Thursday, June 14, 2018

Ben's Wife Arrived!

Long after she was initially expected, Wilhelmina arrived, much to Benjamin's relief. With his ear to the parcel he could hear her muffled cries and was frantic for me to hurry to set her free.

Her travel box appears intact so she must have made the long trip unmolested by Customs officials in any of the countries she stopped in.

Her passport says she is the third in a line of only 76 Willies. He always knew his wife was a rare gem.

From the look of the smile just barely visible there on her face, it seems she made the trip okay and was even in a good mood. 

They were so excited to be reunited that neither worried too much about her complete lack of hair.

But I hope you agree that she is much more attractive with her custom made (by me) wig.

Benjamin got her to sit in her comfy chair while he put the kettle on for tea.

And then he rushed right back to give her a wonderful foot rub. He never, ever wants her to travel alone again! The stress of not knowing where she was really got to him!

Friday, June 08, 2018


Poor Benjamin! He just got off the phone after receiving some frightening news!

It seems his wife has taken a wrong turn somewhere and has ended up in London, UK when she was supposed to be heading home to Canada!

He's so worried! Please send him some supportive thoughts.

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Kayaking on Harrison Lake

Living in paradise, as we do, it's easy to take a blissful mini-vacation any time the weather cooperates.

Now that my husband has retired we can take advantage of some of the beautiful lakes in our area and slip away for a quiet morning of peaceful kayaking -- mid week even, when the crowds are tied up with work and school.

Harrison Lake BC is only about a 30 minute drive from our home in Chilliwack.

The weather was perfect, neither too hot nor too cold, and barely a ripple on the water.

It was a perfect way to make the most of a beautiful day. 

I'd take a kayak over a motor boat any day. 

Friday, June 01, 2018

And That's May

May's work on the "My Year In Temperatures" scarf.

If you're not a regular reader of my blog you might be wondering what that's all about. More details on the project can be found in earlier blog posts, HERE.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

A Bra For Ben?

Benjamin is feeling a bit ridiculous but he's being a good sport about modelling the bra I made for his wife, Wilhelmina. She'll be here in a week or so.

I couldn't very well make her a wardrobe without her having "the proper foundational garments" now could I?

Sunday, May 27, 2018

New Shirt for Ben

I finally found some time today to make a couple of shirts for Ben. Both are blue, but one has short sleeves and the other has long.

Looks like maybe next time I should make the long sleeves a wee bit shorter. Still, not bad for a first try.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

More Colourful Days

The days are getting hotter, and my "Year in Temperatures Scarf" is becoming more colourful. 

Closest to the needles are the most recent days. Down at the bottom is where I started on January first. 3 rows per day representing the high temperature with the centre row of each a dot that represents the day's low temperature. Each month is bordered by a garter stitch ridge in black.