Monday, October 31, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Welcome to my Craft Room

Yes, I have been busy this week writing out my Christmas cards - tree, music and all. I have also been busy over the past few months with my knitting, which I love to do while sitting in front of the TV.

One of my favorite items to knit - these baby blankets, which I knit in one piece so there is no assembly or sewing required.

I have been knitting a couple of different style of hats and scarves as well.

I also found an easy pattern for two-needle mittens. I'm not keen to knit with four needles, but it would mean less sewing to complete.

I didn't make these fuzzy friends but collected them over the years. They have been sitting on a shelf in my Craft Room for a couple of years and I now feel that they are all ready for new homes. Although I am sad to see them leave, I know they will find a nice home with a little girl or boy to play with them. I must confess that I did keep a couple of their friends still on my shelf.

You may be wondering what I am going to do with all my knitting. Well, I am sure that it will all go to good homes, as well.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Backyard View

This is the late afternoon view in our back yard today. The double rainbow, after a sunshower, was an OMG!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Interesting Sky Today

As we were driving downtown this morning to go to the Shriners Fundraiser Breakfast, we thought the sky was quite interesting. It looked dark and stormy, as well as a bright blue. A very fall day. And I just happened to have my camera in my purse so I took a couple of "drive by" photos, as my friend Elaine would do.

There was also a beautiful rainbow as we neared town but unfortunately I was unable to capture a "drive by" photo of it.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Beach Treasures

Another great day on the beach for treasures. I can't believe I found two more pieces of the rare grey seaglass. I'm not sure if the round disc is a button or a drawer nob but it was interesting enough to me to bring home.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

We have much to be

thankful for all year...

but Thanksgiving is that

one special day of celebration

when we consider

all that we have as a Nation,

and as individuals.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Windy Day at the Beach

Although it was a cold and windy day, we decided to make a trip to the beach and do a little beachcombing. The whitecaps and waves were great and a good day to take photos. It was an even better day for seaglass! As I was finishing my walk on the beach, I found this amazing glass bottle stopper. I was so excited as this was my second awesome treasure this week. It is said that things come in threes, so there must be one more treasure out there waiting for me!

Here is my dedicated beachcombing partner.

A sample of a beach treasure in the rocks.

As we were leaving the wharf area, the skies were very interesting over the water.

There is never a bad day at the beach.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Although it was a windy and gray day, Paul and I decided to head downshore for a drive and get a little fresh air. It is always interesting to drive along the coastal route.

We stopped to see this pony and its foal, but the foal seemed camera shy and hid behind.

Going downshore means time on the beach for us. Although it was windy and cool, we had a great stroll and found lots of treasures.

And these are my finds of the day. It was a great day for seaglass (mermaid tears).

These are my rare treasures, according to the seaglass charts. And the large grey one in the centre of the photo is my best find ever. It was an "OMG" find, as grey is very rare and this piece is almost perfect quality! So exciting...

On the drive home we took the highway as it was a little quicker and we were anxious to get home in time to cook our evening meal. We got to enjoy some of the fall colors along the way. The photos are not the best of quality as they were taken through the car window while driving over the bumpy roads of Northern New Brunswick.

We love the freshness and the colours of the fall. It is our favourite season.