Friday, 30 January 2015

Ubc Zumba

Sometimes I just love where I work! UBC offered a free zumba class this week and of course, I rushed to sign up. It was a lot of fun, very sweaty, as usual. Just like this dance bootcamp class I took, it was not nice to come back to my desk all sweaty. But I got a good workout in during the middle of the day, so I was happy.
Sometimes it's not so great to work at UBC, like when they are doing construction all over campus - which is all the time.
Just look at this pit! It's going to be a beautiful new Rec Centre…someday...

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Meals from A Broad

My friend from work is starting a meal delivery program. It's called Meals from A Broad, and they are delicious! They cooks them fresh and deliver them to me at work, three times a week. How perfect! Here is their beef pasticio dish, and a sample of mashed potatoes and a cabbage roll.
And here is chicken Corfu, mashed potatoes, tomato soup, and beef chilli, with homemade bread.
Their beef chilli was THE BEST! So light and flavourful, yum, yum, yum!!

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Vintage Yarn

My dear friend Colleen is downsizing her house and getting rid of her yarn stash. She's been telling me about this yarn haul, and we finally had a chance to meet up for the yarn pass-off. Just LOOk at this haul!
Vintage yarn that she tells me she hasn't touched in years.
What to make? So many possibilities!
And look, she also included a pile of magazine books and patterns. I love old school patterns, I find them way easier to understand.
She put in a couple of UFOs, like this thick wool sweater. Or maybe it's a vest?
And look at this project.
She started it maybe 20 years ago and joked that I should finish it. I was eager to complete it but then I saw the pattern - it's WAY to hard for me! Well maybe not. But my gosh, look at that detail.
Her intarsia stitches are perfect! I should take a crack at finishing it because it would be a freakin' masterpiece!

Monday, 26 January 2015

My Weekend

My weekend consisted of…
Coffee (and pooches!):
and rehearsal.
Did you have a nice weekend?

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Bear head

Good morning! Here is a bear head to brighten your day. No body, just a head. It cracks me up, for some reason. I'm going to make a few more for Magee Market Fair 2015 edition. I have gone to this event for the last few years, and it's always a blast. Hopefully someone will like this lonely bear head.