Well almost! Yesterday I did my first ever craft fair. I sold 8 of my twelve bags and had four enquiries for my silk keepsake books! For some reason my red velvet xmas stockings and gift bags didn't tempt anyone at all. I made these last minute to make things look a bit christmassy as it was a christmas craft fair, perhaps people are not so keen on this sort of stuff anymore? Never mind!
Earlier in the week we did Thunder Bay one last time before the winter really set in. The road was really pretty this time! Last time we passed through Schreiber I was intrigued by a number of trees bent over, almost in a perfect arc, at the side of the road. Our friends, who have lived here for years, explained that there was an ice storm a few years ago and this was the result! Fascinating! The frozen 'waterfalls' on the rocks at the side of the road are pretty impressive too!
So this week really saw the arrival of winter with our first real snow of the season, although I guess by local standards this still isn't anything to get too excited about! It dropped to about -18 yesterday then rose back up to about -10! After the craft fair Lovely Man and I decided to take a walk in the snow. Having been shut indoors for two days sewing I was eager to get out there. So eager I did the usual 'grab your boots and coat and out the door' thing. Note to self - choose something you think will be warm enough and add another layer underneath! Although I am told we will acclimatize eventually. It was a strange experience. Wearing only thin brushed cotton jeans my thighs got real cold even though I was walking quite quickly. Within minutes of being back indoors they were suddenly on fire! At one point they were SO hot I considered taking a cold shower! I did, however, manage to get some nice shots of the beach and lake - all frozen of course!
So today is lazy Sunday. Cooked breakfast, a little tidying up and then a whole day just painting and maybe another little walk in the bush! Have a great week all!