Saturday, June 29, 2019

pix ...

The grain in the birch is quite interesting ....


A corner on the deck ... 


This tree has a face ...


Compliments of Mother Nature ...


Chive vinegar brewing ...


i haven't forgot ...
i just can't remember






Sunday, June 2, 2019

back and forth ...

We're back and forth to the cabin nowadays so my blogging time is limited.  And I'm using a new browser that prevents me from leaving comments on some blogs.   It's still very windy and extremely dry in cottage country and in town but the gardens are planted.

This is a recent read that I enjoyed - the ants are big this year .....



Hum, the hummingbird, likes to sit here after having a drink - 
sometimes it seems like he's 'lying in wait'   ...


Here he is coming in for a drink ...





no matter what yesterday was like,
birds always start the new day with a song

Thursday, May 23, 2019

odds 'n sods ....



It finally rained albeit not much - the moisture was desperately needed!  The dandelions finally bloomed providing a feast for the bees - people were immediately killing off the dandelions.

This was an interesting cloud seen at the cabin ...






A yellow headed blackbird joined the red wings for a sunflower seed feast ...




This is a favourite gathering place for the pelicans -  on the way to the cabin where a bridge crosses the Mossey River and the pelicans gather on both sides and quite a distance up the river - the photo was taken before the rain - it's a little greener now -  we always stop to watch them ...




I  enjoyed  this book ...



and this one was quite entertaining ... 



And here's cottage cat ...




i took a walk in the woods
and came out taller than the trees

Monday, May 13, 2019

me mudder...

"who sit me on the ice cold pot and me me pee whether I could or not - me mudder"  Do you remember these little me mudder ditties - I can only recall this particular one - we used to rattle them off when I was a kid, a very long time ago.   Anyway, we've been at the cabin where it's still quite cool and have been using the outhouse temporarily - every time I sat on the cold seat in the early morning this little ditty would come to mind and with it came fond memories of my and friends and our activities.  ^^

I made this for a friend for Mother's Day.  She lost her only child a few years ago and just recently lost her husband - I wanted to be sure she received something for Mother's Day.  Her favourite colour is blue and I'm hoping she likes lavender since that's what I filled the sachet with.  ^^  I backed it with a piece of toile in the same colours  - this is a design by Happiness is Cross Stitching - the wee rose will be the package tie-on instead of a bow - she's a classy lady so a parasol seemed appropriate.



try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

hard to believe ....

It's hard to believe that April is over today - this month flew by.  There have been a few very warm days and a wee bit of rain but it's been on the cool side - so cool that we haven't opened the cabin yet  - no doubt all the cold, open water contributes to the chill in the air.  But that's ok because it's warmer in town and we've been able to prepare the garden for planting - green onions and chives are already being harvested and there was enough rhubarb to make a batch of jam - grape jam this time - we sampled it this morning and it is very tasty.  This is the jar I gave to a neighbour...  


I've been trying out a new computer browser and I think I've finally gotten all the kinks worked out.  The best thing about it is the speed - I'm totally impressed with how quickly I can now check email, etc.  I've been using Firefox and like it except that it was continually 'not responding' and it was slow going.  The one I'm currently trying is Brave and I'm pleased with it - it gave me a few problems like not being able to leave a comment on some blogs but I think I have that sorted.  

Since I like to cross stitch and find it relaxing this is my latest finish, a Hands On design ...



who you are tomorrow begins with
what you do today

Thursday, April 18, 2019

bunnies ...

We've been having some wonderful weather!!!!  15 -18 C with lots of sunshine - it's been worth waiting for.

These bunnies worked up really quickly which is a good thing since I needed 50 of them.  ^^  The pattern is from here. These are the colours I used ... 



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And I made myself a pair of  slippers from this pattern   ...


Have a nice Easter weekend!


kindness is free ...
sprinkle that stuff everywhere! 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

april ...



I stitched this  one in honour of our anniversary which we celebrate in April.  We were married  'back in the day' when 'April showers bring May flowers' could be taken literally - those were the days. 







turn to the sun
and the shadows fall behind you ...