Thursday, February 26, 2009

Can't Wait For Spring

Nothing says spring like tulips. Can't wait for mine to come up, but I guess it will be a while. For now I just purchased a bunch at the grocery store. They bring spring into the house even with 3 feet of snow on the ground. Can't you just smell those lilacs? These are pictures from last years harvest from my lilac tree. I also grew the hydrangea's and gladiola's.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

President Obama buys cookies in Ottawa Canada

It was so exciting last Thursday to have President Obama visit my home town of Canada's Capital, Ottawa.
Our city prepared for his arrival with great anticipation. It was not a long visit, (only a few hours) but I think a very eventful one.
He is such an out going President, so friendly and personable. You are all so lucky to have him as your leader.
While he was here, he took a little side trip to a bakery, down in the heart of our city. It is called Le Moulin De Provence in the Byward Market. He bought some cookies to take back to his daughters and yesterday I was down town and picked some up. Apparently the owner of the bakery has sold 5000 cookies since the Presidents visit and he has had calls from all over the world
ordering these cookies.
They are a type of sugar cookie with red icing, not too sweet and oh so delicious. When I bought the cookies, they were made, but didn't have the white icing on yet, but I bought them anyway and put the white letting on to show you how they are supposed to look.
He also enjoyed a Beavertail (pastry) with whipped cream on top.Yummie
President Obama said he will return when Canada warms up L.O.L.
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Friday, February 20, 2009

Scroll Saw

Thought some of you might be interested in seeing what a scroll saw looks like.
It is a lot like using a sewing machine, but without the foot peddle, as I mentioned before.
Not scarey at all.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wood Scraps

I am still busy building bird houses.
Seems everyone wants one.
I found I had a lot of wood scraps left over, so I decided to make napkin rings out of the small pieces

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ottawa Winter Carnival

We are celebrating "winterlude" ( our winter carnival ) here in Canada's capital of Ottawa.
Here are some of the ice sculptures that were made from different people around the world that come to this sculpting competition. As you can see, there were some pretty amazing pieces.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Busy Building Bird Houses

I have been very busy building bird houses. I ordered the pattern for these bird houses a couple of weeks ago and last Saturday, I started cutting them out on my scroll saw.

Just last night I finished painting them and putting them together.

I still have to fill in the nail holes where they were attached and then coat them with an outdoor varathane.

I can't wait to hang them at the cottage!

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