Thursday, April 9, 2015

Oh The Possibilities

Working for an auctioneer has its perks, there is no doubt…

Last week we had a horse farm auction at which I procured two antique wrought iron hay racks. Once set up on the barn stall wall full of hay for the horses to eat at their pleasure I have found a new life for them…

Being at least 3/4 of a metre wide (more than 2 feet) filled with coconut palm, moss and soil they are perfect for a  hanging garden. One I shall plant with lush vines and foliage…

the other with strawberries. The vines shall soothe my green thumb, the other my desire for fresh strawberry preserves.

I also added to my collection of crystal salt shakers, some that no longer have lids or mates… They are perfect vessels for tiny blooms such as lily of the valley, snowdrops, bleeding heart and lavender… itty bitty in size they are large on fulfilling contentment.

The garden is filled with birdsong, at last Spring has blossomed…

* Some pics via Pinterest, the others from my personal collection.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Welcome Spring

With the dawning of a new day comes the beginning of a long awaited season…
Spring has arrived on the calendar and though wet snow is predicted for the weekend the promise of warmer sunlight, the blooming of the endless orchards of blossoms and the return of the mischievous birdsong in the garden makes one  giddy with anticipation…

Even the pocket on a new pinny under construction reflects the beauty of the gardens yet to behold.

But while Nature decides when the season will be in full swing a little indoor garden therapy helps to soothe the soul…

Thursday, February 26, 2015

I’m Wishing, I’m Wishing…

No I’m not Snow White with her head over the well wishing for the one I love. But it certainly is white with plenty of snow here. This is Niagara Falls a few miles from where I live. This year it has been so cold that Mother Nature has provided us with some very spectacular ice formations. An ice bridge covers the US side and it is fantastic!

The critters are all still nestled in their respective warm places waiting for some sign of Spring…

I’ve been busy playing with mice. Mice for pinkeeps and bunnies too. I will be offering a workshop in mouse pinkeeps just it time for Mother’s Day. Props and vintage snippets will be included. For more information please contact me or stay tuned for more information to follow. In the mean time stay warm and keep wishing for Spring!

* A special thank you to Valda for braving the elements to take the pic of the Falls.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Winter Weary or Bad Hair Day

The horizon is an endless sea of white. The flakes keep falling and the temps keep dropping, but if I sit to ponder the thought the days seem to blur from one to the next.
So I concluded I would think of something else a little on the lighter, silly side…

Does a bunny ever have a bad hair day? Take for example my daughter’s rabbit Max. A cute, cuddly little fellow when he was just young.

As the months have passed and the snow keeps falling Max has gotten hairier…

And hairier!!
So when the snow stops falling will Max’s hair stop growing. Of course not. Gratefully my daughter is harvesting it for me and when she has an envelope full she’ll send it this way. I have a friend who’s a spinner and angora yarn is beautiful. Soft, fluffy and mottled in colour… just like Max.

Keep warm.

* A special thank you to Max for posing for the pictures and my daughter for taking them.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hey Baby Its Cold Outside

We are locked in a pattern of bitterly cold Winter weather.

My advice …

Friday, December 26, 2014

New Horizons

Though the horizons set before you,
May be vast and unexplored
The wisdom that you hold within
Can make the journey filled with endless possibilities…


From the wilderness  of Canada Happy New Year

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Christmas


May your heart and home
Be filled with the joys of Christmas…
Happy Christmas Everyone

*Pic via Pinterest