Tuesday, July 31, 2007
The picture (which is slightly out of focus AND off-centre because, of course, the camera needs to be recharged) is of the atc's we exchanged for our summer-themed swap with the CQTeers. The one on the bottom right is the one I made. It's funny how six people can have such radically different 'styles'!
Saturday, July 28, 2007
I think maybe I can scan some of the pictures into my blog so they can be downloaded, but have to do some investigating to see how I can do that. Is anybody interested in them if I do? If there's no interest, there isn't any point in going to the effort. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!
Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
We ate FAR too much and laughed just about as much and I feel as though I've been away for days, not just overnight. Talk about the 'pause that refreshes'!
We went for a couple of long walks and saw some of the damage the hurricane that went through there last summer caused. What a mess it must have been, but no cottages were damaged, which was a miracle. We walked with a bit of trepidation though, because bears have been sighted closeby. Actually one broke into a cottage just a few places down and gorged himself quite happily from the fridge. The owners came back from a boat ride and she dashed into the cottage to the bathroom, entirely missing the fact that the bear was in the kitchen! Scary! If I didn't have to 'P' prior to that, I certainly would have when I saw the bear!!!
We went for a lovely boat ride (small pontoon boat) around their bay where we could see some of the mansions people are building and calling them cottages. Must be nice to have money. Our friends have a small cottage with two bedrooms, a bathroom, living room, small kitchen, a big deck overlooking the water and a smaller closed-in porch, but it's nothing fancy in comparison with the majority of the rest around the area. Fortunately the rules state that all cottages must be built back on the property so as to leave the shoreline relatively untouched and wild. Enjoy the pictures (they're clickable to enlarge, as always).
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
This is the latest piece of rust dyeing and now I'm ready to start my project. This is my favourite piece so far - I love the intense colours. I left it 'cooking' for about a week, rather than just a couple of days and I like the end result much better.
I can't decide if I will show you progress on what I'm making, or wait til it's done. Hmmm....decisions, decisions.....
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
Mumble #1 - One wonders why, all of a sudden, blogger is refusing to let me put a title on this post. Do they know that all I intend to do is mumble and even they are bored senseless?
Mumble#2 - Guess what I did today? I had a picnic in a cemetery.
Mumble #3 - Did you know that whilst doing flower pounding that you should lay your leaves face up and your flowers face down? I didn't either.
Mumble # 4 - Does anybody remember the song 'Standing Outside the Fire' by Garth Brooks? Do you remember the video? Did you drip tears into your cleavage every time you watched it?
Mumble #5 - Discovered a new blog which is extremely funny: http://fiddledeedee.net Love it!
Mumble # 6 - http://threebeautifulthings.blogspot.com is very inspirational and proves that we should all find something to be grateful for - every single day
ARE WE GETTING BORED YET?
Mumble # 7 - Y'all oughta be proud of me. I went to Chapters today and didn't buy a darn thing! That has to be a first. What was even more awe-inspiring is that I didn't see a single one I even remotely wanted. How weird is that? I think I must be coming down with something....
Mumble # 8 - Never say never because you know darn well it's gonna come back and bite you where it hurts. When I took up knitting a year or so ago I swore I would NEVER have more than one project on the go at a time because I didn't want to get overwhelmed. So - can anybody tell me why I happen to have a sock, a clog AND a prayer shawl on needles at the moment?
Mumble # 9 - There's another one of life's mysteries I would like to have solved. Can anybody explain why, despite one's poundage staying the same, that it manages to rearrange itself and suddenly leave one with a uni-belly? Combine that with certain upper-end holders that create a uni-boob and it's downright frightening. What's next I wonder...uni-toes, uni-eyebrows, or (gasp) uni-noses? I can see me now....
Mumble # 10 - And while I'm at it - who invented menopause anyway?
Mumble # 11 - With that, I'm done...for now. Stay tuned because there's bound to be another installment.