Friday, 31 March 2017

Hopeful........✨



Wishing and Hoping for some SPRING-LIKE weather....

I just loved the expression on this wee Birds face...

Looking up at my beeeutiful Easter Cactus in bloom...πŸ’“

     Hope you are all well....

         Wishing you all a great Friday...and a wonderful weekend...

              Rainy...windy and drippy here...and cold!!

                Had a lovely cottage sleepover...selecting photos to share...

                     Let's hope APRIL is kinder to us...

                    Cheers!  πŸ’Œ

                             linda ♥️



Sunday, 26 March 2017

✨✨ Saturday Tea Party.... Play Doh Workshop....Go Fish✨✨

My daughter and Miss V visited on Saturday...

After we played ball for a while...it was time for some Play Doh!!

It seemed to be a wee bit dry...guess I better get some new ones!!

I used to have a recipe for making it...perhaps I should dig that out, and make it with her, next time she comes!!



Such concentration in her wee face...πŸ’ž




 Go Fish was next...we play this more like a memory game...by the colours...

She sure loves these memory card games....we have several!!

It was such a dull day, my pictures are very blurry...

I apologize for this...but I just thought the pics were so cute!!

She loves to fill the wee creamer with water, and pour it gently into our cups!!








Sometimes she digs out my kids old View Master that we kept.

The slides are pretty old...the only one she recognizes is one with Mickey Mouse! 

"Papa...can we go and see if there is any mail?"

"Absolutely"...and you can wear your new rain boots that Nana got you"

Her Thomas boots are waaaay too small for her...but I have tucked them away for the future!!!

You never know when you might need a small pair of rain boots!! 










I will try and get a better picture of these...they are really cute...and who knew her Mom bought her a PINK spring coat!
She really liked them...wrote her name on the bottom.... 


Hope you are all well, and having a great relaxing weekend....

The weather here has been rather dreary...with showers on and off...

Hopefully the week ahead will be brighter...and warmer!!

We plan to turn the water on, at the cottage... mid-week, and have our first sleepover of 2017!!

                   Enjoy your week ahead.... 

                         Cheers!  :o)

                               linda ♥️



                           

Friday, 24 March 2017

Spring At The Cottage???????



 Last Tuesday was the first trip to the cottage since early February...

Nothing much had changed! The Lake had not frozen this year...so the beach was wide open to everything Mother Nature could throw at her!!

We have several new LOGS...It will be interesting to see if they last, or get taken out by a Spring storm.

Lots of branches and twigs for the boyfriend to gather...the winds have been extra gusty this year.

Everything inside is perfect!!

Before leaving...we left the furnace on at 50f...just to take the chill off the old girl.

We will be turning the water on next week...plug in the fridge...vaccuum...put some fresh clean linens on the bed...and we will be in business!!

Well...sorta...lots of clean up in the gardens...where do the leaves come from, after you rake for weeks in the Fall?????

Our large Miscanthus grasses, also need to be cut down...such a hideous job, but, with a wonderful reward later in the year.

It certainly didn't look or feel like Spring when we were there...

A mere 4*c...with a brisk wind...brrrr.....

I did notice quite a few Daffodils poking thru, so perhaps on my next visit, I can gather a few prettier pics to share!!




 
I did mange to find a few pretty shells on the beach...

And 2 big pieces of beach pottery...no beach glass this trip...next time!!








 We stopped at one of our fav Thrift Shops, as I had a HUGE bag to donate...

I found these 3 wee pieces...

The Wooden Painted bowl,is straight from the 50's...I remember my parents had one!! It is marked JAPAN on the bottom...

I think my Son will love this, and the Vintage juice glass...

I will keep the white Hobnail tealite holder for myself!!!

I spent $1.50 for all 3!!

The view as we left the cottage...I always love the way this point looks, with the sun on the Lake....

I managed to get a few Barn pics on the way home...it is getting harder to NOT get any Wind Turbines in the shots!!!





I hope you are all well....and enjoying Spring weather where you live!!

Or Autumn...as a few of my peeps are enjoying right now!!

No cottage trip this Friday...lousy weather predicted...and my son is stopping by!!! have not seen him since before we left on our vacation. I have a new "cat mat" made for his cat Buddy...hope he likes it!!

I am working finishing up another Granny Square afghan...will share soon!!

I also got Miss V to pose in her cardigan that I made for her...

I will save that for another post...it is  a looong story! hahaha!

Unless you follow me on IG, then you have already seen it there.


    Have a wonderful weekend...  

         We are in store for some wet weather here in Southern Ontario...

            I know...I know...good for the plants! hahaha!!

               Making fall-off-the-bone Ribs for dinner...yummy!!


                           Cheers!  :o)

                               linda ♥️
    











   


Monday, 20 March 2017

Hello Spring......🌟





 Hello everyone....

      I thought...

         What better way...

               To Welcome Spring...

                      Than to feature Spring's favorite Bird!

I went thru my archives...

              And found a few pics of The Robin, 

                       To share with you...

                                       🌷 On this...the First Day of Spring 2017...🌷

                                      ~~~~~~~~~~~~

My mind has been wandering to the gardens lately...

      I am always filled with such great ideas...

             For some spectacular flower baskets...

                                     Table top displays...

              Fresh garden bouquets here and at the cottage...

                                             I can just see it all now...πŸ™Œ

   Won't it just be marvellous to get our hands dirty...

      Sip a cocktail at days end...

            Watching the Sun slip away...

              Oh...okay...pinch me...I was dreamingπŸ’­...and...

                             It.was.wonderful! 

                   Enjoy my Robins........






Hope you are all well...

Having a great weekend???? Anything exciting that I should know about? 

Welcome Spring into your lives...enjoy your week ahead...

The morning has started out rather cloudy...

Perhaps the 🌞 will show her face.... 


                    Cheers! 🌾

                          linda ♥️

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

From Sun, Surf & Sand...to...❄️❄️SNOW❄️❄️

 Hi everyone....

Arrived home safe and sound Sunday evening...

The traffic in spots was hideous, but thanks to Daylight Savings Time, we were able to push through and get home in the light!!

As we were leaving the beach...very early Saturday morning...the above is what greeted us as we opened the door!! The Moon was just setting over the Gulf of Mexico...it was such a sweet surprise!! It went down, just like the Sun...sizzling into the horizon. Beautiful!!



Monday morning...I was at the grocery store...stocking up on all things fresh!!

I thought these Apples and Bananas looked particularly  Spring-like, in this gorgeous Yellow bowl my daughter gifted me for my birthday!! Pretty,eh??

 





Unfortunately we returned to Ontario, just in time for a monster Snowstorm!!

There had been NO snow the whole time we were away...and they had Springlike temps into the high teens{celsius}... 

Geesh...

Thanks Mother Nature!! 

It has been snowing non-stop...and big gusts of wind...

Supposed to subside tomorrow...let's hope so!! 




There was one bright spot yesterday!!!

Our Miss V came for a visit!!!

She was quite excited to see us...and she could not wait to get outside with her Papa and do some shovelling!!! 

She was covered in snow!! From head to toe!!

I took these thru the LR window...no shovelling for me! hahaha!!

I had a cup of tea with her Mom...and got caught up on things!! 
 
 Check out her Snowboots!!! They look like Puppies...She said she got them at Marshalls!!! I laughed so hard....πŸ˜‚






It was a lovely re-union...

She will be back on Thursday, as it is March break here...and a sleepover!!

I managed to get this wee "Cat Mat" made for one of her cats...Duke...as apparently he LOVES the blanket I made for my daughter for her birthday!!

Think I will whip up a few more, for my other kids cats...perhaps a few tassels will look fancy! hahaha!

Got all the laundry done...we vacuumed...I chatted up my plants...a very busy day indeed... 

Chicken soup made and eaten for lunch...so comforting...

I am quite happy to be home...

As we all know..."there is no place like home" πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’š❤️


       Hope you are all well...and coping with this snow, if you are getting it!!!

           Have a wonderful evening..and a great week...

                    Cheers!    :o)

                       linda ♥️ 

 

Friday, 10 March 2017

And.....That's A Wrap.....




Hi everyone....

Well.....here we are...at the end of a fabulous run in the sunny south...

Here is tonight's Sunset and the beautiful full Moon above the cottage...

We will be on the road bright and early Saturday morning....

Truck is mostly packed...just our overnight bags...some snacks...and...a new crochet! Hahaha!

Unfortunately Tennessee looks like lousy weather....hopefully just during the overnight....

The kids tell us it is COLD at home...so we better brace for that!

Looking forward to getting back in the swing of things at home....

And I have missed "you know who" A LOT!

Thanks for coming along with us....hope you enjoyed my photos....

Here....and on IG....









I will be in touch once we get settled in....

Wish us a smooth trip....and a safe landing....

Cheers!   :o)

          linda πŸ’™