Friday, April 29, 2011

"Sister Holy Matrimony"...

the wedding planner, is so happy that the Royal Wedding day is finally here! She was certainly instrumental in organizing the events of the "big day", and is happy to see that all is progressing as planned.
Seriously, when one knows how much planning goes into a regular wedding, can you imagine the work involved (not to mention the expense!) in this one? Beautiful couple, and I look forward to watching the whole thing, which I have taped. Fan that I am, I did not get up at 3 a.m. to witness the event, while wearing my hat, and sipping my tea! How did you spend the Royal Wedding day??

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kidlids....

seem to be the only creative thing that I am managing these days...the sewing room has been totally neglected while we deal with some family matters, so at the end of the day, sitting with my yarn, and turning out these little hats is my "fun". Pictured above is a "Dapper Dude" kidlid, for a young man...

a two-toned rolled brim with flower for a young miss...
daisy flower "cloche" for yet another "look"...
All of these hats are currently available at the "Sticks and Strings" website...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Clutter....

and how to deal with it....the big question. Very little going on in my creative world right now because I am helping someone unclutter their home because of an impending move. Before I can say that I am amazed at how much "stuff" this person has accumulated, I have to think of how much I, myself, would have to "purge" if facing such a move. Much easier to say...donate, yard sale, re-cycle, or trash, when it is someone else's stuff. My vow, when this is over, is to start on my own home, and get rid of any excess clutter until there is "nun" left.....

Friday, April 8, 2011

Connie's Tea Room....

in Petrolia, Ontario, is a wonderful place to "do lunch"! Connie, pictured with the gift of "Sister Amelia Love", is the proprietor, and the person who works so hard to prepare delicious meals for lunches...along with her fantastic selection of desserts! I meant to take a picture of the favorite dessert that I sometimes always seem to order, (a lemon cheesecake, topped with lemon, and dare I say it...whipped cream!) but somehow, this dessert disappeared before I remembered to take a photo!
Connie designed and decorated her tearoom, and it has become a favorite place to visit when in this little town. The "Victoria Playhouse Theatre" is nearby, and during the summer season, Connie's becomes a busy little spot for theatre-goers as well. So nice to see this talented young lady "living her dream"! I just hope that my visits out there are not too frequent, given the fact that I cannot resist the dessert!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Reverend Mother of Purl....

has a new home! This special version of "Reverend Mother of Purl" was created by special order for Janice and Caitlin of "Heaven is Handmade", a lovely new yarn store which opened in our town last fall. At this shop, one can purchase the most wonderful artisan yarns, and the ladies are always willing to lend a hand with knitting issues, sharing ideas, and general good knitting "company"!
"Reverend Mother of Purl" in her new home beside a "knitting" chair...along with a regular size version of this selection.
Just one view of the great selection one can find at this shop. "ZigZagStitches" project bags are available here, as are lovely yarns from Zen Yarn Garden. If you are a knitter, and you are in the area, you will want to stop in to have a look!