Here is a close-up a a fish I beaded over one of Nicki's dyed lace bits. I cut the little guy from a larger piece of lace...just looked at it and saw the possibility of a fish! The sequins are supposed to look like fish bubbles.
I would say I am almost done with Jody's block and will mail to Nicki soon. I loved working on this Jody!
I visited my friend Anne today and took a few pictures of her gorgeous flowers.
Her orchids were truly spectacular and all her peonies were in beautiful bloom. She shared a few cuttings of different flowers with me...they are already in the ground acclimating in my garden! Thanks Anne!
Holy COLD today. I am not a summer lover...the humidity, the sweat, no air conditioning. But wind chill that felt like 40 today, yuck. But at least it isn't snowing....like it did today in Vermontville, NY...son's girlfriend lives there...Whiteface Mountain in her backyard, but SNOW?!!
I picked up Buffalo Lockjaw at the library. I heard an interview with the author on the radio and was interested. I like to read a book that mentions places and history that are known to you personally. I started it last night and so far so good. Another book I really liked alot is City of Light. It also takes place in Niagara Falls/Buffalo area at the turn of the last century. I would read that book again and I don't say that lightly since there are SO many books to read!
Today I learned:
- Ants are not needed to bloom a peony. Not sure why I thought that...someone must have told me that
- Packed a "Box of Possibilities" to mail to Colleen. We have similar creative interests and have challenged each other to think and create in that vein. We collected bits and pieces and fabrics to be considered for use in a piece we will make for the other. I am really excited about this...I know what I come up with she will like and vice versa.
- Weeds are pretty too.....I love the little twisty tendrils surrounding the tiny green buds on this vine that always waps my face when I am mowing!