Inspiring woman

As seen in the Winnipeg Free Press, November 12, 2019. Written by Shannon Sampert





Mr Wheeler wrote letters to newspaper editors and the Free Press editor put the letter on Ms. Parker’s desk.  She started a campaign of articles and editorials about the value of having a Canadian climbing club (much more patriotic than joining an American club) and thus the club was formed.

Would try these?

I was skimming through some of my old books this weekend and came across some recipe’s I’d consider trying.


Thankfully, I wouldn’t be trying them on a wood stove!

The book with the recipes is…


Let me know if you’d try these recipes.


A possible solution to all the Thanksgiving and Christmas leftovers.  I’m sure turkey would work too.


Indian meal would be what we call corn meal.  Mace is the outer layer of nutmeg so I’m guessing nutmeg would work too.  A farina kettle is what we would call a double boiler. Can you even find those now? I would try the typical oven temperature and time for muffins.  Trial and error!


A quick oven would be about 400-425 degrees.  Again, trial and error for the time!


Indian meal is corn meal. The last instruction is a bit misleading.  You don’t bake them, you fry them.  A muffin ring is like a metal cookie cutter.  Mason jar lids would work too. The rings, hold the dough in its shape until the frying is done.


Okay…this sounds good to me but no way hubby would eat it!  The bread might be too soggy though.  But, I’d give it a go!

What do you think?  Worth giving it a try?


Abominable snowdog

We had some snow last week.  I didn’t enjoy it but puppy did.


The winter weather motivated me to work on my knitting and I have the neck and shoulders done on my sweater-dress. I tried it on and it fits.  I don’t have any photos because try on day was not a support underwear day and that is not a good look for photos. I have decided on 3/4 length sleeves so it shouldn’t take to much time or wool to finish them.  (Assuming I don’t loose interest in it and it ends up in my unfinished knitting project TRUNK.)

I really am disgusted with myself.  Last week I gathered up all my unfinished knitting projects and put them in an old steamer trunk.  I had to sit on the lid to get it to shut.  And that is not counting my unfinished sewing projects and my hoards of wool and fabric that have not yet been started.  I shake my head in disgust!  I need another year of absolutely NO MORE BUYING for wool and fabric.  I could use an early retirement so I’d have more time but since that wont be happening anytime soon, I could use some discipline when it comes to time wasters games on my phone.

Talk to ya next week!

If all goes according to plan…

This past little while, I have been working on a UFO.  The plan is a sweater-dress to be worn with leggings.  Since I am not working with a pattern…just making it up as I go along…it could end up being an extremely hot night gown…. And I don’t mean hot “ooooh baby”.  More like “turn on the AC, I’m roasting” hot.


I do like the colors.  I hope the cabling will neutralize the horizontal striping which is less than flattering on figures like mine.   I also hope I haven’t over compensated for my generous bosoms.  Like I say, this could end up being a “turn on the AC” night gown.