Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
I forget the name of these perennials but the colour is a neon blue.
Flax & hen & chicks are enjoying the heat & humidly these days.
And this beautiful mommy's day basket again!
Thank you Mitch, I hear you've got snowflakes in Alberta today!
The bleeding hearts spilling out onto the front porch
or any kind of nut, almond, walnut, pecans, hazelnuts, peanuts...even sunflower seeds. God love him - all creatures great and small.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I've been working on the buttonhole embroidery stitch these days, using it on one of the wool kits I picked up on the Elmira Mystery Bus Tour. I still have the willow tree leaves to embroider & the window panes to be done in all the windows. With the wee scraps of wool left over from this Primitive Gatherings Saltbox Table Mat 22"x 22"... I used them to make this Bareroots #165 House's Candle Mat 8"x8"
And together - I really like the look! So the two shall work as one & when I've something to place in the center of the large circle, I'll just remove the small center House Candle Mat.
For now I have to take a time out from hand sewing, all the embroidery has done my finger in, I must find that thimble! I wish my middle finger was tougher!! The layering project was a pleasant surprise, with the use of the scraps --- everything has harmony, from the scene of houses & trees to the same colour palette such fun!
Here they are individually, I used diaper flannel for the batting so they're not as thick & flannel backing so they stay in place. Yummy & cute placemats for my outdoor bistro set.
Mitchell has begun his life out in Calgary AB. He has taken on the huge challenge of living away, far away, from home & heading a new job in the elevator industry. With him now done Durham College in Toronto, we had him over to the homestead to present him with a graduation gift. Last December when we were on the cruise (in the Carnival boat that stayed upright!)he saw a watch that showed all the workings through the front & back, he was also the penniless student & admired the watched & put it back. Bill & I decided it was the perfect gift 'of time' for him. We purchased the watch & held it for this occasion. Last year we also found a card that was so him, now was the time to bring everything together...
Later that Saturday night, Mitchell had his going away party at Crabby Joe's & I captured this picture of him, with his grandpa Ernie, his dad & brother Nick! a rare photo indeed.
Mitchell left Monday morning on the 7am flight with his dad. I miss the tight hugs from my Boo Boo Bear already! ...he'll be home for Christmas, however I still have a heavy heart.
I do have the grand-puppy Diesel to keep me busy till then!