Friday, October 20, 2017


I’m so happy to be back in the studio! This morning, I did start a fiddlehead (from the freezer) soup and then I had my usual Friday lunch date with friends. I made a quick stop for a few groceries, hubby arrives after supper from his week away working in Sept Iles, Quebec.
The soup will be puréed with almond milk added. I picked up a fresh 12 grain bread to make a grilled cheese to go with the soup. Yum.

In the studio this afternoon I free motion stitched some confetti scraps sandwiched between layers of solvable interfacing for more foliage.

It looks like this once the Solvy is removed by soaking.

I felt I needed more shades to choose from for the more muted foliage to the left of the falls. 

I added more green in the waterfall area and I starting extending the waterfall down to the pool. More layers to come.

Tomorrow, I had thought I might hike again but I’ve decided to go to our guild UFO day which I haven’t done yet this year. Instead of a long hike, I’ll come home around 3 and get out for a walk on a close trail.

Happy weekend!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

(Backup) Finally home and stitching

I’ve been off here for a bit haven’t I? We were away for Thanksgiving to our son’s in Lunenburg, NS. We did a bit of hiking on a trail  near Mahone Bay.

The colors were a couple of weeks behind ours up here in northern NB.
My youngest son and fiancé came for the weekend as well. She had never been to the area and wanted to see the scarecrow festival in Mahone Bay. I was so excited to grab time in the yarn shop that I didn’t even think of pictures. We had lunch in a cafe called Oh My Cod where I managed one photo under protest.

It was truly the best seafood chowder ever!

Then we took a drive out to Blue Rocks a famous and very picturesque spot near Lunenburg. Tom Selleck filmed part of his Detective movies there.

I was home for a turn around day and then was off to the Fiber Fest in Amherst NS where I took a garden fairie sculpture workshop from Ann Dunlap. It was a very busy day. We started with this:


And finally this.

I still have some refining, finishing and embellishing to do here at home. Maybe some beads, fabric, leaves, pointy shoes?

I’ve been out hiking again on the Miq’maq trail again, this time with hubby.

And sketching.

Can you blame me for not having time to stitch or write?

Finally, today after my trip back to Moncton to a doctor yesterday, I’ve been stitching, working on the central section of rocks and foliage.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Ahike, a rope bridge, some stitching

  Recently, I’ve been discovering parts of the old Mi’kmag trail that is being developed here. It runs from Daley Point all the way to mount Carlton and is 100+ Kms. In places where there are rivers or streams the volunteers have built bridges —something I wanted to try. My husband has still been out golfing so I searched on the fb site for someone to go with me. A woman and her dogs joined me yesterday for a short hike. I was trying to get over a sore throat. 
She knows the trails well and took me to this spot called Gordon’s meadows ( my husband is named Gordon) where we ate lunch.

Before getting there I crossed over on the rope bridge further up while she walked across the shallows with her dogs.

It was fun and a bit challenging but not as hard as it might seem. I’m hoping to take my husband up next time.

I came home and stretched out with tea and a book which I’m quite enjoying.

My current socks are called Octopus’ Garden by Jenna Swanson. There are always interesting patterns going round at my knitting group.

This morning while hanging out the bedding, I noticed a woodpecker at our back birdhouse. My husband had seen it yesterday and told me how close he could get for a pic. I took a short movie too; however, I don’t know how to add it in this blog platform. Some research is needed.

Maybe he’s moving in for the winter. I do believe they stay here.

This morning I attended to some much needed cleaning and made pumpkin bran muffins. They are yummy!

That’s it for housework for the week! I like to get it over with so I can concentrate on my artwork which I did this afternoon. I spent over an hour and a half cutting the water and all the little bits on it as well as getting to a bit of the stitching.


Before finishing the length and breadth of the waterfall, I need to finish all the surrounding rocks as well as the water. I’m finding it’s still in the ugly stage and thus takes a bit of determination to get back at it. I’m hoping that it’s starting to look more like the scene but there’s still a lot more work.

I’m pretty satisfied with my Monday. I hope your day has been as productive.