Month: April 2015

Ripples on the Water


The harbour was so still this morning when I looked out the window but for some ripples just past the old wharf.  Up popped a couple of ducks who were hunting for their breakfast, the only sign of any movement on the water.

Crafting Confessions

I don’t like handpainted yarn. Or at least, I don’t like the things I knit with handpainted yarn.  I understand the attraction: it looks so pretty in the skein.  I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been lured in by a unique colour combination. Or a cool name.  Or a limited edition. Or a not-so-unique colour combination in…

Books and Yarn

Recently link appeared in my Facebook feed for “Love Inspired Knits”, a contest whose prize was yarn and romance novels.  Hello, the title  might as well have been “Bonnie this contest is for you!” (I’m trying not to think about how creepy it is that Facebook choses ads based on tracking cookies. I like to think of it as a nice…

Easter Weekend

Time over the holiday weekend flew by. Between colouring eggs: Hiding and finding eggs: And more food than I care to think about, it was a fun holiday.  While the specifics will blur as kids grow older, hopefully the happy memories will remain. PS: Did I mention it snowed again?

My Sign of Spring

Most people seem to have a landmark that means spring has arrived.  For me, it’s my grandmother’s crocus blooming.  Usually when I get home from vacation there’s a few that are peaking out.  There  certainly weren’t flowers this year.  But this week, a bit a green peaked out and in a couple of days, there they were.   Finally spring!…