Sunday, August 29, 2010


DH and I just returned home from a fabulous vacation in beautiful British Columbia. It was a short trip, but well worth it. We flew out on Monday morning and we flew back on Friday. We have not been able to go away together since our honeymoon 19 years ago because of all of our "Critters". We are lucky to have a lady who lives not too far from us who agreed to come to our place twice a day to feed and care for our "Critters". My Jack Russell Terrier is getting older so she let her stay at her place. If not for her, our vacation would not have been possible. She did a great job too.

We stayed at my sister's house. We had a great time. Her meals were fantastic. I thought the seats in the airplane had gotten smaller but I think I was bigger on the way home after all of her great meals. Thanks Karen, your dinners were delicious.
My sister Karen and her husband Allen were great hosts, they even had a family gathering on the Wednesday night with prime rib, salads, potatoes, and all the fixins. Homemade apple or strawberry rhubarb pie and ice cream for desert too. My father, my other sister Audrey, her husband and our niece and nephew were all there. It was a great time.

The next day, we went to my sister Audrey's home and got to see all of her animals and had some nice pastries and coffee. Boy, I thought I had lots of critters. She has parrots, a pea hen, chickens, roosters, goats, and two dogs. I took a few pictures of some of the critters.
My niece is great at playing the piano so she played the first song on my Blog, River flows in you by Yiruma. She played it so beautifully, my sister and I cried. It was awesome!

Myself and my two sisters went shopping to my favorite store "The Weathered Rooster".
It is my all time favorite. They have lots of Prim stuff and lots of Colonial furniture and lighting and textiles. DH and I are already looking forward to our next trip out there!

One of the goats

Guard Dog for the animals. This guy keeps all the predators such as coyotes away from all of the other animals. His name is "Jake"

A friendly face

A flock of chickens

My niece playing "River Runs in You" by Yiruma

A couple of textile runners that I got from the Weathered Rooster

A primitive pumpkin from the Weathered Rooster

Friday, August 20, 2010


Seeing Autumn is almost here and it is my favorite time of year, I am having a giveaway.
This giveaway is for the Autumn Logo below, handmade by me. You can use it for a Blog header, logo, or print it out for candle labels or onto fabric or whatever you like. I will personalize it just for you.
This is a one of a kind logo. You must be a follower of my Blog and comment on this post. New followers are welcome. I will draw for the winner on September 1st. It will be sent to the winner in a JPG format.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


I really should have posted this picture last week, but my family has been going through some tough times. My Father in Law had been very ill in the hospital and sadly he passed away on Monday night. I had to write my exams for second term all through this turmoil also.

I participated in Char's Textile Swap and Julie from Dog Trot Farm was my partner and these are the items I received from her. Thank you Julie, they are just great. You are so kind. I especially love the pincushion. I am just learning hand applique, so I will use this pincushion for the special needles and pins I will need for that. I hope you like what I sent to you.