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I often say if you can’t find me in the garden

you’ll find me in the workshop and that is true but

today you will find me frugal, and joining up with Sandi in Home and all things in it.

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In the backyard I collected grape vines and boughs from the evergreens.

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Then I made a circle from the vines and started to wrap.

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A little messy but I saved $$ big time.

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I added a few little wee things.

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And added a few snowflakes. I wrapped it in lights and hung it beside the door.  

Then

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I tried my hand at making a small wreath.  I found one of the girls toy bracelets for the circle.

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Added some bells and whistles

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I love making anything with wood slices.

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Now to find a place to hang this little wreath

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This will do just fine.

 

I hope you enjoyed making a wreath today?  This can be such a busy time of the year for so many. Be sure to take time out of your day to enjoy the things that matter most.  Then take some time for yourself, read a book, go for a walk or just sit and look at your Christmas decorations.  Thank you for stopping by today, leave me a note and let me know you were by the Trails of Hats’N Hospitalitea.

~00~ Grandma

 

 

 

 


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Nearing the end of April with Tim Horton’s cups everywhere and now people have taken to emptying their pockets of pennies into the streets. 

Even though it is Friday I’m getting my weekend off to a good start. I started walking my 3 km daily ritual and can’t believe this is my first morning out since we returned from the US only 6 weeks ago.  However, like any good procrastinator I’ve a good excuse because it has been cold!

So what did I find on my morning walk?  The Island is in need of a Spring Island wide clean up and clean up day is  May 13th.  On my venture down Stockman Dr I notice that everyone already has their yard clean up done. Then right there, in my path I found a shiny new penny heads up, oh happy dance.  Then onto the lower Rd I come across an empty lot, remember (Island bloggers) the house that was up for sale “to be moved” on the lower Malpeque Rd? Well Tim Horton’s could do a info-mercial just standing on that property today with all the empty Tim Horton’s cups that are there. Onto Melody Lane my thoughts wonder to the many mornings meeting up from behind with gas powered scooter delivering the morning paper. Buddy has cut down a lot of trees on his property and I know if I take hubby with me on my next walk he will return with the truck and overload it with wood for next years burn. Passing the Petro Canada is tricky as people are not doing the speed limit when they are coming off of Route 2 turning into Robin’s Donuts and I avoid becoming a hood ornament.

 Then passing in front of the Irving Tim Horton’s I notice a handful of pennies, remembering my grand-dad who always called them coppers.  Yes, I bent down and picked them up only to walk another 10 feet or so and find another pile this one with dimes in it, oh lucky day.  Then If I didn’t find another pile in the middle of the road and yet another pile of coopers  beside the sidewalk in front of the Tim Horton’s.  Now I have to wonder just what am I going to do with all these pennies, I couldn’t resist picking them up.  

Knowing very well that a few things changed while I was away and one of them being the phasing out of the Canadian Penny.  So what do you do with all your leftover pennies

Well you could make a necklace

Or a picture frame

A penny car

Or if you have plenty how about a floor or wall?

I noticed that the stores don’t seem to be charging you the penny or they will round up and give you back your change without the pennies.  

Either way if people keep throwing handfuls of pennies out their windows, and I keep picking them up, I’ll need to make a floor or wall.

Happy Friday, Cindy

 

 

 


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