Sunday, August 28, 2011

Autumn Progress

I am making some progress on the Autumn Trio. I am doing the background in a hunter green wool with flecks of yellow and orange. But I had to make the birds, sparrows, as if I used black for ravens, they would blend into the dark background.

As Deanne says quite often, you just have to go along with your mat and sometimes, it works out and sometimes, you learn from the whole experience.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


These spectacular pictures were taken in the Northern Pennisula where the icebergs have been plentiful. The last picture is of the Peterman ice island and you can see all the seals which are riding along with the ice island.

I have been continuing on with the Autumn Trio and enjoying the final days of summer. My dear mother arrived yesterday for a visit and hopefully, we will be taking in the sights in the next few weeks.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

New Project!

Sometime ago, I won a blog giveaway from Cathy at Orange Sink. At that time, I had other projects I wanted to finish and didn't get started until today.

Here is Autumn Trio by Cathy G. in its early stages. I will be using mixed fibres such as wool yarns and wool strips. With the summer almost at an end (afterall the Ex has started in Toronto and we all know that signals the end of summer), I think it is time.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Harry Potter's Lid

I can't believe it has been so long since I last posted. Nothing special going on but certainly, now the summer is seemingly almost over.

I finished up Harry Potter and as you can see, it worked out although, it took some thinking of how to get it to hold on to the lid. I basted a 1/4 elastic into the binding and then, pulled it tight to shape it. I don't know if anyone else has ever hooked a toilet lid cover, but there you have it!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Aunt Bertie's Daisy Garden

Someone, I had the brilliant idea of bringing my Cheticamp frame from the rec room, to the deck for the summer. Once I received Cara's permission to do an adaption of her piece, Aunt Bertie's Daisy Garden, I went to work on the large project. It will be approximately 26 x 44 and I added a border and some dragonflies and lady bugs.

It hasn't worked out as the Cheticamp frame is also a monster and took up most of the deck, so it got folded up and eventually, will be moved back down to the rec room. However, I thought while it was off the frame, I would take a quick picture for today's post. It will be sometime before Aunt Bertie's garden will be complete but I hope I do Cara's art work, justice!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Living the Dream!

How many of my friends say that one day, they will sell up their big city home and move to a smaller town and take some time to smell the roses? Most times, this never happens, they never live the dream.

More than 10 years ago, Fate called my name and said, it's time to change things, and so I did and now, I feel like I am living the dream, not dreaming about living.

Friday, August 5, 2011

My Summer, so Far!

This picture shows dolphins playing in the Bay of Islands. Every year, the dolphins come into the bay, probably chasing their food source. Even wild dolphins have a natural ability to play and frequently, jump out of the water and put on a little show for us.

My summer, so far, has been going along in a positive, but steady march. This year, we hired a student to help out with some projects, so my weekends have been freed up and not filled up, with painting, staining and other assorted duties that must be done.

We(the royal,we, of course) are developing a small boarding kennel business and it is to be called Kozy Kennels. I will post some pictures as the project goes forward.

On the rug hooking front, I have been working now and then, on the Harry Potter crapper cover as one of those UFOs that need finishing. The larger projects will wait until the fall.

I still am not able to post comments on some of my fellow bloggers sites as I am having the same problems that Kim did in the past. Anyway, I try to post but it is like being in a revolving door with no exit.