Saturday, December 26, 2020

CANDLE LIGHT CHRISTMAS DINNER

A wonderful Christmas dinner was enjoyed last night. Dinner for two by candle light. The was my centrepiece on the table. Looking forward to the leftovers tonight. Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, turnip and carrots, mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh rolls and butter and English Trifle for desert. We also enjoyed a glass of red wine with dinner.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.
Blessings
~Janet




Wednesday, December 23, 2020

MERRY CHRISTMAS

 Wishing you all a Merry Christmas. May you and your family enjoy this beautiful time of year.
~Blessings
Janet



Monday, December 14, 2020

A CHRISTMAS QUILT

Happy Monday morning friends! A chilly morning here in Ontario, with a little bit of snow overnight. I just finished binding this Quilt for Christmas. Yes, I took time out to make something for myself.
I still have some customer quilts to quilt before Christmas, but hopefully I will have them finished up this week so they will have time to bind them.
Have a great day everyone!

Janet




Saturday, November 28, 2020

QUILTING, QUILTING, AND MORE QUILTING

Such a busy time of year. I've been quilting like crazy and finally get a little caught up until next week when I have more coming in. I even pulled an all nighter getting a quilt finished that someone ordered. I just finished up this big blue beautiful quilt. It was so much fun to quilt.
I hope all of my American friends had a great Thanksgiving. We are enjoying a mild sunny day here in Ontario. 
Have a great day everyone.
~Janet


Monday, November 9, 2020

NOVEMBER FLOWERS

Good Monday morning! The weather has been gorgeous here in Southern Ontario for about a week now. T shirt weather for sure. We have been getting lots of things done outside that we didn't think we would get to. My vegetable garden is all cleaned out and ready to rest for the winter until I plant new in the spring. I picked some flowers from garden this morning. I can't believe there are some still blooming. Here is a couple of pictures of what I picked. A nice display for my kitchen.




Saturday, October 31, 2020

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone! A blue moon too........so much fun! I have my "Costume Makers' Ball" quilt hung over my bench to celebrate the day. A chilli day here in Ontario, but it is supposed to warm up next week. We even had a few snow flurries yesterday.

Have a great day everyone!
Blessings
~Janet







Friday, October 30, 2020

LOTS OF QUILTING

Good morning! The corn harvest is well underway this year, leaves are falling off the trees, and I have been doing lots of quilting. Here is a picture of this King size quilt I quilted for one of my customers. It is constructed using half square triangles in scrappy blues and creams. I love how it turned out.




Wednesday, October 21, 2020

HALLOWEEN BAT QUILT

I finally finished my Halloween Bat Quilt. I just finished binding it and sewing the label on the back. I made a "Creative" backing as I didn't have enough crow fabric for the whole quilt. I love the way it turned out.






Wednesday, October 14, 2020

AUTUMN

Good morning friends. It has been so gorgeous in southern Ontario lately. We had Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday and on Monday we had lunch back at the cabin. I got the door painted before the cold weather comes. The colour of the trees are gorgeous this year, but I am afraid it will be coming to an end shortly. The wind will be howling, blowing the leaves off the trees and the rain will come. Then the snow. Thankfully we have all of our wood split for the year. We just finished stacking it this morning.

Have a great day everyone!



Sunday, September 27, 2020

FALL TABLERUNNER

 Seeing fall is here, I made this table runner for my kitchen table. I think it really sets off my fall centrepiece. 

I hope you are all enjoying the weekend.
Blessings
~Janet




Wednesday, September 23, 2020

QUILTS

 There is nothing nicer than a quilt. I love this one with it's creams, blues, and tans.



Monday, September 21, 2020

SUMMER KITCHEN

Gorgeous weather here in Southern Ontario. I've been puttering in my summer kitchen the last couple of days doing some fall decorating. Here are some pictures I took today. I love to decorate my 1930 Findlay Oval cookstove and my hoosier for different seasons. Fall is my all time favourite.






 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

FALL MUMS AND PUMPKINS AND KITTY CAT

 Good morning. I'm working out in the gardens today cutting back and weeding. My tub with fall mums and ornamental cabbage is looking good. Our cat "Wide Stripe" wanted to have his picture taken too.
Another gorgeous day here today.






PEAR AND APPLE CRISP

Made this delicious pear and apple crisp from our old apple and pear trees. It was so delicious. A great way to combine apples and pears for the fall season.


 

Monday, September 14, 2020

PASTA SAUCE

I picked all of the ripe cherry tomatoes this morning, so today I'm making some pasta sauce for the freezer. These are just about to go into the oven for slow roasting. My kitchen will be smelling wonderful all afternoon.





Sunday, September 13, 2020

ANOTHER PRODUCTIVE CANNING DAY

Today was a productive canning day. I canned the last of the chill sauce. Now we are set for the winter. Another gorgeous day here, a little cooler but that's ok with me. I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.



 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

CANNING SEASON

 A busy weekend for sure. I got some Chilli Sauce made, but I only made half a batch and will make more this coming weekend. We had some last night with sausages and it was so good. I love this time of year when the canning kettle is going. The kitchen smells wonderful.
I hope everyone is having a great week.
~Janet




Sunday, September 6, 2020

FALL TABLE CENTREPIECE

Fall is finally here!!! Pumpkins are ripening and Indian Corn is ready to pick. I made up this centre piece for my kitchen table with all of the things that I love...........A pumpkin, a crow, Indian Corn, Gourds and some drieds. It smells so good. A gorgeous day today in Southern Ontario. The perfect day for working outside which I plan to do this morning and make Chilli Sauce this afternoon.
Have a great day everyone!!
~Janet



Wednesday, September 2, 2020

FALL MUMS

One of the things I love about fall is fall mums. I have 2 pots outside of my summer kitchen and I planted some in my gardens along with ornamental cabbages. My vegetable garden is coming to an end, but we have enjoyed all of the goodness for weeks. Last night I made zucchini lasagna and it was so good. Leftovers tonight. 
Have a great day everyone.
~Janet

 


Friday, August 21, 2020

FALL IS IN THE AIR

 Happy Friday everyone! I love these cool nights and warm days. There are some wonderful sounds around such as insects buzzing, crows cawing and bluejays squawking.  Yep, fall is just around the corner. My favourite time of year. Autumn leaves, pumpkins, fall mums, apple cider and pumpkin pie. My pumpkins and squash just keep growing in my garden. Soon it will be time to harvest the Sweet Annie. My Tansy has been harvested and it is hanging to dry. I hope everyone has a nice weekend.
Blessings
~Janet


Saturday, August 15, 2020

STEAK DINNER

Tonight I made my hard working husband a steak dinner with fresh vegetables from our garden.

 

Friday, August 14, 2020

WOOL DYEING

Yesterday was such a gorgeous day, I decided to do some wool dyeing. I needed some muted greens so I decided to dye some and I love the way they turned out. Didn't take very long for them to dry with the nice sunny weather we had.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

FRESH CUT FLOWERS

 This morning I cut some fresh flowers from my garden. Another gorgeous day here in Southern Ontario.


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Monday, August 10, 2020

MONSTER SUNFLOWER

 I took another picture this morning of the monster sunflower. It is really starting to bloom, over 40 blooms so far and more coming. This is just one plant. This amazes me.



Friday, August 7, 2020

SUNFLOWERS, BROCCOLI AND SQUASH

Good morning! I was out and about in the garden this morning and took a few pictures. The birds planted this sunflower and it is HUGE. I counted 23 heads on it and it is about 7 ft. high. I haven't seen one like this before. My broccoli is ready and I think we will be having some for dinner tonight along with chicken and some of my sweet corn. The hubbard squash is really getting big too. I'm looking forward to making some great soup this fall with them.

Well, it's Friday, so have a great weekend everyone!!





Thursday, August 6, 2020

ANTIQUE SHOW

I just designed this add featuring their 2 cats, for an Antique Show in Indiana, so if you are in that area you might like to go.
A lovely day here in Southern Ontario.
Janet

Monday, August 3, 2020

HALLOWEEN TABLE RUNNER

Yesterday was a rainy day so I decided I was going to make a Halloween table runner. I finished binding it last night. I'll be early for Halloween this year. Usually I have good intentions, but don't get around to it.
I quilted spider webs in each of the cornerstones. I'm happy with the way this turned out. Happy Holiday Monday to everyone in Canada today!



Friday, July 31, 2020

FINISHED!!!

After 7 years I have finally finished my Vintage Nine Patch quilt. It is wool applique' on cotton. Lots of work stitching on this one. I had my friend hand quilt it for me and she did a gorgeous job. I love how this quilt turned out. It was definitely worth the wait.