The long beach, update

The long beach, update
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Monday, June 9, 2014

Friday Night with Friends report and some other sewing

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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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For Friday Night with Friends hosted by Cheryl at Gone Stitchin' I sewed up this flower for the Canadians Quilt Bee.  Carly said that she is making a quilt of Mackintosh Roses…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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No dogs were harmed in the making of these photos.

Janet

7 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful picnic was had by all....

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  2. I have to become your understudy. When we go by car, I drive and by canoe, I paddle. At least I don't have to swim with the dogs but a quilted seat cover might be nice.

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  3. love to see pictures of the things and places you see around you every day .. so different from mine x

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  4. looks like the dogs had a ball.
    Am having visions of the queen of the nile being paddled by her servants down the river! lol

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  5. I love your wild flowers and your dogs seemed to really enjoy the water . Great postcard Janet :-)

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  6. lovely spring flowers. shame the little becomes an awful burr..
    nice crazy flower..
    love the photos of the dogs swimming.

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  7. Are you sure that top one is a Lupin? It doesn't look like a Lupin to me....

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