Tuesday, 31 January 2017

This Past Sunday....& Some Crochet.....






We had visitors on Sunday...

She and her Papa went for a nice Wintry walk...and then showed up in the backyard to put some seed out for the birds ♥️

Loving the toque and cowl I crocheted her...

Looks like knitting! Such a great stitch...

She looks good in anything!!

After their walk...

It was time for a few crafts...

She sure does love writing and colouring and gluing sparkly things...✨✨✨





This wee note...in a new wee notebook that I bought for her...had the sweetest picture and words...

That is a picture of her and me πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

And a note that says it all!!

This nearly broke my heart...

She is such a blessing...πŸ˜‡






The blanket below was finished last week...on the left is the desired length, before the border...I went a wee bit crazy, and added a few rows of BLUE to the mix, and finished with 1 dark row. I LOVE IT!!!! Now...I just need to make some BLUE  tassels, and it will be ready for snuggling!!
























Hope you are all well...

   Thanks for all your nice comments on my IPAD post...

     Every year around this time, I need to refresh myself on the ins and out of blogging on the IPAD...this time was a bit easier...still cannot figure out how to place the photos or text...oh well...I still have time to work on that.

     A few flurries today...nothing much...sun has disappeared again...cold weather coming...oh well...this is the last day of January, after all!!

     Always seems like it flies by...looking forward to my vacation...

        And to Spring when I return...not asking too much,eh??

              Enjoy your evening...

                     Cheers!  :o)

                          linda ♥️

Monday, 30 January 2017

Monday Drive...And...A Trial Run...✨

Evening all...
As I will be posting from my IPad soon....🌞....
I thought I should take a run at it!
I am also using a new photo editor on my IPad....
Still getting used to that as well...
Let's get started shall we?





  It was such a beautiful sunny drive all the way to the cottage....

  We always pass this lovely Horse farm, and today my boyfriend pulled over for me to get a few photos! There are small ponies there too....but....they are so small, you can hardly see them because of the fence! They are the same height! So cute...we must take Miss V this way next trip!



There was fresh snow...not very much...just enough to see the rabbit tracks everywhere!

Unfortunately...as we arrived...the sun decided to hide behind some clouds...:o(

I will share more photos this week....

Let me just say...there was no wind! It was a miracle! Very quiet and peaceful....




Still having trouble placing the photos...and the text...bear with me...ok?

Hope you are all well...

Have a great week everyone...

             Cheers!  :o)

                linda πŸ’›

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Dream A Little Dream WIth Me............










Couldn't resist posting a few summery cheery pictures from the cottage...

And...just look at that tiny Miss V...asleep in Nana and Papas cottage bed...♥️♥️♥️
{photo courtesy of her mom}

This just might be my theme for the next wee while! 

Flowers...

Sunsets...

Bonfires...

Birds...
 

                                  Can I hear an AMEN? hahaha!

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

No sun here again today...crummy damp wind...total YUCK!!

Hope you are all well...

I even switched out my header...to something more calming and soothing...

                   AHHHHHHHHH...... 

         Enjoy the photos...

                 Cheers!  :o)

                          linda ♥️


Monday, 23 January 2017

And The Dreariness Continues.....




I cannot remember a drearier January than this!

The sun has not shone in a very long time!! ...and the dark,damp dreariness is really getting to everybody!!

I looked thru my archives, at previous dates in January...

And I came up with these few to share today...

Is it damp and dreary where you live???

The rain was non-stop last week...and I believe we are in for more this week! Even though the temps are way above normal, the lack of Sunshine is taking its toll!!















This wee gal...last year at this time...can certainly cheer anybody up!!

πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—






















Hope you are all well...and coping with whatever old man winter is throwing your way!

Lots of crazy weather across North America...and even across the Pond!! 

Enjoy your week...

              Cheers!  :o)

                    linda ♥️


 

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Bits & Bobs.....




Okay...here we go...another bunch of Bits & Bobs from the past few weeks...

We had taken Miss V for lunch, last time we visited the cottage. There is an old Diner in one of the towns close by...she really got a kick out of the stools and retro decor...

The Succulent platter I made for my son, is still going strong! I still have it here at home, as when he was last here...Christmas...we thought it too chilly to transport it that day...I am taking excellent care of her!

Off topic here...but...I think this Summer, I am really going to get into some serious Succulent plantings...They just make me smile...and... this...is ...a ....very... good thing!!



Don't you agree??










I don't know what I would do without Strawberries in my diet!! I think I go thru at least 3 containers a week!!

I always pair them with whatever Berry is on sale that week!! The Blueberries have been so plump and juicy the last few weeks...Love them for breakfast with some Greek Yogurt!!

Must make a Blueberry Breakfast Cake very soon!!

I also consume a LOT of other fresh fruits...nothing better!!

Except of course....my downfall in the evenings...chips...enough said!!
 





Our cottage drives, always encourage me to take lots of photos while in the car...there is something about barns and farms that really excite me!! Some of them are just so beautiful to look at...you just know that somebody takes great pride in their property...and it really stands out!

Oh yes...Miss V and I made a wee Snowman a few weeks back...isn't he adorable??

Unfortunately the next morning he was melted... 




Soup has been on the stove every week around here...this is my favorite. Skinny beef/veg/barley...I freeze half...and I usually eat the whole pot myself!! Great for lunches...The boyfriend devoured my ham/split pea...delish!!

 

More gorgeous farms...the bottom one almost looks like Summer...the grass is so green...beautiful!!

 


Another of my thrifty buys....for Miss V....this sweet Elephant...$1...just like brand new...well...actually, it still had the tags on it!!
I have left it at the cottage, and she will be so surprised to see him when we take her for a visit again!!

And just look at that green grass down at the cottage...

Such a mild Winter for us here in Southern Ontario...

This week has been rain...no snow at all!!

The Lake was more frozen last week...near the shore...but still wide open from there...very unusual for this time of year...

 







On the way home, we passed by this Handsome guy...

I actually got out of the car to take this picture...he came right up to the fence to meet me...

I must remember to take a few apples next trip!! 








And when we got home, my potted Hyacinth bulb had opened up in the afternoon sun.. 

Gorgeous!!






My Winter arrangement is still looking gorgeous on the front steps...

I will save all those pretty sticks and things for next year...

I usually make my own arrangements, but my daughter gifted me this one this year....

And...

It looks beautiful!


My post would not be complete, without my monthly Moon shot.

I took this the other night...it has been so cloudy since then,that I have not seen it again. Not even sure if it has gone yet. Love love love the Moon♥️


Hope that you are all well...and not recovering from any Ice Storms...we have been very lucky here...just rain.

Temps on the rise again for the rest of the week...

I have been doing my fitness thing...enjoying that a lot...gets me out of the house!! And the boyfriend and I are walking when weather permits. I am exceeding my 10,000 steps every day so far...YIPPEE for me...hahaha!

Dinner tonight  is beef stew, that has been simmering since this morning. We had Roast Beef last night, so I used the leftovers to make stew. I think we will have a Greek Salad too...and perhaps a toasted Parmesan cheese bun...
Oh my...I am getting hungry! I better get off this computer, and go and get things organized!!

Thanks for all your lovely comments...greatly appreciated...

Have a great week my friends...

                Cheers!  :o)

                     linda ♥️