Tuesday, August 28, 2012

scrap quilt

This is another of my scrap quilts .... scrap as in using up odds 'n ends of fabric.  It was put together as a duvet cover but is heavy enough on it's own and I've never added a duvet/comforter.

I like this:
"if you're lucky enough to do well it's your responsibility to send the elevator back down."  - Kevin Spacey 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

a favourite taste ...

This is one of our favourites - lemon curd.  It is delicious and I found the recipe here. 
It's lemony and buttery and dead easy to make!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

not always loafing

I'm not always loafing by the water - some times I actually am quite busy, lol. This morning I made apple jelly and and 2 wee jars of apple & mint jelly.  We like mint jelly with lamb but, unfortunately,  lamb is scarce in our neck of the woods; interestingly, the lamb that is available is from New Zealand (and mighty fine lamb) but where does our Canadian grown lamb go?  I'm not sure how the mint jelly will taste since I used spearmint and chocolate mint but mint is mint. 

I also made a loaf of bread and a filled focaccia - no photo since it was in our tummies before the camera came out!

I did look at the baby blanket that I'm working on but, alas, only had time to look at it and think about what had to be done next. Oh yah, and I did some laundry, and ........... well, you get the picture.  


a moody Manitoba morning ....

 How blessed we are to arise to this.
 Cormorant  after it had preened itself.
This is where the fish hang out.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

a sneak peek ....

I've been asked about the new project that I posted about in June.  Alas, progress has been slow; the stitching and the sewing of the little pieces has been done for ages but finishing will take a while longer ....  here's a sneak peek.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

by the light of the moon ....

Do you remember the little ditty .... 'I went to the animal fair, the birds and bees were there, by the light of the moon the big baboon was combing his auburn hair...' - not sure if you wanted the rest of it (smile).  The full moons in July and August reminded me of that ditty.  They were so bright it was like daylight!

July .....

August .....

Saturday, August 4, 2012

little dog smells .....

Little dog smells bad - she's been doing too much of this.......

You'd think that being in the water so much would rid her of any odour but it doesn't seem to work that way.  So today she had a dry shampoo with good old baking soda and she smells like herself again!

Friday, August 3, 2012

A finish and my first hexie

This is my four season stitchery.  My kid sister gave me the pattern, which could be stitched or appliqued.  Fortunately, she prefers applique to stitching so there was one for each of us.  I used pencil crayons to add a bit of colour and added triangles at the back for hanging...

And this is my first hexie.......