Monday, May 25, 2015

a moody Manitoba morning ....

We're just back from spending 10 days at our cabin in Manitoba.  I was up very early one morning and this was the scene that greeted me .....

At this time of year it's very quiet and peaceful there often with just the birds and wildlife for company.  On the way home we stopped at Beautiful Lake in the Duck Mountain Provincial Park .  This pair (and a spare) of mergansers were sunning themselves on the dock .....

I spotted this doorway at the bottom of a tree - it looks like the entrance to a fairy home ....

 and this one was just in the process of being carved out ...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

a new designer

This past weekend was the first long weekend of the summer.  It's often referred to as the 24th of May, Victoria Day and/or the May long.  We had fabulous weather Thursday, Friday and Saturday then Mother Nature turned nasty with plummeting temperatures, strong winds, rain, and ice pellets or snow.  We didn't get the snow but got to use our wood stove.  Then on Monday the sun came out and we're having splendid weather.

I recently discovered a new x-stitch designer - new to me - Durene Jones.  I love her designs - they're whimsical and colourful.  I've only stitched one so far but it was such fun to stitch!! You'll find her on facebook -  google Durene Jones and her facebook page will come up which is where you'll find some of her designs  ... I couldn't make my link thingee work. :(

 I haven't decided how I'm going to finish this one - any suggestions?

Saturday, May 9, 2015

the butterflies .....

These are the butterflies that I mentioned in my last post.
 It was a good way to use up some odds and ends of yarn.
I've got these draped around some driftwood that stands in an umbrella stand but couldn't
get a decent photo of them that way. :(

 This is the link.

We spent a few days at the cabin that were most enjoyable.  We're home again to take care of some spring chores then we'll go back to cottage country and thus begins our summer of coming and going.

On April 30 our sweet Abby, aka Little Dog, joined Old Dog at the Rainbow Bridge where they await us.  We were heartbroken and miss her terribly.  She gave the best hugs and was so generous with them.  ♥