Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Primitive Crow stitchery from my sister Karen in British Columbia
Another picture of the stitchery
Primitive table topper hand made by my sister Karen

I hope everyone had a great Christmas this year. Ours was pretty quiet, but we enjoyed it just the same. On Christmas day we went to visit my father-in-law where he is in long term care and had Christmas dinner in there with him. He enjoyed our visit, I'm sure. On boxing day I cooked a small turkey for DH and I and we had all the traditional "fixins" that we have every year. We have the stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, mashed turnip and carrots, turkey and gravy. Then for desert, I made my English trifle which is a family tradition. Can you tell my background is British :)?
I just had to post the pictures of a couple of gifts that my sister Karen from British Columbia sent me.
She made me this primitive pumpkin/crow table topper. She also sent me a primitive crow stitchery. I just love them. She knows my taste by now....LOL. I was out in B.C. visiting her in October and while shopping in my favorite store out there (The Weathered Rooster), I was drooling over the crow stitchery. My sister must have taken note of this, as it is mine now :)
I will be finding special places in my home for these for sure. Thank you Karen.  It would have been nice if we could have spent Christmas out there with all of my family, but we have way too many critters  and some of them are getting quite old and need lots of Love and Attention. Maybe some day we can enjoy Christmas together.


  1. Sounds like your had a good Christmas, love your gifts that your sister sent you. they go great with your banner. I love crows also.
    take care and happy New Year's.

  2. I think your Christmas sounds lovely, Janet. Your gifts from your sister are awesome, we plan a trip to the coast probably in the spring and will definitely be visiting the Weathered Rooster! :) Enjoy the rest of the holidays, it's almost 2010!

  3. Janet ~~ Love the pictures of your Summer Kitchen, wow lots of work, congrats to you and your DH for a job well done. Cant wait to see the cupboard and table stained and finished.
    Happy Healthy New Year !!
    Keep Warm & Cozy ~~
    Hugs ~ Connie xox

  4. You are so welcome Janet. I'm glad you liked everything I sent. I just love everything you sent me as well. I shall have to take pictures and put them on my blog soon.

    Your dinner sounds delicious! All of the old traditional family favourites!! Sounds like you had a lovely boxing day. Yes, one day we shall all be together for Christmas, but right now the older critters need the love and attention just as you say. It's nice we are able to talk on the phone though and we are certainly together in spirit!