Monday, March 21, 2005

Oh so lovely

I have always loved soft things, esspecially blankets. I have hopes of collecting dozens and dozens of them in every colour and wool blend I can find. These ones from Garnet Hill are very pretty, and they can be monogrammed! That photograph makes me want to sit outside, drink tea and read a good novel.

Speaking of blankets, I have been slowly collection Amy Butler fabrics for the past little while, with hopes of making a quilt. I haven't ever made a quilt before, but love to sew. It can't be that hard, can it? My Dad makes really lovely log furniture and I have been asking him to make me a blanket ladder for ages. If I sew my own quilt, I deserve a blanket ladder, right?

My favorite blanket is one that used to belong to my Irish Grandmother. It is a 100% Irish Lambswool, and is a soft dusty pink colour. It is quite thin, but really warm. I put it on my bed every fall and take it off once the weather warms up. I've had it since I was tiny. The blanket stitch edging is starting to unravel and should be repaired soon. I hope to pass it on to my own children someday.


Saturday, March 19, 2005

Is it first time nerves?

I discovered the world of blogs over a year ago, and quickly became addicted to reading about other peoples lives. I have long called myself inquisitive (others would say nosy!) and reading about the day-to-day lives of strangers has provided me with hours of enjoyment. I feel I should mention that Bridget Jones' Diary, written by the lovely Helen Fielding, is the one novel I have read more than any other. I adore that book. I picked it up in Heathrow airport in London 1998 to read on my eight hour long flight to Calgary. I finished it before we reached the Rocky Mountains, I was in love! So, after repeated thought of starting my own blog, I am finally doing something about it. I hope you (whoever you are) enjoy it, and can bear with me as I muddle my way through this new experiment.

ooh! You can change the colour of the text!

Before we go much further, I would like to state that I, despite being three months away from earning a degree in English, am a horrible speller. I have been since the days of Dick and Jane. So please forgive any misspelling you see. Also, I am hoping to use my own, day-to-day voice, rather than my snooty university English major voice, which means there will likely be many random thoughts and subject changes.

Am I the only one that finds it funny that "blog" is not in the blogspot spell check dictionary?

Good Night,



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