Saturday morning, Gilbert and I decided to go to yard sales. Just outside of Saint John, 2 hamlets called Red Head and Mispec, were having a Community Yard Sale.
We hadn't been there in over 13 years,
so we decided to jump in the car and head on out!
At the very end of this "peninsula", is a lighthouse with a very pictoresque view of the Bay of Fundy.
Gilbert, overlooking the Bay...
A "dark" picture of the shoreline.
And a "lighter" picture of the shoreline.
Don't ask me why my iTouch did this.
*scratching her head*
And, a picture of the lighthouse!
I've started "hooking" again.
Gosh, but I love hooking.
Almost equally as much as quilting.
But I can create quilt tops faster than I can make a hooked rug.
Anyhow, my recent rug is of a SnowMan.
I had seen this in one of my pattern books and
had promised myself that I would make it... someday.
"Someday" is now here.
Saturday afternoon, I was able to sit outside on our deck.
It wasn't sweltering hot but nice enough for me.
Worked on my "hooking" as Gilbert puttered around the yard.
And here's a close-up of my progress.
I decided to make a batch of my Mom's "Uncle Ben Oven Rice".
Its the kind of recipe that makes a big roaster filled of yummy rice. Great to bring to a family get together, a potluck or to make at home. AND, the rice freezes very well. Great to separate into lunch portions and freeze, for later!
This Wednesday, I took the time to finish off the binding on my "Blue Hawaii". Its an oversized Lap Quilt that I've started calling "Couch Quilts". A lap quilt is nice to decorate a couch, in my opinion, but usually isn't big enough to cuddle underneath.
Maybe I should be calling these "Cuddle Quilts", eh?
Here it is. I used jelly roll strips - most of them were won at my Guild.
I also tried to use up my leftover "blue and yellow striped" fabrics.
Would you believe that I still have quite a bit of this blue and yellow fabric left over?!??!