Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Theme Is SMILE!

The theme this year, at the Day Camp at Myers United Church was 'SMILE'.
The weather was hot & humid but that didn't slow the 15 kids that were there to participate in the fun day of 'SMILE'. There were songs to be sung, crafts to be made, games to play, & a hot dog & KD lunch, that finished with ice cream! It was fun for all!

 All are ready for the day! And a walk down the lane to the church to get this day started...
You sure can tell that Jean aka Mrs. Williston, is a retired teacher. lol She had that day planned out to the minute & it was a full day of fun! She's giving instruction to the crafts, their first craft was a elastic bracelet or necklace, with the task of finding their wooden letters to spell it. Once threaded & tied on, they were onto their next craft.

 That craft would be a dream catcher made from colouring a paper dollie, plastic plate, threaded pom poms, & a ribbon to hang it. It sure was a task to keep of with the threading of the pom poms as each catcher had 5 & 15 kids plus Heather's!

She got right into the craft with the kids & enjoyed this craft! Look at her 'smile', beautiful, helpful, happy, Heather!

After lunch, games were on the agenda! I couldn't help but notice that kids these days don't were hats in the sun?! In the foreground, those two straw hats you see are on wooden crows that say 'Two Old Crows Live Here." The helper wore her hat & put one on her daughter, you should have see the look that she got from her daughter, putting that hat on in front of everyone! LOL
Like the fun & games begin!

Sharon counted marbles as they were picked up with toes!

 I think wearing summer flip flops may help with the toe spreading!
 Nice way to cool your toes...
And there's another marble captured in the toes!

 There was the running relay. Look at the calm blue water & gentle breeze, summer fun!

 Others waiting their turn in the shade a the trees.
 The kids were happy to Nicole with a water break. In the background you can see the boat shed that Myers Church has the annual quilt show. The boat is outside the shed & will go in when the season is over.

 Now for the craft of making a lantern from paper, that will glow with a battery operated candle.
 I think Heather enjoyed this craft too! LOL
 This little one was happy to show me that hers looked like a robot!
 The day has ended & now it's time for the annual Myers Church Day Camp! Jean really knows how to get everyone organized.
 Look at these 'happy campers'!

 Now it's complete with Jean Williston in the picture! Thank you Jean for making Hardwicke the community that it is! :-)
 I'd like to see what your looking at through your lens! Your sure to see a 'smile'!!

Rexton's update...

 Boris has given his bed up to this wee feline
 She goes in there to play...

 She has so much energy...
 Then she sleeps...
 And sleeps...
This is what I think Boris waits for, his quiet time. lol
 She loves to stretch out...
And stretches up...
 This was a yawn...looks like a 'smile' or laugh, silly kitten. lol

 Sleepy eyes again. Boris & I are in for some quiet time. ;-)

This morning I was doing a photo shoot of the snowman I purchased from one of the artisans at the Napan Fair.
                                                                 How cute is he?!!
                                                           Rexton thinks he's cute too!

                                                She pushes, grabs, & jumps on everything!
                                                            This is a push......

With the snowman theme, I've been embroidering at night. This is a picture that several of my girlfriends are doing. Mine is now done!

                                                     It will fit on my metal hanger this winter. :-)

I've been working on my Chevron quilt too...

It's oh so nautical... then I got the idea to make it Acadian!
 The tall ship square took the same size squares as the chevron!

By adding the appliqued star to the sail, it now has the Acadian feel to it! Oh so summery too!

Bill arrives next week to spend time with me for my birthday. I need to take my sewing machine in for repairs & that's why you always need two machines. If I didn't have my old back up I think I would go crazy! But it's rug hooking day today. Enjoy your day & thank you for stopping by!

Thought for the day...

                                     If you haven't any wrinkles,
                                     you haven't laughed enough.


Friday, August 22, 2014

Fun At The Napan Fair

Last weekend was spent with friends at the Napan Fair. I've attended it for three years now and every time it has rained! This year I wore my Coach rubber boots & was very thankful I did as mud was everywhere, such a city girl! lol

This is what these two did whilst I visited the fair! lol
 Rexton & Boris having an afternoon snooze.

 Mary Beth purchasing some yummy onion rings from a vendor.

 Then it was onto watching the wagon competition.

 The ground was very mucky...

 But nothing stopped the show!

 This was the winning wagon in the end!

 It really was a sight to see, I've no idea on how things are judged during these events...

 But I'm always in awe at the beauty of the horses & the commitment of those driving them.
 The winner!
 Gorgeous black beauties to watch.

It was rainy & cool, so we took to looking at the crafts. I saw this beautifully knitted vest that had my attention from the first sighting of it! I tried it on over my denim jacket & it was for me! The lady next to me didn't want to have her picture taken & said 'OK, only one', she is truly an artisan with wool. I was saddened when she told me that was the last item that she was to hand-knit & now used the knitting machine due to developing Parkinson's, it has now stopped her & I feel extra privileged to wear her designs. The vest is a button front with the knitted design done in the front & back. I thanked this lovely woman for the knitted vest & the picture.

Then it was back outside in the cool drizzly weather, only I was cozier now with my wool vest on!

There were trick riders brought in from Calgary. It took the two female riders & their horses & crew, six days of travel to reach Napan NB to perform that day. 

 This is Ashley preforming bareback on the horse.
 They truly did move as one as she rode around the ring
 Then she left as Mackenzie, an 11 yr old rider would now preform her trick riding abilities.

 She really did put in in an awe moment!
 As she circled around the perimeter waving.
 Yes, 11 years old!
 Look at the fence to the left, a hungry or teething horse has left its mark. lol
 Mackenzie & Ashley would do many more tricks whilst riding but it was too hard to photograph, so I just took it all in. :-)
 The two worked very well together & the crowd applauded loudly.

 More tricks...
 This is my favourite shot of Mackenzie! You go girl!!!
 Then it was the 9 - 11 yr old's, chuck wagon driving with instruction.
 These two really dressed the part too!
 This was Mary Beth's favourite buggy, it had beer barrels carved out on the side!

 Powerful beautiful horses.

 This would be the winner!
 Everyone looked so good!
 The horses hardware just glistened even with the overcast sky.
 Mary Beth's fav! lol

 Mary Beth with her brother-in-law Dave & sister Sharon.
We would finish our day with a poached salmon dinner at Mary Beth's & for dessert, eating ice cream & blueberries & that the other two picked, forged out of the cemetery.

Home again.

 Even in the overcast, the sky is blue.

 This wee bistro set has seen been around for years...

 But truly looks at home here overlooking the shore. I placed some bird feed in the feeder but no one came so I've moved it to the porch & they come there!

Remember the panyhose rug? Look at it now! I washed it in the front-loading washing machine & it came out so vibrant with colour!

 This is the back...
 This is the front! Cynthia, I'm so pleased & will treasure this for years to come!

Now for some sewing!
I'm working on my first Chevron Quilt.

I'm going with a nautical theme & thought I'd better start it soon as September & all the fall colours will be beckoning me soon! Lol

It will be red & blue chevrons (zigzags) with a white background, photos to follow.

Thank you for stopping by & sorry it took so long to get this posted!

A though for you...

The person who rows the boat doesn't have time to rock it!

Stop by again. ;-)