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Friday, December 7, 2012

Far Behind ...

Hello my dear friends,

oh dear ... I look at all your lovely blogs and see all your beautiful Christmas creations and decorations in your homes, studios and shops and then I look at my house and apart from a layer of super fine white dust ... nothing!(sigh)

Work is still going on in my basement and they were meant to be done today but again we had a few mishaps and I know mistakes are human but I was starting to get a little flustered. (Our doorbell cable was accidentally cut through whilst the new phone cables were put it and the ceiling was open and nobody noticed it so the new ceiling went up. But it got fixed and it took almost 4 hours but it was done and without reopening my new ceiling too!!) And if that wasn't enough then I had one of the doors put in the wrong way so that the light switch was on the wrong side and ... right about then I was so stressed I was ready to walk away from this renovation. On one good note ... our basement powder room floor was tiled and it looks great and I am hoping, hoping, hoping that we will finally be done next week!!

I must say, one good side of being at home a lot is that I have been able to do a bit of creating and in the next few days I will share one of my newest makings with you.

And last but not least ...

I wanted to share some photos I took 10 year or so ago in Alberta where we were stationed with the military for 2 years. We lived in a small village in the prairies where it would get quite cold in the winter and when the big frost over nightwould come it would look like a dream the next day.

The trees in my garden would look so stunning. You can just see the corner of my house on the right and our Christmas tree made of strings of lights might not look like much in the daytime but at night it was wonderful!
Doesn't it just look beautiful!
(I hope the photos aren't too bad. Since my scanner isn't set up I had to take photos of my photos.)
So far here is south-western Ontario still haven't had a lot of snow yet ~ a dusting here and a few flakes there until now, but I am hoping for more before Christmas.

Please do visit me here at Todolwen soon again ~ it is so nice when you stop by and I have new making to share with you.

I hope you are well and life is treating you kind my dear friends.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. Beautiful pictures of Alberta snowscene, real picture postcard stuff! I hope your stressy rennovation will be completed on time next week. I think the worst thing about having work on the house is workmen who don't shut doors - it just gets so cold! Ours only closed the doors before a bout of swearing! which I suppose was considerate as we had children in the house. Betty

  2. Alberta is beautiful...I lived there for 22 years..My two boys and their families are still there so I visit quite often. Thank you for the beautiful pictures,,brings back memories. And I do hope your reno's are smooth till the end.

  3. Hope your renovations will soon be done!!! I'm having my kitchen painted on Monday and can't believe how much work I have to do before that...I don't envy you except when its done!!!

  4. Beautiful pics!Hope things are finished soon.Hugs,Jen

  5. The pictures are amazing, i can only be jealous with the white view you have there.. Here in Israel snow is a far dream..

  6. wow!!! i live in NY and i never saw somenthing like this!!!! just beautiful!!!!

  7. oh dear, oh dear I hope they are done soon and you can have your house back. Thank goodness they were able to make the needed repairs without mucking up your new ceiling!
    Your pictures are beautiful - that frost is definitely a "Cold Canadian" thing - lovely!

  8. so beautiful....
    I would have thought original pics, no pics of pics.


  9. Wouldn't these gorgeous photos be WONDERFUL as cards???? I love them Karen...xxoo, Dawn

  10. Karen-- don't fret over your (lack of ) decorations-- I don't have too many either- lol!!

    Those photos are so amazing-- I've never seen a frost like that-- it's just gorgeous!! But it sure looks cold!!