Thursday, November 28, 2013

Twin Bragging Thursday

Firstly I want to wish all my American family and friends a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
 
The days seem to be getting shorter and I'm not talking about these winter days.
I'm talking about the pre Christmas shortening of the days.
Although I am feeling pretty on top of the shopping , and decorating, and baking
 
 
 
 
 there just seems to be something missing.
 
Last week we got a lovely surprise.
On Miles and Riley's Memere's (who lives in Red Deer) last visit she had them do a craft for their Nona and Bapa.
 
 
 
They are now hanging in a pride of place in our kitchen.
 
I finally have one of the blankets finished for one of the kids.
Not sure which one yet.
 
 
 
But there will be another blanket coming late in January.
An after Christmas project.
This time in these colours.
 
 
Here is where I found the pattern.
So easy and when you have enough done it keeps your legs warm as you crochet.
 
I am also working on a couple of wee projects for wee ones that I know.
Finished projects will be posted at a later date.
 
 
 
Well that's it for now.
I shall post next week with some decorating and maybe a peek at some baking.
 
 
Have a great week!
 
 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Twin Bragging Thursday

Holly posted this little video on Facebook.
Brings a ray of sunshine to my day.


 Riley sings Twinkle Twinkle
Little Star


Here they are munching popcorn watching the Toronto Santa parade.
By all accounts everything was enjoyed by all.

 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Twin Bragging Thursday

Welcome to my first weekly Thursdays are for Twin Bragging.
 
I am just being a boastful Nona!!
Are they not A-- dorable?
 
 
 


Monday, November 11, 2013

A Quiet Afternoon

 
There is nothing as special than making a pot of tea and getting some letter writing done.
This is my Denby teacup I got as a gift from HB a loooong time ago.
It reminds me of this fallish time of year.
 
 
 
I got all my papers and notecards ready and my pen has a new cartridge.
I mostly use a fountain pen for all my writings.
I have done this since about 12 years old.
Looking back on my journals from that time I used a colour called peacock blue and yes it is the brightest blue.
Now that I am (ahem) a wee bit older I tend to use black.
I have a few pens in my collection but tend to use my Cross pen.


 
Yes your eyes are not deceiving you.
In the upper right corner of this picture ARE my Christmas cards for this year.
 
 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

New Grand Kitty

Siobhan and Will are spending the weekend in Toronto and guess who gets to play with Shelley.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
About a month or so ago a wee kitten showed up at their door.
Despite all their efforts no one claimed this sweet girl.
So Siobhan, being my daughter, took her in.
I have been known to rescue quite a few little fellas.
 
My girls are not too impressed with this usurper but are managing.
 
 
This is Shelley peeking around the corner.
 
 
Her and Lucky could be cousins.
Not kissin cousins tho ----- Hahahaha!
 
 
Look at those eyeballs!!
 
There have been a couple of nose touches resulting in some very impressive hissing and sissing.
 
I forgot how much fun a kitten can be and quite annoying as well.
 
 
 
I have had to put my knitting away for the time she is awake.
When she decides she needs cuddles and lovin she is straight up in your face ------ literally.
 
 
I threw some extra seeds on the deck and Shelley is quite enjoying the squirrel and junco activity.

Friday, November 8, 2013

A Special Gift



My daughter and son in law celebrated their first wedding anniversary last week.
 
This was her beautiful bouquet.
She didn't want the traditional flower but wanted feathers.
We weren't sure how we were going to accomplish this until we chatted with a local florist (who is also a friend)
We gave her a picture and this is her interpretation.
Beautiful!!

 
 
As a gift I took the bouquet and made this frame for them.
 
 
I am thrilled with how it has turned out.

 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Good Nite Sweet Garden

Today it is very overcast and we are expecting rain later this afternoon and evening.
A perfect day to snap a few last shots of the garden.
As I was wandering around I happened to look up and there across the street was my neighbor in her window..
Bundled in a sweater holding a mug that I imagined was tea.
She gave me a tentative wave.
You know the kind ---  what are you doing out here zAzA? Okay I'll wave to you but I think you are nuts!
So off to the garden.
 
 
I topped off the bird bath.
This a heated one I bought a couple of years ago.
It is visited often during the winter.
If you can having a water feature in the winter it will attract lots of birds.
 
 
Amazing how we can fit summer into our shed.
 
 
There is a certain beauty to the fall garden.
 
 
See you next year clothes pins.
 
 
Rest well Bacchus.
 
 
I refuse to stop wearing my flip flops.
And will probably wear them until the snow is on the ground.
 
 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Happy First Anniversary


More time ----- YAY

 
 
So what are you all doing with that extra hour today?
Except everyone in Saskatchewan :)