Thursday, February 25, 2010


To brighten up the dull snowy day!

Taken by me with my Nikon D70s and my wonderful macro lens at the 2008 Southern Ontario Orchid Society Show.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Some knitting

Actually got some knitting in last night - pup was co-operating nicely. Working on a design for the next Sock of the Month - may be doing a combined February March one since February is nearing its end.

It will be only the 2nd time in the many years of SOTM that I have combined one so I hope no one minds!

Stay tuned - it will be colourful! Tentative name is Jazz Dance - any guesses on what it might be?

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Cats and quilts

Catscape for your Tuesday enjoyment

Myles at the rear aka Bear, Arwen in the middle (my nephew's cat who is visiting for about 3 more weeks) and Bunny aka Bean in front. Pretty cute I think!

I am getting pretty excited about the move and have visions of many projects rolling aroung in my head.

First there is the waste stack which is corroded and needs to be replaced (euwwwww!)

Then the knob and tube wiring that needs to be ripped out of the 1st floor - holy sparks Batman

Then I am, unreasonable and nonsensically thinking .....


I am not a quilter but I did make a machine stitched log cabin - years ago.

I love the look of them and have been doing some surfing to see what is out there.

Like this:

William Morris fabrics

And this - love the way the colours run

And this - although I am not a particularly pink person but I love the faded old look of this:

I saw a 9-patch on a blog some time ago that really appealed - the patches were cut and repositioned to make a more complex pattern out of a fairly geometric one. Of course I can't find it again but that is the sort of thing I have in mind

Anyone point me in any interesting directions? It needs to be pretty simple or I won't make it to the end!

A demain

Friday, February 05, 2010

Forgotten anniversary

I completely missed my anniversaries!

4 years of blogging passed me by in January and

9 years of Red Bird Knits passed me by on Monday!

I can't believe it - into my 10th year. Time flies