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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My Recent Trip to Chetwynd and My Wind Chime

Picking up rocks along the beach of Moberly Lake in Chetwynd, B.C.
A person can walk for miles like this :)
Just listening to the waves and enjoying the solitude.

What I did with the rocks :)
Not exactly a 'chime', but it was my first time wrapping rocks. Maybe next time I will add something to actually make a nice little sound.......or maybe not. I kind of like it just like this.

The carvings from the chainsaw contest. Some are auctioned off and many are just donated to be placed all around the town. Beautiful, intricate work on them all.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tea on Tuesday

I enjoyed a lovey cup of Exotica tea today and quite honestly this loose tea smelled good enough to eat :)

My lovely Daughter-in-law brought it for me, along with a mesh tea ball with a cute little cup at the end of the chain--do you see it hanging by my cup handle :)

Here is the tin, so you can see the blend of ingredients. I think when it's hot out, I'll try it iced.

I had my tea inside today and relaxed with a couple of magazines.

Check out the list of other Tuesday Tea drinkers on Kims blog http://artinredwagons.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tea on Tuesday in the sunny Cariboo

Well, I made it for Tea on Tuesday :) it has been a while! I think my pictures are reflecting the beautiful blue skies. I'm in a lovely shady spot on my little deck, enjoying a mild breeze.

I'm having Arizona Green Tea with ginseng and honey, so soothing. I love the apple, raison, cinnamon pitas. I just toast slightly and add butter. Some cherries from the tree--just some I could reach, riper ones were too high :)

Some company to help with the cherries!

Contemplating what to do with the rocks that I picked up by Moberly Lake, just a few miles from Chetwynd.

Not sure if I want to paint on them or wrap some wire around them and hang from a piece of driftwood. Maybe a bit of both.

A lovely piece of bark found at the same Lake. Such pretty waves on this side, reminded of a horses mane.

This side looked as though it should have goats climbing on it. I'm not sure if I could paint that, but maybe I'll have to give it a try. The whole piece is about 5 inches by 8 inches.

I will post a picture in the near future so you can see what I decided to do :)

I brought my journal outside with me too. I'm trying, once again, to keep it going. This one I started when I moved into my new home :)

Join others for tea over at Kimmies, check out artinredwagons on my side bar.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Red Hat Books

No, I'm not a Red Hatter :) I was asked to make six books for some Ladies in the Quesnel Lake area. Even in such a remote communitee, there is a Red Hat group!

I made three each of two designs, unfortunately, the photos don't show the glitter on the boa or the other parts.

Here is a view from the top, so you can see how the books are made. The instructions on how to make one of your own is on Splitcoast Stampers. See the side bar to find my gallery on Splitcoast, at the top of that page you should see Resources--lots of things to make! It doesn't take long to cut the paper, but does take time to tape all the pages together and decorate!
Now, if the sun keeps shining and the grass dries up a bit, I may be able to do some gardening today :)
Happy 4th of July to my American Friends!