Thursday, September 20, 2007

I'm Back

Well, I'm back. Let me tell you that it was not easy going without internet connection. I did manage to get into a library to check for messages for a brief hour, and all I can say is it is good to have internet connection again. I didn't know how addicted I was to my blog, and internet, until I was tested. So, how are you? Did I miss anything while I was gone? Anyone win contests or get onto design teams? I tried out for two design teams before I left for vacation, but didn't get onto them. Oh well, I'll keep on trying.
This is a cottage I rented on the Bruce Pennisula, near Tobermory, Ontario. As you can see, I was very spoiled. The cottage sits on Miller Lake. In the evening we had a fire and I got to make smores. I'm such a kid!

Hummingbirds flew all over the area and used the three feeders almost constantly.
We fed the chipmunks peanuts.
Here is my DH, Donnie, as we hiked in the woods.
This is Donnie's cousin's cottage in Merrickville, near Ottawa. The cottage sits on the Rideau Canal, one of the "new wonders of the world." We both love Merrickville, and hope to move there one day.

17 comments:

rebecca said...

What a gorgeous place. I'm going to put it on my list of places I'd like to visit. I'm sure you came back relaxed and roaring to go.

sally Jenkins said...

Welcome back. Your class is a go. We have a giraffe stamp from WillowGrove waiting for you.

Stamping Moments said...

Welcome Back Home. Oh My Goodnes what a fantastic holiday place to stay. We went to Ontario why back before we had children and loved it. Smashing Cards on your Blog. jenny xx

cards by designs said...

Love your blog. I added you to my google reader.

Kim- hutchink :) said...

I'm so glad that you are back! Looks like a very beautiful place! Love all the photos! I love to make smores too! YUMMY!

Maria said...

Welcome home Beth!! I'm glad to see you back. Wow, looks like you had a really nice time. . .the pictures are fabulous.

Yeah, it must have been tough not having Internet. . .I'd probably go nuts. .lol!!

Anyway, can't to see you posting your lovely creations again!!

Jovita said...

Glad your back and sounds like you had a wonderful time. The cottage is beautiful. Jovi

Ila said...

Wow! This looks like a fabulous place. Sounds like you had a great holiday. Love the pics...beautiful cottage!

shuggy said...

it is beautiful!! glad you had such a good time!

marja said...

welcome home beth!!!

what a beautiful cottage beth and a fabulous place and I love the pics!!!

Jennifer said...

I'm so happy you had a great holiday and even more so to have you back. I love stopping by your blog and seeing what creative things you've been up to.

Jean said...

Welcome home Beth though it must have been hard to drag away from that beautiful place! Look forward to seeing your great creations again - missed you!

getcre8ive said...

Hello:
This is actually my first time visiting your blog (I really like it!). First, I too was without internet connection for a while this summer when visiting beautiful Manitoulin Island. Second, as a resident of Merrickville, I had to pipe in, that you are absolutely right to dream of moving here. 5 years ago my husband and I came for a day trip and three month later we moved here. Still loving it.
Joanne

Tandra said...

WOW! Breathtaking!

Thanh said...

Looks like you had a great trip Beth!

SmilynStef said...

Wow ... what an absolutely gorgeous retreat.

Karen (Karen Stamps! on scs) said...

What great pictures! We rented a cottage just up from Tobermory, on Manitoulin Island. It was *gorgeous* and totally worth the internet withdrawal ;-)
And Merrickville is great, isn't it! I feel so lucky to be a short drive away from there.
Great blog postings - you are an amazing artist!