QUOTE

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Autumn

So autumn is well and truely here although it is not as cold as it is supposed to be this time of the year. We are still hitting the high teens.
I was surprised to see this azalea blooming this time of the year! I don’t recall it ever blooming in autumn. I wonder if there are varieties that bloom this time of the year or is it that it is totally confused🤔



This was a white hydrangea not sure what it is called but now it has turned into a soft pink.





I am at the moment struggling with my project as i am not able to get the look that I have in mind. I will share pictures soon but at the moment i have nothing much to show. Hopefully the third try will be better.







Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A little bit of this and that


Just starting a new project. Don’t know when I will finish it though. I dont know if it will all come to gether or not.



This is another project in drawing stages. Actually it has been for a long time now😀

Just scribbling while keeping mum company without my glasses 😀








Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Some photos of Rocky Mountaineer holiday

Here are some pictures of my holiday. There was however one disappointment which i was hoping would get remedied but unfortunately it did not happen. I did not see a single Bear!☹️. That was my greatest disappointment of the otherwise a wonderful trip.
This was in Vancouver 

The steam clock in Vancouver 


The salmon hatchery in Vancouver



Were sent off right royally as we chugged away slowly in the train


You can see how hazy the mountains looked with the smoke from the forest fires.



Up in the mountains the air cleared after some rains 



Birds eye view of our hotel from the mountain top


View from the hotel window


Ice fields the Athabasca glacier


Loved this mountain with its unusual shape


Hope you enjoyed some of my pictures




Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Things I could not resist

Hello everybody. How time passes by so quickly. I cannot believe that I have been away from my blog for so long! Things that have kept me away this summer has been mainly my travel and my hubby’s health issues and several visitors coming for the summer. Anyway after so many hectic months there is a brief lull. Amongst my travels this summer one of the places i visited was the Rockies in Canada. I had a brilliant time. This is one of the things i picked up there which are so delicious 😄

Like many artists I seem to have this terrible compulsion to buy art stuff if I fall in love with it. These may seem like ordinary things and nothing to get excited about for others but for me they are so exciting.😀

Another place that I visited this summer was The Lake District. I have been there several times but I don’t seem tire of it. Of course since I was there and it is the birth place of the  wonderful children’s writer Beatrix Potter I could not resist buying this sweet little book written by her.

Then there was this wonderful free class by the artist Karen Baker on the website Curious Mondo about making adorable elves so I had to have the clay. I hope to make an elf when I get a bit more time. I have even bought a mini oven in anticipation of that. 



Now if only there were more than 24hrs in a day maybe just maybe I would be able to find time to create😀





Sunday, May 27, 2018

Lovely Flower show

Last week I went to Chelsea flower show enjoyed it very much. The flowers were spectacular as always. Loved one stand where they had sculptures from Alice in wonderland Beatrice Potter and others. Here are some pictures as best as I could take in the crowd.

















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Lastly I am not really au fait with celebrity people but spotted a couple who came as the cameras were following them everywhere. One was a lady but couldn’t get a picture as she passed by quickly the other one I just clicked. Who is he ? If you know can you enlightenme please. 






Thursday, May 17, 2018

Frozen is finished



She is done but i am not very satisfied with her. I think because it is the pattern which was one of my first a hurriedly stitched one, so she does not stand very well. Anyway I had decided that I would make something of the stitched body parts so this is what came out. I did some beading which is not very visible because of the colour. I used a lot of tiny white beads to give an illusion of ice. Had to put her down several times because my wrists became troublesome. I am glad I am done with her.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

He is back!



This guy is back looking at our fish from the neighbour’s roof. I am not sure if he is the one from last year or not. This one seems to be bold. He just looked at me disdainfully when I made shooing noises at him. He took his own time to slowly spread his wings and fly away. Our fish are safe as we have got netting to protect them but the smaller pond is not protected. Even though there are no fish in it, there are other wild life like the tadpoles and nutes in it and i don’t want them to be eaten up😀.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Slow progress


I told  you that I was making a frozen doll. Then I had to shelve it for sometime. I have started working on it again. I have been beading her and she keeps asking for more😄. I want to finish her but it is slow going. This is how far I have got.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Not enough space!


I have used up all the space in the rack already. I have still lots to put up so I have run out of space now. I will have to make up another rack I have ribbons to hang too. But I have sorted most of them out so putting them up should not be too difficult once the rack is made. 





On another note  I bought these two adorable prints. It is illustrated by a children’s book author. Her name is Jane Heinrichs . Her website is
http://www.janeheinrichs.net/ . These prints were on discount if you want to have a look at her shop. I was quite surprised to find that she lives very close to me.


Friday, April 20, 2018

Project complete



My project is complete after much heart ache. The project itself didn’t give me the heart ache. Yesterday I had planned my day such that I finished all my chores and little jobs to do well ahead of time so that I could finish my project quickly. Before I sat down to finish I  had one last job. I just wanted to feed the fish so I went to feed them. When I looked into the pond I saw some algae and blanket weed. For the warm and sunny weather they had begun to grow so I thought I would treat it. I went and picked  a bottle which said it was for control of algae etc so I used it. After a few minutes I found the fish had begun to gasp for air and come up.  Alarmed I checked the bottle. There was nothing in the front to say not to use but when I looked at the back of the bottle there in very tiny print it said not to use for ponds with fish!  I know it was silly of me not to read the label properly but why on earth there was no warning in the front of the bottle?  I or my hubby would never have bought this liquid.. To cut a long story short I had to spend rest of the day flushing out the pond and filling it up with new water.  By afternoon the fish seemed to be a bit better. When I woke up this morning I was not sure if I would find all my fish dead or alive.  This morning I decided to give a final change of water and I found one dead baby fish. There were nine of them I couldn’t see many in there. Maybe they just went into little crevasses in the pond and died or maybe they are still there hiding.  Whatever it is the big fish are still alive but for how long I don’t know. Only time will tell. They seemed ok this evening.  So this was my disaster and heart ache.  I know i must have killed half the pond life but i hope the pond will recover soon. Ok enough of my natter i am off to bed now.  
          

Monday, April 16, 2018

For a change




For a change I have been doing up a frame for my ribbons that my hubby made for me. At first thought I thought that I would leave it in its natural colour but then I found that the wood was not smooth and had a lot of splinters. Since I cannot sand because the dust affects my sinuses and so does my hubby i decided the next best thing to do is decoupage it. So this is what I have been doing. It is taking ages as I have to do it in stages for it to dry. Specially around the hooks it is fiddly. Then I think I will end up doing the same to the rollers too if I find it is too plain. We shall see.

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Beads, beads and more beads!



I am still organising my beads, oh joy! I am a fan of crystal beads but did not know I had so many!. They keep coming from every where😀 I have had to go and buy more boxes to put them in. Will they ever stop multiplying😀😀😀

Saturday, March 17, 2018

My RR doll and weather


Recently I took part in a Round Robin with a UK group. My doll came back to me yesterday and I am so thrilled with it. All the ladies did a wonderful job with her. What a talented group they are. 




Today the weather went a bit backwards after having such a beautiful spring week. The temperatures dropped from 13 degrees to -1 degrees and we have had snow flakes drifting all through the day. Luckily it has not been heavy so it has not settled too much.



Yesterday walking in the warm sunshine in my garden i spotted these frog eggs in the pond. I wonder if they survivrd the cold. I can’t imagine that only yesterday it was so warm and today it is sub zero temperatures. I saw some of last years baby fish. They have grown but they have not changed colour yet. I expect they will do so in the summer.




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