"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." Anais Nin

Saturday, July 25, 2009


When driving home, we go through a field and the other day my Husband got some photos of a beautiful buck that casually ate around the field that borders our subdivision. Although we are in city limits, we have fields on two sides as well as a river which brings a lot of deer. They wander through our yard every evening during winter.

We also have a bear that enjoys the wild berries too. One lady told me he was a resident of the area! This photo was taken last year and maybe we'll get another one when the berries and apples are ready :) There are houses to the left and right of him and lots of buildings on top of the hill.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tea on Tuesday........

......And it's a lovely cold drink :)

Nothing special to report today, I'm back from my visit to Vancouver Island which was just too wonderful. I will post some pics when I go over some of them.

However, I'm working on another crochet piece to sew on to a piece of Winnie the Pooh fabric, thereby making a cute little top for my Granddaughter :)

I made a red topped, longer version for a dress, but sent it home with her before I got a photo!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cool Cloudy Day Around The Yard

flower bed gone wild--next on the list :)

a few tomatoes, lots of plant

Smokey the cat

mock orange in the heart garden
new fence
very fragrant rose

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tea on Tuesday with Friends and Friendship Loaf

Here I am for tea :) today it is just the Vanilla Nut Cream, a black tea by Stash that I quite like.

I'm using my Mother's tea pot with the cozy she made too :) It seems to taste better when it's done in a teapot--or is that just my imagination? I'm not one for clear cups either--but then today I took this one out.

It's been a busy day going places and doing things. Getting ready for my trip to Vancouver Island!! I won't be home for tea next Tuesday, but I'll try to take some pictures and post by the next weekend.

Here are the two loaves made from my Friendship 'starter' . There are four bags left to start the cycle again. I've given all four away and will collect one from a friend when ready.

I added chopped dates, raisons, craisons, almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds and a small handful of chocolate chips.

I have to say it is very yummy!!

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Monday, July 6, 2009

The Rest of My Puzzle Pieces

The other seven peices to the puzzle.......

Starting at the top left and to the best my memory allows:

Bad Girls, as in the movie. I it sprayed with Glimmer Mists, added lace, which is cut in the front and laced up with embroidery silk, to look like a bodice top. Then I tucked a key into the top and put little pearls across the corner (neckline) to complete the look.

The dove piece is sprayed with Glimmer Mist, has a piece of gyproc tape on it that was pressed into the copper ink pad, then I added the leaf design using a brass template and copper embossing paste. The dove is a charm and the brad in the bottom right is hammered to look like a screw.

The little garden angel piece is stamped, clear empossed, then sponged. I crocheted a piece to put at the top that has beads and the little angel charm.

The pink one on the left was stamped, clear embossed and sponged with pink ink. I cut out the ladies, a branch, and a couple of birds from some vintage papers, adhered them to the puzzle then put crackle accents on them. When dry, I put lace over all, then added the beads and pearls.

The 'framed' piece was coloured with alcohol inks then stamped. Again, lace was added along with the corner accents to make a frame for the lady. The pearls 'hold' the lace on her hat. I wove fibres, on one side, through holes punched in the puzzle.

The second piece down on the right side has the faux silk technique, then I stamped a vintage Christmas scene, sponged and did a bit of colouring. The 'snow' accents were added with a white gel pen and three, diamond stars shine in the sky.

The bottom piece is sponged and it has copper embossing paste using the leaf template again. I used clear packing tape to take an image of a lady from a book and adhered it with modgepodge. Some little stones go across the bottom.

The last two pieces are for my puzzle, but the rest are for the ladies I'm swaping with--sure hope you like them :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Growing Potatoes

Look what I found growing in my cupboard :) I cut the the other two thirds off and decided I'd better cook it up before I lost the whole potato!

So my breakfast consisted of sauted yam and a couple of eggs thrown in. I added a few spices and herbs--cinnamon included, it's one of my favourite spices right now, gets added to everything!

While I'm in the food mode, here is what else is growing on my kitchen table. My Daughter-in-law gave it to me--Amish Friendship Loaf. Saturday is time to bake a couple of loaves.

Makes me want to start some sour dough bread :)