Thursday, August 26, 2010

Around Town

Yesterday, I had an errand uptown
(to me, Bloor Street, North of Yonge Street, here in Toronto, is ‘Uptown’),
so I got off the subway at Yonge and St Clair
and walked south to Bloor Street.
  At one point, I had a Paris flashback!

Doesn’t that wrought iron gate look like one from the streets of Paris? And the beautiful plants and brightly painted doorways below? Apologies for the slightly blurry photos, they were taken with my cell phone.p_00079p_00074

When I got to Bloor Street, I made a detour over to Yorkville
and went into the Anthropologie store – nice!

I got this book which I love and a membership card
which they put in the little cloth bag-the card and bag were free.
They are going to send me a catalog every month – love that!
I haven’t even had a chance to look through this book yet but from what a saw, it’s a book that makes your head spin with new ideas on how to use and display your stuff!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pretty Homes & Cottages







I could have taken dozens more photos of cottages but I resisted –
there’s always next year

Storm Clouds

One morning during our week away,
the forecast called for rain but we weren’t expecting such a dramatic storm front of clouds rolling toward us from over the lake. IMG_2712

In this next one, I like the silhouette of the lighthouse against the deep blues of the clouds.IMG_2718   When the storm had passed and all  was calm we walked to the small pond for a local music night and I snapped this shot of the pretty swan. I couldn’t resist playing with it in FotoSketcher using the Watercolor option.FotoSketcher - Swan

There are so many historical houses and cottages in the town of Southampton. I’ll share some photos with you in my next post.

A Week Away


We rented an apartment unit for a week on Lake Huron in one of our favourite towns. Our unit was on the water with a fantastic view of the beach and lake from our front window and deck. The view faced West so each night we were treated to a glorious sunset. Here are some examples.



Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Large Button Cuff Bracelet


I started sewing some black and gold buttons from my stash
onto a wide elastic band and realized I would never wear a
bracelet this wide and flashy.  So I’ll be taking it apart and
doing up a narrower one, once I get some thinner elastic.

-- Just wanted to let you know I haven’t been totally idle these past few weeks when I haven’t been posting. -

A Pretty Dragonfly


Look at this very pretty and very huge dragonfly (I think it’s a
dragonfly, someone please correct me if I’m wrong).


He was resting on my car window one day. I was really grateful he didn’t get inside the car and surprise me while I was

Couldn’t resist this book


Each page of this book is pretty to look at.
The patterns included are nicely photographed and
not overly complicated. Each project has
references to the novel or novels that inspired it.


And I don’t know if the price was mislabeled
- less than $16 Canadian at my local Chapters store-
I just ran to the cash and paid.


So what’s a tippet, you’re asking?  It’s a
long scarf-type thing worn around the neck.
Even if I never make any projects from this book,
I’m glad I bought it.


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