Thursday, February 11, 2016

my funny valentine .....

It's been an interesting week with some very bad news, some discouraging/disappointing news and some good news - kinda balanced out.  Bad news usually comes in threes so it was a nice change that it didn't happen that way.  We also celebrated my fella's birthday and our team won the Super Bowl.  We celebrated Chinese New Year with a delicious stir fry, Shrove Tuesday with latkes (potato pancakes) and removed 3" of fresh snow mid week.  The highlight of the week was a long phone conversation with our son who lives in France.




This is my funny valentine ..... 



for my funny valentine fella.  ^^

The design is from here

 

Friday, February 5, 2016

another new heart ....

I seem to have a 'thing' about hearts and my collection is vast.  Obviously,  I'm a slow learner because I keep making them.  ^^   This one can be found here.



Here are a few from my collection that little dog is watching over ....

Saturday, January 30, 2016

where did it go?

Where did January go - it just flew by and that's unusual .... perhaps it's because the weather was so mild here.  So mild that the end of January felt more like the end of March ... hmm, hope that doesn't mean that the end of March will feel like January.  Oh well, best just to enjoy it and take it as it comes.




I managed a heart head start to February with this crocheted heart that makes a cute mug rug/coaster or whatever.  I don't do buntings but this pattern would make a cute one.  You can find the instructions here.

Friday, January 29, 2016

the mice ....

The mice are enjoying the mild winter.    They're here ....



they're there .....   ^^
 

Lots of 'twitter' about what's going on with Blogger with followers being lost by the minute.  I lost the most mid month and then a few more in the last couple of days.  What is new/different for me is that suddenly but consistently this week  I have very few page views - about 10% of the usual .... does this mean that the other 90% don't see my blog any more? 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

football stitching ....

When the football games are on I like to do some needlework.  These two pieces are my newest finishes - well, the stitching is finished.  I'm not sure how I'm going to finish finishing these. ^^ I took stock of all my x-stitch pieces the other day and I have too many quite a few - I don't need any more.  So I shall have to think long and hard about what I'm going to do with these ones.  



Winter is a design from Happiness is Cross Stitching and the deer is a Daffycat design.



This is my current project - can you guess what it is?    I love its tummy - it looks soft and fluffy.  ^^

 

Monday, January 18, 2016

smells delicious ....

This just came out of the oven and it smells delicious!!!    I can't wait to sample.  ^^




Friday, January 15, 2016

a spot of colour ....

We're having a January cold snap just now but Lady Geranium has given us a spot of colour to ease the pain.    Before Christmas I counted 9 stems of flowers and then she took a wee break perhaps to let the poinsettia show her stuff. ^^  The small ones to the left of the pot were tiny little slips in October and they're looking so happy now - looks like we'll have lots of geraniums for spring planting. These ladies handle the extremes in weather quite well and bloom constantly outdoors .... I like that.




Yesterday the snow was all sparkly and I managed to get this photo of it .....
Should I mention that I took this in my jammies outside in the cold - and just got back inside when a neighbour drove by.  ^^