Thursday, August 29, 2013
The sand stretches for miles, the waves flirt with your toes, and the salty perfume invades your nose as you walk hunched over searching for the perfect shell, a smooth chunk of driftwood, or a fist-sized agate.
The latest bag is made for beachcombing or shopping.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
First, I stitched selvages to a plain cotton backing.
Using an old pillowcase, I stuffed it with lamb's wool and stitched that up.
For the back of the pillow, I used one of Maura's old shirts, jazzed up the edges with some purple cotton from my stash and attached that to the front. Inserted the stuffed pillowcase and buttoned up the back. Done!
Monday, August 12, 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013
This is the Clinton Emporium. To appreciate it's treasures and explore the cavernous building you need at least four hours. Travelling on the Dirty Dog I had 5 minutes barely to snap these pictures, no time to go inside because I would never have come back out so I'm thinking "road trip".
Friday, August 9, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
A co-worker gave me yellow romas to try; I've never had yellow romas but they are quite tasty. Of course, any tomato will taste good when bathed in olive oil, seasoned with fresh basil and layered with fat slices of bocconcini.
Our million dollar view is now priceless as the neighbour removes the dead trees and cuts back on the healthy ones. They were nice trees.
Finally jarred up my lavender that has been drying since June. Looking forward to making sachets for the winter sale.
What do you do with a huge zucchini from a friend's garden? I made Chocolate Zucchini Cake; recipe from BC Woman magazine from November 1991. This cake is so good due to the combination of butter and vegetable oil and a dollop of buttermilk. Of course, the chocolate chips sprinkled over the top make it extra special.