Saturday, December 29, 2018

Christmas Memories

Christmas memories are what they are now.
Where does the time go?!
It was a wonderful time of the year for me & now we prepare for 2019.

Here are some photos of that wonderful day. There were also many family phone calls from those that were not with us but joined us in our hearts.

These are my highlights, you'd better get a cuppa & settle in...

                                       The tree had five hand knit Gnomes peaking out.

This sign made me laugh out loud at the Park Place Shop in Newcastle. It was 40% off and I pondered it, then purchased it the next day. lol

 You can see the scale size of the sign sitting on top of the mirror. Funny cute saying! lol

                            Leslie & Rexton settled into a relaxing warm cozy mode.

                   Rexton claimed Leslie for her own! lol Love me, feed me, never leave me. lol

 Nicholas took over the only 'pet chair' in the great room & Baxter was trying to tell him to get out!

                                                          'No, I was here first Baxter.'

                                                                     'It's not your chair.'

                                                               'Let's share the chair!'

 Rexton & Bridget are beginning to form a relationship. Nothing like Rexton had with Boris but with trust & attention just the same.

                                                             Bridget will lick Rexton...


 Rexton will bite Bridget in the face & make her stay there till she lets go!

 These two are so cute to watch! Rexton taunts Bridget because cats are allowed on the furniture but dogs are confined to the chair Nick likes. lol

 In the evenings I grew restless & needed to have something in hand. I clipped the HST to make something fast & easy.

 I made a wee pinwheel pillow for the sleigh, the other side is a pawpaw block. The afternoon sun just poured in that day to the back of the sleigh.

 Every Christmas we start a puzzle to be finished by New Years Day. This is not the puzzle I ordered from the Home Hardware from BSA, it did not come in. That puzzle was of Christmas postage stamps, maybe for next year if it does come in & is now on sale!

 I love the etchings of M.C. Escher, the exhibition of some of his work in Sarnia was breathtaking!

 Our Christmas Eve dinner is one done to our past Hungarian heritage, a fish & salad dinner.

 And plenty of talk of those in our hearts that were not able to be with us this Christmas Eve.

                            Baxter & Bridget enjoy a lap cuddle every night before bedtime.

                                                         Bridget enjoys sucking on her unstuffed teddy.

                     And Baxter likes being under the blanket, then it's off to bed for these two.

                          Rexton keep wondering if that cat is ever going to leave the chair! lol

                                   Rexton's Christmas stocking had catnip pink mice in it!

                                     And a catnip satin pillow, meow she was good for Santa Claws!

 Mr. Boots got the same, just in brown, those mice are scary looking! The Boston's are enjou=ying them too! lol

 Mr. Claus got a MACH I model to do in his spare time when he's away from

                                                             Good pick Nicholas!

             I received a beautiful cross stitched picture of my bike! Thank you, Leslie! :-)

 Nicholas enjoyed the gift that his dad put together, a calendar for 2019 of all of Bill's favourite photos. The photo on the front was our July Anniversary in 2009 taken by Nick when we first arrived in this part of  New Brunswick.

Leslie found the perfect toys for these toy shredding Boston's!

                It took them days to remove the squeakers & chew the arms/legs off.

                                                             Bridget got one, do I get one too?

 Hours of playing, fighting, & chewing these wonderful grocery store toys!

                                           I think Bridget would have slept with it if I let her!

                   The sleigh was in the afternoon sun & Bridget made it in the sleigh first!

                                                                             Sweet Dreams

                                             Bridget modelling her candy striped scarf.

                                              Baxter wearing his Christmas tree scarf.

                                                                     The Christmas dinner table.

 We had a turkey roll rather than a whole turkey for the four of us, it was delicious!

 The 12 Days of Christmas crackers were set out for the 4 of us the other 8 were mailed out to share with those that could not be with us this Christmas.

 Cranberries were scarce this year as the weather in the Maritimes this year was not the best for a good crop. I used these from the grocery store from Nova Scotia.

                                   A good bottle of wine to toast with our Christmas dinner.

                                      And an ice cream Christmas yule-log cake to finish the meal.

 Someone put my handmade fairy into Santa Claus' grip! It made me gasp when I saw this!
Someone's going onto a naughty list!

 Leslie & Nicholas made the gingerbread house, this is the first gingerbread house in our home since the mid-1980s. They did a great job curious to see the one for next year!

           You cannot leave the dishwasher open or the prewash Bridget cycle will begin!

 Here comes trouble...

 And I got my wish, that Boston went away!

                           This was a popular place for the female black/white pets this Christmas.

                               It is all gone now, until next year. Something like Frosty, lol.

                                  And next year Mitchell & Nicole Victoria will be here too!

                                                         And Donald & Stephanie too!

I made Stephanie a pillow this year for Christmas, I could not show it on my post till now. When she was here in the summer I asked Stephanie to give me one word that describes her love of biking, without hesitation she said 'Freedom' & I put together this pillow.
I thought it was great to see the cross stitch done in a similar way too! Great minds... I just have to get on my bike now... lol

Oh my goodness it was a cold bonfire on the beach this year. You also had to get over this large tree trunk to get to it!
                              From our house to yours, have a wonderful New Year in 2019!

Thank you for stopping in for a visit on the northeast coast. Snow has happened since this photo & it is now a blanket of white, like the song of My Favourite Things, 'Silver white winters that melt into spring'.

Spring will begin again in just four short months!

Wishing you the very best,