Friday, December 30, 2011

If Only??

I finished Maddy and now, onto the snow surrounding her. I was reading Deanne's post this morning about ideas and it reminded me of an idea I had last night while hooking some of the snow background.

I thought that once I am finished Maddy's mat, I would design another one for each of the other dogs I have had; Babe and Bonnie, the Dobermans, Heidi and Pepper, the Schnauzers, and finally, Pee Wee along with Maddy for the Jack Russells.

Once finished, I could join the six mats into one large mat. Now, that seems to be a great idea!

If only??

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Payback Time!

Well, maybe it's over. Now, that we have Christmas and Boxing Day sales out of the way, it's onto the "lifestyle resolutions" treadmill.

Now that we have stuffed overselves with food and drink, maxed out the Visa cards, it's on to the television ads berating us for our overindulgence and pity for the starving children around the world. It's payback time!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas to All

Merry Christmas to all my blogging friends. Thanks so much for visiting and also for sharing your own lives with me.

Blessings to everyone!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Tipp's Eve!

In Newfoundland, the day before Christmas Eve is known by Tibb's Eve, Tipp's Eve or Tipsy Eve. No one is really certain of it's exact origin but I do know that it is only in Newfoundland that this term is used.

It is thought that Tipsy Eve originated by the old custom of the men in the outports going from house to house on the 23rd of December to taste each other's home brew. Thus, becoming 'tipsy' by the end of the 23rd.

Happy Tibb's Eve to all but please walk from house to house and leave the car at home!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dog Gone It!

This is Alice's progress to date on our animal themed rug hooking project. I think her choice of her brother's Labrador Retriever, Abby, was a bold choice as there is a high degree of difficulty. After all, black is black but how to show the shine of Abby's coat and the play of light.

The progress on my project has not progressed as far but plodding along, when I can.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Seems All Too Soon!

The older I get, winter seems to come all too soon and buries my garden with her cold, white arms.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

And the Wind did blow!

We had a unbelievable wind storm from Thursday evening into Friday and lost the power for 27 hours. The temperature soared to over plus 14 and then, dropped like a proverbial rock.

Now, we have had wind storms before but this one had us all nervous and afraid that the roof would blow off any minute. At one point, we watched a light fixture in the kitchen ceiling rock and sway like we were on a boat. Oh the North Atlantic, the winds are cruel and merciless.

Our portable garage which used to house the boat was shredded and collapsed like it was just cardboard. Besides that ,a piece of siding and part of a fence blown over, our little house by the Bay of Islands stood her ground and bravely survived another attempt to blow us off this rock!