Thursday, March 21, 2013

Meet Hugo

Marnie and Shan are going to love riding Hugo. He's an 8 year old big chestnut thoroughbred gelding with a big heart to match. He loves pats and cuddles.



 “Fall colors are funny. They’re so bright and intense and beautiful. It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary.”
Siobhan Vivian, Same Difference

After the long, scorching heatwave of early March, Autumn hit with a blast during the last week. The cooler weather is much welcomed. The landscape is slowing turning green again and the showers of rain have settled the dust and revived the garden. Today is particularly horrible with a gusty North wind but more often the early Autumn days are sunny and warm and give me good reason to love this time of year.

It is a fun season to do art activities with the little ones. Lachie and I spent an afternoon recently doing leaf rubbings with crayons and watercolour paints and other art projects inspired by the Autumn leaves that are beginning to fall.

Using art as a learning activity for children is one of my favourite things to do. I don't know who had the most fun, Lachie or me.


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Cheers to you, dear friend

Sending birthday wishes across the miles to our dear and very special friend Erin. Hope your day is perfect.

Having tea and macarons this afternoon my thoughts are with you and wish that one day we can gather around the kitchen table and eat cake, birthday cake or otherwise I am not fussy! Hope you used your birthday wishes wisely! Hah!

You brighten every day with your uplifting, encouraging and inspiring ways and I am blessed to have your friendship in my life. You deserve all the best things to come your way and I hope this is an awesome year for you.

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Much love today and always,
Lynda & family

Friday, March 1, 2013

Silver Linings Cowl/Scarf

This project is easy peasy and quick to crochet. The pattern is Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf by Tamara Kelly from Moogly and it is free. I appreciate the designers who provide free patterns. The yarn is Moda Vera Ambrosia which has a silk thread running through it that gives a lovely sheen. I bought the yarn on special at Spotlight for $2 per ball and I used two balls of yarn so this made a very economical accessory. It took just a few hours to complete.

It is long enough that it can be worn in a few different ways and I think it is one of the most wearable and gorgeous projects I have made.

My original attempt at this pattern was using Cleckheaton Artisan 12 ply but the yarn when crocheted is so cratchy that even the beautiful rustic colour runs will not save it from frogging.