SAL Update

Shucks- I’m a day late! I hope I’m not too late!

I went to a Bard on the Beach performance last night and with leaving to visit my parents incredibly early tomorrow morning- my time has been crazy. I knew I was going to forget something:(

I have been continuing to stitch on my temperature tree and still loving it! I have to admit, I am so ready for the weather to cool off though!

I have also begun a new project. This one is for my dad as when I saw it, I knew it was perfect. He has said this saying a million times during my childhood, so now it will become a pillow for his birthday present in March.

This is how far I am:

Hopefully I will get more progress on it when I get home so I will have more to show on the next update.

Please make sure you go check out everyone’s progress to see the amazing stitching!


Megan, Deborah, Sharon, Daisy, AJ, Cathie, Linda, Helen, Connie, Cindy, MaryMargaret

Smart or Bossy

I am loving it up at my brother’s house- well not really but it’s much bigger and cooler than my little condo. I’m actually here to look after the dog while they are away.

This dog refuses to go for walks, but will chase a ball for hours upon hours. This morning I threw the ball for an hour and then decided to ignore him while I sat in the shade knitting.

This is what I got:

His mommy says he’s bossy and his nanny says he’s smart. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

I say he’s obsessed!🙄

Best Laid Plans

I had a plan and got one post done and then my summer turned sideways.

I will state right away that nothing horrible has happened, some of it would probably be considered good, but it has all made for stress:(. Not exactly the type of summer I had planned! I am down to my last few weeks of summer and today is really the first day that I have felt stress free in a while.

But let’s forget about all that and talk about the last few days.

This week I had a workout on Monday and had a snack lunch with two friends from school. Her driveway was horrendous and I was a little afraid Sparky (my new car) wouldn’t make it up or down, but we did and had a lovely visit in between!

Monday night I left with two of my running buddies to visit two other running buddies. They are actually the couple that taught me to run and they moved to the coast about five years ago. We visited the first two years and then missed three due to Covid.

It was a lovely visit! We hiked at Hidden Groves the first day which has 21km of beautiful trails to walk ( they’d be fun to run too)! The second day I went for a run with Dennis in the morning. It was a lovely trot along the waterfront until he suddenly took off. I ran after him and turned the corner to see the Starbucks sign. I knew that man was obsessed! The final day we went for a walk at Trout Lake whiz was very green and quiet:). Along with the exercise was amazing food and good visiting ( though I had forgotten how much my friend talks- quite a change from my silent condo)!

We went out for dinner on Wednesday night to El Segundo which was amazing! Lots of gluten free and vegan options and I am still dreaming of the corn chowder and shrimp tacos I had:)

Thursday we made the long trip (only due to traffic) home and I got another workout in.

Friday I started with a short run and a massage and then met up with two friends to visit a street market two towns over. It was okay- though the lineups were horrendous, there were too many people and I paid $5.25 for about 1/3 of a cup of ice cream!! Ugh we’ll chalk it up to quality time so I forget those parts!

Today was lovely! I have done laundry, blocked a sweater and two pairs of socks, knitted a cowl for my niece for Christmas, got caught up on my temperature tree stitching and started a cowl out of my new knitting book. I also had a nap, made bread from my sourdough starter discard (good taste, but not cooked enough) and watched plenty of flosstube and knitting podcasts.

Tomorrow I run and then start house and dog sitting for my brother’s family. I am hoping life will continue calmly for the rest of the month though!

Have fun!


SAL Update

I didn’t know whether I would get done in time to get this post up on the right day!

I have been doing a temperature tree by Stitchin Mommy this year. I had gotten half the trunk done at the start of the year but have been rushing to do each branch just before the month started. I decided this had to change and so have been working to get all of the branches stitcher before I go back to work.

I am pleased to say that all branches are done and my leaves are up to date!

I wasn’t sure I was going to like this project, but I really do love how the leaves change branch to branch.

It’s now time to start the next project as this one doesn’t count as a project. The next one will end up being a pillow for my dad.

Make sure you check out everyone’s progress in this group as they are all amazing stitchers!


Megan, Deborah, Sharon, Daisy, AJ, Cathie, Linda, Helen, Connie, Cindy