Saturday, March 29, 2014


a warm wet and foggy afternoon on the lake
we have visitors....

with a lesson on how to climb a wall when you have no hands


Friday, March 28, 2014

nearly finished on a Friday...

tote bag continues to grow... 
I only have the handles to finish
and then if I decide to actually use it as a handbag
I'll have to make a liner
which is no biggie as it will be two pieces of fabric sewn around three sides and attached 
with maybe a pocket or three to secure whatever is inside
and then maybe a new money purse because the one I have is too big and the wrong colour and maybe a new phone case... oooo...retail therapy looms!!!!!

I've really enjoyed making this one
 I really like it
which is so rare 

:) :) :)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

march winds...

It was one of those March days
when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold,
when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.

Charles Dickens | Great Expectations

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

husband said

"nice winter we're having this spring"
as he glanced out the window this morning
and he's right...
damn it....

meanwhile in the bedroom it's still Christmas!!!

it's been snowing for hours and it's cold again
and gloomy
and as quiet as a grave yard
except for the occasional squawking at the bird feeder
this is a rare sight to see and I'm lucky they stayed put long enough for me to snap this
a Red Headed Woodpecker and a Cardinal
in the same place 
at the same time

here's to spring coming back and staying
very very soon


Monday, March 24, 2014

what I did on Sunday!!!

coz it got cold again ... 70 F on Saturday
43 F Sunday !!??
and I was in a lot of pain with my shoulder again
 I "stiff upper lipped"
an English Roast Beef Sunday Dinner
the Yorkshire Puddings were spectacular 
and there are some left over
to eat with hot gravy and a slice of beef
I'm eating the rest of the beef all week long
sandwiches, salad  if it warms up
 or maybe pasties...
I found out you can't call them
" Cornish " Pasties
 if they 
made in
are those actually
Yorkshire puds
if I didn't make them in
me thinks they are...

and they call to me as I type
so I'm off

Friday, March 21, 2014

another week older....

was it really just four days ago?

that we had pots full of snow...

a little fellow I picked up a little while ago.... to replace my favourite bowl that finally died... had had it for years... :(

some silly fun to ward off the gloom

along with a little yum for the tum...
don't they say everything is better with bacon
this was!!

and some more silliness just because I can

and today I got to open the door and window and let a nice fresh breeze blow through
I took this to show you how far it is to the lake from our back door
then I zoomed in to get him 
but he knew I was there and he started to move away
and tell the others to too....
he is obviously the alpha male 
coz all the others got goosed!!! if they didn't obey

band on right leg

I discovered by cropping the shot that he is wearing an ID band.
wonder who banded him and why

he was not amused and gave me the stink eye as he walked away
I swear they can see through walls or we make a hell of a lot of noise as we move around...

it got a bit warm today but stayed cloudy
they say we'll have a good day tomorrow and then things will fall apart again and there is a storm coming up the coast that they aren't sure about
except that is will have
snow for us and the temperatures will plummet again
so enjoy the good day
goosey gander
now go wander.....

Thursday, March 20, 2014

rah rah sis boom bah!!

you remember these little things
tiny fork pom poms...

this p m I made big Japanese 

flower pom poms
these remind me of chrysanthemums

a friend sent me a strawberry one
I may just do that one too!!!
they are for nothing 
other than 
to make them
I like mine a little wild and unkempt
mainly because I'm not very good at grooming them!!!
there are lots of places that show you how
if you  didn't try the arm knitting yesterday
then try this
it's fun.