r-anne-dom : a place for me (anne) to leave random blog posts.
Such as:
..knitting, sewing, and other random activities pursued
..Girl Guides of Canada : yep, Guiding Lives Here
..the 4 shops on Etsy : one features quality handmade items; the second has lots of patterns, & crafting supplies; the third is stocked with Vintage; and the fourth is guiding flowers.
Enjoy the r-anne-domness!

October 31, 2009

Barbie Turns 50 ! !

Did you know that Barbie is 50 this year?

I didn't realize it until I was walking down the street on my lunch hour and saw Barbies in a ceramics studio!

Yes, Jonathons had Barbie ~ wearing designer Bob Mackie dresses ~ on display.

I actually stopped in my tracks. lol

Then I went inside to see why these beautiful designer Barbies were in the window.

And it turns out the Barbies were part of a local collector's private collection and she was selling some of them and a portion of the sales was to go to a charity.

So of course I bought a ticket to the opening of the show! And here are some of the Barbies that were there.

The 2 I might have been interested in purchasing - Barbie as Sandy in Grease (in black 'leather') and one of the Harley Davidson Barbies - were unfortunately not part of this collection.

...that's okay, it means I can keep dreaming of finding them for a very reasonable bargain-basement price!

October 27, 2009

Teams on Tuesday - OOOH LA LA ... HATS ! ! !

This past weekend I created a Treasury on Etsy. It has expired now, but while creating it, I found SO many GREAT hats that I just had to share a few more with you today.

These hats come from the EtsyFAST team and you'll find many more if you click here.

Enjoy these great hats! and keep warm this winter!

October 23, 2009

Ignore the engine light?

I was told by many to ignore it
That it didn't mean a thing
And when the engine light is lit
Just to carry on my driving

But the engine light glowed on
So to the dealership I went
They'd switch it off - done!
And came back when they said it can't!

Sigh, a lemon's what I had
And Meringue's the name I gave
Not angry or mad
But would prefer the pie to have!
(okay, not quite a rhyme, but pretty close ... now let's continue ...)

A happy ending has been found
Her name is not deserved
The engine light's been doused
A new sensor switch installed

...you're right, that last one has no rhyming - but that's the end of the tale, so deal with it. :)

Someone thought my last post should be a poem and requested one, so this is it. The one and only poem I'm going to attempt!
♥ ♥ ♥

October 19, 2009

Frost on the Windshield and NO Furnace

I posted this photo in a blog post in the spring.
And we haven't seen the chipmunk all summer.
Sadly, we thought a hawk had found him for dinner.
We were wrong.
We found the chipmunk on Saturday.
He'd made his way into our furnace and expired. He got stuck in a small hole and that caused the furnace to not work. So, when troubleshooting the furnace, we found the little guy.
Well, at least we don't have to replace the furnace.

October 14, 2009

Wednesday Wonder - travel

This was the traffic we found on Hwy 400 heading north this past Saturday of the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. We should have expected it, yet were still somewhat surprised when we hit the slowdown. When I saw the tents and things on top of that car on the left, though, I hoped they had warm sleeping bags! The temperature at night is pretty chilly!
I thought of those tents and the traffic this morning while I was ~ ugh ~ scraping the frost off my car windows. Soon enough the roads will be slippery, so drive safe everyone!

October 12, 2009

Thanksgiving in Canada

Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada.

I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.
~William Shakespeare

October 06, 2009

Teams on Tuesday - Knit a Poem TEASER

Here is a teaser of the poem being constructed!
Remember I told you I knitted a square for a poem?
For the Poetry Society in the UK?
Of course you remember! :) Here's the link - click here.
And for more info, check out the Prick Your Finger blog.

October 05, 2009

Calendar Quote - Life

Life is ten percent what happens to you
ninety percent how you respond to it.
Lou Holtz

October 02, 2009

FABRIC SALE! October 3rd and 4th only!

ALL FABRIC in my Etsy Shop PatternsAndSuch will be 20% off listed price (not including shipping) on Saturday October 3rd and Sunday October 4th.

I am taking part in the Team ESST October Weekend Shopping Extravaganza.