some new inspiration links.
Every time I do this I think " Now that's it . I won't ever find more," but there is so much goodness!
I find them through all of your sites - these are found from Thimble, Mollychicken, Jess, Krissy and a bunch of other places that have slipped my mind. Thank you for finding them!
Oh and while we are linking Michal showed me these hilarious cat movies which you all may have seen, but I can't stop watching them. They are awesome.
and *funny cats*
Here is what I knit on the weekend! Some wee wrist warmers, just in time for summer I might add. They came form the book Compassionate Knitting and were just right for a long weekend. I was pleased to find the lace part not as frightening as I had expected. The second one is a lot smaller. For some reason I was a lot more tense the second time around so it is all tight. Oh well! good enough! I used this yummy yarn.
It was great to get away and I was also happy to be home. By some miracle, there were no desperate emails or phone messages waiting for me regarding the recent work I have been doing! Bonus!
This here is a props storage room at the CBC. I have never even been in these rooms but they have posted a bunch of amazing shots here. Just look at the costume sewing room, the costume storageand the set shop. These are the departments that are connected with the previously announced Layoffs.
Layoffs are one thing and they are horrible just the way they are, but this is more. The closing down and selling off of a world renowned television production facility seems so wrong. All that great stuff!! The department itself makes money and pays for itself. Sad. I feel like I have to be a bit careful what I say here, but I just don't get it. Anyway, if anyone else feels moved to do so, it wouldn't hurt to put your 2 cents in. You can email this letter to our Heritage Minister. You can read more about it at Stop the Sellout .ca
I wasn't actually planning on writing about all that today. I am feeling better and took a bit more time this morning to linger over my tea and "do" a suduko puzzle ( I just fill in numbers and it's not really correct) and not really do any work this morning. At noon I am going to a rally about the above ( that's why it was on my mind of course) and then my regular afternoon shift at work. Tonight we are planning on a cheap and cheerful dinner at a place called "Excellent Chinese food" and then to look at a this photo exhibit.
Then we are on vacation!!!!!!! Thank heavens. See you next week!
There is a huge machine drilling outside my house and the computer screen is vibrating! I think it's time to throw in the towel for the morning. I have been a bit stressed out lately with, and I never thought I would say this, too much work. Fiddly fussy jobs that I am trying my very best to do well and don't know if I am succeeding. It's already PMS time again ( wasn't that just yesterday?). I had a bit of a meltdown this morning and I can't wait till friday morning when we get on a train to go out to my mums. If I were a kid, I would go and hide under the kitchen table with my blankie. Maybe I will just go ahead and do that anyway. I can't take this drilling.
Oh so cute, from Jess! I sent her this but she didn't have to thank me back! Of course I am thrilled she did. I have a feeling a regrettable comment I left on her site about keeping a hankie in my pocket for dabbing, but not blowing, was the reason for her sending a hankie. After I left that comment I immediatley thought " my goodness- What a thing to say." I usually keep such things to myself. My girl cat immmediatly tried to steal the balls and then settled right down for a nap on the hankie.
Thank-you so much for all the birthday wishes!! It was a nice low key day, after I gave in and had a panic attack about some work to be done. sheesh.
However! My birthday is tomorow! Paul and I took the day off work to have brunch, hang about and go get my annual photobooth picture. Maybe we can squeeze in a trip to Dufflets bakery for a chocolate tart. Then my mum will arrive for dinner. Ah. 31. I like that. Way less traumatic that 30. I made quite a big hoo ha about my birthday last year, ( ♥) but this year, its all about the new house. Have a great weekend everyone, I am signing off early!
I treated myself to some short wide jean capri style pants for my birthday week and I am daring to wear them today. I think I will be fine, everyone else has been in shorts for months! I was all inspired by Tania Ho's cute shirt that she sewed herself! So I went on a hunt for a Burda magazine, but it had no nice EASY patterns this month. I want to find a simple pattern like that, or like the cute one Soulemama made. That way I can use up some of my cool print fabrics I have found lately and they can go with my new jeans. Phew. All that to say, at this time of year I am never quite sure what to wear. It is usually warm-ish when I head out to work on my bike, cool on the bike and cooler still on my way home after work. I thinkI am lucky that this is my biggest concern today. I hope thats the only thing I have to deal with, knock on wood.
PS -Krissy, please forgive me I am totally dragging my heels on being tagged for the 6 things thing! I can't think of what to say- :)
Cool- you can now download podcasts of cbc radio's best shows! I love my radio.
I am super happy to be a part of this new and amazing kids shop- Mahar Dry Goods! Robert has gathered some of the coolest things out there, so I am honored and exited to join in. Thank-you Robert for inviting me to play!
The weather is also totally inspiring. It is crisp, clear and perfect! Warm but not hot, a perfect breeze. I just love the turn of May. My birthday month always suddenly feels like a whole new world when things finally bloom and the light is really back again. The winter cobwebs are finally blowing out of my brain.
Beta reminded me of the Etsonian rummage sale this Saturday and Paul rallied the troops to get my mum, brother and I up early to get there at the start! Boy was I glad he did. It was crazy- a line up out the door and tons and tons of stuff, but mostly good stuff. The Estonians, they have good taste!