Thursday, May 31, 2012

Knitting Knitting and More Knitting

To say I've become obsessed is putting it mildly.

I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted on my blog.

I've been knitting up a storm.  I finished knitting my Peacock Feathers Shawl (seems like ages ago)

I've started some projects, abandoned some others and finished some too.  I joined a group on Ravelry in May with Madeline Tosh Lovers called "Mad May".  I can't believe it but I managed to knit TWO whole shawls in one month.


Promise Me - by Boo knits

My Wonderful Step Mother Marge

My step-mother Marge turned 94 on May 14th.  She's an amazing woman.  I've known Marge my entire life as she was a dear friend to my mother since they were teens growing up in Toronto.  They both married and remained friends.  As a child I have fond memories of both the families getting together for summer holidays.  We would rent cottages in the Bala area of Ontario (cottage country) and wile away the summer days swimming, catching frogs, eating hot dogs and for me colouring on the picnic table for hours on end.

Marge in the top photo
 Me, My Mom, Marge and Percy in the 2nd one
Me Doug and Patti with Marge off to the left in the 3rd one
 Me, Doug (Marge's Youngest son) and my sister Patti in the bottom
These photos were from the mid 1950's
My Mother, Marge and Me (Probably around 1958 or 59)

Sadly my mother became ill at an early age and passed away at age 53.  My father eventually remarried but the marriage didn't last.  Marge and her husband Percy faded away from our family for several years until her husband also took ill and passed away.  My father got reaquainted with Marge and her family at this time and after Percy's death became close friends with Marge which eventually led to marriage. 

Dad and Marge were a match made in heaven and we were all happy for them.  They were together for almost 10 years till Cancer took my father.  It's so hard to believe that was 17 years ago now.  Marge has remained very important in my life.  Sadly I live on the West Coast now and Marge lives in Ontario so I don't get to see her as often as I would like.

In March she was visiting her son Doug who now lives in Mexico when she had a minor stroke.  He took her home to Ontario where she appeared to be improving.  I decided it was time to go home for a visit to see Marge.  While I was there, she had another stroke and a minor heart attack.  Marge is an extemely strong willed woman and has not let this defeat her.  With loving family members all around her she has come through this.

Marge has always said she will make it to 100 and if she gets her wish, that may just happen.  I'm just happy she has always been a part of my life.

Dylan's Grad - part TWO

Yesterday Greg and I went to see Dylan get his second degree (first was Biology, second one is Accounting) from UBC.    He's a great step-son and I'm so very proud of him.

Dylan with his girlfriend Megumi.  They have also become engaged and so we'll be having a wedding in the family probably next summer. 

That's it for now....I'll try and make sure I Blog at least once a month from now on...

Cheers..and one stitch at a time