5 And A Beagle

"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." John Lennon

Friday, October 31, 2008


Monday, October 27, 2008

Aw Shucks... 

It always delights me when I see that someone has found their way to my site from afar. When the messages came from Kathryn in England last month and just recently from Helen in Australia, I was very surprised to receive these wee recognitions. It's actually quite a wonder to me that anyone comes around here to read my blog.

This all started as a way to keep in touch with parents that were travelling back in 2005, and upon their return to Vancouver, this site morphed into a 'scrapbook' of sorts to track my little knitting projects. It's been fun sharing the good, bad and the ugly with all who pop by. I hope you enjoy and occasionally have a chuckle.

Thank you Kathyrn and Helen, for continuing to come by and visit and thanks to all who stop by......

The rules for award acceptance are as follows:

1. The winner can put the logo on their website/blog.
2. Add a link to the person who gave you this award.
3. Nominate at least 5 other websites/blogs.
4. Provide links of the nominated websites/blogs.
5. Leave a message at each website owner that you've nominated.

So in no particular order, I would like to nominate the following:

Karen Squared - USA - an amazing knitter and spinner, and she sews too
Coffee Helps - IRELAND - an entertaining young lady who is currently writing about her travels around Europe.
Yarn Hog - USA - a very talented knitter and entertaining writer who shares my aversion to spiders
The Ravell'd Sleave - USA - a knitter, a voracious reader and a woman with a fun sense of humour....or is that humor.
Knitting on Impulse - CANADA - a very talented, creative woman, living in Whistler. Check out her hand dyed yarn, the colourways are beautiful.

And of course there are many more blogs that I enjoy reading.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Web, Bugs and Flowers 

Just as this time of the year brings a beautiful change in the colours around us, it also brings out the magnificently spun webs and their inhabitants, the spiders.
It seems that almost every morning requires a flailing of the arms while walking out the front door to the car. Industrious spiders have been busy spinning their delicate webs along the pathway to the front door in the hours between the last person into the house in the evening and the first person out of the house in the morning. The webs I find amazing, the spiders just creep me out.

Sometimes one of the eight legged critters finds its way into the house.

Thank goodness #2 found this one a few nights ago. It was dispatched to the toilet without and squeals or screams. At least not from the girls and I, I don't know how the spider felt.

Maybe that's why it's been raining all week.

Other foreigners that make their way into the house.....
earwigs that hitch a ride on the dahlias.


Gossamer Stars Scarf
posing with the me, the dog, the dahlias, the spiders and the earwigs.

I shook it really well after..... just to be sure.

And even though we've passed the mid point of October, there are still dahlias and roses in the garden. These were just cut this afternoon.


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