Recently, we flew to North Carolina to attend a family wedding, which was held in an historic Benson house. This Queen Anne style house was built in 1910 for a local merchant and politician Preston Woodall. Over the years, the original house has seen several additions and has served as a bed and breakfast until … Continue reading Preston Woodall House
It seems that I have strayed from making greeting cards in the past few months, so I was glad to be motivated by needing to send a birthday card and a graduation card. I set myself a little challenge: to make four different cards using a single sheet of 90 pound watercolour paper. First, I … Continue reading When a Card Says it All
One hundred and fifty years ago, on July 1st 1867, the British colonies of Upper Canada (Ontario), Lower Canada (Quebec), New Brunswick and Nova Scotia came together under the British North America Act to form the Dominion of Canada. The anniversary of this confederation had been called "Dominion Day" until being changed to Canada Day … Continue reading Happy Birthday!
Flowers have bloomed and faded away over the course of June. Early in the month, our wisteria actually bloomed for the second time in sixteen years. Unfortunately, its flowers were all at the bottom of the plant! Irises bloomed profusely. They will need to be divided next spring. This Columbine had been growing wild along … Continue reading June Garden
Until last weekend, it has been perfect spring for plants growing and thriving in our garden. With the continuous cooler temperatures and moist grounds, the flowers have never looked better nor held onto their blooms as long as they have this year. The cooperative weather motivated me to be outside puttering in my flower beds … Continue reading Garden Inspiration