25 August 2007
24 August 2007
But overall, it's a good sleepy. Everyone at "the office" has been so friendly and has made me feel welcome. It's a nice place to spend a month. Thanks Kelly.
22 August 2007
19 August 2007
There was an quiz on the chapter, copies of which were provided at each table. We shouted out answers and whomever shouted first had a prize hurled at her. Knowing that "muchness" was drawn by the sisters in the well earned me this sumptuous Americo bulky. Whatever can I knit that will do it justice? Any ideas?
Smarty Pants daughter knew all the answers but showed admirable restraint and only shouted out twice, winning some Lamb's Pride and a beautiful pair of Brittany needles.
In case there wasn't enough yarn in our lives already, bins of it were conveniently discounted to coincide with the party. I picked up some brightly coloured Magic Garden Buttons which is destined to become wrist warmers for gifting.
"I do so enjoy a good cuppa!", exclaimed Eccentric Auntie.
I won the prize for best hat. Well, to be honest, it was a draw. I like to think that I would have won anyway. Those loopy flowers corked during the So You Think You Can Dance finale (yay Sabra!) put me over the top with the judging panel. The knitting needle hanging off the scarf as I work the border, is another nice fashion trend.
13 August 2007
Yesterday, Sunday, we took a mini road trip to the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada. My lovely sister was the driver. What a beautiful and peaceful farm. They have 53 rescued donkeys amongst which, the public is welcome to wander freely every Wednesday and Sunday until Thanksgiving. Brushes are provided for grooming and there are numerous phot opportunities.
Beyond the barn and hay field, there is a pond and several walking trails. Unfortunately, the rain prevented our party exploring these but we intend to return in September with a picnic!
The farm is just outside Guelph, at Puslinch Concession 4. Check out their website to read some of the resident's stories. Then go visit. Make a small donation at the gate while you're there. They do such good work with these lovely animals. Summer. At 39, she's one of the oldest residents.
This is Earl Grey, our adoptee. It was wonderful to finally meet him and have a cuddle.
07 August 2007
Many thanks to Ayumi, my No Sheep exchange angel. This lovely parcel arrived today. In it are four skeins of summery cotton and two skeins of pretty Zhivago, a Tencel blend. Also included are some yummy chocolates, fruit teas and (Yay!!) another Chibi! I love Chibis. It's such a fun word to say - Chibi, Chibi, Chibi! Thank you again super Angel.