Saturday, March 31, 2012


I baked this apple pie for my DH. He has been so busy cleaning the eavestroughs so I thought I would surprise him with home made apple pie for lunch. Kit was supervising while he was cleaning.
DH up in his bucket truck cleaning the eavestroughs

DH waving from above. He looks hungry doesn't he?
He looks like he would like some apple pie!

Home made apple pie

Kit was supervising while DH was working

Sunday, March 25, 2012


If you want to attend a great Quilt Show, this one is it. It is a three day show in St. Marys, Ontario. There is a Tea room with fabulous home made pies, muffins, and sandwiches, a Merchant's Mall, a Boutique with lots of hand made items for sale and much more. There are some great quilts on display too. So if you are in the area, come and check it out. You won't be disappointed. It has a reputation of being one of the best Quilt Shows around!

Sunday, March 18, 2012


I made this Quilt for "Kit" my little Jack Russell. She has lived with us for just over a month now, so I figured she needed her own little quilt. She loves to be covered up when she sleeps and I put flannel on the back so it will be nice and cozy for her. I am pleased with the way it turned out. I made it in the colors she has on her head.
On another note, I can't believe the gorgeous weather we have been having. The temperatures have been in the mid 70's, very unusual for this area. DH and I have been wearing T-shirts and shorts. We even had our lunch outside on the porch. I have spent all day today out weeding my flower beds, transplanting perennials and doing some edging and general clean up. Kit has been outside all day helping :) 
I have had a good week with two different road trips with some friends. Lots of friends, food, laughs and visiting some really nice quilt shops.

Kit's Quilt
Kit's Quilt
I snapped this picture yesterday while she was taking a nap on the couch.

Friday, March 16, 2012



St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day is here, you see.
We'll pick some shamrocks, one, two, three.
We'll count the leaves and look them over,
And maybe find a four-leafed clover.
I'll sew green buttons on my vest,
Green for St. Patrick is the best.
I'll wear a green hat, very high,
And dance a jig--at least I'll try!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Our family will be a little larger next month. DH has ordered 24 day old chicks, 12 Rhode Island Reds and 12 Barred Rock hens. I have really missed having chickens and the fresh eggs they gave us. We will have some for ourselves and hopefully will be able to sell a few to neighbors. I don't know of anyone who doesn't like free run fresh eggs. We are trying to grow/raise most of food right here on our farm. I will be posting pictures when they arrive. The weather has been great here lately. I went out to our Quilters' Guild meeting today and didn't even need a coat. I don't ever remember not needing a coat in March up here in Canada. It was kind of nice actually.
Rhode Island Reds and Barred Rocks

Sunday, March 4, 2012


As some of you know, I am a very early riser (4 am to be exact). We heat our home with wood and I have the 4 am feeding of the woodstove. I am out in the barn feeding the horses way before sunrise each morning. It is my favorite time of day. I also walk our dogs to our bush each morning just as the sun is starting to rise. I took a few pictures this morning as it was so pretty after the snowfall we had last night.
This is the spot in our bush where my cabin is going to be built. DH is building me a cabin in the spring. I will be helping build it too......Can't wait! I have ALWAYS wanted a little cabin in our bush.
This is a picture of the wood that DH has cut this winter. 
This will be our firewood for next winter.
Louis our Australian Shepherd got into the picture also.
Another picture of the the wood pile. 
DH has been busy this winter :)
Kit, our Jack Russell terrier playing in the snow.
I love this picture. You can see the dogs in the snow.
The clouds were starting to move out and the sun was starting to peak through.
This is Kit and Sydney playing. These two just love to play tag. 
Full speed ahead!