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A Newfoundland Photography and Knitting Blog by Betty Nolan

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cool stuff, Ellen!

I think sheds are cool. They always have unusual stuff in them and they always have the "shed" smell, whether it be wood, oil, paint or just old stuff. I like looking around in sheds, especially on rainy days. I think that comes from hanging out with my grandfather when I was a small child. I'd 'help' him cut wood and just hang out in and around the shed. I'm sure I was more of a hindrance than help, but he said I was helpful, so we'll go with that. :-)

Other cool things that I recently came across are: 
1.  Bird houses and flowers on a patio in Moreton's Harbour.
2.  Laura's and Jeff's fish named Ted. He's a goldfish who is 9 years old and was a willing photo subject last week when I was practicing indoor photography.
3.  Ducklings that are just a couple of weeks old.
4.  Dandelions. They're not cool when they're on your own lawn, but they look awesome in the park!
5.  Funky yarn that changes colour every few feet.

Funky yarn looks great on you Ellen!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Relaxing at Home on May 24th Weekend, Ellen!

Ellen relaxed at home all weekend, even though in Canada it's "May 24th weekend", which is the first weekend that the parks are open for camping. We acknowledge that it's not actually May 24th yet, but the long holiday weekend is always celebrated the weekend before May 24th. I don't know the reason for that. Maybe everyone feels that the sooner they can get out camping in the woods, the better.

John and I were invited by our friends to their home away from home in Bridgeport. We drove out on Thursday and back yesterday because we were invited to spend the night with other friends closer to home last night. Busy weekend! We had a great time in both places and the road trip was fun too!

I had a cold earlier in the week and didn't make anything for Ellen to wear so she had to stay home. Don't worry, she didn't catch my cold! I knit some face cloths for Pretty (store in Toronto) while we drove, so I do have something to show! The face cloths are hand knit with Bernat Handicrafter 100% cotton yarn.

More on Bridgeport next post!

View from our friends' deck. Nice hey!

I've been photographing this old house at Bridgeport for a few years.
The above photo was taken in August 2009.

Looks like it may not last much longer so I figured I'd get a
few last shots - just in case!

My friend, Janet.

Morton's Harbour (near Bridgeport)

Neighbour returning from his lobster fishing trip

Me, knitting on the deck.
The sun was warm and the breeze cool.

View from our bedroom window

Moose paparazzi!
We saw this one on the side of the road on the way home.

The friends we stayed with last night let us stay in their
newly renovated guest house.

They even changed the sign over the door for us!

My "travel knitting" - face cloths.

Face cloth close up.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ready for Summer Ellen?!

Ellen is ready and we are getting some lovely summer weather! Today I wore sandals for the first time this year. It's so nice to let the wind blow on your toes.

It was a lovely day at Brigus on Sunday past and I promised I'd show you some pictures.  Here they are! There's a lot more to Brigus than the photos you will see below. We should have it all covered by the end of the summer! (You can click the "Brigus" link above to find out more about the town.)

Ellen is modelling a cotton top made from Paton's Grace. It's machine knit with tuck stitch pattern.

Sir Robert Bartlett's tombstone
(click the link above to read about him)

Tree in Mom and Jim's yard