Thursday, 28 February 2013

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Circling Around

I thought I should give you an update on my Circles rug. Here it is in its present state. Trudging along with this one.....

Finally finished this rug which was designed by Carolyn Buttolph. It's in #6 cut, 11.5 x 19.5". Nothing but fun!

And wool that I ordered last week arrived today.....nice treat at the end of a long day and snowy drive home.

Love shopping for wool online!!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Colour by Numbers

I had to share this, after seeing it on a website from Stockholm. Check out the link to this building in Stockholm which is lit up in different colours at night, based on the whimsy of passersby. Yup, anyone can change the colours lighting up the building. Make sure you click on the Live photo screen (depending on the time of day you're reading and adjust for time zones).


Tuesday, 12 February 2013


It’s not a new concept to seek something as a focal point for one’s life. Artists have been looking to other artists’ work for inspiration for centuries, perhaps millennia.  In 2012, I chose a phrase to focus on and printed it out multiple times in my favourite fonts to pin it to my wall of inspiration. It’s still there as a reminder…..just because the calendar has turned its page to 2013 doesn’t mean that I turn my back on the lessons and reminders of last year. So in 2012, it was “do more of what makes you happy”.
Inspired by Susan at 29 Black Street, I’ve been noodling ideas for a while now for my own “word of 2013”. I was interested in this concept of theming a year of my life around a single word. How different this might be than seeking ideas from others’ work or drawing focus from a catch phrase. How to choose a word that will drive me, shape my days, mold my attitude and be a checklist all at the same time. Susan had some great words to contemplate and I was charmed by many of them. To be honest, I’m not even sure if my chosen word was on her list, it just came to me today.


  • cherish my time here on earth ( I know this sounds hokey, but I do try to take a few moments each day to acknowledge how blessed I am);
  • cherish my family and the moments we create together because goodness knows in a blink of time the Smidge will be a teenager wanting to do anything but cuddle on the couch with mommom;
  • cherish what I have around me: solid roof, pretty belongings, full pantry, decent clothes;
  • cherish time that I get to spend on my projects, what little there may seem to be at times;
  • cherish my friends and acquaintances.

Ah I could go on, but I get the jist, so likely you do as well.
Thanks Susan.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Neige neige blanche

Wow, I was actually smart this time. Asked to take a vacation day to avoid trying to get to work through this:


And no, it's not too much, maybe 6 inches, but it's Southern Ontario where there are millions of people usually scurrying to work regardless of the weather, causing pile-ups and traffic jams miles long. Plus, it's still snowing....heavily. Lots more expected.

Call came from the school board at 6:35 a.m........Snow Day. First one in two years. So kidlet can sleep in now.

So now the big question is, do we try to drive to Muskoka to our friends' cottage that we're supposed to be at this weekend for fun in the snow? Hmmmm, perhaps we take the day one step at a time. That drive might wait until this stops and gets cleaned up. We'll see. Either way, I should have more photos to share soon.