Tuesday, 16 January 2018

What My Crochet Has Looked Like... The Last While....





These are the things that I crocheted as Christmas gifts for all my girls...

Infinity cowls...

Fingerless gloves (made up my own pattern)...

Toques...

Cowls...

Blanket...

Scarf...

Dish cloths...












This sweater to the right...

I had worked on all Summer at the cottage...

It is called "The Campfire Cardigan" by Makeandocrew...

It is basically a big Granny Square...

I got into trouble while trying to add the sleeves...

So...I put it aside...

I think I will actually finish it to my own liking...

I will add a border all around...perhaps 2 pockets...a pompom to the hood, and a string with 2 pompoms at the neck...what do you think????

I just couldn't bring myself to rip it all out...thought it might be cosy for a Summers evening...I'll let you see it when I decide what the heck I am doing... 

 

This is my newest project...for a certain little Missy...

Can you guess what it is...and who for??? 💓
 










Cat Mats all done...

One already delivered...

Hope to deliver the other 2 this weekend...





Miss V modelled this toque and infinity scarf for me before Christmas...

Such a cutie pie!!

She had picked out the yarn at Michaels with me...the same day she picked some for her wee cousins blanket that I made... ♥️

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Hope you are all well...and enjoying your Winter...

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last post...

     Sour Cream coffee cake in the oven...

             Smells delightful...time for a piece and a cuppa!!

                    Enjoy your week... 

                             See you soon...

                                     Cheers!  :o)

                                             linda ♥️ 

 

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Cottage On The Last 3 Visits...And A Visit To See A Wee Doll...💕









We usually take a drive once a week, to check on the cottage.

This visit was spectacular!!

Ice everywhere...

Except on the Lake!! 

This was a few days after Christmas...

Everything looked spectacular!! 

No wind...

Brilliant sunshine...

Beauty day.....


Our next visit was on January 4th...

Quite a difference...after all that frigid weather we had...

Boyfriend and I climbed up on the ice mountains... 

No beach showing at all...just ice and snow...

Very surreal...quiet...gorgeous!!

 




We grabbed a selfie!!

Much colder this day...

Minus 15c!!!!

But...

Still brilliant sunshine...

Gotta love it!!





Fast forward to this past Thursday...

A lot of ice and snow had melted, as it was a balmy +12c!!! 

Some stones are now showing, as the snow has receded...

And what a mess the waves left behind!!!

 




Green grass!!!

 

Stormy skies across the Lake...

We had tons of rain later that night...and into Friday morning...and then a blizzard blew thru!! 

At home...not here...we don't stay over in the Winter anymore...

Too darn cold!! 

 

We squeezed in a visit with our DIL and newest Granddaughter💕💕💕

Isn't she a doll??? 

So petite...getting stronger and doing very well... 

The next picture is when her Papa was holding her! hahaha!! 

He was telling her stories about her Daddy!!

And the bottom photo, she was fixated on something!



Managed to bake an Apple Pie Bread this week...

Very moist and delicious... 

And Strawberries were on sale for $1.88 a container!!

And they were delicious too!!


 I have been using up my stash of yarn, making a few "Cat Mats" for my kids cats...

They really do seem to love them!!

Need a project for my trip...cannot figure out what to make!!

I hope you are all well...

We are back in the deep freeze here again...kooky weather everywhere...

How about that mudslide in California??? how scary was that??

Well...that's it for me...

Didn't see Miss V today...they are going to drop by on Sunday...

We have not seen her since Christmas!!! I need a Miss V fix! hahaha!!!

        Enjoy your weekend...

            See you soon...

                     Cheers!  :o)

                       linda ♥️

 

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Enjoying The Birds This Winter.....











Hope you are all well...and surviving this brutally cold Winter so far...

We have been in the frigid -30c temps for weeks now...

It is supposed to break early next week...and then it will rain!

I have been keeping busy around here...Mostly Bird watching! hahaha!!

Seriously...I got Christmas packed away for another year...

And then our central vacuum went on the hummer!!

We get a new unit on Tuesday...we have had it for over 30 years, so I guess it did it's job pretty well...

We also ordered a new front door, which is supposed to come mid January...

Very excited about that...totally different look with the new door!!

Our Miss V had been away for 10 days, so we are looking forward to seeing her next weekend...and hearing her stories from her trip... 

Got a delicious cake made the other day...

I had put the recipe here a few years back...Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake...but you can really use any berries you have...I used some frozen Blackberries in this one....very tasty, indeed!!

Well...it actually seems a bit brighter this evening...it is 5:10 right now...

And it really does seem brighter outside than other evenings...

Guess the longer days are starting to kick in....FINALLY!! 

Knock on wood...we have not been sick...I hear that lots of people have a horrible flu, but we have been able to elude it so far... 

Fingers crossed our luck continues.....

I grabbed a pic of the Moon the other night....glorious!! 

 

I have a nice roast beef in the oven, and the house is starting to smell delicious...

       Enjoy your evening...

            See you soon...

               Cheers!  :o)

                     linda ♥️