I participated in the HOE Christmas Ornament exchange and received this beauty from Lynn W.
2014 HOE Christmas Ornament
Designer: Bent Creek
From: 2003 JCS Ornament Issue
Stitched by: Lynn W.
This is such a cute design. Did you notice the beaded edge? Wow, so many of those tiny seed beads hand stitched on to make that decorative edging. Lynn did a beautiful job stitching and finishing this beauty. Thank you again, Lynn.
My DH and I traveled to Niagara Falls...
The Canadian Side
We were looking for a quick getaway and since we have never been we decided to check it out. We stayed steps away from the Falls in the fallsview district. We enjoyed:
Viewing the falls
the boat ride into the falls on the Hornblower
We journeyed past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and into the basin of the majestic Horseshoe Falls. Lingering at the Horseshoe Falls, with water rushing all around you, leaves you quite drenched ~ despite the flimsy green rain gear they provide. Truly an exciting experience.
From our hotel room we viewed the:
Skylon Tower ~ 775 ft above the Falls
The black mark on the center of the tower is actually an exterior glass enclosed elevator to the indoor/outdoor observation deck.
And the Clifton Hill area
175 foot Skywheel
175 foot Skywheel
The Falls were nice but the surrounding area...hmmm, not so much. We prefer a more country setting and fortunately, a friend of my DH told him about a place called Niagara-on-the-Lake. We took a 30-minute scenic drive into wine country to the well-preserved 19th-century village brimming with charm.
A quaint small town
With gorgeous old buildings
And some pretty fun treats ~ Candy Apples
All in all a fun trip but we were glad to get home and even happier to spend this weekend with these lovelies...
DS1 ~ G
DS2 ~ D
DS1 GF ~ M