Monday, November 30, 2015

My favourite chocolate bar

This is my favourite kind of chocolate bar...except for the Cadbury fruit and nut bars.  Laura Secord makes the best mint chocolate bars.  I'm a Girl Guides leader and it's always a struggle to find nut free chocolate for s'mores.  So I was really happy yesterday to find out they carry nut free chocolate all year round.
Speaking of Girl Guides I went to Toronto last weekend for Super Spark!  It's a training weekend for leaders. I made a bunch of swaps out of lace to give away (no tatting since I didn't have enough time).  Below is a picture of the swaps I received and the book that came in our kit.  Mark Collard was our key note speaker and he's an awesome resource if you do anything with groups of all ages.  It was a great weekend and I met a great bunch of leaders from Ottawa!

Monday, November 16, 2015

A magnifying find....

Yesterday I went to the St Marks high School craft show.  They do it as a fundraiser every year for the school.  and There's over 100 vendors that actually make there own stuff!  I get irritated when I go to a craft show and it's all stuff from China but this one never has that problem.
The problem is that it takes all my money!  Lol!  I purchased this neat magnifying glass for $20.  It had a chain but I left the chain behind because I'm going to make a beaded or tatted chain.  The vendor also had ones with horn handles but those didn't have a necklace option.  As you can see the magnifying glass is small and I thought it would be handy when tatting.  I can check to see what I've done! 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Remembrance Day

I'm watching the Legion next door preparing for the Remembrance Day Ceremony.  The are many service people in Ottawa and many uniforms walking around this morning.  We don't open until 1 pm on Remembrance Day but I'm here early anyways.