Wednesday, December 30, 2015


I was looking at some old pictures and these ones caught my attention. A great day a couple of years ago at my friend Marg's home for lunch. Love these ladies.

A great day with friends a couple of years ago at our friend Marg's home. Myself, Marg and Heather.

Marg, Heather and Carolyn

Saturday, December 26, 2015


I thought I would post a couple of my Christmas gifts. The basket was a gift from my sister in law and it is over 100 years old. I just love it.
I received some money from a couple of people and I bought this trencher with it. I have been a hunt for one of these for ages and it was delivered to me on Christmas day by some friends of ours. I cut some fresh greens to decorate it with and added a large gourd and some big pine cones.
Hope you all had a blessed Christmas. I did miss seeing some of my treasured friends this season, but hopefully I can get together with them soon.
Beautiful basket from my sister in law Sandy.

Antique Trencher

Thursday, December 24, 2015


Merry Christmas everyone. I am really missing the snow this year. It sure doesn't feel like Christmas.
This is a picture of our old homestead two years ago at Christmas.

Sunday, December 20, 2015


Merry Christmas!
Thanks to all of you who came to support me on my new venture of having a little shop.
The last day for my shop was last Friday and it will be closed for the winter and will re-open in the spring. Have a great winter.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015


Good evening peeps. Today was a great day at the shop. It was great seeing so many customers.
This week the corn stalks and pumpkins went out and the spruce and pine boughs came in. It is starting to look a lot like Christmas at Olde Crow Primitives at the Granary. I took a few pictures around the shop.
You can check out the site at: 
It looks like we are expecting some snow for this weekend. Keep warm.
I am also so very excited and humbled that I have been asked to design a cover page for the "Country Register" in 2016.
Lovely Candles

Hand Poured Goat's Milk Soaps

Scented Rosehips

Sunday, November 1, 2015


I am selling these quilts and saddle if anyone is interested. Unfortunately I had to buy a new computer, hence the sale.
Gorgeous Country Colors.
Heirloom quality fabrics $400.00

Log Cabin Quilt in gorgeous autumn colors.
Handmade by me. Heirloom Quality $400.00

Full view of the quilt
Brand new Stubben Siegfried saddle 17 1/2 inch.
Cover included $1500.00

Friday, October 16, 2015


I made this soup last night for our Sewing Friends dinner and I have had a few people ask for the recipe so here it is. I love this soup. They are calling for snow flurries tomorrow so it is definitely soup weather.

Curried Pumpkin Soup

2 Tablespoons of butter
1 Cup of chopped Onion
2 Cloves of Garlic crushed
2 teaspoons of Curry Powder
1 Pinch of Cumin
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
3 Cups of Chicken or Vegetable Broth
1 - 15 oz can of Pumpkin (I used real Pumpkin roasted)
1  1/2 Cups of Half and Half cream or milk

1. Melt Butter and cook onion and garlic.
2. Stir in the curry, cumin, salt, and pepper and cook for one minute.
3. Add the broth and pumpkin, bring to a simmer, and cook uncovered for 20 minutes.
4. Stir in cream just before serving.

Serves 4-6

Thursday, October 15, 2015


Tonight I had my sewing friends over for dinner and we had a great time. On the menu was curried pumpkin soup, ham and spinach quiche, salad, appetizers, apple cider, wine and for desert we had pumpkin roll. I love getting together with these ladies. I took a couple of pictures so you could see their happy faces.
Enjoying the Curried Pumpkin Soup.

Table is set waiting for their arrival.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Such a gorgeous morning to go for a walk with the dogs back to our bush. I just love this time of year, the smells, the colors, and the cool temperatures. I took a couple of pictures of some sights on our walk.
Our firewood for heating this winter.
Needs to split and stacked.

Kit loves to get into the pictures.

The entrance to the trail.

I am loving the fall colors this time of year.

Sunday, October 11, 2015


Happy Thanksgiving here in Canada. A gorgeous weekend and the colors are just spectacular. This is by far my favourite time of year. Pumpkins, gourds, fall mums and Turkey dinner with a the fixins.
Last night was spent with friends enjoying a delicious turkey dinner. I just had to take a couple of pictures of the table setting. Just beautiful!!! 

Lovely table setting

My friend Sandie took this picture of me enjoying the day!

Saturday, October 10, 2015


It was a great day for the first day of having my little shop open. The weather wasn't the greatest but it was cozy inside the little Granary. Kit was all tuckered out after her first day of being the "Shop supervisor" I made her a little bed from an old grain sack.

Monday, October 5, 2015


Lots of pumpkins and squash for sale at the Granary this Friday.

Open 9:30 to 5pm.
Pumpkins for sale $2.00 each

Sunday, October 4, 2015


Some great hand painted signs for the Harvest season in my shop.
"Apple Cider" sign
2 available  1 now available
1 has been sold


"Harvest" sign Mustard with black lettering. 
Wouldn't this look great on your porch with some corn stalks and pumpkins?
3 available 
1 available

Saturday, October 3, 2015


While standing at the sink doing dishes, I heard this loud crack and I saw our old tree come down. Thank goodness it fell away from the house or it would have been a disaster. More firewood for next winter.

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Just had a great weekend. My sister in law came down from Maynooth to help me set up my shop.
We had a great time and it looks wonderful. Here are few pictures.
Hope you all had a great weekend.
My sister in law Sandy and I

Candle cupboard I purchased in Ohio and I found the perfect table at my friend Gillian's shop, Pine Sampler.

Some plants outside the shop. The little heart is called a puddler and it was a gift hand made by my friend Earlene.  I love it!

I did some weeding and dead heading outside the shop today.
Yesterday we hung the crow.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


A picture of some of my graniteware collection.


I just had a great weekend. Spent Saturday working at the "Harvest at the Mill" show in Holly Michigan and then I spent the night at my good friend Earlene's home. I just LOVE Earlene's home. It has been featured in Country Sampler and A Primitive Place magazine in the past. It is just gorgeous, so many great primitives in her home. It was just so cozy. I just loved visiting with Earlene and her husband and of course her 2 lovely cats, they made feel so welcome. Earlene gave me a tour of her lovely gardens and they are just breathtaking.
On Sunday she took me antiquing and we visited a couple of lovely Primitive shops and her daughters Antique Mall. An unforgettable weekend for sure. I hope you all have a great week.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


I was out and about last weekend and I made this purchase. I have always wanted an Antique PFAFF machine and I finally got one. It works like a charm! I'll be sewing in style now.

Friday, September 11, 2015


It is that time of year again. Canning season is in full swing. I have made some Apple Chutney and Pickled Beets. Pear Chutney is next!
Home made Apple Chutney

Pickled Beets

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Here is a picture of my sweet "Kit" on the right. Love her so much. She is definitely a mummy's girl.

Friday, July 24, 2015


Today is the start of our wheat harvest. I snapped a couple of pictures of my husband on the job.

Saturday, July 18, 2015


I took some pictures of our vegetable garden tonight. We just had a nice salad with Lettuce and Kale from the garden along with a roast beef dinner with roasted onions and carrots and squash.