Spring has arrived.....

It finally looks like spring is trying to
arrive this week.
This morning it is gorgeous, the sun is shining and it looks like it will be a
sunny day.
I found a pattern in Moolie Makes Magazine #33.
The pattern and beautiful bears was created by
Sabina of
I had some felt and made these two hand stitched bears.
I now have new wool felt and I will be making a few more as gifts.

Happy Spring weekend to you.



Being a princess...

Claire's big moment was being with some of

the Disney Princesses on board the

Disney Fantasy Cruise.

I must admit that I am pretty biased when I say I think she looks adorable.

(Love that her front teeth are growing in.)

Today they are in Georgetown on Grand Cayman.

Jeremy's only wish was to swim with the dolphins.

He will get his wish today.




Claire in Disney World

Today Claire is headed on her 7 day,

Carriabean Disney Cruise,

taking along her parents and grandparents.

To say she is excited is an understatement.

For the past few days they have been in Walt Disney World in Orlando.

Jeremy had been there 5 times by the time he was 5 years old.

He was very lucky as his godmother lived in West Palm Beach.

This will be Claire's first time in WDW

and her first cruise.

I am sure it won't be her last.




I have been crafting...

While the rain or snow is still falling,

I get busy

crafting and cooking..two of my favourite things.

I have always wanted to paint a

Paint By Number.

I got one for Cindy as well and each day we send

each other photos of our

progress on the painting.

I am still finishing off a scarf I started before leaving for Thailand,

as well as finishing a needlework pillow I have been working

on and off for several years,

Grilling up a whole bunch of vegetables to use

in soups and as a side dish.

My days are happy and full.



Dinner on the stove...

Mitchell's Soup Company

Did I tell you that it was snowing again.

Really, well it is.

So soup was on the menu for dinner tonight.

I had been given these soup package as a gift.

(Thanks Sue McLure)

It was apparently the best soup Jim has ever had, could bacon in it

be the reason?

Cindy thinks so.

The crusty baguette added a nice addition.

Thankfully, I have enough to freeze to several more

winter/spring meals.




Back home to a cold BC...

It really is a shock to my system.

The cold, seems to seep into my bones keeping me chilled.

Of course getting over bronchitis and a sore throat,

on that long flight from Bangkok

makes coming home a cosy spot to be.

The snow keeps falling and the roads to the coast have either been closed

or so much snow falling each day,

travel is not advised.

Thank goodness I still get to see Claire on Face time.

She just received her green belt in Karate.

She is one proud little 6 year old.

Here are a few of the photos I have taken since

we got back in Tuesday.

Tulips help brighten these overcast days.




Last couple of days..

I am thankfully starting to feel better.

I am still coughing quite a bit but hope it subsides before we fly home on Tuesday.

We went to one of our favourite beaches,

for dinner and a walk.

Look at these cute puppies on the beach.

I wanted to take them and their mom home and give them a good life.

Hopefully someone would be as likely inclined.




Recovering poolside..

I had been coughing for a few days and wasn't getting any better,

so off we went to the

Bangkok Hospital in Hua Hin.

I have bronchitis but was happy it wasn't pneumonia.

As we fly out on Tuesday from

Bangkok to Kelowna,

coughing and sneezing for 24 hours was not going to be good for anyone,

especially in the plane.

Amazing service, saw a specialist had a chest X-ray, meds and an inhaler.

I was in and out in less than 2 hours and $200.00.

Dr. Sirichai Saengngammongkhol

not only had a great name, but was a kind and caring Doctor as well.

So today, I am relaxing and resting after doing my swim/walk in the pool.