It’s been a very windy day. The waves are huge and I’ve seen several boats struggling a bit going through the channel that is between two small islands just off our NW side. It makes me very glad that I do not have to be out on the boat today. Speaking of the boat – I must get on and do the online boating exam. soon….. maybe tomorrow.
The blueberries have come on and the race is on to pick enough to enjoy before the bear or seagulls beat us to them. This was a recipe found on Food.com – Blueberry Banana muffins, I added a bit of extra sugar to the top and they were really very nice for breakfast. The wild raspberry canes that surround the back of the cottage are having their best year yet and I’ve been able to pick a (small) serving of tiny berries each morning for the last three days with lots more still to come. There were wild blackberries in the front, but I think John may have had the lumber dumped on top of them for the walls and I’m not sure they’ll survive. Eddie the beagle always found and ate them before I could pick them in the past anyways and I think the walls appearing around me are worth sacrificing the possibility of a few blackberries 😉
Thank you for the suggestions and help for the swimming lessons – they are not going particularly well, but we soldier on – patience and more patience being the key I think. Abject terror in your child is heart wrenching, I will say.
Sigh. Isn’t she beautiful? Amtrak by Sampler Cove – tiny, precise, perfect stitches in just three colours. It’s perfect and I am really enjoying every stitch – even the parts that I had to rip out and re-stitch….
My tapestry took a back seat to this as it needs miles and miles of brown wool added to the border, and if that isn’t a bit soul sucking when there are so many pretty things to work on? What’s funny is that we’re already using the tapestry as is, unfinished – and the needle sits parked in place, awaiting a few more rounds when I get to it. I won’t leave you in suspense, it’s a table runner, which I’m sure you guessed. We use an outdoor 8ft cedar table as our main dining table here and the 6ft bell pull doesn’t look quite so ridiculous when used as a table runner!!