Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Snow and Changes


 
I’m working hard to finish “Stella,” my own drawing of my sis-in-law’s dog who loves to sleep and to chase bunnies.

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.

Pinch me!!!!  

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.


                                      And nearby Ladysmith House hosted a Christmas Faire.



           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!

16 comments:

Saundra said...

Kimm, your dog memorial is wonderful in every way!!! It is thoughtful and a perfect gift for your sister, great colors and delightfully primitive!!!!!!
I've never met Julia but we correspond often, she is a sweet and talented lady plus the other side of her is a strong, determined, hardworking farmer.
I enjoyed the wall of rugs and would have found it very difficult to leave without a bag of yarn and wool.

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Thanks Saundra! I’m enjoying the hooking on this, but perhaps not the pressure. Julia is a pretty neat person! I should have said that the rug display is all by Sandra Lewis, who passed away earlier this year. I managed no purchases this time

Julia said...

Kimm, you and Saundra are too kind. You're right, I had a blast at the hook-in and I'm looking forward to the next one. I'm so glad that you took some of the photos I missed. I wasn't as restrained as you and I bought rug hooking supplies from Krista for way over $100.

Your sister-in-law will be over the moon with this beautiful rug.

Wishing you a wonderful experience in your new volunteering venture and a safe trip to visit your family.
I'm leaving for a family celebration myself in Bathurst on the weekend. I just got my winter tires put on in time for the snow. Hubby has chosen to stay home.

Hugs,
Julia

acorn hollow said...

I love Julia! That wool looks wonderful. And your dog should be done soon. I am sure your sister will love it. Safe travels
Cathy

Julia said...

Me again, I wanted to comment on that fir (fur) grown... and it slipped my mind. I love it. What a creative decoration to bring in the Christmas cheers.

Julia

Prims By The Water said...

Julia is a wonderful blogger. So glad you got to meet up with her! Be still my heart. I would love to volunteer at a historical site. Lucky you. Safe travels to Virginia and enjoy your Thanksgiving. I know I will! Janice

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Thanks Cathy!!

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Isn’t that creatively awesome?! I agree!

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

I am very blessed to be at the site! Thanks for your well wishes. As of this minute our trip is up in the air as our hosts and some relatives have covid

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Enjoy your family too! Your hubby is sticking closer to home? Our winter tires have been on but I still slid around today!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Fun dog rug. How special.
I have been following Julia's blog for many years. So happy you invited her to your hooking group. I know she was happy to attend the hook in.
Safe travels and enjoy your family time!

NMK said...

What a very special rug you hooked of your sister's dog ....she will Love it !! So nice to meet a fellow blogger !!! Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving !!!

WoolenSails said...

I love your rug, something personal and a vintage look. The hook in looks fun and I am the same way, I got to fairs and get more ideas then buying anything.

Debbie

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Thank you! Travelling is dicey these days , isn’t it?

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Thank you! Yes I hope she likes it. I’m betting Stella dog will plop right down on it. Happy Thanksgiving to you too

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Yes, I like making gifts when possible! The hook-in was such a treat. Most across the province are canceled until next year. Happy Thanksgiving Debbie!