Saturday, June 27, 2015

Summer Wishes

Sunshine....check.....unlimited actually for days to come.

Warm temperatures   ....check.... 28 in the shade, lovely but maybe just a bit cooler would be nice.

Cool drinks ...check ....iced tea made and in the fridge.  It's too warm for a glass of wine, maybe tonight though.

Freezer stocked...check ....we've become fans of Chapman's Gelato....yummy flavours!  No, that's not the only thing in the freezer!

Stitching to do...check....there are unlimited options here ....

With the a/c unit going in the living room, ceiling fan  in the family room and a large turbo fan the other end of the place overall it's comfortable indoors staying in the 24 degree range.

We've been following the Women's FIFA games to date.  Tonight is Canada and England, playing in Vancouver.  We're content to watch the game on TV.

No pictures today but next post I'll be able to show you what I've been working on and what I've received in the mail.

So, what are your summer wishes??

Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer's here...

Summer at last, long days and nights.... great light for stitching (many projects underway), knitting (yet to get going on anything) and time outdoors on the patio.

Our weather continues mild and dry.  It rained Friday night and as heavy a downpour that it was, it was a drop in the bucket of what is needed to return brown lawns to green.   There is another mini heat wave predicted for later this week through the weekend.   Summer water restrictions are in place as well.

One recent visit to the thrift store finally yielded a doughnut cutter.  They used to be a common but locally no success in finding a new one.  Gone are the days of a real department store (Woodward's and Eaton's are long gone) and the remaining larger stores carry limited product selections.  Another visit resulted in a hard cover Readers Digest cross stitch book.  It's nice to find a few treats without spending much.

In recent weeks hummingbirds visits are still infrequent.  At least one little fellow does drop in.  I've managed a couple of photos, definitely camera shy so needless to say photo quality isn't very good.

Meanwhile,enjoy your week!

Monday, June 1, 2015

A new day, a new month.

Welcome June .......sunshine is streaming in the kitchen windows.  There is plenty of blue sky with layers of white clouds and light breeze.  According to the weather report last evening, we will squeak another nice day before the rain returns.    Actually some rain will be nice as May was extremely dry and now the outdoor watering restrictions come in to effect as of today.

Yesterday was busy and very productive.   It was so nice to make inroads in the ironing....yes it does mount up.  I was most happy to finish my mailart and take it to the sub post office.  There were a couple of other small parcels posted as well including one for an exchange.  It's a good feeling to have projects done and mailed with time to spare.

My batch of stuffed peppers (mini peppers) go bigger and bigger....it's what happens when you keep adding items to the cooked rice......lots of filling equals lots of peppers.   We'll enjoy some this week and I'll freeze the rest.

Friday we took my Dad for a drive and went to a veggie market.  This market is about 20 minutes away by car.  It's a lovely location half way between Surrey and White Rock.  The open fields all around and with views of the local mountains well you feel 100 miles away from anywhere.  Fresh veggies are just a bonus.   Bit by bit we try to include 'a road trip' for Dad.   It can't be too long but we try to find something different for him to enjoy.

Now that the other projects are on their way, I can got full ahead on my Christmas in July exchange. This will be fun to do.

DH made the coffee this morning.  A second cup  poured and it's time to take it outdoors ....and water the garden.

Sunflowers in my garden.