My Winter Gnome

All finished in two days.  This little guy was so easy to knit and the perfect winter Gnome for our home.  Guess what ….?  My own kids and all the others love this little guy too.  So I think I probably end up making a few more.  He just loves to sit in the snow…what you think.

You can buy the pattern from:  or at your Ravelry  site under  ”Yuletide Gnomes”

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Gestrickt und vernaeht in zwei Tagen. Dieser kleine Kerl war so leicht zu stricken und den perfekten Winter Zwerg für unser Zuhause. Ratet mal….? Meine eigenen Kinder und all die Anderen love this little guy too. Deshalb  werde ich  noch ein paar mehr stricken.  Er sitzt gerne im Schnee … was denkens Du?
Sie können das Muster  kaufen:  oder bei Deinem Ravelry Website unter “Yuletide Zwerge”


Winter has Arrived

Snow, snow, snow ohh…. how do we wake up to this?

  My daughters word this morning to me, as I am still in bed sleeping where.  “Mom can I look out the window in your room”?  Sleepily I said yes.  Knowing we where suppose to get a snowstorm over night in the Toronto and Greater York Region area all the way to Hamilton etc.

Wow it is the first snow we have this Season and sure we have the wind with it too.  As we let our dog out the door this morning for his morning duty. “Woooow…. mom I am getting blown back in” called my daughter.    Yes it sure is white today and no it is not a day to stay home from School….. I think we are going to get winter tires this year.  To make it save for my husband to go to work every day.

Look what I am working on now for Christmas …Love it, my little Gnome.  Have to give him a beard and a nose.  Then He will be sitting on all that snow.

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Schnee, Schnee, Schnee … ohh. Wie können wir dazu aufwachen?
  Meine Tochters Wort Heute am Morgen, als ich noch im Bett schlief waren: “Mom kann ich aus dem Fenster schauen in deinem  Zimmer? Schläfrig sagte  ich ja.  Ein Schneesturm war angesagt worden  über Nacht.

So ist der erste Schnee in dieser Saison gekommen und der Wind mit ihm dazu. Als wir unsern Hund am Morgen hinaus gelassen haten für seine Pflich zu tun. “Woooow …. “mom ich werde wieder in das Hause geblase”” rufte meine Tochter. Ja, es ist sicher weiß Heute und nein, es ist nicht ein Tag von der Schule zu  Hause zu bleiben … .. Ich glaube, wir werden auch Winter Reifen kaufen dieses Jahr damit es für meinen Mann sicherer auf der Strasse ist jeden Tag zur Arbeit zu gehen.

Schaut was ich auch jetzt fuer Weihnachten stricke.  Ein Zwerg so suess.  Er braucht nur noch einen Bart und eine Nase dann kann er in den Schnee sitzten.

Day Outside in Our Neighbourhood

Just happen to have our camera with me to get these great pictures.  I always like the grasses and this grass is flowing so softly in the late fall breeze.  I am hoping to add some of this tall soft looking perennial to my garden this spring…..but oh that is still about five months away before I can plant again.

I took several pictures with different settings. 

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Ein Tag draußen in unser Nachbarschaft
So… hatte unserer Kamera gerad zufaellig mit mir um diese schoenen  Bilder zu nehmen. Ich mag die Gräser es ist so weich und fließend in der spähten Herbst Brise. Ich hoffe, einige dieser mehrjaerigen Gräsern in unseren Garten zu pflanzen im Frühjahr….. aber ach, noch rund fünf Monate bis dann.
Ich hatte mehrere Bilder mit unterschiedlichen Einstellungen genommen.


Red, Pink and 

The Multi Colors..

Show it off in all you Glory

Just for the Christmas Season wherever you go

Greenhouse, Stores or of course Your Home

But not just Poinsettias…………

No…… we see Christmas Cactus and Cyclamen

Oh so wonderful colors

Their scents are all around you

Christmas Season is starting to be around Us.

  My Husband and I had two hours to ourselves this past weekend.  Sooo……. we went for a drive and came across this great place that we have in our area to see the wonderful site of Christmas display.   Every Year this is one of my favourite visits.   I remember before we were married we went together to Niagara on the Lake, short drive from the Niagara Falls in Ontario.   I always remember the beauty of all the handmade items some stores displayed in their windows.  Believe it or not I even visited Santa……my wish came true that year. Smile……..

 It is wonderful to see, and of course to shop for the small or big budget items you have liked to get for your special Christmas tree for your home:  Santa’s in all kinds of styles, Angels, Birds, Mice, Christmas Balls, Bells, Stars, and Trees.   Red or Yellow Dogwood Branches for your fresh ornaments you have welcoming your Guest and Friends by the Front Door.

 So many choices…and the nice time you have just looking at it and having fun sharing it together.

                                “Never Stop Believing”

Spider in it’s Web

Wonderful sight

This was so great I was able to go to one inch up to this Spider that had made this awesome web between two Junipers in our backyard, every day we, the kids and I had a chance to see what this amazing Spider was up to.  Sometimes it was hiding in the Juniper waiting for some action.  This time it was I believe feeding on a bug.  It was interesting depends from what side I approached this Spider it would see me and move back to its hiding spot.  If I came toward it from his top it would not move so I can only think it did not see me and I was so happy to get these beautiful pictures so close up.

“Spider, Spider what do you see

Not me………

Come closer so I see you

Let me look at you ……ohhhh so beautiful what a delicate web

Just look, don’t touch,

 I will take care of you…..just look

I’ll be good to you”

By Jacqueline Grice

A Visit to Kingston, Ontario

Several Year ago…let’s say four Years  to be exact, over the Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend my Husband and I had this great opportunity to have  a few days to ourselves.  We had a wonderful cottage in the woods available to us and the weather was ok.  Not the very best but just to be together and having time with each other was nice. 

We went on an Artist open house tour all though the nearby area and came across several very neat places and Artists.  It is fantastic to see what some very Creative people come up with and what they call Art.  Each has their own style and ideas.  We visited some very interesting styles of homes….just amazing.  My eyes just took it all in.

On our walks in the forest we found some other wonderful places as well and took some beautiful pictures.  Just have a look and see for yourself.