Windy Monday

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 – 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!!

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2 Responses to Windy Monday

  1. Gracie says:

    I had not guessed the table runner…I was imagining a long bench cover 🙂

    Yes, a child’s terror is heart wrenching…I hope you can breath deeply and relax yourself as much as possible in spite of his terror and howling…lots of foot dangling into the water first…admiring the water…floating toy/paper boats?

    I’m praying for steady progress for him and you 🙂 xx

  2. Lisa says:

    I don’t think you need to worry about the blackberries! Having seen them growing wild in the UK and BC, I think they will survive the apocalypse!

    The tiny blueberry that I planted at Paul’s a few years ago had a goodly number of flowers and berries this year (perhaps 1/2 – 1 cup). We enjoyed a few as they ripened, and then discovered that the robins absconded with the remainder!?! Luckily, they don’t seem to find the black currants, and we picked nearly 3 quarts of them (from ONE bush).

    Loving your projects, as always!

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