Sunday, August 12, 2012

In the Dyepots Today

Today I am in dyeing mode. I have been putting it off because of the rain, since I like to hang my pieces outside to dry. I am going to be doing these colours, Wooly Sheep, Tantramar Marsh, Homestead Blue & Lemongrass Tea. Ohhh I just love the blue and the lemongrass. 

When I was in Maine in May I bought myself two white dye pots. They are great as they can hold 2 yards at a time and give the wool that nice mottled look I love. This run I am dyeing 15-1/2 yards - a whole bolt! 

Guess it is going to be over 3 days - no way do I have the time today for all that. Closing ceremonies are on at 4:00PM and I am an Olympic junkie. I only watch sports every two years... isn't that a hoot! Have a great Sunday! 

an earlier dye run of pink posey 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Sally

My dear mother-in-law has her birthday today. It is not polite to say a ladies age so I won't - but my lord she does not look her age. What did she want for her birthday but a chocolate milk shake. I said at your age you can get or do anything you like! and what a fun day it was.  We went to a new place for us -- Jukebox in Dollard des Ormeaux. She of course had her chocolate milkshake for her lunch and a shot glass of chocolate fudge sundae. Yummy! I had ....

a turkey burger with Suzie Q's - half of it came home with me because of course I had to have a chocolate milkshake which I have not had in years. My better half had the beef burger and Suzie Q's along with a shake. It was all so good!!!! Nice to find a new place that was a success.

My Sally in front of the giant sundae. She finds pleasure in such simple things. Funny you hear horror stories about mother-in-laws but I have to say I love my MIL with all her quirks and her huge smile. She is a special person and I wouldn't have it any other way.

The only thing missing was the little jukeboxes in each booth but there was a big one and the tables and chairs reminded me of our old kitchen sets when we were kids. This place brought back fond memories and we'll go back!

Some pictures of  Liam, my little boy at 6-1/2 months...what a good puppy. 

He is having a good time with his new orange Canada moose I bought him. That's what happens when you have no children - the dog gets it all :)

Sweet face...............

Sorry I have been absent for a month - don't know how often I will get to blog. We are going through a family crisis right now with a member being quite ill so all my energy and focus has been there. So there has been no rug hooking happening. I think at night I only have enough energy to pick up a pair of knitting needles. I am hoping to get some hooking done next month when on holiday in PEI at the cottage on the ocean....sigh...sigh

Have a great day! Joni