Monthly Archives November 2013

The Royal Winter Fair

Categories: Canada, Daycation, Ontario, and Out and About.

At the beginning of November we took a daycation of a different sort … we took a bus trip to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.  The Royal is held in Toronto every year and is a huge attraction.  This was our first organized bus trip, and we enjoyed it immensely and would definitely take another trip to a different destination. We travelled with McCoy Bus Tours.  We got on the bus at our local mall at 9 am and arrived at the fair just over a couple of hours later.  What a view from the bus … sitting so much
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The Greenery

Categories: Garden Projects and Whimsy.

I’ve been filling containers for a couple of weeks with greenery cut from the garden and the roadsides.  I’ve been doing this for a few years now, before it became popular to buy it at the home improvement or grocery store for lots of money.  Snip, snip go the cutters on those really low branches of the evergreens that get in the way of the mower in the summer.  Snip, snip go the cutters on those lovely plumes on the sumac.  Snip, snip go the cutters on the red dogwood branches.
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Keep the Head Warm

Categories: Crochet.

With cold weather approaching very quickly I’ve just completed a hat in greys and white with the left over yarn from my recent bags.  Keeping your head, especially your ears, warm in the extreme cold is a really good idea.  Now I hate wearing anything on my head at all … but on those really cold, windy and snowy days when it is time to shovel snow of the walks and driveway I’ve got a nice warm and cozy hat to pull on. The pattern comes from one of my favourite crochet/knitting sites … Moogly and it is called Leaping Stripes and
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Food For the Birds

Categories: Birds.

Bird watching is a wonderful past time … especially in the winter months. Once the large flocks of starlings and blackbirds have left the area I start making some of the all season suet.  The smaller birds like the chickadees, juncos, woodpeckers and even the sparrows love this food. It is a no cook recipe … just need to melt the peanut butter and lard in the microwave and mix in the dry ingredients.  Then press into containers and pop in the freezer. Since making this last year I’ve come up with a less messy way.  I fill small containers instead of
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Grey Shades of ‘Purse’onality

Categories: Crochet.

The Crafty Side of me has been busy since the weather turned cooler.  This is a project that I’ve had completed for a couple of weeks, just never got around to posting about it till now.  I have quite a collection of bags that have all been crocheted.  Black and grey have never been my choice of colours till recently.  It all started with a grey skirt I bought awhile ago. Which led to the purchase of a black and grey top … and then grey pants … and then a light grey sweater.  The reason for new clothes is
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