a count down to add time my side bar! Ho ho ho

Who founded Lego

Who founded Lego? I found this quite interesting and though I'd share.

The plastic toy created in 1947 has sold over 400 billion bricks
Many people wonder who invented LEGO®s, that popular children’s toy that is known around the world. The inventor of LEGO®s is Mr. Ole Kirk Christiansen, who is the grandfather of the company owner today, Mr. Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen. Mr. Ole Kirk Christiansen was a carpenter who lived in Bilund, Denmark, and that is also where the company first began. Little would he know that from one decision during the Depression, one of the most popular toys in the world would be created.

Mr. Christiansen began his carpentry business in 1916. He made houses and built furniture for farmers who lived in the area. He lived with his family in Bilund, Denmark and did his carpentry work in that area. But in 1932 he decided to start to make wooden toys for the local children. He made animal pull toys and piggy banks and buses.

Christiansen loved making children’s toys so much that he was inspired to switch from carpentry work to the toy business. This was a very wise decision, as the country Denmark was in a depression, and Christiansen believed that while people would wait for awhile if they needed repair work done to their homes, or even new furniture, they would always find money for brand new toys for their children. Christiansen chose the name LEGO® for his new company. It is actually a contraction of two Danish words: “leg” and “godt” which means “play well”.

Christiansen’s new company LEGO® created its first plastic toys in 1947. In 1949, they brought what they called Automatic Binding Bricks: interlocking plastic blocks that were an early design of what we now know today as the LEGO® brick. The LEGO®s that we love today came to market in 1955. They were originally designed in red and white plastic.

The first set was called Town Plan and was created to teach children about traffic safety. Town Plan was a hit! In the years that followed, Christiansen offered many more kits to teach children about more important issues. Today, children can find LEGO® assortments that include more than 3,000 elements in 75 different colors.

It is estimated that over 400 million children and adults all over the world have played with LEGO® bricks. In the past 60 years, global sales of LEGO®s have reached an astounding 400 billion bricks. That’s about seventy-five bricks per person (at the world’s population estimated at six billion people). No wonder so many people are interested in knowing who invented LEGO®s!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Fern Michaels - Free Fall

Well we are up to the farm for the weekend and I read Fern Michaels Free Fall on the way up and at the farm. I should of had it finished in the car but the kids were yacking! hehe It is the seventh book in the series about 7 lady vigilanties. Loved it!

Well off to do some knitting now. I'll either finish the scarf our start another candy bag!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Which woman from the Outlander series are you?

I love the books and now I just had to do the quiz!

Which woman from the Outlander series are you?

You are Laoghaire MacKenzie McKimmie Fraser. You'll do whatever it takes to get the things you think you want, though you might not necessarily be happy with the results. Your life feels out of control and you are very dependent upon the men in your life.
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More photos

Photo Thursday

Some completed knitting projects. A scarf done out of knitpick yarns, a trefoil dishcloth and aa bathsuit dishcloth.

A gift from Suzie from the KTS3. Thanks Suzie! Love the yarn.

These are the pickles that I have canned over the last few weeks. Dills, red beets and icicle pickles.

Mandy's Candy Bag

There is a contest running at NH Knitting Mama (, and it goes like this:

1. Knit the candy bag
2. Post a pic of your candy bag on your blog and let Mandy know about it (with a link to the blog post!).
3. Your name will go into a drawing FIVE TIMES for some swag!

Don't want to knit Mandy's Candy Bag? That's okay! You can still participate
See how on Mandy's blog...

Deadline is Monday, September 3rd, 12:01am eastern standard time.

Here is my finished bag!

Photo one is of me at the point using dpn needles.

Second photo is off the bottom of the bag.

Finish bag with out the cord.

My use of a crohet hook. The camer is in my left hand.

The finish bag itself. I had put a dishcloth in the bottom to puff it up some.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Updates of what I have done

Okay I haven't posted in abit but I have been busy.

I have read 17 books in July

canned 17 jars of dill pickles
canned 36 jars of icicle pickles
canned 25 jars of red beets
froze 8 bags of green and yellow beans

knitted 6 scarves and 2 dishcloths

and have been working with my son on the scavenger hunt. We had 72 stamps as of yesterday and took it up to 98. We need 156 stamps in total to finish. 58 more to go! We are going out tomorrow to do some more.

Well off to get some house work and laundry done so I can go and play tomorrow.

Leigh Ann

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Create Your Own Masterpiece!

Here is mine!

Click here to create your own painting.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Update on my kniting

Well I have been kniting up a storm and I have also been canning up a storm. I have knitted two scarves, a dishcloh and have another scarf and dishcloh on the needles.

I have canned 13 jars of dill pickles,
and I have froze 4 1 ltr bags of raspberries and 8 bags of green and yellow beans.

We have bought a new car! Yeah! Its another Honda Civic but this one is an Honda Civic EX. It has a moon roof, cd player and power windows. Gotta love the moon roof! Its white or taffata white and we get it tomorrow. Can't wait!

Well a big day tomorrow and alot to do.


Monday, July 23, 2007


I finally got the buttons sewn on to these! It only took over 5 years. Probablly longer.

Happy Canada Day! Almost a month late but its done!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

I did it!

Except for the two purses and 3 sets of baby booties I have tucked in all the ends in on my projects in my basket! Yeah me!!!

I also had to rip back the red maple leaf dishcloth by 10 rows as I screwed up. Don't coo at a baby and talk to your sister when your knitting this!! hehehe

Well I finished the red maple dishcloth and also made 2 scarves using Bernat Envy. One in black with blue and yellow tones and a beige one with brown tones. I like them.

Also, did all the laundry, shopped and have half the stuff packed to go on our camping trip tomorrow.

Oh! And I finished a book by Jayne Ann Krentz called Flash! A busy girl I have been.

I still need to cook some chicken to go with us tomorrow and make some muffins but I can do that in the morning.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

What is everybody up too?

We are alittle quite but I know there's holidays, lots of knitting and reading going on. If your I my house the computers are taken over by the kids.

So what is everybody working? Any vacations yet?

Hope you have a great weekend!

Happy Knitting!

Leigh Ann
who's fitting a loosing battle with a cold. Anyone want it?

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Lean Mean 13

Well by midnight last night I finished Lean Mean 13 by Janet Evanovich. Now I liked it and it was fun but its the tug between Ranger and the Cop. So I think Stephanie Plum should decide. Not sure if JE is putting another book out but will check out her website to see.

We just got a sunburst of rain! It was great and we needed it. Its nice an sunny now and I will be taking Miki to soccer tonight. Hopefully she will get another goal.

Have a great night.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

My reading for July so far

These are the books I have read so far this month and its only July 8th. Mostly one a day.