Monday, November 20, 2023

November, Already

 I have been busy but it hasn't been a lot of crafty things. Last week was nearly entirely focused on sorting out some family  paperwork, that we have been ignoring for too long. It is amazing how much time that can take.

At the end of October, I made some more dog bandanas. Here is Doug modelling his. He wore it as his Halloween costume.

It is Paw Patrol, appropriate for his western cousins, who have a first responder for a dog dad.

I also made some masks for a young friend who wanted some cloth masks.

 I think that cat fabric is nearly all gone now. 

There has been knitting done.

Big socks.

The yarn is from TurtlePurl yarns in New Brunswick. It is called "Bog Goes Camping" as a tribute to Bob Ross, the painter. I missed slightly on making them perfectly matched.

And little socks.

These are for the great granddaughter of a friend of mine. The yarn is left over from a long ago project.

The Christmas fruitcake has been made, and probably needs to be sprinkled with rum again.

Mudd has decided he is a Mountain Lion and we keep finding him up high.

One must check when closing the frig, in case he is reaching in with his paw from overhead.

The weather has been highly variable, with temperatures from +15 to -10 in just the past week. The trees have been variable, too.. I was out for a walk, recently and there are trees still holding on to their leaves, and bare trees.

A really interesting tree is the Tamarack. also called the Larch. It is Ontario's only native deciduous conifer. They look like this, before they drop their needles. The green tree in the middle is a cedar.

I have Nana duty this week, so I think we might start baking Christmas cookies, to send to family in Western Canada.


  1. Doug - you look very spiffy in your new bandana! I like the not-quite-matched socks....the different toes are fun. One day those little socks will become big socks......we saw Tamarack trees in our travels around Ontario, their gold colour was quite a splash against bare trees.

  2. Beautiful colors of the sky and the trees... we still have the colored leaves on some of them and it looks so wonderful.
    Socks are the order of the day, it's going to be wet and cold... I hope we get some snow here... I like the white landscape with the blue of the sky...
    I wish you a wonderful time. No black ice, no masses of snow, everything nice and harmonious please.

    1. Since the weather for today. Is 10cm of snow followed by freezing rain, I expect we may be snowed in tomorrow. But it is a nice thought.

  3. Enjoy your baking, you have been busy creating lots of beautiful things.