vendredi 31 octobre 2008

Little Riding Hood went to school



Anne-Marie or should I say, tall riding hood ? she's taller than I am.... went to school all dressed up this morning. I just love these wood earrings I got in Québec City about 10 years ago.

Thought it would go well with the theme. I'm just wondering if riding hood is the right name. In french it is Le petit chaperon rouge but I don't think it's in my french/english dictionnary... But anyways...

Isn't she cute?

Those pictures are blurry! I don't know what's wrong with my camera ... maybe the problem is the photographer. I'll have to ask my friend Brigitte for a course in digital photography 101.

In the meantime, I could dress this little one as the big bad wolf? He looks so innocent not knowing what coming.... hihi NO! I'm kidding....

It would be fun if you could all take pics of kids tonight and post them. T

jeudi 30 octobre 2008

I need a face!

I made this little rabbit out of a pattern I bought from a crafter/blogger which I forgot the name. Iit came out quite fine in a grey mohair I had in my stash. I lost the pattern and I can't figure out what kind of face she needs. Any suggestions? A name would be nice too. Maybe a sweater?

I also finished this cardigan. I got this wool in a LYS on sale. It's pure wool from Peru and quite soft. At first I was not crazy about the color but it grew on me. Anne-Marie was the one who chose it between three other colors that were on sale. The more I knitted the more I liked it. I brought it with me at the cottage and when my mom in law saw it she raved about how nice the wool was and how the color looked like autumn leaves (maybe a pumpkin???)and on and on. Last time I saw her she asked if it was finished. Just a few strands to fix and buttons to be sewed on I said.....

I love my mom in law and I think I just found a christmas gift for her. I think she'll be surprised . I REALLY love my mom in Law.

Anne-Marie's costume's finished! Can't wait to post a picture...

Good by for now

mercredi 29 octobre 2008

Toasty blanket anyone?

I woke up this morning to this....YIKES!

Open the TV and the weather girl tells us that where our cottage is there were 19 cm of snow! We were there two weeks ago and the trees were starting to change colors but still green and we were comfy with our sweatshirts. How can it change so fast? I guess mother Nature is trying to tell us to take care of her.

So I decided to treat us to a toasty blanket for breakfast

Thanks to Silja Devina for sharing her lovely flower granny square on Those granny squares can be addictive. I started with a blanket for a crib but I guess it will end up big enough for a simple bed. I though about lining it with a nice cotton fabric. Is anybody have any advice for lining a blanket? I have absolutely no idea how to do this.

BTW don't mind the date of the picture. My nephew played with my camera and I guess he changed the date on it.

My mom in law gave the dogs a little halloween treat. New costumes! By the way they look on these pictures I guess we'll forget about it. Lulu was kind of terrified and wouldn't move and Max was ready to jump off the counter and eat that darn hat. Anne-Marie will be dressed as little riding hood for her school party on friday. I'm almost finished sewing it and will post a picture on friday.

I guess if it doesn't get warmer by friday, Anne-Marie will be dressed as a hockey player or better yet, a snowmobile driver!

Bye bye for now, Maggie

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mardi 28 octobre 2008

My name is Maggie, no really it is Marguerite but easier to say Maggie in english.

I live in Montréal, Québec and will be sharing with you my thoughts, my life, my crafts, my pictures. I am french but decided to blog in english to reach more people but occasionnaly will post in french for my friends . So please bear with me if you see some words not written properly or if I don't make sense let me know. I hope to make new friends !

Slowly I will introduce myself, my family, my crafts, pictures of my life in town and in the country. I will start today with one of the two bosses of our family, my dog Lulu.

Isn't she cute?

I will introduce you to the other boss tomorrow after finding a decent picture of Mr. Maximillian the jack russell or if you prefer, Max.
So I hope to hear from you very soon and don't hesitate to message me!

A la prochaine mes amies, Maggie xox
PS, tous mes messages en français seront en mauve afin de faciliter le repérage

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