Monday, February 23, 2009

Enough is Enough

So I'm just about fed up with all this snow! Today was the 11th storm of the year and last night's storm was our first blizzard. See those posts? Fastened to them is a fence that is exactly 4 feet tall. Hard to believe!
This is the greenhouse that I took a picture of a few posts back. It's not even recognizable right now!
If you look close you can see why the power goes off all the time. Look at the second wire...see how the branches are weighing it down? Luckily this is only the phone wire, but during ice storms the main power lines take a real beating.
This is my Dad plowing us out...again. The snowbank in front of the house is over the height of the roof. We can't even get to the front door that way any more. AND guess what? It's snowing again! Sigh.....

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I'm Dreaming of Spring!

I've been dreaming of Spring to come early this year, but I don't think that will happen, so I've been making felted sheep instead!Silly Sheep! I can't stop them from forming cheer leading pyramids!
This is Daisy. She's a real go getter, loves long walks on the beach and strawberry ice cream! Although judging from her size she should probably lay off the ice cream! She's looking for warmer greener pastures and is also tired of these Canadian winters! I'm going to help her write up her Etsy listing latter today.
Now I'd like to introduce you to Baa Baa Black Sheep. He likes to be called Baa Baa for short. Baa Baa is also looking for a new home but he's very shy and wants me to do his Etsy write up. He loves to snuggle up in front of the fire and read a good book and he's a great listener.
This is Arabella. Arabella is very intelligent, for a sheep, and already has her listing on Etsy. You can see her profile by clicking here.
Now this poor little rabbit was so lonely that she was the only rabbit that she sneaked into my roving stash and put on a sheep's coat! I tried to convince her that it was okay to be the only rabbit, but she really loves her wool coat! Silly rabbit!
Everybody is made out of 100% wool from Briggs and Little, the oldest woolen mill in Canada that is located right here in New Brunswick!

Friday, February 20, 2009

After the Storm

The storm has ended and look who came out for some breakfast at my parents place! There were at least two more deer on each side of the picture.
Right now Mom likes them, but when spring comes and all her roses, hedges and what not's are chewed, she my think differently! For now we consider them Nature's Gift. Photos by Mom!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

More Snow....sigh....

As I'm reading other people blogs about snowdrops and Spring starting to arrive, I look out the window and sigh. As I write this we are into the first few hours of another winter storm. See the above picture? That's the same greenhouse that I blogged about in the last entry. Sigh....

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I've Been Tagged! Perfect!!

The wonderful and talented Jen from HandiCrafts has tagged me! I'm to pick the 6th picture from my 6th folder, post it, blog about it, and then choose 6 other bloggers and let them blog about their 6 and 6! Which is perfect because I haven't been feeling very good the last few days and haven't the energy to take new photos, so this is perfect! Thank you Jen!
So this is my 6th picture from my 6th folder. It's of by beloved "Petie-bird". I remember that day; he was very sulky for some reason and he climbed up on the outside of the greenhouse and settled down and had a nice long nap! He never did that before and never did it again! Wow! Look at all of the green! Will I ever see it again?

Now, usually I'm too shy to tag other bloggers, but I think I will take a chance and choose the following 6 bloggers!

1. Sharon from Wildflowerhouse
2. LDH from With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart
3. Lorrie from Fabric, Paper, Thread
4. Nathalie Thompson from An Artists Legacy
5. Debbie from Obsessed with Crochet
6. YOU! I'm leaving the sixth person open for anybody who wants to be tagged!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Holding Strong

I'm not big on New Year's Resolutions, but this year I made three resolutions. First was to eat healthy, exercise, blah, blah, blah.... well that one fell to the wayside. The second one was not to buy any more books until I have made a substantial dent in the ones I already have. From my previous entry you can see how many books I have and I'm doing well on that resolution!
The third resolution was that I'm not allowed to buy any more yarn until I use up some of the stash I already have. As you can see I have more than enough yarn to do me a good part of the year, if not the entire year (let's get serious...the next 5 years)! I've held out very well on this resolution and am proud of myself!
Every time I open my yarn drawer I can hear the chorus of Hallelujah playing! LOL! But look, see right there in the middle? A bare spot!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Work Room II

This weekend was spent clearing out my main workroom in order to put down new floors. We ripped up the old carpet and put down new wood flooring. In order to do this though I had to empty four bookcases! Whew! BIG job!
This is the view of my little room from my doorway. The trunk in the middle of the floor was one of the first pieces of furniture I bought when I was a "grown up".
My little room is located at the bottom of the stairs in the back of the house. I get to walk by my pink china every time I come into my room. See the new floor?
My prized treadle Singer sewing machine that my parents gave to me when I was around 9 years old for Christmas. I used it right up until last year when I finally broke down and bought an electric sewing know, a machine that actually has a back stitch! I love that feature! Now I use it for a printer stand...can you see I haven't got it plugged in yet? Again, see those beautiful floors?
One of the bookcases. This is my Canadian section of books with some of my very favourite books...Rockbound by Frank Parker Day is a true gem.
Another bookcase...this one is housed with historical fiction. Anybody else a Diana Gabaldon fan?
My little hedgehog that I made from on old fur coat on top of another bookcase that appropriately houses my nature books. I've just discovered James Herriot and love his style of writing, not to mention the content.
The final bookcase...the BIG one! This was the hardest one to empty and put back together. It houses all the oversize books, cookbooks, gardening books, craft books, house books, etc. I love my little room, it's my hideaway from the real world!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Life's Lesson

This is the time of year for icicles and the time of year which always reminds me of a life lesson that I learned at the age of 6.I grew up in an old farm house and the icicles used to extend from the second story roof all the way down to the ground level. They were huge, amazingly beautiful and a wonder to see, but Mom always said not to play around them or don't touch them. One day while playing outside I just couldn't resist these sparkling wonders and went over and tugged on one. Well, down came many pounds of frozen ice crashing down on my head!

As I picked myself up out of the snow, brushed myself off and looked embarrassingly around to see if anybody caught me doing exactly what my Mommy told me not to do, I remember so clearly thinking "Hmmm....I guess Mommy IS always right." And that ladies and gentlemen is a life lesson we should all heed to.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Something Different

Thank you so much to Nathalie Thompson from An Artist's Legacy for nominating me for a Beautiful Blog Award! I'm just thrilled to receive this award! However, looking through my blog, I do see that I talk an awful lot about the weather and a lot of my pictures are of winter scenes, so today I'm going to do something a little bit different. Being inspired by the old picture from the Beautiful Blog Award AND learning a new word today: meniscus, as in "I tore the meniscus in my knee and have been to the doctor and am now propping my knee up on a pillow with an ice pack on it", I am going to share some of my favourite old family photos!

The first picture to the left is my great-great-grandfather James. He looks like a true gentlemen, doesn't he?
The couple to the right are Amine and William. Again, great great grandparents, or something like that, I'm not sure without looking it up and the book is way across the room!
Finally is James. A hard working farmer and carpenter who's father (my 4x grandfather) was a United Empire Loyalist, fought in the battle of Quebec and was a son of a Huguenot refugee. Luckily James lived a calmer life and as previously stated worked as a farmer and carpenter and was said to have built his own home and several churches in the area.
There! Something a little different! Hopefully tomorrow I can get up and take some more pictures of the snow! LOL! Believe it or not but we did get another foot of snow yesterday, giving us just over 3 feet of snow, and of those 3 feet we got 24 inches in just over 48 hours! Yikes! See why I take a lot of pictures of snow?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New Projects

I've been in the creative mood lately and I've come up with a couple of neckwarmers. This is a cute little number that ties in the front with a ribbon.
This is more of a caplet that I've been working on. I wasn't pleased with the front and have actually taken it all out and have redone it, but this is the idea. Unfortunately, even though I've been in the creative mood, I haven't been in the mood to write the patterns! They are coming though! Be patient!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Stupid Meteorologists!!

Tell me something...does this look like 5 - 10 cms (2-4 inches) of snow to you? That is how much the Meteorologists were calling for yesterday. Instead, we go well over a foot of snow (30 cms)!
We hardly got shoveled out from the last storm and now have another foot to shovel!

Any guess to what that bump is? Believe it or not, that's my bird bath under all that snow!

This is the piece on the back deck that juts out from the house. Look at all the snow! I hope the deck can stand all that weight!

But, alas, it sure is pretty!