I just came back from voting, and picking up the mail. I received my hot mat from the hot mat swap organized by Cheryl. It’s gorgeous and I’ll show it to you in a minute. First I want to tell you about our adventure yesterday.
It is turning to spring here and the snow is melting fast. The little river that runs through our town opens up first and there is a channel downstream in the lake for a ways. There are lots of birds hanging around the water: trumpeter swans, a million ducks, Canada geese and even several varieties of sea gulls. It is so nice to get out on the water again, and some years we have seen caribou and muskrats when we have canoed out into the channel. We went canoeing yesterday and it was beautiful.
We took along DD # 2’s male friend who is visiting her from Newfoundland. DD wasn’t feeling well and stayed home. Her friend is here for 10 days and he’s been introduced to lots of Yukon sights. Well yesterday he had a real Yukon initiation when we managed to dump the canoe he was in! Wet from head to toe, and you have to know that water is COLD! I hope we haven’t scared him off completely!
Here’s the beautiful hot mat I received from Cheryl in Australia. She didn’t give me a blog address so I can’t tell you if or where she blogs.
Thanks Cheryl! This is beautiful and lovely and bright, just as I like things.
I’ll be working on some hand stitching tonight while I watch the election results on tv.