Saturday, August 31, 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013


I'm not sure about this one.

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


They went through our backyard first, munching on leaves from our tomatoes and apple trees. Had a quick drink in the bird bath before they headed over to the neighbour's empty lot and then down the hill to the river.

Selvage pillow

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

Wrong colour

This is my truck. It's the wrong colour but this is definitely my truck!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Ultimate Flea Market

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

Italian Cooking School

Yes, this is fried bread pizza. I had to give my taste buds a shake because after biting into one of these hot babies I thought I was in Italy.

And for Mr. Cowboy, a mini loaf of bread made with the leftover dough.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Evening sky

"No great thing is suddenly created."


Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday, Monday

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.