Monday, January 25, 2016

Poetry and Pussycats

     As some of you may know, today is the 257th birthday of acclaimed Scottish poet Robert Burns. So I decided to share a few favourites of his many works.

Auld Lang Syne

I typically think of this song around New Year's, but I've been known to sing it on many other occasions ;)

My Luve Is Like A Red, Red Rose

This is such a beautiful one! I don't think I'll ever think of it now, though, without thinking of the "skunk" from When Calls the Heart. hehe (High-five if you got the reference!)

Loch Lomond

And now, my all time favourite! I absolutely love this one!

Do you have a favourite?


     Now on to that pussycat I promised! 

I made this little sweetie for my aunt's birthday (also today).

 Her nickname is Tabitha ;)

  'Til we meet again!


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy New Year! And Other News.

*Important* New Contest Winner Below

   Hello!  So I may be a tad late on the whole New Years well-wishing but at least it isn't too late to say Merry Christmas, since the Christmas season doesn't end until tomorrow  :)  Anyways, happy 11th day of Christmas! Sorry I didn't get you "Eleven pipers piping".

  So let us see, my phone is throwing a bit of a tantrum at the moment so I won't be able to show you my dolls' Christmas gifts :(  I was able, however, to salvage a few photos taken from one of our local parishes Nativity scene that I found pretty impressive. The photos are courtesy of my brother, who assisted in the construction of the Nativity :).

This is the view from the pews...

Baby Jesus wasn't in the manger yet at the time this photo was taken because it was not Christmas Eve. At that point the priest would place the Infant Jesus in His bed of straw.

My family has helped construct this Creche every year for as long as I can recall and even before that!  It takes a quantity of time and patience to get it just right but it's always worth the effort!

Here is what the Main Altar looks like all bedecked in poinsettia.

  I hope you enjoyed that :). Now on to my next order of business. Do you recall that contest I held? Well, much to my disappointment, I never heard from the winner within the set time and have drawn a new name. Are you ready? The new winner is...

Sophie Amelie Moreau

Please send me an email with your address as soon as possible to:

Thank you to everyone else who entered!