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
Way back, when those lovely spring days seemed to last forever, one simple pleasure in our garden was to pull out a stalk or two of this beautiful vegetable, called rhubarb. We'd dip its end in a handful of sugar and munch away enjoying the lovely combination of tart, sweet and crunch. I suppose it is this nostalgic fondness … Continue reading A Rite of Spring
Last week during coffee conversation with a DF, I learned that there was going to be an auction sale where she was volunteered to be a "spotter". On Saturday, I dragged another DF along with me to what I think of as "an old-time-country auction". We arrived early at the rural location to have a … Continue reading Auction Action