Thursday, 26 July 2012

Mary Lou Weidman Pail Swap

I just finished sewing and mailing off my 15 pails for our latest Mary Lou Weidman swap.
 Can't read the words?  Here is a bit of a closer look.
 Still can't read it, here is one last closeup.
I found the star fabric on the Oregon coast in May and thought it would be perfect.  When I went to get the ribbon for the handles I found this "adult" fabric and thought it would be fun.  I fussy cut the recipes and then added the stars and then did the hoochy corners.  I'm pleased with the overal look and can't wait to see what I get in return.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

July happenings

July 8th was the annual Show and Shine of cars along Columbia street.  I love these old "ice cream car colours.  They were dazzling in the sunshine.
 What a lovely old boom box radio.
 Check out the A&W tray on the window.
 Great props.
 These are one of my favourite car colours.
 Check out the minature in the back window.
 Love the dice hanging off the mirror.
 Back to the gardens.
 Beautiful colours.
 Pollen gathering.
 Crazy bird ornaments in my friend Elke's garden.
 An attentive gardener.
 Another crazy bird.
Beautiful blooms in a cool retreat of shade.                                                                                          
 Great colour of pink.
Some wall art.                                                                                                                                          
 My cousin's first grandchild Griffin waiting for the Dim Sum to arrive, chewing on the puppy my mom gave him.
 Great Grand Auntie Ann and Griffin at the end of a great meal.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Happy 145th Birthday Canada!

I decided to take an after dinner stroll along the river to see what it is doing right now.  Today is Canada's 145th Brithday and many condos have flags flying in honour of the day.
 My friend Rita and her neighbour have theirs flying.
 I think the river is a bit higher than it was last Sunday morning.
 Looking across south you can see how high it was last week.
 These signs have suddenly appeared.  Several years ago we had large sandbags loaded on the brick walkway.  None to be seen this year.
 This is a view of the barrier, I think the river is higher today.
 Chinatown in Vancouver has been a presence ince 1885!
 A lovely cactus blossom in Rita's Garden.
 Foxglove looking ever so pretty.
 One of my neighbours across the courtyard from me has a flag on display. Mine is tucked away, maybe next year.
 The view tonight across the river, not looking as muddy with the blue skies shining upon us.
Happy Canada Day everyone!