Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Canadian Scene

There are not many scenes more Canadian than street hockey, especially on a snowy winter's day!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Rescue Remedy

This year we bought a utility turkey for Christmas dinner. At 75 cents per pound, it was a bargain that was just too good to pass up!

But once thawed and unwrapped, the full truth of its imperfections were revealed. What to do?

We decided that surgery was in order, a skin graft of bacon, woven in a basket pattern. Fresh sage leaves were added and then into the oven it went.

Five hours later, out it came. A turkey of rare beauty!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A Merry Christmas to You!

This vintage card sent one Christmas almost 100 years ago says it all:  "A Merry Christmas to you!"

The sender's penmanship is awe-inspiring!

And the two-cent stamp a cheery Christmas red!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Swags

Here are some of the lovely swags that were made at my 5th annual swag-making event.

Every year, a group of friends come over to make a swag for their doorway or to give to someone else.

We have a lovely afternoon, creating, conversing and enjoying some treats. Some swags are made by friends who live on my street, so I get to see them every day as I pass by. 

 At the end of the swag-making afternoon, it always amazes me how different each swag is from the other, and all so very lovely!