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Friday, October 24, 2014

catching up ...

The very first photos taken on our week getaway to Montreal Quebec was of the Sparrows :-)
Hubby and I spent a wonderful time as part of our Anniversary celebration ♥
Taking in the beauty, sights and sounds  (and of course, a hockey game at the Bell Center)!
Montreal / Detroit game was exciting ... two of our favourite spots :-)
the beauty
some of our usual visits when we are in Montreal
like walking through Square Dorchester
where the squirrels were very tame
and walked right up to us ...
though it rained for most of our visit
it did not take away one little bit from the enjoyment ♥
When we returned home, there was a surprise waiting.
In Somerset Studio my Sending Love fabric card is on page 118
and my Please Do Not Disturb door hanger is on page 119.
In GreenCraft, I have my Sweet as Chocolate cards on page(s)24,25,26,27 & 28.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A splash of colour ...


A fence filled with love ...
I love morning glory and toss seeds into the soil every spring along the fence and arbours of our home.  This year, I found a package of morning glory seeds long forgotten and pushed to the back of the cupboard.  The result was very few morning glory (a dozen at the most) which made finding one even lovelier.  What we did receive from that little package was a fence filled with heart shaped leaves
~love* love*love~
{I wrote this on my flickr photo stream & since then it has continued to bloom}
some Autumn colour in our garden
our pergola which is covered in honeysuckle vine looks it's most gorgeous this time of year
the cooler temps must be luring the honey suckle
our "late bloomer"
 my favourite Autumn bookmark
 gifted from our Maple
The postman brought me the newest issue of the Stampers' Sampler earlier in the week...
My "Peace on Earth" angel is on page 88

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thankful {things I love} Thursday ...

setting the table
with freshly washed
air dried
 and pressed
linen napkins
a new box of grey chalk ♥
painting little wooden tags
my old silver tray/chalk board
seeing my hexagon knitted quilt increase in size
adding some little whimsy
{of course}
will embroider some love notes on the hearts
when it is all together ... I am almost there!
stored in my vintage suitcase
so handy when I want to knit in different rooms :-)
letting our beautiful Thanksgiving bouquet from our daughter
dry naturally
the view from one of our walks
and found hidden treasures
the next 2 are not the best photos ...
these little sweeties kept me company as I was doing the breakfast dishes as soon as I spotted them out the window I grabbed for the camera
the morning began dark with a misty rain
but now
the sun is shining brightly
hope you are having a lovely Thursday ♥

Monday, October 13, 2014

Thankful Living: Autumnal Blessings ...

As we celebrate Thanksgiving ...
the weather for our weekend hike could not have been lovelier.
Giving thanks for beautiful spaces
to walk
& all the whimsy!
We spotted so many tree spirits...
do you see the bear cub popping his head out to greet those who pass by?
or the moose?
he was hard to miss :-)
and the amazing webs of the spider
that glistened in the sunlight
absorbing all this beauty
 & the strength and determination found in nature ♥
The greatest wonder
is that we can see these trees
and not wonder
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
filling the shelves over at my little Etsy shops
with new items...
* prints *
~I will keep you safe~
* card sets *
* one of a kind hand painted wooden tags *
Christmas items will be added soon xo
Is not the Sky
a Father
and the Earth
a Mother
and are not
all living things with feet
or wings
or roots
their Children?
~Black Elk~
(Oglala Sioux)
~Happy Thanksgiving Blessings~

Sunday, October 5, 2014

sunday serenity ...

woodland walks ...
captured ...
as we walk
with the sweetest of walking companions
noticing the changing of seasons
breathing in the crisp fresh air
and all this gorgeous colour
and stopping
every once in a while to admire
& never take for granted
Nature's beauty
Even if something is left undone,
everyone must take time
to sit still
and watch the leaves turn
~Elizabeth Lawrence~