Sunday, February 14, 2010

Been a long time, again!

So, looks like I'm taking long breaks between posts! I've been super busy what with the new house in town, new granddaughter.

Here's a recent picture of Olivia, she's 11 months old now and walking (running) everywhere!
She's such a sweetheart! always smiling. I see her quite often since we live on the same street and we have a going date, I get her once a week for about 6 hours and starting this week I'll babysit her every Friday because her parents will both be working and the other 4 days she'll be at day-care.

We moved into our house on January 5, the upstairs is all done. So far we really enjoy living in the city, it's not noisy, the neighbors are all really nice and everything is so close! I don't have to plan half a day if all I want to do is go to the bank or library or do some shopping, and when I get take-out it's actually still hot when we eat it! Andy is working in finishing the basement, he should be done by, hopefully, early March. There will be a rec room, bedroom, bathroom and sewing/computer/loom room.

Which is the next thing I wanted to mention, I bought myself a Leclerc Nilus 36" floor loom.
I got it from a lady in Mississauga, it was her mother's, there is 3 garbage bags and 3 boxes full of yarn and threads for weaving and also 2 boxes of books and a binder full of notes and weaving samples (the lady (Eleanor) was a master weaver) about 2 dozen bobbins, 4 shuttles, 4 extra reeds and the list goes on. I got all this for $550!!! There is even a project on the loom so I'll be able to start as soon as it's set up in my craft room.


ladyoftheloom said...

Wow, loom jackpot! Good luck with the weaving. I like my nilus and I got it from a school that didn't want it anymore.

THanks for reading my blog!

Maggie said...

it sounds great, the grandbaby, the house and the more often if you can find time

N. Maria said...

Sylvie, I miss you! Hope to see you blogging again, soon.
xx Maria