Sunday, 21 December 2014

Welcome Winter Soltice!

I took this picture in 2012 just after the winter solstice and I think it reflects the feeling of the season.

My cute snowflake Teddy I made by hand many years ago she has Spring, Summer and Autumn friends.

A quilt I spotted in a shop many years ago for inspiration.

One of my snowmen I made last year.

A larger one.

Blurred lights of a friend's Christmas tree.

Last year we had snow...this year not so lucky.

Blurred lights of our gazebo Christmas tree.

Rita's Christmas tree banner.


Gifts to my mom several years ago that I made.

Winter banner I made last year.

Blue Heron along the frozen river.

Winter lights.

Snowflakes, a favourite of mine.

Lovely angel.

Snowman brigade.

Happy Santa.

Another snowflake for my collection.

And a whimsical snowman.

Enjoy the shortest day of the year, the days are getting longer now.
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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

You better be good...

Because Santa Claus is coming to town...

On Sunday I took my mom to downtown Vancouver to look at some of the Christmas lights. While driving up Water Street in Gastown I managed to get this picture of the Harbour Centre Christmas tree agains the darkening sky while stopped at a light.

Our four condo lobbies have trees on display. I plan on going walking on evening to get some more pictures in my neighbourhood.

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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Lucky Winner am I!

At the end of November my friend Sandi Hill e-mailed me to say I had won a pattern from Reets!  I had read her blog at Reets Rags To Stitches  but hadn't noticed my name among the winners.  I contacted Reets and she let me pick a pattern of my choice.
One can never have enough sewing cases and I like the mini scissor case that comes with this one.  Many thanks to Reets and friend Sandi for letting me know I won this early Christmas gift.  Now to make my version.

Friday, 12 December 2014

River running high.

I took this picture today on my way over to Rita's to do some stitching. What looks to be two logs floating in the river is actually a marker to indicate the North and South arms of the Fraser River. I don't think I've ever seen so little of them. We've had a Pineapple Express weather event happening for several days and had high winds and rain falling. That along with a King tide occurring has been happening. These pictures were taken just before ten this morning.

Same spot but looking west along the Fraser River, see how high the river is! Last night there was major wind storms with some power outages in certain areas, fortunately not mine.

Coming home at 4 you can see more of the divider I would almost guess 18"-24" difference from this morning.

Again looking west you can see the difference along the quay supports.

Life on the west coast, rain, wind and then sun you never know what the day will bring.

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Monday, 8 December 2014

Keeping up...

Finished this one last week, took poetic license once again I flipped the moon and star from the right side to the left and the curve of the moon. I also used my gold plaid but didn't balance the colours correctly...proves it is mine.

Santa is a work in progress his beard needs come curly lines and you can't tell but I elongated his hat a bit for the pompom to hang off. Have to decide if I'm going to use buttons or wool for his eyes.he also needs to be pressed.

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Saturday, 29 November 2014

First snowfall of the season.

Just after 11 p.m. last night I glanced out to see snow falling in the courtyard looking towards our water feature.
 Looking towards the river you can see the dusting of snow.
 This morning just after 7 a.m. I took another peek at the water feature.
 A bit of dawn's early light starting to brighten up the skies.
 This morning just after 9 a.m.
 Looking at the river again, yes it is only a dusting, but it is the first snow of the season under beautiful blue skies.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Parliament of owls

Three wise owls...

..become a parliament of owls en route to California to be swapped.

One lone crow amongst them as a thank you to Mari our swap hostess.

Now to see who comes home this time.

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