Monday, January 31, 2011

I love x stitch pin keep

Well it hasn't warmed up much here today so I've been busy playing with Miss Pearl. She's cutting her back molars and not too happy about it! I managed to finish this small cross stitch pin keep I started a while back. It's on Ebay here.

Staying warm and cozy

It was -35C this morning. Good thing the sun is shining today - hopefully it will warm up a bit! Baby Evelyn is doing better and so is her Mom. They were over for a visit a few days ago and I finally got some new pics of her.

Thanks for all the prayers! 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Grand Baby Evelynn

Here is a new photo of my Grand Baby Evie - she's getting so big. She has a terrible cold now and is having a hard time breathing because of it - it's hard to drink from a breast or bottle when you can't breathe with your nose!  My daughter has come down with it now too :(

We've taken Evelyn to the hospital a couple of days ago and of course there's nothing they can do because it's just a cold and has to do it's time. Santana, my daughter, is using a vaporizer and baby Tylenol for when her temperature rises. Poor little thing is only 1 month old!

Please keep her in your prayers! The power of prayer is amazing!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Are you tired of the saying "That's what she said!?"

Me too! So last summer while sitting around the bonfire and listening to my hubby, brother, and male friends say it over and over again, I came up with an idea. A rebuttal for it via a saying on a woman's tank top. So of course I had to make one up on Cafe Press.

Click here to order yours directly from my store at Cafe Press.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Camera

A few months ago I bought this camera....still playing with it and trying to figure out the best settings to use in different situations. So far I'm pleased with the results I've been getting.
Here is a picture of Miss Pearl wearing one of my sweatshirts. She got it off my bed and carried it down the hallway while trying to put it on. It was too cute! Auntie Shelby helped her and I just had to take a few pics! I didn't notice the way she was holding her hands until after I'd uploaded them on my computer. She looks like she's praying. 

Have a great Sunday and keep warm! It's BRRRRR here today -44C with the wind chill!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Winter Wonderland

This is what I woke to yesterday morning and it was still snowing when I went to bed last night. There is nothing like waking up to a winter wonderland!

Hubby and I decided to take a ride on my brother's snowmobile on the trail across the road from us. It's part of the Ontario Snowmobile Trail System which means they are groomed trails and this particular one can take you as far as Toronto which is a 3 hour car ride from us. Hubby is from Texas and it’s the first time I’ve seen him on a snow machine – I think he enjoyed it even if I didn’t let him drive….LOL
I grew up on a snow machine but haven’t had one in 15 years or more so it’s nice to get out there again. I hope we can get one ourselves someday in the future.

As we took off into the fresh powdered forest it reminded me of the first Narnia movie when they walked out of the closet and into the snow. The scenery was incredible! Of course I brought my camera along for a quick photo shoot.

This morning it was -32C and it's not supposed to get much warmer than that so it'll be a day of cooking and crafting. 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Primitive Pantry Towels

Morning everyone :)
I was going to write this post last night but I was too wiped out. I've been so tired lately, that as soon as I get Miss Pearl to bed, I'm about ready for bed myself - the joys of having an under-active thyroid. Or maybe it's this cold weather and short days. I'm not complaining though, there could be a lot worse things to have or a lot worse areas to live in. I don't mind the cold and snow at all! I love having 4 very distinct seasons and I look forward to each one...just not too fussy about the -30C - -40C temps! LOL

Anyway, I finished these primitive pantry towels last night and listed them on Ebay. You can see them here

Have a great day and stay warm! *smiles*

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Empty Skating Rink

Not a kid on the skating/hockey rink tonight. Can't say that I blame them! It's -23 C (-9 F) here. The old lake will be making ice fishing next weekend hopefully.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

Dad and Great Grand-baby Hailie (Miss Pearl)

Today is my Dad’s 78th birthday! He’s the most amazing, strongest, kindest man I know. Which goes well with my Mother who is exactly the same. You couldn’t meet 2 nicer people if you tried!  I’m so very proud and lucky to be their daughter. Their family has always come first– they both  like to see everyone happy and like to take care of everyone. I am truly blessed to have them as parents!

Dad started working at the age of 15 in 1948, and he and my Mom STILL work 7 days a week in the small country store they own. He has a garage and works on cars whenever a customer needs it. He has had return customers for years – some that travel very far just so he can work on their cars because they trust him and know he’ll do a great job.

Happy Birthday Dad!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Next Canadian Idol winner?

Little Miss Pearl (Hailie's middle name and what I call her most times) is learning to sing  jabber on the microphone with Aunt Shelby (Be Be as Miss Pearl calls her). My daughter Shelby has an amazing voice and hopefully Miss Pearl will get her Aunt's voice and her Mother's ear for music.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My new Jupiter Lantern

I ordered a new Jupiter lantern from Lehman's - the first order I've ever placed with them. I was very happy with the customer service I got on the phone, the shipping charges and shipping time (2 weeks to Canada), and I'm very pleased with the lantern itself.

 In an effort to reduce our hydro costs, I'm going to try using a lantern in my kitchen in the evenings when supper and the dishes are all done and since my computer desk is in the kitchen, I'm writing this post by lantern light.

 It's really not that bad. Of course it wouldn't be ideal for the sewing and crafting I do at my kitchen table but it's fine for when I'm on the computer. It will be interesting to see if it helps - can't hurt trying right! Did you know that 1 in 5 Canadians can't afford rent AND hydro? I'm sure it's the same in the US and other parts of the world.  I can't imagine having to choose between the two and I'm very thankful I don't have to. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Grand Baby Evelynn's 1st checkup

Yesterday I took my Daughter and new Grand-baby Evelynn to the doctor for her first's already been 3 weeks...time sure does fly by. Doctor said she's doing great and off the charts as far as weight and development go. She's over 11 lbs now! She's such a good baby, only waking to eat and then back to sleep again.

I hope to have more photos of her soon. Bad Grandma forgot her camera :(

Monday, January 10, 2011

Prim Valentine Hearts

I've added a couple of hand stitched Valentine Hearts and a couple of new Snowman pillows to ebay.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Hailie's First Hockey Game

Hailie enjoyed her first hockey game today with me and Aunt Shelby. She loved watching all the girls skating on the ice and Shelby's friend Ashlie was the goalie. Too bad they lost 4-0, but it was a good day out as we had to drive an hour to another town and the scenery was beautiful as the highway follows the lake for quite a while.
Hailie had a little snooze on the way back. It was hard work watching all those hockey players!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Winter Walk

Today we took Grand-baby Hailie for a walk in the woods. She loved it - Just sat there in her sled checking everything out. We followed the snowmobile trail that`s across the road from us and it was a gorgeous day! We didn't get to see any wildlife though, but we were probably making too much noise anyway.

Friday, January 7, 2011


Out of the bosom of the Air,
  Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,
Over the woodlands brown and bare,
  Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
    Silent, and soft, and slow
    Descends the snow. 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Monday, January 3, 2011

Vintage Valentines on CD

Do you love vintage cards?  Me too! Over the past 10 years I've collected vintage cards and scrapbooks containing cards. I've carefully removed the cards from the books and I've scanned them and put them on CD to be able to use for years to come. They're perfect for all your craft needs and of course, making your own cards. I've added 2 of my Vintage Valentine card CDs to my sidebar on the right. I have several more CDs on my website at

Samples from Valentine CD vol 1

Samples from Valentine CD vol 2

Another Penny Rug Christmas Tree

Just listed another one on Ebay. Off to make a couple more for my craft sale!