Saturday, December 5, 2020

Hooked Birds and Forest Bathing

 Happy December?!

I cannot imagine living in the States right now.There would be tremendous stress and you all have my thoughts and prayers. 

Hubby posted my hooked bird ornaments  on Facebook.
These are Christmas presents for friends mind you.
Well I’ve been inundated with orders, including personal pet ornaments. 
This is keeping me busy as my decluttering for seniors has been on hold (virus threats).
So here are some of my creations:

There are wool strips and glue drips all over 
our tiny apartment.
Walks in the woods continue to feed my soul and keep me on sort of an even keel.
These are my talk to Jesus moments.
Why those pics are dangling at the top and not here is anyone’s guess.
Willie dog is always on those walks though you don’t see him here.
Yesterday we were pretty deep in the brush when Willie got very excited over a scent he picked up.
As this is moose country I decided we needed to head back.

And I tried my hand at dilly carrots.
I wouldn’t parboil them again as the recipe suggested.
They are too soft for my liking. 
And the salt is heavy even for pickles.

Our sad news this week is that we decided against gathering with our kids (26 and 30 year old) for Christmas.
They live 7 hours away in another province and it is too stressful and risky.
I’m making big batches of granola today to put in their gift boxes.
My never-fail recipe is from Tightwad Gazette.

May your weekend be full of fibre scraps and glue drips!


Rugs and Pugs said...

What fun ornaments!!!
To be honest, there is no place I would want to be other than the USA.
May God bless America.

NMK said...

Love your pretty little birds & pets !!!

acorn hollow said...

I love your ornaments and it looks like you have quite a little business going right now.
We have canceled our large family gathering (usually 30 of us) but we have not made a decision on our daughter and family yet. Our only grand child is in that mix.
I do think America is in a big transition and it is yet to seen if it is good or not.

Julia said...

Your little hooked ornaments are cute. Stay busy with your little creations.

I decided that I would decorate for Christmas even though we can't celebrate in person with our family. I'm slowly decorating, taking my good old time.
I keep your country, the USA in my prayers because what goes on there also affects us here in Canada. I know that God has a plan even though we don't understand and I trust in Him.

Hugs, Julia

Prims By The Water said...

Wont be seeing my kids either this year. Love your hooked birds and animals. Very creative! Janice

TheCrankyCrow said...

You have a tremendous talent to be able to translate all those feathered nd furry critters to wool. The giftees will be lucky indeed. Yes, it is a stressful time for all here, but I would not wish to be elsewhere.... It is a country like no other, and I pray for it daily and thank you for yours. No snow there yet??? I frankly can't even fathom what I would do if I came upon a moose...or should I say one came upon me LOL??? ~Robin~ said...

Hoping life there calms soon said...

❤️ said...

Being busy is a God-send right now. My heart goes out to you and all who are separated by loved ones. Hard times said...

Thanks Janice, may Christmas season be special in a new way this year! said...

I’ve done a lot of back hooking but am getting the hang of it. Thanks Robin. Yes, lots of prayers go out for the US. Our loved ones live there. We await our first real snow today. And I think I’d freeze in place if I came upon a moose.