A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Weekend and stitches

On the weekend (Thanksgiving here in Canada) we went on a trip up north to visit one of the cranberry marshes.  I have never seen how they actually grow, so it was definitely interesting.  We also purchased these....


Those are LARGE bags AND they're very large cranberries too!  
Yum!!

Here's a photo of the cranberry marsh
(unfortunately the berries had already been harvested)..


The plants you see in the foreground are the cranberry bushes.

The leaves were quite spectacular and around every
corner there were yet more beautiful colours.





I got a little bit of stitching done today...


The flat beads in the section above were 
another gleaning from a thrift store
piece of jewelry. 
 

The funny-looking fabric at the top of the photo below
is very much like velvet, but I think it's a
synthetic.

 

8 comments:

Pamela Kellogg said...

Oh what cool photos MA! I love seeing the cranberry bushes! My mom makes a casserole for our Thanksgiving that has cranberries in it. YUM!

Hugs, Pam

fabriquefantastique said...

not a funny looking fabric at all. I think we have been to that cranberry farm...is it near Bala ?

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Isn't that interesting about cranberries - I just thought they grew on bushes the same way as red currants!

Gorgeous stitching and I love the embellishments!

A belated Thanksgiving wish dear MA!
hugs
Shane

Mosaic Magpie said...

Cranberry orange relish....one of my favorite things!
Flat beads make an interesting addition.
xo

Yvonne said...

I was amazed at how they harvest cranberries. I watched them in Cape Cod one year. I love cranberries and it's that time of year!

Yvonne said...

Oh, I love the word Inukchuks.LOL

Suztats said...

Love the photo of the fall colours! Nice stitching, too. Gee, you must really, really love cranberries!

karen said...

so what will you do with all those berries??