I have simmered down a bit since I last wrote. I’ve been keeping busy with a few projects, reading and enjoying the heat – I’ve been in heaven with all this heat. Usually Calgary has one day in the summer that makes it to +30, two if you’re really lucky. But generally our summers are luke warm at best – which is still nice, but I can do hot. I love hot. I’m happy when it’s hot. And this last week I have been in my glory. Unfortunately it also makes me lazy so it feels like I haven’t done much, but looking at all the photos from the last 10 days or so it appears I’m not as lazy as I think!
|My happy place. If you don’t look anywhere else in the yard it actually looks half decent (well, better than it was!)|
|And enjoy it I do!|
Stampede Breakfasts; besides fireworks, free pancakes is my Stampede event. We managed three this year, one of which we volunteered at and sliced up 7 watermelons for our Community Centre:)
Last week Gord and I left the city and went to the foothills for some quiet-get-me-out-of-the-house-im-going-crazy time. We read by the river and had lunch in a small town. Ahhhhh.
I made THE best raspberry creamsicles. Unfortunately, they didn’t come out of the popsicle mold and spoons are too big to fit in them too. I was like a monkey with a tool digging out the goodness because it was oh so worth it…anybody know where to find a good popsicle mold?!
Our garden is exploding with radishes and mini lettuce. I really don’t plant that much, but when it all comes at once we eat a lot of salad. Still to come; beets, carrots, potato, peas and onion. Yum Yum.
(Oh Blogger, I love how you don’t let me lay out photos properly….)
So my friend and I have been sending fabric back and forth from Calgary to Adelaide for the couple years (we really slacked off in the middle there so it took a while). We’d cut squares, a few at time, and send them but would keep the exact same squares for ourselves. The idea is we will haveWe now have enough to make a double quilt but can’t decide on what colour to use as a solid. Chris is leaning towards black, and I’m a white fan, but white seems to be be a default and maybe I need to try something different. I can sort of picture the dark red…maybe. Any ideas? Please help help!
AND, I finally got my grey quilt quilted. It’s lovely! And here it sadly sits in a heap with it’s binding ready to be cut and sewn. I need me a rainy day – just one so I can justify leaving the sunny deck to rescue this beautiful thing from the basement floor!
I think that’s enough blabbing about nothing for now! I’m off to attempt creamsicles again, they were just too darn good to give up on that easily!