Tuesday, August 13, 2013

What I did on my summer vacation

13Aug13chairs As little as I could possibly get away with! We bought these lounge chairs a few weeks ago – they’re called “zero-gravity chairs” – and they fold back a little or a lot, whichever you like. And they are soooooo comfortable! And the days have been sunny and hot. I do my yard work between 8-10 am and after that it’s too hot to do much else outside besides stretch out in my lounge with a good book and relax on my new patio.

We’re developing a hornet problem, however. They have a nest under the roof just around the corner from my comfy chair. Every year we have a few, attracted by the pear tree in our backyard, but we’ve been seeing more and more nests around the house. This one is huge. Now they’re in the food dish that I leave 13Aug13franky outside for Franky. He wasn’t impressed the other day with me waving my hands over his head while he ate, trying to make the hornets leave.

We also have a grasshopper problem, but I’m not worried about being stung by a grasshopper. We seem to have a few more than usual this year, but the biggest problem with them is that I hate grasshoppers. Ack! I can’t stand them. The birds have been snacking on them, but they haven’t made much of a dent in the population. Franky likes them too. He leaps after them and puts on a real show for a few minutes, and usually he nabs at least one crunchy treat. He’s carrying one in his mouth in the picture above.

13Aug13moose So what have I been sewing? I bought a couple of gorgeous bag patterns while I was visiting family and friends in Fort St. John, and I was really excited about getting started on them once I got home. But then, I found a pattern that I was looking for a few weeks ago (and gave up on finding), so the last few days have been spent looking through my fabric to decide which ones I’m going to use for it. My fabric is still, mostly, downstairs where I had to store it while the renovations were taking place, so it’s a bit of a headache finding things still.

13Aug13hanger However, I did manage to make a little gift for my next door neighbour who looked after Rusty and Ginger while we were away. I found her a moose-shaped cookie cutter in Fort St. John and I thought of her at once when I saw it! Now, you can’t just hand someone a cookie cutter and say ‘thanks’! So I was going to make a little bag to put it in. While that was going through my head, I decided to make a little wall pocket instead. Probably took me all of about an hour to make.

Until next time,

1 comment:

  1. Hasn't it been hot. So looking forward to a good rain to cool everything down.
    What a cute idea for your neighbour. Bet she enjoys it very much.