Monday, August 29, 2011

Flickr Favs August

Crochet and Flower Loom CushionBlooming Flower CushionCushion loveCopenhagen CushionHexy Blanky Still In Progresssomething pretty bag!
stool coverTotally Scrappy Blanketpinky-flowers2one blanketmatrioskasRainbow Ripple Roll
Flickr Favs August, a gallery on Flickr.
Here are some of my favourite crochet beauties for this month...what great colour, joy and inspiration these project bring me - enjoy!



Friday, August 19, 2011

More Flowers Around the New Garden

Hello Friends...

There are all sorts of pretty little flowers popping up around my new garden...it's so exciting to go exploring each week and to find something new.  I'm not a great gardener, however, I do know a thing or two from over the years.  One thing I'm not really good at is identifying all the different sorts of flowers and plants.  Here are the latest...any ideas as to what they are, I'd love the comments!


These red ones I find to be so pretty...at first I thought they were some kind of a weed as they were growing over the last couple of weeks, but then I thought better of just pulling them up, just in case.  They look like some sort of a perennial, as they seem to be multiplying on their own.



These pink ones are so interesting...they smell like grapefruit to me.


I also have these in white...I think they are some sort of common perennial.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Second Hand Find

Hello Friends...

Things have been quite busy lately, with settling into our new home and all.  The kids are at home with me for the duration of the summer...just under 3 weeks left until school starts (but who's counting).  So, just a quick post today to show you what I found down at a local second hand store we discovered while out on a walk yesterday.  I'm loving blue and white lately...and I was lucky enough to come across this sweet little milk pitcher/creamer for a whopping $5!!  Anyway, here are some pics. of my lovely new creamer...





 Here it is, all sweet with its beautiful flowers.


It would make a great flower vase...this was a bunch of dried lavender that I brought from my garden from our old house.



I found this photo on the camera, that my 5 year old took...not a bad shot of our dining area, with the afternoon sun coming in from our yard.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Exploring

Hello Friends...

This week, in between unpacking, sorting, cleaning and settling in, we did a bit of exploring around our new home.  We took a short drive down to the water.  We live on lake Ontario, which is huge, so there are many nooks and crannies to be explored.  Close to us is the Humber Bay, and there is a park there with a butterfly walk.  Although we did not see any interesting butterflies, the wild flowers were beautiful.  The next day, J. took some fab photos of a butterfly in our backyard.


Lake Ontario.















Thursday, August 4, 2011

Moved In...

Hello Friends,

After a very busy couple of months, we've finally moved in to our new house!  Move day was a crazy busy long day, but we finally made it.  Chaos and boxes surround us everywhere, but we are slowly making a dent.  I've managed to unpack most of our kitchen, but all was literally shoved into the cupboards with no rhyme or reason...a re-org is in order.  But, for now, we are good.  Thank goodness, J. is off for the week...he's been a huge help putting major things together.  Here are some pics.


Our living room with the morning sunlight.


Dining room.


Dining/kitchen.


Finished morning coffee.


I was able to bring  my potted herbs and flowers along with us.


Back deck.


The garden, which is one of the main reasons we bought this house.

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Beautiful garden again.
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