Monday, August 31, 2015

Can you sew? A neat idea

Saturday, August 29, 2015

KonMari tidying up method

I had never heard of it.

Does it spark joy ?  lol
Found a youtube video here.

It summarizes the KonMari method of tidying.

Cineplex starting Monday

Best vacation length

Studies show that the best vacation length is 8 days.

Apparently the peak day is Day 8 and afterwards the rest goes downward a bit.

Why does it take so long to peak?
Because it takes awhile for us to unwind and actually relax.

"Vacations prevents demoralization in the workforce, improve the quality of our relationships, and help to give us another perspective on life. There are also plenty of studies that show that those who don’t vacation tend to die earlier" reports a team from Netherlands who studied vacationers. 

How to Russian Join Yarn in 7 Easy Steps

1. Thread a blunt needle with one end of yarn.
2. Work the needle through the plies of your yarn for a few inches. Don’t worry if this looks bunched up now.
3. Pull your working yarn through, leaving a small loop at the end. This is where the second piece of yarn will be attached.
4. Thread your needle with the second piece of yarn, then insert the needle into the small loop you created before.
5. Pull a few inches of yarn through the small loop.
6. Like you did before, work the needle through the plies of your second piece of yarn.
7. Give each strand a little tug to smooth out the bunching. You now have a secure join! Trim off any excess ends.


Friday, August 28, 2015

Artists sought

Submissions from painters, photographers, print makers, sculptors, jewelry designers, and fibre artists are being sought for the Starlight Art Exhibit, with the theme Where the Stars Align.

The Art show is Saturday October 11th from 4 to 7pm.
It will be at the Wedgeport Tuna Museum and there is no admission fee.

Artists must register by September 10th.   Each piece of art will be available for sale, with sale price determined by the artist. Artists can submit for display just one piece of art per category.

Entrance FORM IS HERE 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Last day for finish tabs

Quantum Max Fresh

Tomorrow if you shop at the Co-op (or elsewhere ) pick up dishwasher tabs, and then use THIS REBATE to get your money back.

 Finish® Quantum® Max™, Quantum® Max™ Power&Free™, Max in 1™ or Max in 1™ Power&Free™.

I bought mine for $7.99 and the offer is good for up to $8.00 .

Save your receipt... don't cut off the top if you are a co-op member.

Canada's Most annoying line

people voted and the most annoying line to Canadians is " we value your businesss" ( when placed on hold )

Ginger Ale ???

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Read a story yesterday, or a confession, from a waitress who worked at a place that only served Sprite and Coke.
Occasionally patrons would ask for ginger ale and she would fill a glass with sprite and add a splash of Cola.
No one ever complained.

Amazing.  I must try.
What do you think?
Do you mix sodas?

Anterless deer draw

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for Nova Scotia.
Applications accepted until August 31st.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

National Dog Day

so they claim.
I saw this post on facebook and thought it was somewhat cute.

Posted by Amelia White:
National Dog Day, so I have a picture of my father. His nickname is Lassie, named after the famous collie. Story behind his nickname was that his uncle (which he followed around) said, "You make a good dog Lassie." The name has stuck from then on.

Farmers market (Tusket)

Image result for farm marketTomorrow is the final market day of the season for Tusket.
3 to 6pm.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Gilles Leblanc memorial Golf Scramble

Call to register (902)762-2007

Tri-county School board

Info, and bus routes.
All found HERE

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Flip Top Mitten Pattern

Image of Flip-Top Mittens

• Lion Brand Heartland Yarn:  1 Ball
• Double-Pointed Needles - Size 6
• Double-Pointed Needles - Size 7

kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.
K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (multiple of 2 sts)
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds.

1. Mittens are worked in one piece in the round on double pointed needles, with a slightly tighter gauge to produce a sturdy fabric.
2. Cuffs are worked in rib, then remainder of Mitten is worked in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd). 3. Thumbs are placed to create a left and a right Mitten.
4. Contrast color thread or yarn is used to mark the position of the flip top.
 5. Flip top and thumb are worked onto completed Mitten.

With smaller needles, cast on 32 (34) sts. Divide sts onto 4 needles (for smaller size Mitten, this would be 8 sts on each needle; for larger size Mitten, 8 sts on each of 2 needles and 9 sts on each of rem 2 needles).
Place marker (pm) for beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds for 3 in (7.5 cm), or desired length.
Change to larger needles and work in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd) for 1/2 in. (1 cm).

Shape Gusset 
Rnd 1: K15 (16), kfb in next st, k to end.
Rnd 2: K15 (16), pm, k3, pm, k to end.
Rnd 3: K to first marker, slip marker (sm), kfb in each of next 2 sts, k1, sm, k to end - 5 sts between markers.
Rnd 4: Knit.
Rnd 5: K to first marker, sm, kfb in next st, k to 2 sts before next marker, kfb in next st, k1, sm, k to end.
Rnd 6: Knit. Rep Rnds 5 and 6 until there are 13 sts between markers.
Next Rnd: K to first marker, remove marker, k1, slip next 11 sts to a holder, k1, remove marker, k to end. Work even in St st worked in rnds on 32 (34) sts until piece measures about 6 1/2 (7) in (16.5 (17.5) cm) from beg, or desired length to fit your hand.
Next Rnd Mark for Flip Top: Holding a length of contrast color thread or thin yarn together with working yarn, k16 (17) sts, cut contrast thread or yarn leaving a yarn tail, k to end of rnd with working yarn only. Continue to work in St st for 1 in. (2.5 cm), then work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds for 1 in. (2.5 cm). Bind off in rib.
Flip Top 
With larger needles, cast on 16 (17) sts, then pick up and k the marked 16 (17) sts across the Mitten - 32 (34) sts. Divide sts onto 4 needles, pm and join to work in the rnd.
Next Rnd: K16 (17), work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds to end of rnd. Rep last rnd until piece measures about 1 in (2.5 cm) from picked up sts. Change to St st and work for 1/2 in (1 cm).
Shape Top (Both sizes)
Rnd 1: K2tog, k14 (15), k2tog, k14 (15) – 30 (32) sts
Rnds 2, 4, 6, 8: Knit.
 Rnd 3: *K3, k2tog; rep from* around.
Rnd 5: *K2, k2tog; rep from* around.
Rnd 7: *K1, k2tog; rep from* around.
Rnd 9: K2tog around - 6 (8) sts rem. Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Draw tail through rem sts and pull tightly together, then knot securely. Fasten off.
Sl sts for thumb from holder onto 3 double pointed needles, with 5 sts on each of 2 needles and 1 st on third needle. With third needle, pick up and k4 sts evenly spaced along hand edge, pm for beg of rnd and join - 15 sts. Work even in St st worked in rnds on these sts until thumb measures about 2 (2 1/2) in (5 (6.5) cm).
Next Rnd: K2tog to last st, k last st - 8 st rem. Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Draw tail through rem sts and pull tightly together, then knot securely. Fasten off.

LEFT MITTEN Work same as Right Mitten to Mark for Flip Top. Next Rnd: With working yarn, k16 (17) sts, holding a length of contrast color thread or thin yarn together with working yarn, k to end of rnd. Cut contrast thread or yarn leaving a yarn tail. Complete Left Mitten same as Right Mitten. FINISHING To remove contrast thread or yarn strand, pull end of strand gently until entire strand is separate from Mitten. Weave in ends. A

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Back to school tips

Yes, it's right around the corner. I read an article about making back to school life easier, and here is a summary:

  • if you send lunches, make yourself a lunch making drawer. Keep everything you need in there, from baggies, small containers, and refillable bottles
  • create a study/homework space for your child. Preferably a place with parental supervision, and a place where they can leave their homework. Some children work best with background noise, so a quiet space may not be what you are looking for.
  • start routines on the very first day

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