Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Day 315 of 365

A few pictures today. These are Morden Sunrise roses - they start peach, and fade to pink and yellow, plus they are the most fragrant of the roses in my garden. They are doing really well this year.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Day 313 of 365

We watched a thunderstorm roll in this evening (high winds, rain and hail - luckily no damage for us).

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Day 312 of 365

We went to my parents today, on Lake Winnipeg (one of the largest lakes within Canada).

Friday, July 27, 2012

Day 311 of 365

All the bales are together now.

I thought I would add a photo
 of the grain the straw is from

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Day 308 of 365

Fresh bales of straw - one of the sites on our evening bike ride.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Day 305 of 365

Pieced together "Hop To It" blocks, just borders to add to finish the quilt top.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Day 304 of 365

Some people have nice pictures of their children on their blogs - this is my 15 year old racing from the camera.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Day 303 of 365

Another hot day. This robin sat in the bird bath for quite a while.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Day 302 of 365

I have never seen so many flowers on the potato plants as this year.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Day 301 of 365

Washed all the windows inside and out today - these are the screens that aren't retractable, they all got a clean too.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Day 300 of 365

The grass seed and sod that we planted last week are growing. We had some rain recently and it has made all the difference.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Day 299 of 365

Pieced a baby quilt today (it is all ready for quilting). I cut the pieces out yesterday with the GO! Cutter and the Rob Peter to Pay Paul die. Thank goodness for rainy days. This will be a gift for a family friend.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Day 298 of 365

Our first "big" harvest from the garden. We have a little bit of all kinds of veggies in the garden - a stir fry/salad garden (we had a stir fry for supper). In the colander there are beans, carrots, zucchini, an onion, spinach and a few different kinds of peas.
I recently read somewhere on the internet that a couple were buying those yellow Tupperware colanders, like the one in the picture. They find them at garage sales, flea markets etc. They have a cupboard full now. Just so when their children clean out their home one day, they will wonder what their parents where doing with all those matching colanders. Every time I pull out my yellow Tupperware colander it makes me smile.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Day 297 of 365

Since one side of the deck is finished I was able to do the last of the planting. I moved perennials and shrubs, and replanted the herb garden.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Day 296 of 365

 We had a rain day, and finished the last of the Hop To It blocks (from the book by Edyta Sitar).

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Day 292 of 365

Another lovely/busy weekend. We put up a gazebo, added the boards for the deck and put in some stairs (I was thrilled - my legs are all bruised from climbing over the edge of the boards to get to the back door for the past month), plus added sod around the patio to finish it off. Just a bit more work to do.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Day 291 of 365

We had a thunder storm this evening, with lots of rain, something we really needed.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Day 289 of 365

Spent the day working outside. This is the lettuce patch in the garden.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Day 288 of 365

We finally had some rain, and so I was able to stay inside sewing (between the 5 power outages). I finished off this quilt top (a lap quilt for a family friend).

Oh no, another picture of my patio - it was nice to see the true colour of the stones in the rain, instead of the gray colour it normally is.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Day 285 of 365

The patio is finished - tomorrow we will rest (it is a holiday in Canada).