Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Future Knitters Club founder

I keep a little basket of yarn ends for Ryleigh to play with. Today she really got into it.

She was draping bits around her neck, concentrating very hard.

Sometimes you just have to use your teeth!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Old Macdonald....

I picked up this Italian linen blend fabric at the sewing show in Victoria this spring. It was a remnant on Gala's 2 for 1 rack. The pattern is Butterick 4989. I was looking for a nice pin to finish it off when I remembered a silver kilt pin I had in my curio cabinet. It belonged to my mum (given to her by my dad) and was missing it's pinstem, as well as being quite tarnished. I sent it down to my brother, the jeweler, and he put on a new pinstem and polished it up for me. I asked my dad what the pin represented. It is the Macdonald crest (my paternal grandmother's clan), dating back to around 1850. Just the right finishing touch, I thought.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Living on the Edge

See that? On the edge of the middle bar? A bird's nest on the IKEA sign in Coquitlam, BC. If you look really closely you'll see tiny Swedish furniture inside the nest.

Here is another nest of baby robins which is in the crook of a drainpipe right beside our front door. Mama gets really upset whenever we use the front entry. She flies off into a nearby bush and shrieks at us until we go away. Who pays the bills here anyway????