Wednesday, May 23, 2007

MAY 23rd

It's snowing ! Can you believe that???

Mother nature sure is PMSing!!!

Hopefully it will stop soon but for now , its
showing no signs that.

Will keep you updated.
Thats it from by the hills

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Outdoor Fiber Studio

I have a mini carding studio on my back patio ;)

I took pics to show you

The chair is by the * picking station*
Note comfy seating, bagged fleece
and hydration receptacle on table.

The roving and batt processing station is at the opposite end of the
Note all the HIGH tech equipment <>

This is my *home* electrified drum carder.
No , I didnt do this, I bought it this way!
BUT wow it is so HANDY!!

Thats it for now from By the Hills!


Here's some pictures of Tulips

I took everything out of the bed last fall and replanted

I put in creeping virginia, new tulip bulbs
and a few strawberry plants.
I love taking pictures :)
More later!

Monday, May 14, 2007

April Update

Quick Update For April

As you may have noticed , April is none existent on the blog for by the hills.

It started out OK with me waiting NOT so patiently for spring.

April 1st My stepfather was taken to hospital on Maui
A week later he and my mother flew to Saskatoon by using
Air Medi Vac . The crew was wonderful.
My stepfather was admitted to the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.
After a brief but valiant struggle with cancer ,
he passed away April 16th in the later part of the evening.
April 26th , we traveled as a family to Lethbridge to the funeral.
We were home by the 29th.

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone
who emailed best wishes and said prayers for my
stepfather and my family.

It was very much appreciated.
More than you can ever know.

That's it from by the hills.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mothers Day

Mothers and daughters
Were daughters and mothers
Not so long ago.

We give and take
And take and give
Along time's endless row.

Love is passed
And love received
To be passed on again:

A precious heirloom
Twice, twice blessed,
A spiritual cardigan.

I'll put it on
And treasure it,
The me I have received,
And when the roles
Reverse again,
I'll have what I most need.

So may our love
Go on and on,

A hundred thousand years;

Mothers and daughters,
Daughters and mothers,
Through joys and other tears.

Happy Mothers Day
to all the Mothers and Daughters

Thats it from by the hills