There's a cottage in the country,
A place that you should see,
It's a haven in a harsh world,
A place of quiet peace.
There's a grove of spruce and lilac,
Planted there with tender love,
To break the wind, on winter days,
A home for wren and dove.
When you walk through the picket gate,
You know that you have arrived,
At the home of some gentle people,
You can see the love in there eyes.
The flower beds surround you,
Ablaze with colours bright,
The butterflies flit by you,
The crickets sing at night.
When you enter the cottage you're greeted,
By the smell of fresh baked bread,
And gingersnaps, just like Grandma's,
The aroma fills your head.
The tea kettle sits singing,
The table is set with care,
With special cups and saucers,
It's all because you are there.
As you sip your tea and visit,
Just take a look around,
You'll see more plants and flowers,
And handicrafts abound.
Yes, it's a country cottage,
Filled with life and love,
For all of God's creations,
And blessings from above.
Written by Carol Sumner March 21, 1984
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Recently I was given this little table with a broken marble top. With a little Fusion Mineral paint and some strong glue it was looking almost new. Except for the chip in the marble. Then I remembered this: The phrase … Continue reading
Look Around Crissy Doll
Mom recently brought my Crissy Doll to me. Being the mother of sons, it was so much fun to play with her hair and have a fashion show of her 1970’s wardrobe. Still young at heart! Maybe I’ll sew her some … Continue reading
Vintage Mr Clean
My mother recently brought me some things from my childhood.This included this cool Mr. Clean doll. Rumour has it he had an affair with Barbie. Don’t tell Ken!
Knit Pot Scrubbies
I was so excited to find this new yarn by Red Heart – Scrubby. I decided to make pot scrubbies using this yarn and 100% cotton yarn that I had left over from knitting dishcloths. They are Brilliant! (My new … Continue reading
Royal Copely Pottery
Grandma Westwood had a vase just like this one in Westwood Cottage. My sister has it in Vancouver. I found this one at the local Nearly New for .50 cents! So, of course I took it home. It made my … Continue reading
This Old Clock
The Chimer This old house has a chiming clock, It dongs and chimes and goes tick tock. It greets me in the morning and sings at night; And sometimes, gets the time almost right. It makes me stop … Continue reading
It’s All In The Words
In Westwood Cottage this cross stitch picture hung on the wall near the stove. Grandma stitched it on linen and framed it herself. I had it re-framed and now it hangs in my kitchen along with the cross stitch picture I … Continue reading
The Five Year Quilts
It took 5 years but they are done! These Eye Spy quilts were a lot of fun to make. I really enjoyed exploring fabric stores looking for just the right animal print. Funny, the non sewers in the car didn’t feel the … Continue reading
Vintage Fruit Basket Quilt
Lillias Westwood, my Grandmother taught me many things. She taught me how to sew. She also taught me the importance of doing things over and over again until I get them right. She used to say ” I’ll just … Continue reading
Growing up I spent a lot of time at my grandparent’s farm, Westwood Cottage. It was a magical place. My sister and I always returned home having made something; cookies, a craft, gathering wild flowers and making a bouquet. And … Continue reading