Friday, June 24, 2011

D'accord, on se fait des bas !

If making your dream come true and opening your own yarn store gets old....ha ha! Not to worry because unexpectedly, you meet some fabulous people in person and make friends too.

One such lady is Clomaille or more affectionately known to me as Cé has come to my rescue this week*

After THE Graduation Dress and mother-of-girl-graduating Skirt and Blouse project, I feel like I just gave birth to twins or something.
The lady in pink is moi and this is my Burda silk skirt and my own designed Floral Printed Georgette blouse

 For two days, among all that yarn, I sat in my shop without so much as an inkling as to my next bit of stitchery.  Ravelry isn't even doing it for me. I think its terminal... I visited my queue and actually deleted stuff. Ack!
My favorites list only bounced me off in other directions which led me to visit blogs I really think are amazing and reading stories about life that I can't put down or uh switch off...I think I needed that.

My wee folk both had school trips this passed week. Oh the stress of it.... Chloé was going to 'Calypso' which to me is the emotional equivalent of sending my kid alone on a iffy plane to Europe for the day. The only supervision being a head count before lift off and there actually was an emergency episode. I got home from work to a message on the machine from the School Secretary from Hell...this woman has freaked me out so many times this year, I acutally complained. The message said, something has happened, please call the school, click.

ARRRG! The school is CLOSED by the time I get home you *&$%?*?@!!! And yes, she DOES have my work number. I could wring her bloody neck. In fact, if she is there next year, I am drugging her with brownies and tatooing my work number backwards to her forehead!

Anywho, Chloé was fine, the bus was just really late bringing them all home because 3 kids were 'missing' for over an hour at leaving time but were found. No body was hanging from a meat hook which is EXACTLY what my mind flashes to me when I get a call from said School Secretary...Sheesh!

I volunteered to accompany Gage on his trip to Cosmic Adventure (truth be told they black mailed me and made it a Monday) and that's when *Cé came to my rescue. She proposed we knit a pair of socks at the same time this week. A little Regia-Love KAL I could bring with me for that day of none-stop-screaming. Perfect! Knitting a plain recipe sock is JUST what I need to sooth my nerves. Making them for my niece Missy because she came to visit me this week and she picked the yarn. The KAL made it official and I so needed someone to inspire me, merci Cé!

That and some fabulous flowers from my garden, cultivated and the wild....
merci Mon Amour et Je t'aime xx

Today is a big party here in Québec. The Boutique is closed for Holiday. It is pouring rain outside so no partying can actually take place. Thus, I have hatched a plan to visit my Vogue Collection Cupboard after blogging. That's where my knitting mojo likes to hide from time to time. I know he will be glad to see me again. XX

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Les Ciseaux de Coco : La Robe

Finally, the big reveal of my daughter in THE dress I made of her design... with the hair, the body art and not to mention the beautiful heels...

Body art in lieu of a corsage

Ivy and her best friend Angélik.
Ivy and her date, Oli.

I wanted to get a close up of the shoes...but we were rushed to our seats and inside the room was so dark and smokey from the votives that my photos were blurry. I am so glad I took these shots in the foyer in day-light.

Now, back to what I do best. Knit.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Chez Nous

These roses grow abundantly at our house. We transplanted a few shoots from the back of the property to our immediate yard. In the morning, I admire these beautiful roses with my coffee and paper. The aroma is intoxicating.

Two years ago, a friend moved and she gave me a day-lily to remember her. I have since separated the mother plant and given some to loved ones to remember me! This is my first bloom of the year. So pretty and edible. Fresh blooms every day for weeks.

One of my favorite date-nights is going to Montebello on a summers evening. We eat at the Zouk pub and have soft ice cream at the crèmerie across the street. Beside the Crèmerie is a B&B and I just love and look forward to admiring its garden. It has an old shed that is seeping into the ground with big trees for shade and garden seats throughout for guests. The plants wrap around the yard. There are well-weathered planters overflowing with flowers and herbs here and there. It's so pretty.

One such evening, I noticed the owner was in the yard so, I went over to say hello and tell her how much I admire her garden each time we visit. She was so pleased, she gave me an Iris plant! From this one bulb, this year I have over 40 blooms!
Now, it is my turn to give some. Ah the joys of gardening.

When our Nephew Daniel bought his first house, he asked me if I wanted the perenials he had no intention of keeping....! The burgundy peony did not appreciate the eviction, however, I have coaxed it back to life. This is my first rather sparse but unconditionally loved bloom.

Finally, a shrub that I bought last year from the Rossignol Nursery. It survived the first winter in my new rock bed along the driveway.

What's growing with you?