Thursday, 14 August 2014

Tangled Thursday - Duos

I may be a bit late today in posting my Zentangle tile, though I did spend a lot of time thinking about how I wanted to approach this challenge from Diane.  She proposed that we choose two tangles that were new to us, and use them and more if wanted on the same tile.

 I choose seven new to me tangles, drew them in my sketch book and then gave it to my daughter.  I asked her to draw lines connecting the ones that I should use together.

So far, I have completed one of these and more will follow through out the weekend.


Checkered Zag & Eye-wa





Welcome to Tangled Thursday.  A few of my local and online friends have joined me in an occasional Zentangle challenge.  We'll take turns choosing a theme  and them post our drawings in about 2 weeks time.  All are welcome to join in the fun.  If you are new to Zentangles, then visit the website for a complete explanation and all sorts of online resources.  I'm also a big fan of TanglePatterns.com.
 

Update: August 15 at 8:03pm.

I finished two additional tiles with combinations chosen by daughter.

Drup and Warped Eggs

Yincut and Kitchener
 I couldn't resist Kitchener since it is a town next to where I live.
I hope that you had a change to try some new to you tangles this past week.  Mister Linky is waiting below for you to add a link to your current Zentangle related post.  

 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Needlework Tuesday - The Long and Winding Scarf


This is the view that greeted me Monday morning when I opened my front door.  My neighbour is Race Director for the Endurrun International , a seven stage 160 km running race, and yesterday was the second stage, a 16 km time trial.  In that style of race, the runner start one minute apart, slowest runner first and the very fastest runner last.  It's a big chase.  A very dramatic race to watch the end when the runners are catching up with each other.  I have volunteered at this race series for at least the last ten years. It totally fills my week, hence very little stitching of any sort.  I spend the week cooking for both the participants and volunteers.  This year we expect to feed over 100 people each day.


I did manage to fit in a wee bit of time to work on my temperature scarves. This section represents the temperatures for May.  On the left is my scarf for the Waterloo area.  On the right is the mystery location, which I'll reveal once it has been given to the intended recipient.

I hope that you've had a bit more stitching time than me.  Leave me a comment and I'll drop by for a visit, or add a link to your recent needlework post.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Free Audiobooks - SYNC Week 13

SYNC for Young Adult Listening: Free Weekly Summer Classics & NovelsAvailable from August 7 – August 13, 2014



LIVING A LIFE THAT MATTERS by Ben Lesser, Narrated by Jonathan Silverman and Ben Lesser (Remembrance Publishing)

THE SHAWL by Cynthia Ozick, Narrated by Yelena Shmulenson (HighBridge Audio)

These two audiobooks mark the end of the 2014 SYNC program.  Be sure to visit the SYNC homepage and leave a comment.  It is important that those who have downloaded these audiobooks, let SYNC know that you have enjoyed them.

Thanks to SYNC for use of all the images.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Free Audiobooks - SYNC Week 12

SYNC for Young Adult Listening: Free Weekly Summer Classics & NovelsAvailable from July 31 – August 6, 2014




DIVIDED WE FALL by Trent Reedy, Narrated by Andrew Eiden (Scholastic Audio)
Available in the US, Canada and the Philippines only.

THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE by Stephen Crane, Narrated by Frank Muller (Recorded Books)

Thanks to SYNC for the use of all images.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Needlework Tuesday - Summer Scarves (who am I kidding)

 I really don't know why I am sitting here knitting scarves in the middle of the summer, but I am on scarf number two.  This lovely burgundy colour scarf is for daughter.  I am using CoBaSi, cotton, bamboo & silk sock weight yarn in a reversible rib pattern which if free from Skacel. This is a good project for me as I love to knit cables.

Needlework Tuesday is a regular weekly post where I share the progress of my various needlework projects over the past week. I enjoy the encouragement that I receive from my readers and in return visit their blogs and cheer them on with theirs. You are welcome to grab the cute little mouse and create your own Needlework Tuesday post. Leave a comment with a link and I'll be sure to visit with you

 I'm at my mom's house helping her out while she heals her broken leg.  I started this scarf last week and it's now finished.  Thanks to my sister for supplying the emergency kit when I forgot my project.  I am sending it back to her to darn in the yarn ends.  It was a very easy to knit pattern that can be used with any weight yarn, just add or subtract stitches in groups of six.  This is explained in the free pattern by Sammie Carraher.
While I have my mom captive recuperating, she has been doing some sewing on her quilt projects.  I have been slipping some of my pieces in front of her.  My friend Kevin from The Papertrail, Canada's foremost paper making supply company, marbled some Kona cotton for me.  On the weekend, I cut out the pieces for a small wallhanging.  It's a little project that he and his wife will be able to take with them when they attend events and show how the marble fabric can be used.   I am using the pattern "Fabric Fusion" by Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle  from the February 2012 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.

I'll be cottaging this weekend and will be taking the scarf with me.  Hopefully I'll get a bit more completed, but I'm not counting on it.  Depends on the weather.  Do you cottage in the summer? if so, do you take handwork with you, and do you actually work on it?

Mister Linky is waiting below for a link to your current needlework Post.


Friday, 25 July 2014

Free Audiobooks - SYNC Week 11

SYNC for Young Adult Listening: Free Weekly Summer Classics & NovelsAvailable from July 24 – July 30, 2014





HEADSTRONG by Patrick Link, Performed by Deidrie Henry, Ernie Hudson, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine and Scott Wolf (L.A. Theatre Works)

THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE by Robert Louis Stevenson, Narrated by Scott Brick (Tantor Audio)

Thanks to SYNC for use of all images.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Tangled Thursday - Bring on Zeta

 You're getting a twofer today.  My mom broke her leg last week and I am at her house offering care.  Yesterday we sat together on the sofa and worked on Zeta.  This is a new tangle to both of us.  We included purple since that is the colour of her new cast.  You can see a good picture of it in my Tuesday Needlework post.   isn't she a beauty and she gets to keep it for at least 4 weeks.

This first tiles is Elaine's.  A much more open feel than mine.
This second tile is mine.  i used the following tangles: zeta, swirls, knightsbridge, kings crown, growth, and port holes.  I found zeta not the easiest.  It was difficult to keep the proportions the same from zed to zed.  And as I said earlier, it's a more open and free tangle which I'm not as comfortable with.

I also brought with me my tin of zendalas, so they are next on our list of things to attack in her convalescence.

Welcome to Tangled Thursday.  A few of my local and online friends have joined me in an occasional Zentangle challenge.  We'll take turns choosing a theme  and them post our drawings in about 2 weeks time.  All are welcome to join in the fun.  If you are new to Zentangles, then visit the website for a complete explanation and all sorts of online resources.  I'm also a big fan of TanglePatterns.com.

Did you get a chance to work with Zeta?  Mister Linky is waiting below for your link.  Please leave a comment and I'll be sure to visit.