Saturday, June 29, 2013

Summerfest Treat

A cookie from my neighbour's display.  It's called Girls Night In.  Chocolate, mini Rolo and raspberry desert wine, topped with course salt.

Sooo good!

Sent from Anna's phone

Thursday, June 27, 2013


While I am normally at Art in the Plaza in Sherwood Park every Saturday this summer, there are a couple of weekends I won't be.  One of them is this Saturday, where I will be here in Edmonton for ...

My daughter will be there as well. 

After this, we will be back in Sherwood Park until the Art Walk weekend.  I won't be setting up at the Art Walk, but I will be there as my daughter's sherpa and assistant. :-D 

Come on out and enjoy some great events!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Art in the Plaza starting soon

This is for the folks in the Edmonton and surrounding areas.

Art in the Plaza is starting up again.  There are a few changes from last year.  It will still be held at the Community Centre at 2001 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park, but will be held in the East Plaza rather than the West Plaza.  This means we'll be visible from Sherwood Drive.

It'll be running on Saturdays instead of Sundays (which means the library will be open, too) from noon until 5pm.  June 15 is the first day and it will continue through to September 28.  More information is available at the Strathcona County website.

I don't know what is being done for advertising this year, as I don't live in Sherwood Park, but I did want to make sure that people know that this is an art market, not an art display.  Last year, we had people coming by expecting some sort of gallery type displays, which got rather confusing.

My daughter will be there with her paintings, I will have my own booth this year with my crochet, and I know of a couple of other artists from last year will be returning as well.  The only weekend we won't be there is during the Art Walk.  I won't be doing the Art Walk myself, but I'll be assisting my daughter again that weekend.

I hope to see some of you this summer! :-)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern Book link

I just found a great looking pattern book available for free online.  It's 300 patterns, with photos of the patterns stitched, plus an International Stitch diagram.  There are no text descriptions at all. 

Enjoy! :-)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Saying Thanks

Things have been really busy lately, so posting is going to be a bit sparse.  Hopefully, I'll be able to do more mobile posting over the summer.  We shall see.

With two new additions to our household, we're all getting used to having younger children again!  Both my daughters have been great about helping their new "sisters" settle in.  My younger daughter has been really above and beyond, so today I got her a gift to say thanks.

While I was helping my older daughter with her first festival of the season - in pouring rain, no less - I had the opportunity to tuck into a local yarn shop I haven't been to in ages.  I found this.

I took this sad, inadequate little photo with my phone while we were still out, and it's now tucked away, so I'll have to look up the brand, etc. later on.  I do remember that it's 75% superfine merino wool, 25% silk.  It's 100g and 1,400m.

Yes, it's almost a kilometer and a half long and weights only 100 grams!!  The photo does not do the colour justice at all.  It's incredibly soft and luxurious, too. 

My daughter is thrilled with her gift!