Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Okay - enough snow pictures!!

Although I could have posted more snow pictures very easily!! Boxing day weather was the worst I have ever seen in my life - anywhere. The highway was a mess - all the buses north of Marine Drive in West Vancouver were canceled, including our one little commuter bus. They had to cancel ferry sailings out of Horseshoe Bay because the cars couldn't drive up the hill out of the ferry terminal after the ferries docked - so the cars were stuck on the ferry. I couldn't even get to work that night - the road out of our village was being used as a tobogganing run by the local kids - that is how much snow had fallen. Can you imagine!! Anyway I think I have gone on and on about the weather enough - but this is one Christmas that will be talked about for many, many years to come.

So - now for something completely different - sort of!

My sister had the family over for dinner at her home in Calgary after Christmas. Jessica and her family were quite ill with the flu during Christmas but everyone was much better by December 27th. Sandra sent me a few pictures that she took of Hunter while they were there for dinner. Maybe next year we will be able to visit Calgary and Hunter for Christmas.

This is a picture of Hunter with my mum at my sister's house. See how young my mum looks - for just turning 70 this year. I hope I inherited those genes.

Hunter all dressed up in a little Santa suit Jessica bought for him. I am sure he won't be too happy when these photo's surface one day when he is 16!!

As you can see - San's quilt is well loved - going along for dinner as well. Gosh -- doesn't he look so cute in that little suit. He looks like he teething I think as his little cheeks are quite red. Poor little guy. I sure wish I could just drive across town and see him and give him a very big hug -- instead of having to drive across an entire province. I am going to book a flight to Calgary for the middle of January for a quick little visit.

I made him a little banner for his room for Christmas.

The first red block is made from Sock Monkey fabric. Each letter block is about 5 x 7 inches - it doesn't look that big in this picture as I cropped the picture. I didn't post the banner before Christmas so it would be a surprise for Jessica - as she sometimes reads my blog.

I also made a couple of little Ipod pouches for gifts this year as well. This is the one I made for Anri. I made one for Jessica as well with little Gecko fabric - but for some reason I didn't take a picture of it.

The pattern is from the Winter 2007 "Better Homes and Gardens - Quilts and More" It has the little hook at the top to hook to purses or pockets and a little pocket on the back side and a loop and a fabric cover button. All very hard to see in the photo. Anri loves the Ami Butler fabric. It was very quick to go together. Now I think I need to make one for myself.

It has been raining here for the past few days but there is still quite a bit of snow on the ground. Oh........... right I said I wasn't going to talk about the weather again.........................

Happy New Year to all!!!
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  1. Thanks for sharing your photos - your mother really does look younger than her actual age. What a good idea making ipod pouches. Have a good 2009

  2. Hunter is too cute in that little Santa suit!!
    Happy New Year!!

  3. Hunter looks great in the Santa suit and your mom is beautiful.
    The IPod pouches are fun- what a good idea.

    I hope that your snow melts soon- What weather you have had this Christmas season. My niece and her husband got out just in time and will return on the weekend to Vancouver.

    Happy New Year to you and yours,

  4. Please continue posting photos of your neighbourhood and the snow, i love them! We visited Canada in 2007 and i so desperately want to come back.It is such a beautiful place and i'm very jealous of you!
    Happy New Year!

  5. I've had enough of the snow too...our street is still a nightmare to get in and out of. The piles of snow are getting to be pretty high. The pictures of Hunter are so cute and I think you're right, he might not think so in a few years. The ipod case sure looks nice, you did a excellent job.

  6. He is so adorable in his lil suit! Seems to be growing way too fast too. Love the cozies. I felted some for gifts.

  7. Oh, that little Hunter is just as cute as can be! I would be flying there as often as possible, too. Lucky you, getting your mother's genes... she looks wonderful. Happy new year, Pam!

  8. Hnter looks very cute in his santa suit. Hopefully the snow melting doesn't make too much of a mess.

  9. Spring will soon be here and all the garden will be refreshed with all that lovely water( from one on water restrictions ). Hunter is a bonny bot Cheers for you and the family in this year 2009.

  10. Oh oh Hunter is a wonderful Santa....
    HAPPY 2009 Pam.
    ciao ciao