Sunday, September 28, 2014

Moving to a New Home

Well it has been a while since I posted any news. We have had some health problems but things are going well at the moment. All the kitties are well. We have had a strange summer with only a handful of good days. Mostly we lived under grey skies with less than normal temperatures and many days of rain. Actually it seems as we have just started our summer. The weather has been sunny with above normal temperatures and Autumn has already arrived.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we are moving to a cute little cottage a short walk to the lake. We are going to celebrate Thanksgiving a week late due to our move. You can see the lake from the end of the driveway. There are a few projects being done before we move in. The walls are being painted, new curtains rods will be there for me to use once we move. There is a beautiful new floor.

The kitchen and bathroom counter tops and sinks are being replaced.There is a fireplace and we are going to be warm and comfortable. There is a big yard and it is peaceful and quiet. There is a lovely porch across the width of the cottage and I have been collecting ideas to use for next summer.

I have been working on a some of my furniture lately. I refinished my piecrust tea table. I am so pleased with the way it turned out. I sanded, stained and sealed it with Clear Coat. I bought my little table at a garage sale for $2.00. I am hoping to paint my little dining suite white to use in my new kitchen.

I am looking forward to finding a place for all the things I love and decorating the whole house. Here are a few pictures that I am using for inspiration.

Love Always,

Monday, September 2, 2013

Emry is on the mend

     This is our cat Emry. He is a lovely fellow. Both he and his brother suffer from seizures. When he was just a kitten we noticed that there was something a little different about him. He would be playing with the other kittens and then his third eyelids would roll up and cover his eyes. As he got a little older he would fall over for no apparent reason. We decided the other kittens could go to a loving home but we would keep Emry.

     He came in the other night with a cut on his ear. It did not look dangerous so I did not give it another thought. Then two days later I found blood on the kitchen floor and it looked as if someone had shaved the hair off of his ear. He was wounded but it still did not look dangerous.

     Yesterday we realized that infection had set in and the side of his face was very swollen. He had a large abscess on the right side of his face. I cleaned his wound with a salt water solution and tried to find the original puncture. His poor little face was so lop-sided. We decided we would leave it one more day and hope that Mother Nature would take care of things. If not we would have to take him to the vet. 

     This morning hubby found little puddles of blood all over the main floor. He cleaned it up and he cleaned Emry up as well. He made a little bed for Emry beside his chair in the living room and when I came downstairs this morning there was Emry resting on the bed. He has been so lethargic for the last 3 days. Now we know why. He is on the mend and when he asks to go outside again we will know that he is really feeling better. For now he is content just to stay in the house.

     This is Emry lying on the living room window sill.

     This is Emry with his sister Emma to his left and his brother Hans to his right. So cute. Our cats are our furry babies. We love them all.

Love Always,

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Say farewell to Summer

     Oh summer is almost over. It took such a long time to arrive and now it is gone. It slips away so quickly. You put your head down and the next thing you know, September is just around the corner. Last night it was very foggy and the night before that we had a terrific thunderstorm. We have not had our typical summer weather this year. I wanted to do so many projects but they are still waiting for me. Mostly it was the lack of motivation and a small part was due to cloudy and cool days.

     My mother has called twice in the last week to tell me two people that I know have passed away. One of the two gentlemen I have know most of my life. Life is short. We must be thankful for all we have. The good news is my nephew is engaged and he and his love will be getting married It is better to have a day filled with joy and memories than one filled with regret.
     I just had a two day trip to Toronto to see my very best girlfriend. We had a wonderful time. We talk on the phone all the time but it is not the same as having the person sitting across from you. I have and always will value her friendship.

     I was also able to have a little visit with my son. We had lunch together and we had so many things to talk about. We went to a favourite little Italian restaurant that we used to frequent. I drove through the neighbourhood where I lived and there were so many houses being torn down and larger homes being built on the same spot. Most things looked the same but some were gone completely. Changes are inevitable.

     I hope you are well and please be thankful for all the good things in your life.

Love Always,

and remember....

Saturday, August 3, 2013

I hope that you are enjoying the summer

     On a hot day what is better than ice cream? Too cute not to share.

Love Always,

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Summer Memories

     When I was a little girl and my mother was a little girl my grandmother would go to the fields just outside of town and pick wild strawberries. She would bring them home and make jam with them. I will always remember that taste. It was fresh and sweet and it has been a long time since I have tasted a strawberry with such intense flavour.
     I have my grandmother's recipe and the market where we buy all of our fresh fruits and vegetables from is selling strawberries at the moment. I guess I need to get some jars and get busy. Hope you have some wonderful summer memories too.
        I made this card as I was thinking about how nice it would be to have homemade jam with my scones or toast. Have a great day!

Love Always,

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Antique Images Friday Link Party

     I am joining the Friday Link party at Antique Images. Just click on the link to join the party. Carolyn has such beautiful images. It makes it very easy to make lovely cards and beautiful stationery. For this piece of stationery I used Carolyn's clematis image. I love the colours.
     I remember that when I was growing up we used to see our neighbours clematis growing through our fence. She had her flowers growing on strings that she had attached to her side of the fence. I think that flowers bring such joy.
     Thank you Carolyn for hosting the party. Have a lovely weekend.

Love Always,

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Happy Birthday

      This card is made with the newest pink rose image from the Graphics Fairy. You don't have to do much to make an image like this look good. Today is my birthday. This card is for me and anyone else who likes it. Have a wonderful day. 

      I already received my gift from my husband and we are going out to dinner with my parents this evening. I am looking forward to dinner out and I know the restaurant we are going to will have lots of desserts to choose from. The birthday girl deserves a piece of  birthday cake. I will probably choose chocolate because that is my favourite.

Love Always,