Saturday, November 18, 2017

the hurrier i go ....

It seems that the hurrier I go the behinder I get.  I recently spent a day running around doing errands and feel like I've been away for weeks.  I went to the post office to mail an overseas parcel - I wanted to beat the rush and long lineups - ha ha.  The lineup was to the door and parcels were piled everywhere - I feel sorry for post office workers during the Christmas rush - I never expected the rush would have started mid November.  We also made a trip to the Mall - thought it would be a reasonably quiet time - wrong - big time wrong - so much for getting our bit of shopping done early.  I really wanted to get a Christmas gift bag with doggies on it - I was unsuccessful - two of the stores that sell these didn't even have their Christmas items unpacked yet - climbing over boxes yet to be unpacked was the flavour of the day - have to give them credit for not having their Christmas items out too early.  On the positive side it was quiet at the grocery store - we enjoyed that.  This is what's on it's way .......









once you're over the hill you seem to pick up speed

Sunday, November 12, 2017

a wip, a finish, and buttons

Here's a Christmas finish to show you.  It's a free design by Isabella.  It's skimpy because this piece of fabric was small - the bells look hokey but they sound like sleigh bells.  Marly has done a really nice finish of this design.  The second photo is the fabric I used for the backing - I love chickadees and the colours worked with the stitched piece.





 I made these button cookies - they were delicious ....



And this is what I'm working on - bowl fillers from Quilts by Cheri ....



nothing says holiday like a cheese log

Saturday, November 11, 2017

11/11/11

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month 







Saturday, November 4, 2017

angels ......

 I wanted to show you this angel just in case you might like the pattern to make some for yourself for the Christmas season.  The pattern is available here - actually Rhonda has several designs to choose from - this lady worked up quite quickly.





I don't have many pieces that "say"  November so I left up a few from October - looks like I need to find some appropriate designs to stitch - I don't like to display any Christmas themed ones until after Remembrance Day.





every time a bell rings an angel gets her wings


Monday, October 30, 2017

a bit like Christmas ...

I found this when I was going through an unopened box - I hadn't remembered making it - now I don't have to make one.  Going through boxes that have been packed for a year and a half is a bit like Christmas.






Here's something else that's a bit like Christmas - my Christmas Cactus is blooming already ......




There'll be snow for Halloween with the promise of more on the way - it's early this year.

every end is a new beginning

Monday, October 23, 2017

on speed ......

These last six months have sped by and I'm reminded of that old saying ...  'life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer you get to the end the faster it goes'.  At my age I'd like it to slow down. 

I found a spot to hang this tree in our new place to display some autumn pieces.  Wouldn't you know it - I located the jute twine after stringing the tree with crochet cotton and taking a photo - the cotton looks tacky - it is what it is.







the greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground





















Friday, October 13, 2017

late bloomer .....

 It's Friday the 13th - I consider it a lucky day - I was born on a Friday the 13th.  

Last weekend was Thanksgiving in Canada - I have much to be thankful for - we celebrated at the cabin - then we closed up the cabin for the winter.   The weather was quite mild - so mild that we hated to close up - I appreciated the warm weather when it was time to take the waterline out of the water.

This little gal was blooming from amongst the leaves piled on her garden - the sweet peas and cosmos are still blooming as well - there's been no frost yet.


At our new home in town I've just planted some tulips, winter onions, garlic and lilies - the weather is still mild although they're threatening us with snowflurries tomorrow.


This cute pumpkin is a design from here.



tomorrow is not promised
and today is short