22 July 2009

I"m On Facebook for Exchanges Like This

Status Update:
Paul *
The Tories are just plain nasty. First Toronto Pride and now DiversCite. How anyone can vote for Stephen Harper's team boggles my mind: who renegs on 155K with 5 days notice???
Source: www.cbc.ca

"The fate of this year's Divers/Cité festival in Montreal was up in the air on Wednesday after the federal government said it would not approve funding for the event. "


i'm going to sue to stop the government from giving money to santa claus parades. how dare they give money to support a person that doesn't even exist! 11 hours ago
Yvette *
..Wiarton Festival also must be stopped. Lord only knows what's really going on with that Groundhog. 5 hours ago
Paul *
and winona peach fest?!?! puh-lease! that is a euphemism if ever there was one! 5 hours ago
Sean *
and those nasty drunk irish on st patricks day. they're papists followers of the whore of babylon! they must be stopped. 5 hours ago
John *
ROFL! ## Paul, I don't know these friends of yours, but I like 'em! 4 hours ago
Virginia *
Steve and his nasty gnomes are just jealous 'cause they can't dance and nobody ever invites 'em to the fun events

## I don't know what this means

19 July 2009

A Love Poem With Knitting Reference


they met and sparked with the
speed of knitting needles each
click clack stitch picked up without a hitch

beginning in separate sweaters
they unravelled as eagerly
as children at a seaside summer
flopped spread-eagled onto the
growing woollen blanket of
their easy intimacy

and swimming and scissoring
in the skein of their trampoline
they were two tangled kittens
with spring-tipped claws
momentarily hidden in a
woolly widerness

Joy Kogawa
Jericho Road
McClelland and Stewart 1977

14 July 2009

Button, Button

I don't sew but can't resist buttons. So pretty, all piled up. At a rummage sale or, like these, in a 99 cent bag at the Goodwill, I'm a gone sucker.

08 July 2009

The Girls

Are doing very nicely in their new home. Photos courtesy of The Daughter.

03 July 2009

The MP3 Shuffle

(1) Turn on your MP3 player. (2) Go to SHUFFLE songs mode. (3) Write down the first 15 songs that come up--song title and artist--NO editing/cheating, please. (4) Choose some people to be tagged. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about your musical tastes, or at least a random sampling thereof.

heart - crazy on you
suzanne vega - new york is a woman
edie brickell and the new bohemians - mama help me
martha wainwright - far away
suzanne vega - widow's walk
rita coolidge - we're all alone
bert jerred - the edge of the world
marianne faithfull - broken english

aretha franklin - -think
martha wainwright - when the day is short
kate & anna mcgarrigle - heart like a wheel
rent soundtrack - i'll cover you
kelly clarkson - just missed the train
edie brickell - circle of friends
rem - losing my religion

I find it interesting that the list is mostly female artists. I do have some men on my playlist! One or two anyway.

I'll tag just a few: Michelle, Marin, Kelly, Sarah and Sherril

01 July 2009

A Secret Compartment

The funniest, most delightful thing happened to me last evening. I was working away on my Rose Sweater with the ever gorgeous Americo Cotton Flame (seriously, this stuff is too wonderful), when I discovered the secret compartment.
My most recent Secret Pal, Caroline from Montreal (What is your blog lovely lady?) sent me a final package months ago. I have been happily using one of her handmade stitch markers on Rose.

Note how cute it looks against the yummy yarn? Anyway... I reached into the box for a second marker and felt a lump in the tissue......

There was a second layer!!! Lying under all that wrapping, all those months, were these adorable earrings and bracelet! It's the secret smuggling compartment.
Caroline, I never thanked you for them because I did not know they were there. Hopefully, you still read my blog once in a while or check your SP email because I just love them and really want you to know about it. What a treat to find this hiding gift. I intend to wear the bracelet to the office tomorrow. I just can't get over this little bit of fun.