Monday, 22 January 2018

Cottage Drives....My Love Of Barns ♥️














We pass by so many beautiful farms on our drives to the cottage...

I am forever taking pics thru the windows!!

Some come out great...some not so great!!

But the best is when we finally reach our destination...

And this gorgeous wee place greets us...

So beautiful....any season of the year...how lucky are we to have her!!!




And...as we are leaving...this view at the point, is another that I love...

Everchanging...always stunning...love it!!



                                           
    Grilled Pork tenderloin...greek salad...sauteed veggies...Green beans

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          Hope you are all well...

We are having torrential rain today...and gusty winds...YUCK!!

I need to go out, and would def rather not...but...I need to!!

We had a very enjoyable weekend...

Had our Miss V for a sleepover and a visit with her sweet cousin Miss N...

She was so excited to hold her...and kiss her...and rub her little head!!!

I will share a few pics later in the week...

Time for our trip is getting closer...Hope the weather improves!!

But...at least we will be outside...instead of cooped up in here...geesh!!! 

               Enjoy your day!!!

                           See you soon...

                                Cheers! :o) 

                                       linda ♥️

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 ♥️