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!

July 28, 2010

Wednesday Wonder - Rose Sampler

I did not know there were so many different methods of needlework to stitch a flower.

This website just shows how a sampler can be made of a single floral design and how different methods of needlework showcase that flower.

July 27, 2010

Teams on Tuesday - Knitters!

A knitting circle at Girl Guide camp!

Yes, there was knitting happening at Guiding Mosaic 2010. These ladies had been teaching girls to knit, and in their spare time they were knitting squares for blankets/afghans for charity.

I was thrilled to see this skill being passed along to the girls.

In my etsy shop - ennadoolf - you'll find quality hand knit gifts for everyone.

Search etsyknitters team on Etsy for more quality hand knits by fellow team members.

July 21, 2010

Wednesday Wonder - Talking to the Space Station

photo by Kim Mackrael, Guelph Mercury. Megan Sumner, a guide from Whitehorse, Yukon, is assisted Friday at Guelph Lake by Lori McFarlane of the space station amateur radio program as she asks astronaut Doug Wheelock a question.
What can be cooler than talking to the Space Station?


Girl Guides of Canada held an international camp in Guelph Ontario with 2,500 campers from July 8-17, 2010.

On Friday July 16th, we contacted the Space Station via ARISS, (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) - the coolest 10 minutes of the entire camp experience!

Girls were pre-selected and once contact was made, the girls asked their questions and had them answered by Commander Doug Wheelock, an American astronaut currently on the Space Station.

Read about this amazing 10 minutes here.

The audio can be downloaded on the ISSfanclub website here although it's not terribly clear.

To see video of the contact, click here.

Girl Guides of Canada has a special connection to space travel. Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first female astronaut, attended guiding programs in her youth and brought Girl Guide cookies into space with her.

July 20, 2010

Teams on Tuesday - Christmas in July Continues!

It's time to start your holiday projects!
Shop now for patterns and supplies for your seasonal projects!
At PatternsAndSuch on Etsy, all Christmas related patterns have been marked down in preparation!
Click on the Christmas In July Sale Section listed to the right in my shop.

Member shops of Team ESST are also having Christmas in July sales!

July 17, 2010

Calendar Quote - Kindnesses

I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.

 - Mother Teresa

July 14, 2010

Wednesday Wonder - Canada (Gotta Get To)

This is a cool school project that I thought you'd all enjoy!

Great work ladies! Based on the comments on YouTube you got a good mark for your project. Well done!

July 10, 2010

Calendar Quote - Kindness

I shall pass through this world but once.
If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do, let me do it now.

Étienne De Grellet

July 07, 2010

Wednesday Wonder - Colourspun

ColourSpun – Natural Designer Yarn

Look what arrived in the mail!

This is from Colourspun and I am just drooling over this beautiful 100% Cotton Natural Designer Yarn!

What will I knit?

MMmmmm ....

I have a few things in mind so you'll have to wait and see!

But you can be sure I'll post photos of the work in progress on facebook, and you'll probably see them in the sidebar of this blog ... over to the right, where my WIPs (Works In Progress) appear.

Thanks Dana!

July 06, 2010

Tuesday Teams - new Girl Guide Stamp!

This Thursday, July 8th, a new stamp will be released celebrating 100 years of Girl Guides in Canada!
This isn't the first time Canada Post has created a commemorative stamp marking a Girl Guides of Canada anniversary ~ a stamp also celebrated the 50th and 75th anniversaries ...