Sunday, January 30, 2011

In Training....

Ottawa Race Weekend here I training has started for the 1/2 Marathon on May 29th 2011....I ran the same race in May 2007 and when I crossed the finish line after 21.1 kms.....I thought "ok been there done that!"  The training schedule is four months-six days a week.  I find with Running I need a goal and when there is a race involved you stick to the schedule.  In the four month period  I hve 504 kms to run to train for the big day!  and I still have to find time to hook!  Wish me luck :-)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Disappearing Church

Here is the latest piece that I just took off the frame -the "Disappearing Church" . 
The Church of the Assumption, situated on a hilltop in the center of Avondale, Conception Bay is popularly known to motorists as the “Disappearing Church". Quite visible upon entering Avondale from the north, the church gradually disappears... from view as the highway descends to sea level, only to reappear further down the road.

Churches were always built on hills along our shores. Part of the reason was no doubt the practical consideration of navigational aid. Fisherman sailing back into Avondale harbor used the church as a guide to their home berths. They claimed that it disappeared, always to reappear as they rowed or sailed towards it.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Pay It Forward Challenge Complete!

My Pay it Forward FaceBook Challenge is complete Five Scarves in TWO Days :-) Plus I managed to get another Rug on the frame :-) and a few rows done on a Comfort Shawl.  A very Crafty Weekend for sure and I even managed to eat and get my workouts it will take me alot longer to get the scarves ready for the mail and sent....not inspired to do that yet!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pay it Forward Challenge

Early this week I noticed a post on my friends facebook page stating:

“Pay it forward 2011: I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment here. They must in turn post this and send something they made to the first 5 people who comment on their status. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011.”

Now the creative, loves a challenge side of me thought it looked like fun so I hit the reply button on her wall and posted the link in mine and waited to see if anyone else would commit to the challenge…before the end of the day five people had signed up on my wall!
So now I am committed or need to be! I have to produce 5 handmade items and in turn I will receive one hand made gift.

I chose to knit five “Two Hour Scarves” a Lion Brand Pattern that takes one ball of their homespun. Its a simple mindless pattern.  I started on the evening of Jan 6th and I have three done, one in progress and one to go…..
I have my next hooking planned so I am motivated to finish my challenge today  and get out my linen and start drawing :-)

This has been a fun project, I actually found it relaxing and it put me in touch with friends from my past :-)
So if anyone is looking for a fun challenge…..copy and paste on your facebook profile :-) and Pay it Forward!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Good Yarn

Yesterday I was in the city and decided to look up A Good Yarn on 4 Bates Hill in St. John's.  While at the Christmas Parade this car drives past covered in crochet and knitted was A Good Yarns Christmas float....
it was the first time I had heard of the shop.  I was welcomed by Jenny and Franklin.  What a lovely spot and lots of beautiful wool and of course I managed to add another ball to my collection from Cascade Yarns a beautiful  Green that I will use in my landscape of my next project.
Talk about service...when I was checking out Jenny offered to ball it for me!  She has a neat gadget there right at the checkout and it only took a couple of minutes.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Catalina Sunset

With my long stretch of Christmas Holidays  before me I had visions of hours of uninterrupted hooking....while watching movies..BAM of course that didn't happen quite that way. Instead it was parties, friends visits, many trips to and from St. John's, two trips across this beautiful Island to Buchans! Plus I was crocheting an afghan for a gift that wasn't complete.  There were "American Girl" doll bankets and scarves to be done...
But I did manage to put a new project on the frame and I completed it before New Years last hooking for 2010. 
This was inspired from a photograph taken by a friend in was such a beautiful sunset but my challenge was to try to create a sunset reflected on the clouds with wool here is the Picture.....and my hooking..Red Sky at Night, Catalina NL...

of course I am waiting on "hubby" for framing :-)

Back to work tomorrow!