Sunday, 21 January 2018

Being Mindful and Catching Up.

January 3rd I went for a walk along the quay and found this chubby robin out looking for brunch.
 His/her friend was also out for company.
 Try focusing on skinny Japanese weeping maple branches to feature the raindrops and find it an easy way to go crazy!
 The Orange Witch Hazel was just starting to open their blossoms.
 Roses still budding and blooming in January.
 Love the mist droplets on the spider's silk.
 A slightly different angle and you can see some around the base of the pods.
 Winter Viburnum blossoms.
 Moss and Lichens on rose branches.
 Almost in full bloom.
 January 13 and the blossoms are almost in full bloom.
 Love the curves of Henry Walker's stick tree.
 So pretty.
 Looking up thru the branches to the blue skies and clouds.
 And thru the palm trees.
 Moss on the branches of the trees at our entry way.
 Such a contrast in the colours of moss.
 Mid January view thru the lobby windows.
 You got mail! Some inspiration.
 Some more.
 Some stitching inspiration.
 and some more.

Got this sewing kit for half price, the Dritz LED threader is $10 on Amazon alone!
 I also got mail from Australia, I decided to order the two sets of acrylic templates from Sarah Fielke for the upcoming BOM.
 Four for Simple Folk and 30 for the Grasshopper.
 I redid my best nine for Instagram and my wonky stars pushed out two of my Down the Rabbit hole pictures.
 Finished my mini 3" stars for the swap.
 Here they are with my 9" stars plus a few extras that will stay home with me.  Now to label the envelops and pack them up and get them mailed.
 I received some stars from one of the gals and five from a friend on a side swap.
 Here they are with some of the stars I'm keeping.
 Makelight has an app that you can see how some of your pictures that are popular on Instagram show up as colour dots.
 Here are a few more interpretations.
 Another series you can check out.
 Here was my first year assessment.  Couldn't figure out where my pinks, turquoises and yellows went. So I tried again and kept getting the same results. 
 Then I tried again and had a different email account for the results and this is what came up.  But where is the Aqua and Yellow! This emphasizes the Saturated Colours.
 Click and this emphasizes the Brighter colours.
 This button would be for your favourite colour but I didn't click on the dot.
 Colours by time on your Instagram feed.
 Rainbow mode.
 I clicked for Popular Colours.
 I clicked on the Pink and it regrouped this way.
 I clicked on the Turquoise for favourite and it regrouped this way.
If you want to try this go to Makelight and make sure you view the video before you go to the link.


The little book of Nessie said...

Great star blocks. Enjoyed your pictures especially the one of the cute robin! Regards, Nessie

Kyle said...

It's beginning to look like sprin at your house. We got 6" of snow yesterday! I want your postman to come here! Hahaha great new treasures and projects. Your star blocks are going to be loved by the swappers.

WoolenSails said...

It is nice to have some warmer days to get out and go for walks, you have a really diverse variety of plants and trees in your area.
Love how the stars are coming out, fun blocks.