Friday, August 27, 2010

a finish at last.. the Mermaid

She's done, finally, and I'm pleased with the results.  Now to find the right frame.  Right now I'm just enjoying being done.    And then it's on to the next UFO!!  

August has been a very long month.  Two weeks after Dad having a stroke he had a heart attack on the 17th and stayed in hospital till the 20th.    Fingers crossed that things will get back to an even keel for him...it's been a week and there haven't been any hospital visits.   It is a changing time for all of us.   

During all the recent hot weather I made a very humble bird bath/watering dish for the feathered ones.  This dish is perched on top of a cedar hedge.  The word must have spread because it's now the watering hole and bathing area.  Trying to get a group shot picture...not much of a chance!  One sparrow did wait for this shot.  Otherwise we've had a few chickadees visit.  It is fun watching from our family room window.

One of the local markets had a selection of garlic from the Okanagan.  I selected one of each, Italian, Russian and a couple of other types.  Next trip I'm going to write on the bag what each one is.   The flavor has been excellent!!
The local market also grows and sells summer zinnias.  I love the bright colors and all the details on each bloom.  And yes, I enjoy taking pictures of them.

The fall mums are out now and the colors are beautiful!  Grocery stores, markets, gardens stores, everywhere you go, there are mums from the bright yellows, golds, rust, red and these pretty pink ones.    Today's shopping included two small containers of grasses which should go nice with the mums in some large tubs.    The summer baskets have done their dash and it's time for a fall look on the patio!     
till next time ..................



Mel said...

Congrats on your finish. She's lovely.

I do hope your Dad continues to get better.
The flowers are wonderful!

Kelly said...

I love the Mermaid. I will stitch it one day! Congrats on your finish and thank you for sharing the lovely pictures.