Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Just Checking In With You All......πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ„









Well...
Finally got a chance to catch up with you all...Got 9 cowls finished for gifts...Found a pattern that works up in an hour with chunky wool..
I know they all look different sizes....I did that on purpose...to suit each person who is receiving one!
There are 2 small ones on top...one for Miss V and one for the dear granddaughter of a friend...
Love the way they look...and they are so soft and squishy!!
Have you ever seen how expensive these and afghans are on ETSY!!! Crazy!

Boyfriend and I did something this week that I never thought that we would do...

WE BOUGHT AN ARTIFICIAL TREE!!!

It is up and decorated...no real pics yet...just the one with my Gnome in front...I feel bad...not sure why...the cleanup will be so much easier...just need to come to terms with it in my head...

Took this pic last week when we put the cottage to rest for another year...before we know it...we will be opening it again...right?

Got my toes painted yesterday...back to their usual PINK...and I love it! hahaha!

Spent today organizing my dining and living room with a bit of festive decor...
Filled a box for the thrift shop...less is more...right?

Making Pepper Steak for dinner...such a cosy meal...love it!

Still no snow here...and that is fine with me...I have some more running around to do the next few days, and it makes it so much easier. It is chilly though, and we had a burst of sunshine this afternoon, so I took advantage of it and photographed the cowls, then we went for a walk.

Hope you are all well...no colds or anything...

          Enjoy your evening... 

                 Cheers!  :o)

                  linda ♥️
 

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Welcome December...WIth A Gift Of Roses πŸ’•





I can hardly believe that it is December!!
When I look out the window, it looks like October...
Lovely green grass and flowers still blooming in the gardens...
And...
Speaking of Flowers...
I had been "complaining" to my flower lady {aka Erika}that I had not had any flowers for quite a while!! 
She always used to bring me some, when she picked up Miss V on our regular Wednesday visits... well...yesterday she stopped by on her way home from work, and gave me 4 HUGE bunches of different Roses...
They are in the living room, my bedroom,powder room, kitchen and the family room...
The whole house smells GLORIOUS!!!
Thanks so much doll πŸ’• 


My daughter Lissa had gifted me this sweet Gnome a few years ago...he was quite taken by the beauty of these particularly gorgeous ones that I put in the living room...you have seen him many times before...he moves around the house from season to season...never complains...always looks dapper!! hahaha!

 





I did get to a bit of Christmas decorating this week...all the things with lights...except for the tree...my staircase is done...fireplace mantel...kitchen swag with lights...and a few well placed Snow People...next week I will go and pick up a tree...my son is doing the outdoor lights this Sunday...pray that all of the lights still work!
Nothing more annoying than that!
I also have white lights year round in the backyard, and I add some red for the Christmas season...it looks very festive!! 
 
 These smaller Spray Roses are in my powder room...I thought they looked so nice with some of my shells in there...Every year I bring more home from Florida, and every year, I find room for them...♥️







 So...there you have it...the first day of December...and I am just Rosey!! πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

I hope you are all well and enjoying your week....

Weather is to cool down over the next few days...
We are heading to the cottage tomorrow...Chinese food for lunch...a bit of thrifting...{I have a HUGE bag to donate} and then we will shut the cottage down for 2016...I will empty and clean the fridge, while boyfriend drains the lines and adds winter anti-freeze down the pipes...it certainly was a gorgeous hot Summer, that's for sure!! And...with my boyfriend retiring at the end of this year, there will be more time at the cottage in our future. Perhaps I will even get all of those things done, that I always say I am going to do!! πŸ’•

I think I will work on a post, of just how beautiful our November was here,in Southern Ontario....especially our last sleepover at the cottage, when the temps hit 20c!!! The sunsets were gorgeous, and I want to share them with you all...

Okay...enough blabbering from me...

Enjoy the Roses...Ahhhhh...take a sniff!

        Have a great evening...

                  Cheers!  :o)

                        linda ♥️






Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Time With Miss V.....πŸ’š






Last Friday was a PD day for Miss V...which is great with us!! We got to have her for the whole day...a sleepover and a trip to the cottage on Saturday!!

After her bike ride with her Papa, she got busy on raking up the few leaves that were left here at home...

After that...the baking began...

We made a loaf and 6 cupcakes...she allotted one raspberry and 2 chocolate chops to each cupcake! 

After lunch, she iced one cupcake and added some sprinkles!!
 



After that, she put together a craft I had picked up for her at Michael's....a Snowman door hanger...she was very quick at making this!!

We were at the $ store, and then at the mall...Santa's Village was all set up, but no Santa yet...she also wanted to ride the escalator with me...
 

Friday night we had a fire, and watched a few Christmas shows...

In the morning, we got ready, and headed out to the cottage to meet Uncle Ryan, and put up the last porch shutter...the weather was 10c, but very dark and damp...the beach was quite eroded, from the brisk winds last week...Miss V tried to make a sand castle, but the sand was full of pebbles and kinda soggy!!
She does love the beach though!!
 




As you can see above, all of the Maple leaves are down...looks pretty bare, eh??

But...the Birch I planted at the road side, is still looking pretty fine with her yellow leaves hanging on...
 

I was lucky enough to find 2 treasures on the beach that day...

A very large piece of blue beach glass...

And a heart shaped stone...

 





The Milkweed on the beach, was putting on a great show...

Tiny rain droplets on the silk...

Love finding these to photograph...

For some reason, I did not have as many volunteers on the beach this year... 


The sun tried to come out...but only peeked thru the thick clouds...






We were hardly out of the driveway, when I looked back at Miss V...πŸ’“

She was out like a light for about 45 minutes...With her gloves and toasty vest on...such a sweetie...love when they get all tired out from running around and having fun...

We delivered her home safely to her Mommy...they were happy to see each other πŸ’˜ 




Hope you are all well...enjoying the last of Fall...and to my American friends, hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend...I am sure you are all decorating for Christmas now!! I must get started myself...think I will start with my staircase...that always gets me in the spirit...

I have not done any shopping...just been crocheting a few things for the kids... 

Lots of time....right??? hahaha!!

Enjoy the rest of your week...

                 Cheers!   :o)

                    linda ♥️
 

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Blooms In My Cottage Garden On November 17th!!!!!!!!!!!!













Our last visit to the cottage, was unbelievable!!!

The 2 days we spent there, broke records for high temps in November...

There will still quite a few things blooming, and I wanted to share them with you..

We had lots of Perennial Mums, in Pink and a lovely red...and ltos of tiny visitors on them as well!!

There were lots of Perennial White Yarrow blooming...it just keeps on going!!!

I was very surprised to see the Pink Campion in bloom...they are usually sound asleep by this time of the year!!

Annual Geraniums and White Nicotianas still putting on a great show...

And the sweet little Campanula Bell Flower...just keeps blooming and blooming...such a hardy perennial...

The leaves also were still a splendid colour...have lots more pics to share...

Even my tiny tomatoes were still trying...♥️

 

Hope you are all well....

I know my American friends will be having a ball tomorrow....ENJOY!!!!! 

We are almost ready to leave and go get our flu shots for the year...

Not looking forward to a sore arm tomorrow....😧

        Enjoy your evening...

                  Cheers!  :o)

                         linda ♥️