aren't these tomatoes lovely?
than a tennis ball
and larger than a golf ball.
Although I can't tell you
the names of the varieties,
i can telly you that
they are all delicious.
Just in case you were
wondering .... yes,
the yellow one and the green one are ripe
and ready to eat. They're supposed to be
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Friday, September 08, 2006
This is what
the denim that i'm wearing looks like.
And this is cotton "denim" that i've had
for a while,
waiting to me swatched & made into something.
I started to swatch it last night.
Wannietta wrote a while ago (July 3, 2006)
for her love of this yarn.
I'm glad she did, because knitting with
cotton isn't my favourite thing. And wow, does
this indigo Ever dye your hands.
She swears it's worth it.
up on the radiator,
a fuzzy bird,
a fuzzy plane ...
no ! it's
kid mohair and lambswool!
Rowan's Kid classic. Yummy soft.
and i've made a swatch. And
i'm not allergic to it.
the Knitting Companion
had a wonderful big sleep
in front of the television
one evening this week.
You can see for yourself
just how relaxed he was.
Everyone loves friday.
Everyone but me that is.
It means another week is
finished and big deadlines
are that much closer.
This morning, when i heard the radio
announce that it was Friday, all i could
say was "ohno".
I'm not ready for it yet.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
I have some yarn
photos to share with you ... but blogger
seems to be taking some kind of a nap.
In the meantime,
i'm pleased to tell you that it's a Marvellously
sunny day here in Montreal. Not too hot,
not too anything. Absolutely marvellous.
It would be even better if i didn't need
to take medicine for breathing. I'll be glad
when breathing goes back to something
that just happens naturally & i don't have to
think about making it happen.
for those of you who love
good dark chocolate ....
not bitter chocolate of course;
this is for you.
This wonderfully thick,
dark chocolate is a marriage of whole
toasted hazelnuts and tender bits of orange.
Sorry for the Not so clear photos;
the camera and i were excited.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Here, two views from
my work bench:
September's calendar page
is filling up with events &
of course, more deadlines.
Here's my window dove.
hand crafted by an old friend of mine.
I think it's a good time
to stop & get some tea now.
this is my very favourite Tea cosy.
I purchased it from the Craft Council Gallery in
St Johns Newfoundland.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
September 12 - October 3, 2006
30th Anniversary Exhibition
Here's the scoop, direct from the Gallery:
"It is hard to believe that Galerie Elena Lee,
now celebrating 30 years of existence, started out
with only two Canadian artists. Today more than
60 glass artists, nearly all from Canada,
share the luminous space, the 4th in the gallery’s history.
Bronfman award winners
Steven Heinemann (ceramics) and Kai Chan (fibers),
although not glass artists, have also been represented
for close to 20 years.
Like the gallery’s other artists, they succeed
to create art with a craft medium.
"Galerie Elena Lee’s first concern has always
been creativity and innovation. Its continuous
encouragement of young artists has allowed
glass to evolve with the generations.
Caroline Ouellette, Patrick Primeau, and
Annie Cantin are among the many recent graduates
whose work promises a unique development for
Canadian glass. Established artists, such as
Brad Copping, Susan Edgerley and Carole Pilon,
continue to find ways to express their thoughts
within the elusiveness of the glass medium.
Along with their emerging counterparts,
their works have been featured in international art shows,
where the gallery assiduously participated for
the past twenty years. As a result, the gallery
not only boasts a faithful local clientele,
but an international one as well.
With the work of 30 years Galerie Elena Lee,
has helped to pave the way for one of this
century’s most promising art mediums: glass. "
Vernissage and Birthday Party
September 12, 5pm
Galerie Elena Lee
1460 Sherbrooke O., Suite A
Tuesday is my favourite day of the week.
After Monday, things are back into
a groove & you've still got the week ahead of you
to accomplish .... everything.
The sun is out this morning.
Well, for the most part. It will be a lovely week.
I have a contract to get into the mail
and possibly that will be the finish of my
paper work for a few days. cheers !
Back to work now. No doubt people will
be wondering if it's Monday or Tuesday
Yesterday was Labour Day,
a holiday here in Canada.
Monday, September 04, 2006
"Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation)
there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of
which kills countless ideas and
That the moment one definitely commits
oneself, then providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur that
would never otherwise have occured.
A whole stream of events issues
from the decision, raising in one's
favour all manner of unforeseen incidents
and meetings and material assistance,
which no (human) could have
dreamed would come his way."