Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Advent sharing

I thought I would share a final photo of my Advent Calendar by Firefly notes. I will admit, I've enjoyed this one. 

Aside from the fact that Celestial is one of my favourite theme, I like that the stitch markers are a variety of colours and not all gold or silver.

The tin is cute too!

A nice addition to my knitting notions.

Thanks for stopping by! Cheers!

Friday, December 22, 2023

Cutting it close ....

I thought I would knit Pumpkin the Felix Cardigan by Amy Christoffers as a Christmas present. Back in October, I bought the yarn at one of my favourite only shoppe The Woolly Thistle

The Felix Cardigan is such an easy pattern that I figured it would be done in no time. Well, life has been quite stressful as of late ... in between the chaos of life, I managed to finish it ..... today! A good thing as Pumpkin and Goofball are coming up tonight.

I used eight (8) skeins of Ístex Léttlopi colour 1406, Spring Green Heather. Pumpkin loves green! It's a top down knit, raglan constructions .... I love the lace work on the sleeves. It gives it a nice touch. 

I have another Felix Cardigan on the needles that I started a while back ... Hum ... haven't blogged about that one yet! That one is for moi.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you're not cutting as close as I am for your holiday!

Catch you all later!

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Take time to breathe ....

This year, I've been taking the time to enjoy some of the celebrations that take place in my town during the winter holiday season. 

 It was a gorgeous night for a walk. The sky is clear, the air is crisp ... a perfect night for a holiday parade!

Tonight was our town's annual firetruck holiday parade. Firetrucks as well as other vehicles are decorated with lights and various holiday decorations and parade around the area ... What a lovely night for a parade!

What fun ... Enjoy! 

Catch you all later. Cheers!

Thursday, December 14, 2023

It's the most wonderful time ....

 I love Christmas! I love everything it represents, Santa Claus, kindness, hope, miracles, beauty, generosity etc... It's a magical season. It's also a time when most of us think of those in need and share our wealth. I love that too about Christmas!

I have quite a few favourite Christmas movies that I like to watch. One of my new favourite Grinch movie is the one with Benedict Cumberbatch as the Grinch. 

Don't get me wrong, I do love the original version and it will always have a special place in my heart. But this version tells the story in a humorous way. There are so many lines I like in that movie. Give it a watch, you might enjoy it too. 

On a Whoville note, I do have my tree up with my favourite ornaments. I like this tree somewhat bare. It puts a smile on my face every time I see it.

I love that the Grinch hangs around! ;)

I've been enjoying my Advent Calendar. I love every stitch marker & progress keeper so far. It's fun to open a window every morning.
Ok, I'll admit, I don't always think of opening a window every morning ... but when I do, it just makes it a bigger treat! ;)

What do you like about this season? 

Thanks for stopping by. Catch you all later! Cheers

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Many moons ago

 I've been thinking about my life, my experiences and what I enjoyed most. More specifically, what do I want to do with my life .... what is my next path.

Photography came to mind. I attended Dawson Institute of Photography many moons ago. This was back in the days where digital photography was just coming on the scene and much too expensive. I loved the whole process of photography, from shooting to developing my photos. I spent many hours in the darkroom. 

My camera and meters were all precisely gauged to the zone system. I'm a black & white kind of gal. I love the beauty of this medium. 

Many moons ago, I attended the Calgary Stampede and took this photograph of this beautiful soul. I do not know her name, nor have I ever met her. And yet, I feel that I have an inner knowing of her ... her strength .... there's an innocence about her.

I found this print a while back and took a picture of it. Not sure why I keep going back to it. There's something about that picture that speaks to me .... speaks to my soul. 

It's been a rough few months, with many challenges. Perhaps I'm looking for a time in my past when it was peaceful ... a time where all that mattered was photography and capturing the beauty around me.

Perhaps it's time to brush the dust off my camera and start taking photographs again, in black and white. Sort of wished I hadn't gotten rid of my darkroom equipment. Digital, although convenient, just doesn't seem to cut it for me. There's something about watching a print develop that is satisfying ... soulful.

Thanks for stoping by. 

Friday, December 8, 2023


We could certainly use more peace and love in this world.  

"If you have a choice between being right and being kind, choose kind" Wayne W. Dyer


Friday, December 1, 2023

December already

 Wow, time is just flying by. It's a blur at the moment. I do love the month of December. There are so many wonderful celebrations to be had. 

This year, I forwent my annual Harry Potter Lego Advent Calendar and went for a knitting theme. Back in late July I purchased, from my favourite yarn shop in PEI Fleece and Harmony, the Flirefly Note Company celestial advent stitch calendar.

I love anything having to do with a celestial theme. This was a must for me.

December first is finally here. 

The stitch marker is lovely. Looking forward to revealing a new surprise until the big day.

Do you enjoy advent calendars? If so, what is your favourite on? 

Catch you all later! Thanks for stopping by.

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