It has been grey, rainy and cold here. Despite that the spring keeps progressing. After the crocuses the next up flowers are the Lupine and the Jacob’s Ladder … Funny how purple reigns in the spring.
My daughter pointed out that this isn’t a Lupine below. It is a Harebell. Another purple spring flower. I have added the Lupine photo below it.
There are a couple of other beauties out in the sunny spots. These lovely Cut-leaf Fleabane are pink when still a bud but turn white as they open…
These ones, Stickseed or Blue Bur, will turn into burrs which stick to your socks, shoelaces, pants, jacket and anything else they can grab onto…
And then… I did some other sewing this weekend! I made this postcard for the Canadian Quilt Talk Canada Day postcard exchange. The theme is the maple leaf of course…
And I finished up this doggie pad that I started about two months ago at the retreat. What held me up? Well after I cut the rounded corners I realized I would have to use a bias binding. And I had forgotten that it is really easy to make bias binding, so I procrastinated. This pad is just to cover the flimsy seat cover that hubby bought so the dog’s claws don’t rip it.
Last evening the sun came out. We went out for a picnic supper with our friends and a paddle in the creek. One canoe and four people means that the “girls” got to sit in their camp chairs in the middle of the canoe while the “boys” paddled. It felt like I was the Queen of Sheba being shepherded down the Nile. I’m sure it looked hilarious. And the dogs… well they ran and swam.
No dogs were harmed in the making of these photos.