Thursday, November 29, 2012

It's Beginning!

Well, I guess it had to happen sooner or later but we have had such a great, warm fall that I was hoping, it would last forever!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Needle Felting!

In the lovely package I received from Kim was a delightful little needle felting project.  I have often wondered about this craft but never have attempted any.  On youtube, I found some great videos on how to do it and started the project.

It is far from expert but for a first attempt, I think it turned out quite well.  I didn't use the quilting needle to add a running stitch as the manual suggested, preferring the muted, softness of the fibres.  I really enjoyed it and think this is another great fibre craft.

Monday, November 26, 2012


My little world has suddenly become white; in fact, overnight, it turned from muddy brown to glistening white.  I guess it had to happen as it is almost the end of November.

Here is the second seasonal mat for the entrance and looking at Frosty's face makes me smile.  If you look closely, he has a little heart pinned on his scarf which is my mom's and that also makes me smile!

I used beads for his eyes, glittery wool for his top hat and sparkle gems for his buttons and in some of the snowflakes but this doesn't show up in the photo.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Where in the World....

have I been? 

Taking a break from my blogging and of course, life has a way of getting in the way of other things.  My own health issues as I have been off work for some time and also, more recently, Maddy had acute pancreatitis which was completely unexpected and a surprise.  News is, she is fine now!  By the way, we have tracked her illness to either the chicken strips or the sweet potato treats which continue to be sold to the public, even though, they have been attributed to pet health issues.

I had won a prize from Kim at Millie's Mats and it arrived a couple of days ago and of course, Maddy, just had to check it out!

Here is the completed mat of Buddy which I did over the summer for my mother and didn't post before now.

This picture reminds us of the happy times Buddy spent here in Newfoundland in the summer!

Over the next few weeks, I am going to work on my blog, bringing some freshness to it as I found myself getting quite stale and redundant; same old pictures of the garden and ice in the bay!