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Love, Faith, Laughter, Friendship, Understanding, Inspiration, Kindness, Gratitude, Smiles and so much more, that's what it's all about!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving to the USA

Just popping in to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving in the USA and a happy day and weekend to all my other blogging friends across the pond!!!!

Enjoy my friends and thanks for stopping in! Almost wedding time here, so I will be gone for the next 2 weeks. Lots to share then.

I'm thankful and grateful to all of you, xoRobin

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Sky's are Alive

Here in Vermont the SKY's are just so varied moment to moment!  I have been enjoying all the changes and our mild weather this weekend and week so far. I hope I don't jinx this by talking about the lovely temperature.

It is deer hunting season here. I'm not a hunter or anyone in my family BUT living up here you have to adapt to certain things and this is one of them. Down my road there is a beautiful house with barn that is rented out for weddings, alumni functions, vacationers and hunters. SO we have 7 trucks down the road with hunters in the house. You can tell when you pass by that they are in heaven......they look like boys at camp and up to no good. (not really but they are having fun) I don't really understand it but I don't really need to.

So my walks with Jack have been interesting and we are dressing in bright colors to not be mistaken for any moving targets!!!

Take a look at some of our sky's


Aren't they amazing? Some look so threatening and then it passes and we have blue sky's. It really is a beautiful place to live.

On to my walks with Jack......here is our attire during this hunting season.

                                                        Bright, fluorescent and comfy

This is what we saw on the weekend

And this is what we saw today

They have been busy. Hope this doesn't make anyone squeamish!

I've had to get use to it, too.

I have been knitting some also, but I will save that for next time.

Hope you are all well, thank you for popping in. Thank you in advance for your comments.

I love them all so much.


The Sheep probably don't know what to think. But don't worry they are safe, no hunting near them!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Just photos and a few words

Not a whole lot to say but hope you are all well.......

Here are a few photos to sum up the weekend and life

A visit from my daughter and the little ones at King Arthur Flour Shop and bakery

Littlest one being mischievous and little big one with Rainbow Loom bracelet making. Such fun!! I will have to model mine next time :  )   They love crafts just like their Nannie!

                                               Latest snowfall and some heavy skies

Same day many hours later

                                                                       Crazy weather

But it's pretty

I think my Christmas Cactus is confused!!!

That's all there is today! Think I have a stomach bug, trying to be in denial!! Not working........

Thanks for popping in my lovely blogging friends, hope your week is going well and you are all able to smile!


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Happy Kitchen Window Buntings

Hi all,

I've been working on Christmas items to put in my Etsy Shop. I love buntings and love making them because fabric is so fun to work with. So many beautiful fabrics and Christmas fabric is so festive and  happy. So I have started making buntings for all seasons, starting with my halloween/Autumn kitchen window bunting. Nothing like having a happy cheery bunting to look at while you are in the kitchen cooking, looking out the window or doing dishes.
Remember my Autumn bunting, oops didn't show you, well here it is

Nothing like seasonal kitchen window buntings!!!!

So I've been making more for the shop, here's a peek

                                           A whole bunting of Snow Angels

                      3 more holiday themed window buntings or mantel whatever your pleasure!

                                    Dots, stripes, christmas motifs and buttons on the tails

                                                               Snow Angels

                                                                 "More More More"

Still making them, this is just a sampling. Will be in my Shop soon, spread the word, buntings for the holidays!!

I guess that's all for now my lovely friends out there. Love your comments and visiting all of you. Enjoy your days and be well,




                                                                 What's going on!?

Friday, November 1, 2013

Friends are the Best

Remember my friend Patty and her husband Dave, who was undergoing Chemo for  Lymphoma ....... WELL they came for a visit and it was wonderful! I'm so happy to report that Dave is doing so well and cancer free!!! We always have so much fun and just continue talking where we left off a year ago. We shopped and shopped and had tea and chats and just the best times. Dave is so patient with us and also keeps himself busy with his STUMP business, please take a peek Stump Creations.
AND LOOK what I received as a gift

Isn't this lovely?! Dave does such a wonderful job and they are all make to order!!! The web site shows so much more and all the possibilities.  I just love it, and it is so much fun to light.

We visited the Woodstock Inn in Woodstock Vermont and it was just so beautiful. Of course we went to the gift store and look at the lobby.

                                         Lovely pumpkin and gourd display.

                                                    Roaring fire, always a beautiful sight!!

They left on Wednesday after a memorable visit as always and a promise to see each other again. And what did we see as they were heading out but our FIRST snow fall.

                                          Just a dusting but till the 1ST................

So after a little catch up with everyday errands, chores, and paperwork I was able to have a little time today to do a little knitting'.

Look what I have made for the coming cold weather..............

Your basic wrist warmers. Easy peasy cast on 40st., Knit one row, purl one row for 44 rows and bind off. Fold in half and sew up and decide where you want your thumb to come out, continue sewing up. I added crocheted edge and DONE. Fun and now I have walking wrist warmer's for my Jack walks!!!

Poor Jack had a run in with a bee and got stung. I didn't know it at the time but he came in the house salivating and very strange acting. He didn't want me to touch him and then I got worried. Trip to the vets. $105 dollars later and he is fine. I think I jump the gun but I was concerned. He's fine and back to his active self. Thank goodness, love my Jack :  )

                                                    Close up

Found this little treasure at my local store. Great for current dates and activities. Currently flu shot dates and our son's wedding this December!!!!!!

Thanks my friends for your visit here and for taking the time to see what I've been up to. Hope you are all well and have a wonderful weekend. Wishing you all the best of times.


OOPss Jack wanted to say hi