Sunday, December 25, 2011

From Our House To Yours...

Outdoor Christmas Tree
Outdoor Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas to all.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Is A Week Away

Remember the picture we posted back in October of the sky being reflected in the calm water of a nearby river here on The Witch’s Island? Well, they were having a photo contest at work to decorate the president’s office wall. You know, something to impress visiting customers with, and I entered that picture. Guess what. My picture was one of only three selected! Better still, each of the three finalists won a crisp new $100 bill! And even though it is one of the newly introduced plastic bills it’s still a hundred bucks, yahoo! That’s right, baby. The Witch is rich, sort of. It was a shock, but a pleasant one.

This is the picture that won me a hundred dollars.
This is the picture that won me a hundred dollars.

So, what else have I been up to, you say? Well, I’ve been busy crafting away in my basement workshop. I created a little picture using shells and other bits and pieces I collected at the beach this summer while Hubby was in swimming. I really enjoyed designing this and the shells just all fit together nicely to make this scene come alive. I’ve already got some more ideas floating around in my brain and it’s going to be a long winter so I may try some more of these.

I made this picture using shells and driftwood I found on the beach this summer.
I made this picture using shells and driftwood I found on the beach this summer.

I’ve also been decorating the family room for Christmas. The fireplace mantle is one of my favourite things to work on. I love birds so I’ve given it kind of a nature theme. And some poor little elf must have fallen through the ice and gotten soaked. He seems to have left his clothes to dry by the fire. Someday I may find the right elf figurine to sit up there too but so far I haven’t come across one. He would have to be the right scale to fit the clothes and he’d have to be semi-naked or in his undies and that’s just a little too much to ask, I guess. I just might have to make my own.

This is my mantelpiece all decorated for Christmas.
This is my mantelpiece all decorated for Christmas.

I’m hoping you all enjoy this little up-date as it is only 7 more sleeps till the big day. Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Wow, My First Award For Blogging!

Well, I was really surprized today when I checked for comments here on the Witch's Island to find that It's Me, Sam had nominated me for a Liebster Award.

Liebster Award

A quick Google search doesn't turn up much information about how the award originated but Sam has a brief description of its intent as well as the rules for passing on the love.

The rules:
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all - have fun!

Here are the five that I would like to nominate:

Grunge Queen
A Garden Wench
Japan - Living The Simple Life
Canoe Corner
The Fat Hydrangea

These are all great reads and I try to get to them all every day. You might want to go to the Grunge Queen's blog first because she is all set to move to England to get married.

Thanks again to Sam for this. It's been fun!