Friday, April 18, 2014

Springtime Walk in the Woods


We walked the woods....


The wet woods....


The very wet woods....


We reached a partially frozen lake....


and walked the shore....


Then headed for home again.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Studio Musings


Lengths of cloth
are being discharged
Simple circles....


dots and dashes....


spirals....


and lines.


I have a series
of three pieces


in mind.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Must Be Here


We have a big pond
madam led her fella
to the huge puddles in the vegetable garden.


He didn`t approve at first
but soon joined her.


Just think that in not too many weeks
about fourteen tiny babes will appear
on the pond


and Mom and Dad will herd them
down the stream to the Annapolis Basin
where they will grow up
and at the first signs of Winter
they will all fly South again.
But let`s not wish our lives away!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hanging a Show Takes Planning and Patience


Thank goodness for a Handy Hubby
who sat with me in hospital
and insisted on planning
in detail how to hang my show.


Wooden slats were purchased
and cut to varying lengths.
Double sided carpet tape and tacks
hold the journals into place.


When we got to the gallery
all I had to do was sit
and admire his work.
Thank you Richard
for your practical mind
and for your support
of this ditsy stitcher!

You can see my journals
at the Mym Gallery
in our Community Art Centre
for the next three weeks.


Monday, April 14, 2014

It's Been Two Weeks


It's been a long time
but we are here..


spying the first robins
who would have found it difficult finding worms
that were snugly hidden beneath lots of snow.


Then the sun came out thank goodness.


On Tuesday we woke before the crack of dawn
to get me to the surgery in time.
(Not to worry...all is well!)

Then we received the sad news that Handy Hubby's
mother had passed away.
Krystyna was an amazing woman
who survived Warsaw during the war
She will be missed.


On Saturday we hung yards and yards of 
Daily scratchings in our local
Mym gallery.
Well, Handy Hubby did the work
I sat in a chair and supervised!

The black ducks are back at the pond
courting in the vegetable garden
and trying to avoid Rusty Pups.

Quite a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I'm Going to be a Grandma!

Since way back in January
I've been bursting with excitement
but couldn't share the news.


It was on January 22nd
when Mark and Donna phoned
to tell us a babe was on the way.
I couldn't tell you then but had to record the day.
Do you see one tiny blue daisy stitch and one tiny pink one?


It was last week on March 25th
Mark and Donna heard the baby's heartbeat
so 
now I can finally let you know.

Some of you know that I have been longing for this
but most of all I am
so thrilled for my son and his lovely Donna
as they embark on this miraculous journey
into parenthood.

Some of you will also understand our amazement
that the due date
is September 14th
the birth day of our precious son, Steven.

Handy Hubby is now known as Grandpa in training
and of course I am
Grandma in training.

Monday, March 31, 2014

A Scratched Life


A gathering of  stitched scrolls


This winter is driving me to dots
and
dare I say it....
 to machine stitching as well.


The merlin are back
Even bolder this year
Now they sit atop the bird feeder
in plain view.
We drove up the valley to pick up new car
It was important to get it before tomorrow's storm arrived.


The windiest snowstorm I have ever experienced.
Half the day without power.
On Thursday the snow stopped
but the wind kept on blowing.


The migratory birds are returning.
I have spent many hours going through the boys earliest drawings.
on Sunday we reconnected with neighbours 
some of whom
escaped South for the wintry months.