I am making a car lap blanket for my B I L. His car is quite old and the heater does not work very well. So I am making this blanket 36"wide and 24" long. I'm using worsted weight yard for warmth. So that the blanket stays put on his lap while driving I will add 2 tabs at the top which will slip around the lap portion of his seat belt and close with buttons. This is a Christmas present and when my sister heard about this gift for her hubby she said "me too please"!! So they will be done in their favourite colours of green for him and purple for her. Can't believe I'm doing Christmas gifts in May.
I remember pretty embroidered handkerchiefs before the days of throw away tissues.
I remember as well. I inherited about 15 beautiful women's hankies that belonged to my hubby's great great, great and grandmothers. They are in pristine condition and they were all made by these women. Many were tatted, very fine crochet edges or embroidered. Exquisite work that I would not be able to do. I have now washed them all, ironed them and passed them on to my 3 daughters along with notes explaining their history. It is so nice to see that someone is making a lovely linen hankie. Love the bright colours!!
She is indeed gorgeous as is the outfit. Babies are so precious!!!
Looks like Sam Elliott. A wonderful actor. Love his voice!!
I'm assuming that coming north to Canada is not an option so we have travelled to some great places in the US that we loved.
Natchez, staying in antebellum homes. Stayed 1 week and loved it.
New Orleans - great food, wonderful music - hubby loved jazz so ideal for those who do. First time in all our visits to the US that an argument happened and guns were drawn. Very scary. Half expecting Clint Eastwood to appear but no such luck!! Cooler heads prevailed and no shots were fired.
Graceland, if you are an Elvis fan
Nashville, if you are into country music
One of our favourite spots was Tubac, Arizona. Stayed in a 2 bedroom suite at Tubac Country Inn. Breakfast delivered to our door every morning. Also had a kitchenette and living room. Every morning we sat on the verandah and ate our breakfast and enjoyed our first coffee. Upon arrival we would park the car and for the rest of our stay we walked everywhere in the town. It's a wonderful old artist colony, great shops, great food and great entertainment. We loved it so much we returned twice over the years. Even took cooking lessons. Many other places to visit but Tubac was our favourite.
Have a wonderful birthday holiday where ever you decide to go.
You are right to enjoy the moment!!! I knit for my granddaughters and the teachers are always commenting on the knitted items the girls wear to school. My youngest told her kindergarden teacher that I knit all her clothing....the teacher smiled and when i went to pick up my little one the teacher complimented me on my knitting skills and told me what Honor said. We both laughed and I told her that I will enjoy the moment as it won't last...as long as she and her sister still want to wear my knitting I will keep on doing so knowing that it will come to an end some day. I assured the teacher that I knit scarves, hats mitts and sweaters but nothing else!!!!
Speaking as a Canadian a hat is the perfect gift. My grandson is 20 and he wears hats all year round. I have made him lightweight (dk and sock weight)hats for summer and heavier weight (worsted) for the other 3 seasons. He wears his summer hats when the air conditioner is on in the car, cool evenings or air conditioned buildings and even on really hot sunny days to protect the top of his head. Great gift idea in my opinion.
Thank you. Yes, the name is interesting. I think it's short for Euphemia. I understand the parents got it from a fictional character.
Well I've learned something new. My aunt and those named the same before her were all christened Effie. However our ancestry is from Dorset England so maybe way back then the formal name was used. Truthfully I'm liking Effie a whole lot better than the original and my aunt would have agreed.
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Stunning. The name is very interesting. That was my aunt's name. A very old family name from British ancestry. Always thought it was an odd name but she was such a wonderful auntie and her name suited her perfectly.
I love silver grey as a colour for baby blankets. I've done quite a few and they look gorgeous on the prams. I do a lovely white cardigan with grey stripes with matching hat and bootees to go with them. They are definitely my favourite colour at the moment.
Oh what a great idea....white and grey. My friend asked me to make a vest for her new grandson for the fall. I will do it in those colours and I have both in my stash. Even better. Thank you!!!
Carrots, cucumber, chicken, cheddar cheese and cauliflower.
Oh we have them in the thousands here where I live. They are a beautiful bird but they are very messy and they make their nests anywhere including beside pathways and sidewalks and God help you if you walk near them. They will come after you. We had to rescue a man just the other day who was walking home with his groceries and was attacked by 2 who had nested 2 feet from the sidewalk. They are not too bright and where I live there are no predators except cars so their flocks are growing at an alarming rate. They are beautiful but have become a menace. Very happy to share them with our good neighbours to the south.
My grandfather was a fisherman from Newfoundland and he made his own fishnet. His hook was a large crude wooden "crochet" needle that he whittled himself. First time I watched him repairing one of his nets I asked him if he was crocheting. No he did not know what that was.....he was just fixing his fishnet. He spent his winters making fishnet, ready for the next fishing season!!! Sure looked like crocheting to me!!!
I have a friend who has asked me to knit 11 baby blankets (she comes from a large family) over the past 2 -3 years and they have always been white. She finally had her first grandson and asked me to do his blanket in pearl grey. I wasnt sure about this choice in colour but it grew on me as I was working on it. Well grandma and new mom are thrilled with the colour so what do I know!!
My eldest daughter had a boy 20 years ago and because she is tall and thin we just assumed she would have a small baby. Well she went full term and delivered right on her due date to a 9 lb 5 ounce boy. What a surprised as she was not that big and didn't gain much weight. That big baby is now 6' 2" tall and slim just like his mom. She wanted a boy so she could name him after her dad. We didn't care whether he was a boy or girl...just that he be healthy. He is and 12 years later my 2nd daughter had a girl followed by another girl 2 years later both just over 7lbs. This daughter wanted girls and she got her wish. Funny how that worked out. Oh well I'm blessed...3 wonderful grandkids and I only wish my hubby had lived to meet his 2 granddaughters. Sadly he passed 9 years ago today but their mom has made sure they know all about their grandpa which I'm thankful for.
Hi Liz, Americans have been wearing our Maple leaf when travelling abroad for at least five decades . Probably more.
Sadly this is so true. My daughter travelled to Europe for 3 months back in 1991. I told her to take lots of Canadian pins, crests. anything she could manage in her luggage so that she would have something to trade with people she met on her travels. 75% of her souvenirs were given to folk from the US and they insisted on paying her for them. Near the end of her travels she was very thankful for some pocket change. She would ask the people from the US why they wanted her stuff and she was told "they hate us in Europe so we will travel as Canadians". So very sad because for all the years that we travelled in the US only once did I have a bad experience with a group of women from New York. Not bad over a 40 year period!!!!