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Friday, July 31, 2009


Well...this is a project from last week...or was it the week before. Doesn't really matter, but it was well worth the effort. These are a few of the wild blueberries we picked. They were sooooo sweet!! But...far and few between. Tough picking, as there weren't alot of them around. The berries are late this year...and there's more to come. We just need some more sunshine...which is something we haven't seen alot of this summer!!

And this is the finished product!! Blueberrie jam. Now this batch didn't turn out as thick as last year. I was talking to my Mom and she told me...there is a simple solution to thick jam. NEVER can jam on a dreary, humid day. It's just like fudge!!! When it's humid out, it just doesn't set as well. I'll remember that for the next batch!! Geeeeeeee...our Mom's sure pick up some good tips...from their Mom's...and so it goes down the line!!

News of the day??? Not much. I went and vacuumed for Jeannie this morning...came home and was called into work alittle early. It wasn't real busy, but made some good money. People were VERY generous as far as MY tips went!!!

After work...I came home and took Og for a walk. He just loves to get out and about. But don't all dogs??? John is gone away for a few days...and he doesn't eat...sits and looks out the window or snoozes on the bed....and waits for his "Dad" to return. He snuggled with me last night. I just love him so!!! He just turned 7 years old a few days ago...how the time flies.

Hung the blue jeans out on the line after work. Hope they dry...as it was late in the day.

Listed more items on ebay this morning before I went over to Jeannie's place. Damn...I hope they sell. I want to get rid of some of this stock...as Lord knows there's a ton of things downstairs that need to get listed.

Other than that...not alot going on. I did crochet last night for awhile. I'm just about finished with another hat. Still have a bunch of odd lots of yarn. Trying to decide what to do with this bunch. Any suggestions???

Well, that's the news of the day. Nothing out of the ordinary. Oh yeah!!! We got a "HOT TIP" on a new stock earlier in the week. It went up .43 today!!!! We're in the black on this one! YAHOOO! And boy am I ever glad! Took alot of talkin' to get John to buy the stuff!!!

Adios!!! Talk soon......

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Another Hat...

I can't believe I deleted this whole post. I was just trying to put a space between the darn paragraghs, and look what happened!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr... That'll teach me to leave well enough alone, right??

Nothing of real importance...but did start another hat in a speckled cotton. I'm going to make another rolled brim hat. But...I have some sweet little heart shaped buttons in pink and purple that I'm going to use on it. Should be awesome!!! I'll show you when it's finished...

Talk to you soon...



Is that the sun I see peeking it's way through the fog this morning?? That certainly would be something different. It's been a terrible summer here in northern Ontario. Wet,cold and gloomy!! I hope this isn't a sign of what our winter will be like this year! I just hate the thought of it all!!!

On a positive note...I finished a hat. This particular one is made out of cotton. The hat is made with Bernat Cotton Twist in Taupe...and the rolled brim is ecru in color. Nice contrast. Cool in the summer and warm in the winter. You just can't beat 100% cotton fibers! I'll be listing it on eBay...so don't forget to go and check out my store when you have the time.


John just left for Brockville....and should be back either Monday or Tuesday. There's a big car show there this Sunday--AUTOMOTION. He's been going for years and enjoys time spent with old friends...and of course, old cars! His son, Rob, is flying in from B.C. this afternoon...so it will be quite the week-end for the family!

Well, as far as it stands now...I have the day off. I certainly don't think I'll be answering my phone!!!

So for now...have a great day...I'll see you soon!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

How Time Flies...

It's already Tuesday! Where does the time go???? I always seem to find something to occupy my time!!!

I worked all week-end. VERY quiet...although it did pick up for Sunday Brunch. It was so hot in that restaurant!! I was pretty happy when the dishwasher offered to clear a few tables for me!!! I really think waiting table, at my age, is soon to be a thing of the past. It's getting harder and harder to keep up the pace!! (I never thought I'd hear myself say that!!!!!!!)

John and I went to pick blueberries yesterday....we got about a quart. There is going to be a good crop this year IF we have some sunshine and warmer temps. I think we're going out again tomorrow morning for a few more cups. I need 3 cups of crushed berries for a batch of jam. While we were traveling from one spot to another...we saw a ma-ma bear and her little ones cross the road in front of us...TWINS!!

Here's a few photos of what I've been doing to occupy my time...and use up a few odds and ends of cotton yarn. I made the round dish cloth out of Bernat Cot'n Soft --the color is Bubblegum. (I got a full skein of it at a yard sale.) And the yellow and white cotton is from the bag of odds and ends I got a week or so ago. Someone can always use dish cloths, right??

I made breakfast enchiladas for dinner tonight..along with some fried potatoes. It sure hit the spot. I love Mexican food!!! I just remembered..I have several bags of whole tomatoes in my freezer. I bet they'd work out just fine for a batch or two of salsa!!

Until next time---PEACE be with you!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009


Well, now....I took a bunch of pictures..and I can't find them. Had several of Oggie's new blankie..our freshly picked blueberries and a few other pictures I thought you might be interested in...and they just disappeared! No idea what file they're in...if in fact, they are in one!!! So...I will just have to share a picture or two of the flowers in my rock garden.

What has bloomed so far this year has been very nice, but the weather hasn't been co-operating lately. It has been wet and cool...and the flowers and berries need some heat and sunshine.

John and I went to check out the wild blueberries yesterday in a different location. They're sweet and tasty...but about 2 weeks behind schedule. We plan on setting aside a few hours on Monday to get enough berries picked for a pie and a batch or two of jam. I still have quite a few quart bags in the freezer...always nice for the winter months.

Well, just wanted to check in...I've been busy listing a few patterns on ebay. Also having a sale on hats and scarves...and Christmas patterns...alittle Christmas In July promo. Take a look when you have a minute. http://stores.ebay.ca/Debeeedos-New-To-You-Shop

John's at the drag races tonight...so I have the evening to myself. QUIET TIME!!!!

Enjoy your week-end!!! Until next time!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday, Monday....

I have a headache...and no matter what I do, it just won't go away!!!! Maybe there's a weather change in store!

Check out my latest find...for 50 cents I got this bag of cotton yarn!!!

John , Oggie and I went for a drive last night...to one of our favorite spots for blueberries! The Cliff!!! An awesome place that has a nice crop of wild berries! Well...they're just starting to turn their dark blue color...maybe in a week it might just be time to get into some serious berry picking!! I grabbed a handful last night for our cereal this morning. Damn, they're good!!!

Haven't done much today. Managed to get a few loads of laundry out on the line and ran a few errands. Emptied the dishwasher and just messed around the house. Actually...I've wasted alot of time on the computer...but then...what else is new??

On our way to Sudbury tomorrow morning. John has a doctor's appointment with a specialist. Wish him luck!!

Better get some dinner started!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ma-ma and Her Baby....

It's been a pretty uneventful few days. I worked all week-end...and with all of the activities in near-by communities, it was VERY quiet. Certainly won't get rich that way!!! I'm now off for the next two days...and I have nothing much planned. Looks as though the weather is going to cooperate!! I just love the sunshine!!

Nice picture...don't you think? Ma-ma and baby crow. There is so much activity in our back yard. Still no bear sightings...but that's all-right with me. They get into my rock garden and walk all over the plants.

I finished Oggie's blanket...have the backing pinned on and just have to stitch it into place. Shouldn't take too long. I'll share a photo when it's COMPLETE. Not that it's anything too exciting...but it was certainly a good way to use up some "odds and ends" of yarn. I still have some scraps yet to use...might make a scarf or two.

Hope you're enjoying your week-end....I'm off to put my feet up for awhile...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Start of Something Beautiful...

I woke up this morning to find my clematis opening...Isn't it beautiful? I have 2 of them...planted directly behind each other. The intertwine with each other...absolutely GORGEOUS when in full bloom.

It's hard to believe that summer is half over with!! We were fortunate enough to spend a few days at The Motor Muster in Michigan...but we haven't gone ATVing or fishing yet this summer. Hopefully, after John is finished helping his buddy build his shed...we'll be able to spends some time doing some fun stuff!

Second day of sunshine!! It's just beautiful out. Might be a good time to take Oggie for a walk!!

Made a macaroni salad for dinner. Will have that with hamburgers and some baked beans. I made hamburger buns day before yesterday...a nice treat!!

Had a nice visit and dinner with friends out at Quirk Lake yesterday. Dinner was VERY tasty!! Dan grilled the chicken and Barb made a tossed salad and baked potatoes...along with banana nut bread for dessert. Had a few glasses of wine and bowled. They have the WII game system. Always alot of fun!!

Well, time for that walk. Hope to see you tomorrow!!!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


The rain has FINALLY ended for a few days. It's been a very wet and cool summer--with the exception of a week or so. We'll never get blueberries at this rate!! I need to think positive...as it's one of my favorite fruits. And the best part about it...we go out in the bush...pick a spot to sit and pick blueberries for hours. It's so peaceful...and relaxing. Just a great time to sit and think!!!

The babies of spring are out and about now. Above are a few pictures of "our" woodpeckers. Mama Peepers and her baby. The baby just "peeps" with delight, as Ma-ma goes to the suet feeder and grabs a bite and feeds it to her---or him. It is so "neat" to watch the activities of the rock garden!!!

Suet feed is expensive here...4.24 for 3....unless you can pick it up at the Dollar Store. Yesterday I tried my hand at making some...and they turned out very well. Now...I just hope they eat it...as it's half the cost of store bought suet cakes.

Still working on Oggie's blanket....but not real hard. Work on it for awhile in the evening and then go to sleep in the chair. Need to start earlier and get it done. I'm ready for a new project!!!

We're off to visit with friends this afternoon. Should be fun, as we haven't seen them in quite some time.

Better get some laundry out on the line...have a great day!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Og The Dog...

Here's "da man"...also known as Og The Dog! Well...Og likes to torment the kitties! Here he is displaying his new bone...right where the kitties navigate to and from the living room. He KNOWS he's not supposed to snap at the kitties...but feels he "has the right" when they get close to his bone! So..he BAITS those cats!!!. I'm sure you can figure out the rest of the story. Some times he can be so darn sneeky!!! As you can see...he's been caught in the act! He just dares them to walk by!!!

Here's my latest project....a new blankie for Og! I only have about 4 inches left to go and then I'll sew the receiving blanket to the back of it and it will be done. I'm using alot of my odds and ends in this project...plus the base color of blue. I thought I had enough of the blue yarn to finish it up...but boy...was I wrong!! And do you think I could find that color or texture any where??? No way! But...John and I stopped at The Good Will Store in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan...and lo and behold...there was a small baby blanket made out of the exact yarn I was looking for! And a real deal at 50% off !! So..it came home with me...I "frogged" and John wound up the yarn on the yarn winder...and I have more than enough to finish this project. (I probably should have washed it first...but it looked like he had never been used...so I took a chance.) Was fate in my hands or what!!!!!

Other than that...not alot going on around here over the week-end! I worked...and John has been helping his buddy build a shed.

And...I better get dinner started...

See you soon.......

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Hectic Time....

Well...I'm back home...FINALLY! It's been a hectic 2 weeks!!! I think I told you that John and I went to Greenfield Village for a car show. What a great time! Took a tour around the state of Michigan, and enjoyed our drive along the coast of Lake Michigan. Would definitely do THAT trip again!

So...we get home on Wednesday....and I head back down to Saginaw that Saturday after work. This time for THE BABY SHOWER!! You know, the one I've been talking about for the last few months. Anyway...it was a great time....and my Mom was even feeling well enough to go! It was nice to see family members and of course, my son and the Ma-ma To Be!!

The baby blanket was a "success" and received the "ooooo's and awwwww's" of something made by Grandma. (I was so sick of the color PINK!!!)

Now...I think I'm home for awhile. John has a few medical issues that we have to deal with...and I just want to stay home! We'll be heading back to Saginaw the end of August...my Mother's 80th birthday party!!!

I'll share a few other projects I have going some other time...Oggie's new "blankie" for starters. A good way to use up some scraps!!

Until next time...