Monday, August 17, 2015

Friends, Fair, & Summer Fun

Mid August & summer heat has finally hit us!

This week has flown by with wings...

I had a fun, fast, visit with friends from London, ON. I stitch every Thursday with a few girlfriends at Beverley's house & now she's visiting my house! We even had time to stitch together in the sunroom.

 Beverley under the arbor. And you can see to the right of her, my morning glories are thriving & so is the grape vine on her left!
                                                     She's a special woman in my life. :-)

                                               And of course her wonderful husband Gary!

                                   Great photo of you two! Great couple to Bill & I too!

 It's great talking to people that have been here & know what I'm describing--glad you enjoyed you overnight stay!
                                                                    Like all good things...

                                                            It was over & time to say...

                                                           Good bye with a tear in my eye.

Rexton Report

She has now found her way out the bottom of the sliding screen door. So I thought I'd out clever & fix her I bought a tension baby gate off of Kijiji. She just shimmed between the screen & gate to freedom. So now the front screen cannot be used. Frustrating in this heat when there's a southern breeze!

 She is a sweet cat though & loves to be with me when I sew. That;s her behind my sewing machine.

 I put her kitten blanket on the table as she was using my sewing fabric for comfort.

 She doesn't even mind if the fabric goes over her, she just snoozes away. I had so much mending of Bill's to do this week. It felt good to stitch on the machine, I've not done as much sewing this summer as past summers. Sowing now...not sewing! lol

               Sleepy eyed, Boris is ready for his snooze on the rug in my sewing studio.

 I snapped this photo last night as it's the 1st time since our arrival in May, that these two have snuggled up together.

 Rexton has really filled out, she's one year old now & tips the scale at 11 1/2 lbs.

I entered what I could at the Napan Agricultural Fair & was quite pleased with my 9 entries. Six placed first & 3 placed second.

                                My hand appliqued Home & Harvest - Red ribbons are 1st place.

                                                        Stoneware horse, hooked rug.

 A crochet afghan I made for my Dad back in the 90's. He always loved the clear blue sky.

 The Thimbleberry Queen Sized embroidered quilt placed first & best in show!

                                                                   I just love the logo!

                                                                 The Mistletoe Skaters.

                                                                       Squirrel Potholders

 A doll I call Mini Me because her hair is made from mine. Hair I saved from my hairbrush for over two years. Twisted into a curl & hand sewn onto her head.

                                                           An embroidered Noah's Ark

                        Stained glass corners that I made in the 90's for our workplace foyer.

 I pulled them apart for you to see the roses cascading, they're upside down too!

 The thrill of my find! Yoga socks that a woman sold me & these beauties placed third! How great will these be this winter when doing yoga?!

I was so pleased with my ribbons & was surprised with the money that came with them! I donated my monies back to the Napan Fair as they're raising funds to get a roof put over the stadium.
It was a great year this year as the past has always had rain...muck is a problem with both the stadium events & those attending.
A great time was had by all!

 I did a draw with the Seniors Woodworking Club that had just started up & won this earwig trap!

They climb inside at night & in the morning you remove the rubber bands & place them in soapy water or step on them! I've not seen many as my problem is ants!

Mowing the Lawn-------Just love the look after it has been cut.

                                  Mowed the grass today, this is the view from the backdoor.

Front door view, must do something with the black gravel but it's just too hot to shovel these days.

 And the side door view.

 I've the Miramichi Rug Hookers coming here for our annual potluck & some rug hooking.

 I want it to look nice as they only come here once a year & I now have my gardens. ;-)

                                           The sunflowers that i got in a small coffee cup, have opened & look so happy! They're on top of the tomato plant that I got from my neighbour Karen. I'm going to have tomatoes!

                                                     Just looking at them make you happy!

 Something is going to flower, I thought it was a sunflower but it's so small in comparison.
It too came from the plant swap last May at the EBH Garden Club.

 Old Tommy, I think he likes the heat as he stays outside in the shade on the lawn furniture.

                                                  His face sure has turned white around his mouth.

                                                     He's looking good for 16 years old.

 Rexton looks but has never left to go outside, she knows not to cross that line! It sure is hard to make her a inside cat when she was a feral kitten & wants out to hunt & explore.

I also went to Rexton to the Bonar Law for the annual rug hookers meet but forgot my camera. grrrrrrrr

Thank you for visiting.
Have a great week & stay hydrated!


  1. I wonder what happened to my comment, it disappeared so i'm trying again.

    Congratulations on all your ribbons, You are just amazing. All your crsfts are so well done. No wonder you won so many ribbons.

    We have so many earwigs here and they eat holes in some of my flowers. they are everywhere and so annoying. I've had to use some earwig destroyer. You're lucky that you don't have many.

    I can't believe how fast Summer is drifting away. So hot here today, I can't get my Mojo in gear and will put trimming the hedge till the temperatures are down in September.

    Have an enjoyable week.

  2. So glad you and Bev had a visit - always a fun time :) Didn't know you were a Yoga lady too ...