Saturday, October 14, 2017

Gorgeous Fall!

The weather these days has been so gorgeous! The tree colours have changed, even more, adding in the yellows & oranges that I adore so much on the grey, overcast days. I just was being impatient.
Every time I'm in the car/truck going down the highway, I sigh & wish I had taken my camera with me so I could take photos of what I see & feel through all the Fall colour change.
Windy, cool, wet weather will be taking all away soon...

Till then!

                                    We will be, washing the Mustangs outside in the sunshine.
        Nicholas is washing his GT 2017 Mustang, with the company of his girlfriend Emily.

                                      Bill is washing the 1996 Cobra Mustang for me. :-)

         Emily is from California, now living in downtown Toronto & is barefooting in the nice weather like a 'California Girl'.

           Emily in her styling pose, she is loving the northeast coast, here in New Brunswick.

 And another bonus to the day, Terry & his helper are installing the ice stoppers so this winter, sheets of ice will not be flying off the roof by the garage or front porch.

 Bridget & Baxter are in their rn area as so much is going on to be watching them, on this wonderful sunny Friday, afternoon.
                                          They are funny 9-month-old puppies now.

 Bridget has such a small head that she pops it out to get a better view, this time Baxter has finally got his head out through the railing...

                    Oh my, now to get it back out again! Not as easy with that big head of his! lol

                                                                            Funny little Bridget!

 Bridget is now 20lbs & Baxter weighs in at 23 1/2 lbs. I'm hoping that they don't get much bigger!

 Their porch always has toys about it & the bench I painted for them has been chewed upon, you can get a glimpse of it on the bottom right. They are such chewers!

 The Mustangs are just a gleaming after the cleaning! The Cobra is so white now!


 I never really got to ride this car a whole lot this summer, maybe next summer. Thank you, Bill,  for washing, waxing, & polishing my car. XO  And away in the garage it goes, till next spring.

 It is such a beautiful 21-year-old vehicle, with just 21,000km on it & all original! Next year, I may have time to enjoy it!

 I smile to think that this was my first race car & I still have it! The new Mustangs are faster now, right out of the factory.
                                    Nicholas is loving his  Mustang & his Dad loves driving it!

Having Fun!


 I put their costumes on so Bill could see them, he won't be here at Haloween. They are so funny!!

                          It is hard to get a good photo of them wearing the turtle costumes.

                                                  Bridget looks so sweet in her sequin green dress!

                                 She is always trying to take Baxter's clothing off him, he is so good with her!
                                            Baxter is so good with her bossyness!

                               What a pair of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Boston Terriers! lol

                                                                      Give me that top!

                                     Baxter just wants a drink, Bridget ... give me that top!

Some Sewing~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

It's The Great Pumpkin Patch! And it is now all cut out & put in position! The bats & moon have been sewn into place.

The zigzag outlining in a satin stitch is taking forever! The bobbin filling is an ongoing job!
I'll take a picture of the finished wallhanging next post, I think, it is going to look so good!

Thank you for stopping in for a visit, I hope you enjoyed the viewing of cars, pets, & sewing. I really wish I could have shared the beauty of the Fall colours. I hope you too are enjoying the Fall days, wherever you are!

Come back now, ya hear!
Cynthia





Friday, October 6, 2017

Fun & Busy Week!

This week has had such beautiful weather! The thunderstorm happened at night & the days are just so summer like.
The thing I am missing this Fall is that there is not a lot of yellow or orange in the foliage & tree colour.  Even if the sun is not shining, those warm bright colours shine through making the Fall announce the change. I think it's those colours that put the 'Ouu & awe' into the sounds when you see them. Those colours are truly missed by me.

 I was given a bag of tomatoes from my neighbour Karen & I put them to good use making, winter chili sauce.
 I call it the winter one because of all the warm spices added it the recipe. It is Bill & my favourite!

 I got 11 pints out of that recipe. I have more to do but I'm waiting for the tomatoes to turn red!

 I made raisins from Paulette's grapes that she left behind. I'm not much of a grape eating person but I love raisins & I know that there are no sulfates in these raisins! I get hives from so many additives, I never use to react to food, now it is so important for me to read labels & ask questions or I end up having a Benadryl day!


Your A  Mean One, Mr. Boots!
 
                                I have never had a cat that gets pleasure in terrorizing puppies!

 Baxter is the smart one & knew enough to go around the island, Bridget just begs for Mr. Boots to move but he's enjoying it too much! lol

 Bridget, just go around the island, it is a long distance to the food but more effective in not getting attacked & having something to eat!

                                                               Finally, she gets it!
                                                   And this 22lb watch cat, still will not budge!


 When I hear Bridget making noise in her sleep, I bet she's having nightmares about this cat!
Just this morning she came in from the yard & walked past Mr. Boots, only to have him turn & attack her. Mr. Boots has trained the pups that he leads & goes first, they follow or there is an unpleasant encounter with him!

I was talking with Bill on the phone the other night, it was a full moon!

 And I saw it through the mezzanine window! I looked so much like a picture with the sailboat!

Old Tom Cat~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 Old Tom is entering his 19th year. He is now the oldest cat that I have ever owned. I have a London girlfriend Carol, her cat, Spike,  lived till he was 21!

 He has been coming out of the sewing room at night & sitting with me. He has not done that since I got the puppies last February. I think he knows that they are in bed for the night.  And purrs loudly as I pet him, old Tom is still a content happy cat. He is as light as a feather, he used to weigh 14lbs in his younger day.

Great Pumpkin~~~~~~~~

 I had some fun this week making the Peanuts, Great Pumpkin with Snoopy! This little wall hanging is Alberta Bound for the middle son, Mitchell & Nicole.
                                      This is the backing that I used & I spied a wolf...

The wolf that made me think of the grandpup Diesel, he was a  beautiful, inside & out, Siberian Husky. Diesel could talk & when he was excited he use to say to me "I Wuv U". It made my heart sing!

 See how the colours of yellow & orange just brighten this photo? That is what is miss this year, with the Fall leaf colours, driving down the highway to town. Yes, you really can 'feel' colour!

 I picked up some pie pumpkins & made a pumpkin pie, low fat with skim milk. I ate the entire pie!
I love pumpkin pie! Bill's home this weekend & I'll make & share one with him! lol

 Lucy has been wearing her pumpkin attire too! The orange poly/cotton had faded from the sun, so I took an orange Sharpie marker to the outfit, it does look brighter!

                                           Today I realized... Thanksgiving is on Monday!

                        So I changed Lucy's outfit & put on her crocheted turkey outfit!

                                                  Much more suiting for this holiday event!

                                     Her orange beak & feet are in much need of a painting...

        And her old body is in need of a painting too. This spring Lucy will get a much needed, 'makeover' for 2018.

Gnome Trio~~~~~~~~~~~

The trio of Swedish Gnomes is now done! Now to get the mantel shelf up... that's another blog!

Fun Project~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 I follow a Canadian sewing YouTube of Sew Very Easy, this tutorial is called the Arm Chair Caddy!
It is very easy to do & the tutorial is just 12 minutes long!

 The caddy will hold threads, needles, scissors, & the large pocket holds paperwork/patterns.

Here is my finished, Arm Chair Caddy! It is going to come in handy with the quilt bindings that have to be sewn before Christmas! For my sewing friends visiting, do have a look at Laura's Youtube, you'll be glad you did!

I am physical, mentally, & spiritually, in a good place right now & will enjoy it as I know... This too will pass as nothing stays the same.

This Thanksgiving I am very thankful for everything & everyone that I have been blessed with in my life. It is a very full life & keeps evolving in a positive matter that makes me grateful!

So the pumpkin in my foyer says all that I'm feeling!


                                      These three words could not describe my life any better!

Thank you for stopping by for a visit & have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

Cynthia