Monday, May 28, 2007

Beautiful Rainbow

"Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth."

Genesis 9:16

We had a little rain shower here this evening.
This beautiful rainbow followed. :o)

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Moose and Apple Blossoms

The apple blossoms are out here now. They are such a pretty pink and they smell so nice too. My Big sweetie and Little sweetie picked these yesterday after we returned from church.

Remember that moose that we saw here the previous Sabbath?? Well it was back again yesterday! After supper this time and almost in the same spot. This time instead of coming up the driveway, going across the field and then into the woods, he did it all in reverse, coming out of the woods, across the field and heading down the driveway. You can see him just to the right of the telephone pole.

In this picture, you can see him on our driveway. Just to the left of the telephone pole. Maybe I'll be able to get a closer picture one of these days. Well, hopefully not too close, but clearer than these pictures. :o)

Friday, May 25, 2007

Sew Crafty Friday

Wow, it has been a few weeks since I have posted anything for 'Sew Crafty Friday'! My project is not completed, but I thought I would share it anyway. Do you have a crafty project to share? Stop by Shereen's blog and add your post to Mr Linky, and see what other bloggers are working on.

This is a dishcloth I am knitting. Since the craft cotton is so bright and colorful, I am just using the basic dishcloth pattern.

I realized after I uploaded my picture that I photographed the wrong side. lol :o) Oh well, when I post the finished product I will make sure to get the right side.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

His and Her purchases.

Hmmm........ a thought just came to me as I started to write this post. (Hence the title)

These were my purchases for the last 2 days. Small things, but big things if you know what I mean.

I bought this at the used book store for only $7.00 . I'm not sure if it is exactly what I was looking for or not. I'll have to look through it some more to really decide. Do you have a favorite Bible dictionary that you like?

A large ball of craft cotton. I plan to use this to knit some dish clothes and hand towels. Now if I could only find my pattern for the checkerboard towel. ;o)

Now this is patterned paper.....the stuff I said I wasn't going to buy until I used up what I had. Okay I had a weak moment. lol ;o) Don't you just love the patterns though??

Now my Big Sweetie doesn't shop nearly as much as I do so I guess that when he makes a purchase it tends to be something bigger. Well this is what he brought home last evening. :o)

It fits nicely in one corner of the deck. The blackflies are out right now, and soon the mosquitoes will be here. But they aren't too bad if there is a nice breeze here on the hill.

I thought this would make a nice spot to read my Bible each morning.

On another note, see the tree just to the left? This morning when my husband got up, there were 2 moose standing there!! We also saw another moose this evening. Plus the one we saw last Sabbath. So we don't know if there are 2, 3 or 4 moose roaming our woods.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Fern Anyone???

I forgot to mention, the other day, about the other purchase we made when we were out for our Sunday drive. Fiddleheads. Ever heard of those? No not the musical variety, but to eat.

Here in our little corner of Canada, springtime means a feed of fiddleheads. Not me. I can't get past the idea of eating something from the fern family. Lots of our family members like them, including my husband.

I tried to find a picture that I could post on my blog but I wasn't able to find free photos of fiddleheads. Strange I know. ;o) But I found some great articles on fiddleheads that also have pictures. You know, just in case you happen to be totally bored and wonder what Maritime Canadians like to eat in the spring.

Here is one article, and here is the other. :o)

Have you ever had fiddleheads?? What kind of unique foods are in your region?

Edited to add: Silly me I just took a picture of the fiddleheads we bought. Why didn't I think of that before. lol :o)

Sunday, May 20, 2007

It's a Long Weekend

Here in Canada, it is a long weekend. Victoria day weekend. Tomorrow is the official holiday. As far as I know, there are not many (or any) celebrations for this. Mainly folks are just thankful for the extended break from work. Now Canada day(July 1) is really celebrated. Such a contrast from Victoria day.

My mom and 2 aunts are coming out to spend the day tomorrow. That means games all day, and lots of fun & laughs. Caleb loves it when they come out to visit. :o)

We had alot of wildlife here in our neck of the woods yesterday. On the way home from church, we saw a rabbit hopping down into our neighbor's yard. At suppertime, there was a moose walking up our driveway. He crossed over into the field and disappeared into the woods. After dark, when I was driving up the driveway there in front of me was a porcupine! The windows were up! lol :o)

Today, we went for a drive with my f-i-l. He wanted to go to a garden center. We got tomato plants, coriander, pepper plants, seed potatoes, onion sets and various seeds. I have absolutely no green thumb. :o( But when I get into a green house, I really think I can do it. lol ;o) I got some wild flower seeds to try. They look so great in the catalog. They are supposed to attract songbirds, hummingbirds and butterflies. I sure hope they grow, because they will make a nice flower arrangement too.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Let's Not Talk About The Weather

Last night at suppertime, a feeling of panic came over me! "Have I got everyone bought for Christmas?", I asked myself.

Yes, you are reading a post dated for May 17. May, and it was snowing here. Watching the snow come down really made me feel and think (briefly) that it was December, not May. lol :o)

This morning we woke up to about 2-3 inches of snow on our deck. It is almost gone now. They are calling for rain tomorrow and for the weekend too I think. Fun! (NOT!)

Last week we had such wonderful weather. Bright sun, warm temperatures and a great breeze. So, naturally, I am wanting that weather to return. Quickly! ;o)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Under Construction

I changed this to 3 columns. I will be back later to fix up the side bars. I like the look of the 3 columns compared to the 2 columns I had.

Thank you for your help Penny. It worked! :o)

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Thursday, May 10, 2007

A Thought for Mother's Day

I was reading a book this morning called "Happiness Homemade" and came across this passage. Again with Mother's day not too far off, I thought this would be a blessing to other mom's.

Sculpturing a Divine Likeness

There is a God above, and the light and glory from His throne rests upon the faithful mother as she tries to educate her children to resist the influence of evil. No other work can equal hers in importance. She has not, like the artist, to paint a form of beauty upon canvas; nor like the sculptor, to chisel it from marble. She has not, like the author, to embody a noble thought in words of power; nor like the musician, to express a beautiful sentiment in melody. It is hers, with the help of God, to develop in a human soul the likeness of the divine.

The mother who appreciates this will regard her opportunities as priceless. Earnestly will she seek, in her own character and by her methods of training, to present before her children the highest ideal. Earnestly, patiently, courageously, she will endeavor to improve her own abilities, that she may use aright the highest powers of the mind in the training of her children. Earnestly will she inquire at every step, "What hath God spoken?" Diligently she will study His Word. She will keep her eyes fixed upon Christ, that her own daily experience, in the lowly round of care and duty, may be a true reflection of the one true Life.

Let every mother feel that her moments are priceless; her work will be tested in the solemn day of accounts. Then it will be found that many of the failures and crimes of men and women have resulted from the ignorance and neglect of those whose duty it was to guide their childish feet in the right way. Then it will be found that many who have blessed the world with the light of genius and truth and holiness owe the principles that were the mainspring of their influence and success to a praying, Christian mother. -E.G.W.

Mother's Bibile

With Mother's day just around the corner, I thought I would share this poem. I read it several years ago, but I have never forgotten it. I'm sorry, but I don't know who the author is so, I can't give credit where it is due. If you know the author please let me know.

Mother's Bible is so worn
Around the edges of it.
I like to think each worn spot shows
How much her fingers love it.

The pages...well they're blurred a bit
Where Mother's tears have scarred them,
But every mark is like a kiss
Too tender to have marred them.

I think that all the angels must
Smile down from heaven's glory
When Mother's head is bent above
The Bible's blessed story.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Add Another Contest to the List

Well I've found another contest. They seem to be popping up everywhere, just in time for Mother's day. :o)

The prize being offered is a new blog design. I would love a new look for my blog. If you would like to enter the contest be sure to stop by here.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Birthday Party Excitement!

Little Sweetie is invited to a birthday party today. He is excited! I knew he would be. :o)

As soon as he woke up he hollered, "Mom!"


"Do you know what today is?"

"What day is it?"

"It's ________'s birthday!!" :o)

So he is really looking forward to this afternoon. I will stay at the party too.

We are going out for supper with my mil & fil, so I don't have to think about what to cook. I like that! :o)

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Mother's Day Giveaways at 5 Minutes for Mom


Just wanted to let you all know about some giveaways at 5 Minutes for Mom. Some are even open to us Canadians. Exciting! ;o)

Friday, May 4, 2007

Sew Crafty Friday

Here is what I have been working on for cards. Masculine birthday cards, as I don't seem to have many of those made yet.

The bottom front is paper torn, so I couldn't get them to stand up. ;o)

What crafty things are you working on?? Stop by Shereen's blog and see what crafty projects others are doing. And add yours too. :o)