Tuesday, 11 August 2020

In a Pickle???

 Good Evening Internet Friends!!

Scattered day today.  Took doggie for a long walk this morning.  Returning home my neighbour was mowing his lawn so I decided that I should mow mine and make the street look pretty!  It does now.  🤣

Made pasta with home made Alfredo sauce for lunch.

Laundry and house work took up the rest of the afternoon.  

Made a batch of Bean Pickles this afternoon.  Only two litre jars...but still.

Hope this inspires your own creativity and wishing you all the BEST Day EVER Wednesday tomorrow.  Stay Safe out there😷.


Kathy

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Saturday...

 Good Evening Internet Friends!

Quiet day today.  Ran a couple of errands.  Braved going to the shopping mall.  Did not purchase anything but I went.  Have not been in a shopping mall since just before the malls closed down as had to pick up a spring jacket for kiddo.

Walked the dog a couple of times on long walks.  Made 22457 steps for the day.

Rode my bike 9 miles after dinner as well.  

When I got home from my evening walk with doggie I kitchener stitched closed the toes on my January 2020 Mystery Sock Box from Biscotte Yarns:

These socks were a challenge at first as I followed the instructions and used a circular needle for the first one.  That was just too complicated for me to knit left handed in a pattern with circular needles.  Went back to double point needles and my left handed knitting was much easier.  What is also worth noting about these socks is that the colour work is done with self striping yarn!!!

Hope this inspires your own creativity and wishing you all the BEST Day EVER Sunday tomorrow.  Stay safe out there.  😷


Kathy

 


 

Monday, 3 August 2020

Happy Saskatchewan Day!!!

Good Evening Internet Friends!

I hope that those of you celebrating Saskatchewan Day or Civic Holiday as it is called in other parts of Canada had a BEST Day EVER!!!

No I have not fallen off the earth (it's not really flat!), just be super busy of late.

Today I had a Kathy kind of day.

Took doggie for a walk and then went out with my bike for a few miles. 

Watered my plants as it did not rain last night.  Super happy with my lily plants.  Bought these easy grow lily pots last year at Costco.  They were beautiful last year but I wondered if they would survive winter in the garage at just around the freezing temperature.  They DID:

Picked the cherry tomatoes off my deck planter.  One for the bowl, two for me kind of picking:

Baked a batch of Zucchini Brownies with a zucchini I had dropped off by a neighbour:


SOOOO Yummy.

Keeping with the baking I baked a double batch of Coconut Banana Bread and will drop one of these off for my next door neighbours:

Used up some of the veggies from the refrigerator and made nachos for lunch with a sour cream dip I made earlier in the week:

Bit of a different kind of lunch but will have left overs for lunch tomorrow.

Laundry and some house work this afternoon. 

Ran the park and hills with a friend this afternoon while pizza dough was rising.  Used up more refrigerator veggies including the last of the zucchini with fresh mozzarella:

Pizza sauce was homemade and in the freezer from an earlier batch.

Heavy rain hit at dinner time so lawn should be good for a few days now.

Will do a bit of knitting now before heading out with doggie.

Hope this inspires your own creativity and wishing you all the BEST Day EVER Tuesday tomorrow.  Stay safe out there.😷

Kathy


Thursday, 2 July 2020

Summer Vacation

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Day Four of Summer Vacation.  Still have not made any plans as non essential out of province travel is still not recommended.  Enjoying my time at home though.

Today I did some knitting and also spent some time in my kitchen.  My friend Lynn at No Regrets Ranch posted that she was making Pesto.  I have a planter of basil on my deck so I decided that I would make some too!!!  Nuts make my throat itchy so rather than nuts I use a 50:50 ratio of chick peas and sunflower seeds as a subsititute:

I don't own a large food processor but my trusty blender never fails me☺

I used the pesto on top of the Spaghetti Squash Parmesan that I made for dinner along with a Greek Salad (no olives - that is a taste I have yet to acquire).

For dessert I used freezer blueberries and strawberries to make a crisp.  So YUM!!!

Hope this inspires your own creativity.  Wishing y'all the BEST Day EVER Friday tomorrow.  Stay safe out there.

Kathy


Sunday, 14 June 2020

BEST Day EVER Sunday!!!

Good Evening Internet Friends!!

I hope y'all had a BEST Day EVER Sunday!

Up early with doggie of course.  Checked on my deck full of plants (still waiting on the sod and landscaping) and found the first fresh strawberry!!!  I ate it and it was DELICIOUS!!!


Bake a Rhubarb Cake this afternoon with rhubarb my colleague brought for me from her mother's garden.  

While the cake was baking I knit on the deck with doggie keeping me company.  Mostly I think he just likes to smell the air. 🤣

After dinner I put the borders on my 2017 Flock of Geese 52 Week Block Challenge hosted by Darlene D'Eon Designs:

TAH DAH!!!

My 2015 version of the 52 Week Challenge is quilted with binding on.  Doggie sleeps in front of the fireplace on it daily.

2016 has borders on and ready for long arming.

2017 needs a backing piece and then ready for long arming.

2018 Red and White is currently being quilted.  

2019 & 2020 are a work in progress.  

Each of these quilts is made with scrap fabric left over from other quilts.  I would like to say that my scrap pile is diminishing......but....alas.....it is NOT!!!!!  

Hope this inspires your own creativity and wishing you all the BEST Day EVER Monday tomorrow.  Stay safe out there!

Kathy






Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Thirty Five and Counting....

Good Evening Internet Friends!

After dinner, some house work stuff and a bike ride I put together another scrap block:

This is block 35 of the 2019 Jewel Box Block 52 Week Challenge hosted by Darlene D'Eon Designs.

Love using up my scraps and making something at the same time!!!

Hope this inspires your own creativity and wishing you all the BEST Day EVER Wednesday tomorrow.  Stay safe out there. 

Kathy

Monday, 1 June 2020

And Then....

Good Evening Internet Friends!!!

Back to work today.  

After dinner and a quick bike ride I spent a wee bit of time in my craft room.  Played with my scrap pile and made Block 32 of the 2019 Jewel Box 52 Week Challenge.  Then I decided I would also make Block 3 of the 2020 Bear Paw 52 Week Block Challenge.  Both of the these 52 Week Challenges are hosted by Darlene D'Eon Designs:

TAH DAH!!!

Heading out for evening walk with the doggie.

Wishing you all the BEST Day EVER Tuesday tomorrow.  Stay safe out there.

Kathy