Friday, December 30, 2022
Ring in 2023
Saturday, December 24, 2022
Sunday, December 18, 2022
I’ve been busy finishing ornaments for a job and one for a senior. These Santa’s carry books in their bags— they are going to librarians.
And Big Mama Squirrel is the likeness of my client’s friend who is fed hulled sunflower seeds year round. Big Mama has raised many kits, has a notch out of one ear and has her whiter winter coat on.
May your week be calm and bright.
Monday, December 12, 2022
Christmas at Kings Landing
I’m finishing some hooked ornaments I’m gifting for Christmas. I only made four ornaments on commission this year; too busy with other things to put the word out. I’ll post photos soon.
I spent the morning making gingerbread cake, a spice loaf and Moroccan stew. The smell was amazing.
May you pause frequently in the day to connect with others and nature around you♥️
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
The only negative thing about my trip to Virginia was the positive Covid test the day after arriving home.
Between naps I have pulled a few loops.Here is an up to date pic of the Stella mat, the gift rug for my sister-in-law. It’s coming along and I think I like the way “Stella” and the “zzzzz” are not so prominent. What’re your opinions?
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Snow and Changes
I hope to complete the dog today. Snowy weather may help me stay in! This will be our first real snow in New Brunswick.
My news is that I'm saying good-bye to volunteering with my friends at the mental health activity day centre and volunteering once a week at Kings Landing Historical Village.
I'd have loved to work at the Kings Landing site in summers, donning a period dress and wandering the village, but hubby and I love to rv. But, I discovered their collections centre has staff year round. Don't you know they welcomed me and have me started reviewing their rug collection.
In other updates....
I’ve been to a hook-in, hosted by a group from St. Andrews, NB. I sat by fellow blogger, Julia, who had a superb time too.
The vendor was Get Hooked, Krista Taylor.
This last weekend, two girlfriends and I went back to Ballast Lodge in Johnson’s Mills, NB. A place of solitude, we had Shepody Bay at our door.
| This is my kind of gown! |
I did a lot of looking and less spending--- leaving with ideas plus some fig jam and peppermint wax melts.
Saturday we leave for Virginia, celebrating Thanksgiving with hubby's family this year. It's his turn. Safe travels to all my US friends over the holiday. Thanksgiving is my favourite: the warmth of family gatherings and delicious food without the pressure of gifts!
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
They love our province. We had a too quick visit of 7 days. Mom suffers debilitating fear at times over covid— both spreading it or getting it. It’s a miracle she got here and a gift that she enjoyed it.
I’m so blessed to have flexible work, so we had most hours together.
Thursday, October 13, 2022
My parents are here! They made the long drive north from the Myrtle Beach area. It took them four days. I am guessing this is their last attempt at the arduous drive. Mom is afraid of flying after years of doing so.
A fun tradition that our rug hook in on group has done at Halloween: an Ugly/MonstrousWool Swap. This involves a 3x12” swatch of hideous wool (or autumnal wool) and one’s fav candy bar. The exchange is done at the meeting closest to Halloween. Simple!
Sunday, October 2, 2022
October Kings Landing
I’ll leave you to a few more photos, beginning with a favourites of many, the stone Jones’ house.
And hubby patiently bearing his partners photos and pleasurable dip into history
We stopped at Coburn’s Orchard to admire this pumpkin house. I can tell you that the kids there were delighted. The big kids too.