I completely forgot to share my finished pillow that I was working on before Christmas. I finally finished embroidering the snowflake and then pieced together the top using solid white fabric and a snowflake print. The back is also the snowflake print fabric and I used bias tape around the edge for contrast. I was… Continue reading Gettin’ Crafty! – Let it snow!
The last 2 days have been pretty grim around here. Ken and I have been so worried about Ilex, knowing that the next call we received could be the news that she had passed while at the vet hospital. She’s 16 and one of the two things we have worried about in the last couple… Continue reading Best Christmas Present Ever!
If you’re like me, there are a lot of things that you think you’ll get to one day. Or that you think, I’ll share that with my family one day. Things that sit at the back of your mind, waiting for the day when the time will be just right to finally do them. There… Continue reading There’s no time like the present
I really did finish decorating, but if you’ve been following along, you’ll remember that I was working on these little embroidered ornaments. (And if you weren’t following along or just didn’t remember, it’s okay…I almost forgot about them, too.) Anyway, I FINALLY finished 2 of them today. It actually didn’t take me a terribly long… Continue reading Gettin’ Crafty! – Deck the halls some more
I can’t believe it’s been over a week since Thanksgiving! I’ve been meaning to share our little Montana adventure, but got so busy this week that I haven’t had a chance. We actually celebrated two Thanksgivings this year. Collen, one of Ken’s colleagues who we went hiking with in September, invited us to dinner at… Continue reading Time flies when you’re having fun! – Thanksgiving in two countries
I saw a really cute homemade ornament a few days ago when Nicolina re-blogged Jessie Euletha’s post – “A Very Pinterest Christmas: Volume 1”. Now, I don’t have any rug rats with chubby little hands to commemorate. What I do have is a geriatric dog, who, at 16 years old, is going to leave a… Continue reading DIY Puppy Paw Ornament – Ilex helps me make stuff
I woke up this morning ready to watch the Toronto Santa Claus Parade on tv. I got myself settled with some toasted cranberry-pecan bread and some hot chocolate and couldn’t find the parade anywhere. What the heck?! I looked online and found that it isn’t televised until 4:30 in the afternoon! Grrrr! I got up… Continue reading A batch of apple butter for gifting