r-anne-dom : a place for me (anne) to leave random blog posts.
Such as:
..knitting, sewing, and other random activities pursued
..Girl Guides of Canada : yep, Guiding Lives Here
..the 4 shops on Etsy : one features quality handmade items; the second has lots of patterns, & crafting supplies; the third is stocked with Vintage; and the fourth is guiding flowers.
Enjoy the r-anne-domness!

July 31, 2011

LAST DAY for Christmas In July SALE!



LAST DAY!!!!


It's time to start your holiday projects!

Shop now for patterns and supplies for your seasonal projects!

At PatternsAndSuch on Etsy, use Coupon Code CIJ20 at checkout to receive 20% off your purchase prices!


July 30, 2011

July 28, 2011

Quilting - Oakridge Girl Guides

A Girl Guide Quilt
Oakridge Girl Guides
with contributions from the Sparks, Brownies, Guides & Pathfinders of Oakridge


Girl Guides celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2010. 
As part of the anniversary/centennial celebrations, Quilt Canada invited Girl Guides to put on a Special Exhibit of '100 years of Guiding' in quilts.


Girl Guides have been making quilt for years, and they could not display them all since many have been made as service projects and given away to those in need. Others have been made as gifts for retiring Guiders while others have been raffled off to raise funds for camps and activities.

Quilt Canada managed to borrow a number of quilts to exhibit, and included a photo display in order to show as many as possible.

We submitted photos of this Guiding quilt. It is beautiful and includes squares made by the Sparks, Brownies, Guides and Pathfinders of Oakridge (in London Ontario Canada).

July 26, 2011

Sad Flag


This sad flag appears to have escaped from a car passing by the house and settled under our blue spruce.

July 24, 2011

milestones


Milestone #1 above - 48,000 kilometers on my car.

(and no, I did not take that while driving ... I noticed it after I parked in my driveway!!)


Milestone #2 below - saw 32 degrees Centrigrade on my car!!  oooh, that was hot and a perfect day for a swim!



July 22, 2011

CAL - Crochet-a-long - Mesh Raglan Pullover - 4 letter word

There was a 4-letter word in the pattern instructions that I missed - TURN.


Apparently, when you "work in the round" in crochet, you don't go round and round and round.

Not in this pattern anyway.

The instructions wanted me to go round one row, then stop, TURN, and go back the other way for the next row.

I missed that 4-letter word.

I've already frogged back once so I've decided I don't mind that there is a boo-boo and I'm going to continue and see where it takes me.

And so this project continues ....

July 18, 2011

ferrari

Saw this ferrari in London (Canada) recently.

Ah, to dream of owning (even for 10 minutes!) such a car ...

July 17, 2011

CAL - Crochet-a-long - Mesh Raglan Pullover - I started!

Well, I got off to a bit of a rocky start. :)  I am *so* new to crochet - I've only made one terrible dishcloth and 2 pairs of slippers (one of which was probably full of mistakes like the dishcloth).

In all those projects, new stitches were always made using the holes created by the previous rows of stitches.

So that's how I thought this pattern was.  Wrong!

I wasn't getting the pretty open square pattern that attracted me to this Mesh Raglan pullover in the first place!

So I visited the blog and read everyone's comments (some are already working on the sleeves!!) and then visited Ravelry and read everyone's comments there.
And I discovered that I shouldn't be creating my new stitches using the hole created by the previous stitch.  Instead, I should go through the stitches at the top of the "column" created by my "dc" stitch.

I also discovered I did the corner stitches wrong and didn't have enough stitches at the end of 3 rows.

So I frogged back to the base stitches and started again.

I've completed 3 rows now (and they're not error-free but I hope they'll be ok).

Next post I'll have photos!

July 16, 2011

Christmas In July Sale at Patterns And Such - Save 20%

Christmas in July Sale!

It's time to start your holiday projects!

Shop now for patterns and supplies for your seasonal projects!

At PatternsAndSuch on Etsy, use Coupon Code CIJ20 at checkout to receive 20% off your purchase prices!

Click on the Christmas Patterns Section listed to the left in my shop.


July 15, 2011

July 08, 2011

Tutorial - Mark Your Suitcase


Tutorial - Mark Your Suitcase

Suitcases on the baggage claim carousel all look the same!

You *think* you bought a unique suitcase, and then you see so many that look so similar!

What to do?

I saw a suitcase on a carousel once - and I *loved* what they did!  They put initials on the suitcase!

Since we were buying replacement suitcases for our ragged old suitcases, I decided to do the same!

First we thought we'd use liquid paint pens.  I tested that theory in a hidden area .. and the paint simply soaked into the suitcase fabric!  No to that idea.

Then we found the acrylic paints that used to belong to my husband's aunt.  I chose a bright yellow and it was perfect!

I used the word processing program on our computer to print out initials in the size we wanted (about 5 inches / 120cm high) and then I carefully cut them out to make the template.

I taped the template to the suitcase and painted!

We did 2 coats.

And then we went on a trip!  It was great!!!  We knew exactly which ones were ours!!

July 07, 2011

Are You Planning to Make Christmas Gifts??

If so, do you have all you need?

I started my Christmas knitting this week - I know handmade gifts take time and I don't want to be caught short!

To help you, my Etsy shop PatternsAndSuch is having a
Christmas-In-July sale!

Use Coupon Code CIJ20 at checkout for 20% off the purchase price.

Here is a sampling of patterns available!

July 04, 2011

CAL - Crochet-a-long - Mesh Raglan Pullover


I plan to take part in the Crochet-Along (CAL) sponsored by Lion Brand to make the Mesh Raglan Pullover.

I am new to crochet.

I have only made a dishcloth and 2 pairs of Mary Jane slippers.

So this will be a huge project for me.

Wish me luck!

July 01, 2011

Christmas In July Sale at Patterns And Such!

Christmas in July Sale!

It's time to start your holiday projects!

Shop now for patterns and supplies for your seasonal projects!

At PatternsAndSuch on Etsy, use Coupon Code CIJ20 at checkout to receive 20% off your purchase prices!

Click on the Christmas Patterns Section listed to the left in my shop.

20% off!
Use Coupon Code CIJ20 at checkout!

Please note - coupon code will expire July 31, 2011.

Happy Canada Day!!!

Happy Canada Day!!

TWO videos for your enjoyment!!