Sunday, January 30, 2011

One World One Heart

Thanks to Lisa Swifka One World One Heart is about to begin again.
If you want to get in on it and you have a blog then follow the link to get all the details.
It has been such a fun way to visit other blogs and make new friends all over the world.
This will be the last time for the event..... I guess all good things must come to an end.
so..... I send my heartfelt Thanks to you Lise , for organizing such a wonderful opportunity

This is a picture of what I will be offering for the winner on my blog.

It is one of my handmade beaded amulet bags on a beaded rope($59.00 value). I was trying to think of what would make a nice give away and this is what I came up with.
All you have to do is leave a message in this post . If you do not have a blog then you must leave an email address whereyou can be reached should you be the winner.
If I have a lot of entries I will offer a second and third prize.
Thanks to each one of you that participates.
The fun will begin after midnite on Jan. 30th. and the winner will be chosen on Feb.18th,2011

Hope to see you then,
(PS... I had such a time trying to get the picture of my bag to enlarge, result.. 2 pictures but only one will enlarge! so I am leaving well enough alone!!)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Old Fashion Sewing Bee

Once in awhile some of my quilting friends get to-gether and have a good old fashioned quilting bee.
We just bring something to quilt and have a wonderful time exchanging stories and ideas and just generally enjoy the friendship. We enjoyed a wonderful pot luck luncheon. Sorry I guess I got caught up in that moment and forgot to take pictures of the tasty dishes we had..
Take my word for it everything we had was so delicious..... including salads,scalloped potatoes,shrimp, meatballs, spareribs , chicken legs in a wonderful sauce. croissants,chocolate cake, date squares, chocolates, whew!!!! needed a nice cup of tea to go along with all of this to end the meal...
The wee dog in the blue covered chair is "Cricket" a miniature Schnauzer. What a character, once everyone arrived she settled down and spent the day searching for crumbs or napping!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011



Well Here it is a New Year.... How exciting..... Starting fresh with hopes and dreams..

I had a busy December trying to get all my customers looked after along with some entertaining throughout the holidays...

My only tradition is shortbread that I make . My family would be disappointed if they didn't have that to enjoy with a cup of tea..
I keep trying to make the perfect "runny" butter tart too.. Don't alway succeed but they always taste good.
We had friends and family in for dinner a few times..

DH always does a bit of decorating . I love my grapevine angel. She is covered in white lights and looks so pretty at night. I managed to keep some of the santas that I have made in the past so they always have a special place.

We did have a small tree on the other side of the room but can't find a picture of it.....sigh.
Since we downsized from a big house to a smaller home we don't do that much decorating.
Just enough to celebrate the season.

I made 12 of this Christmas wallhanging for some of my friends. Never got one done for myself.

I made this beaded amulet bag and donated it to a silent auction. The proceeds will go to support Sakura House, a hospice in Woodstock Ontario. It always gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling to help out where needed.

I have been working on some commisions for some of my customers and will show you those next time..
That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by and I wish each and every one a very Happy New Year filled with Peace and Love.