Friday, July 29, 2011


This wicked sunset was taken one night this week overlooking the beautiful Bay of Islands. If you look closely, you will see a small boat probably heading home after a day of recreational cod fishing.

Wicked is one of those NL terms which doesn't mean what it does to the rest of Canada. Wicked is something great, wonderful, beautiful, unbelievable. Used like this; I had a wicked time last night at the concert, or that's a wicked tee shirt you have on.

Wicked is the equivalent of the word "sick" that the young people from away, use all the time.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Got to Love it!

Imagine looking out your window every morning and seeing this big, old iceberg out in your front yard? This picture is in Goose Cove which is only a couple of hours drive from my house in NL.

I still marvel at the beautiful sights all around me in this place. The summer has been on the cool side but we aren't complaining. I overheard a visitor to our province ask someone what kind of air conditioning did she have? The answer was simple; "why, we just open more windows when it's hot".

Got to love it!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


I didn't have a chance to take out my camera this morning but this picture is exactly what I saw just as I left my driveway on the way to the Day Job. It was abit foggy this morning and my neighbour's gaggle of geese were in the middle of the road, taking their time, crossing back home.

Needlessly to say, where else would this happen but on the island of NL. We are so close to the earth here, so much wildlife around us and a small population of two legged beasts-we humans.

People in NL still hunt and fish, go berry picking and raise their own animals and yes, keep the craft of rug hooking alive. With 80% of the world's population living in cities, we are losing our ability to fend for ourselves but not, here in NL.

Monday, July 18, 2011

New Project!

There are two incredible artists, Cara and Pam who live on the East Coast of NL. I have been following their wonderful blog for sometime and I really love their whimisical approach to art with a NL theme.

I just received permission from Cara to adapt "Aunt Bertie's Daisy Garden into a monster size rug hooking project. I am working on the pattern and going to use an interesting border with dragon flies, lady bugs and butterflies around it.

If you get a chance, have a look at the Grumpy Goat Blog and the fabulous art work as well as a good laugh at Cara's postings!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Parsons Pond!

Here is Alice's second mat which she just recently finished the whipped cord finish. This mat was her original design and was taken from a picture that she had and used as the model. Parsons Pond has a special family connection and this mat is a gift for a family member.

One of the highlights was the sign over the store which she had a local embroidery shop make for her.

Well done, Alice!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Eye Candy

We are all settling into the lazy, hazy days of summer and here are some pictures of the garden. Time and tide wait for no one and before you know it, it will be over for another year. So let's enjoy it; the smells, the heat, the flowers and of course, the eye candy that surrounds us.