Happy Canada Day

One corner of our garden last night- 30 June, 2013, about 8:30 PM

My view while I was enjoying a cup of tea

LOVE these pale little Columbines . They are almost finished for this year. We have deep blue and bright pink ones and one, not very prolific pure white one. Very old fashioned and pretty! The hummingbird likes them!

I hope you are all enjoying a very happy Canada Day? I especially wish some joy to our friends in Alberta and hope that they are soon well past this current sadness and agony.

We have a cool, grey day today but , true to form, it is not raining- YET! Today is our 47th wedding anniversary and , having celebrated so many times, we realize that 01 July is rarely rainy! There is a fact for you :-)

I have been gainfully employed, ( see below) although hampered by a splint on my right ring finger! Not TOO sure it is helping as when I remove the splint, the finger "triggers" VERY tightly now and is hard to open up! Guess who is NOT a "nappy camper"????? Anyway, I have some work to do on a bit more of the detail, more work on the carpels and then the bit of background. Then.... clear sailing to the blocking, the facing and the hanging sleeve. I WANT to do some more this summer but I am not sure with this stupid finger. There are so many ideas burning in my head. I may just have to bite the proverbial bullet and get on with making arrangements for the surgery and have done with it. I dread the long recuperation time though.

Getting very close

The peony to date

I wish you all a very happy Canada Day. Enjoy family and friends and return home safely .


  1. Happy Canada from sunny Central Alberta, where I'm sewing a top for the flooded folk...and Happy 47!!! Hope your finger heals and you have many more healthy and happy years together. :-) As for the peony? Gorgeous!!

  2. It's beautiful, Mom! The quilting on it is just gorgeous. Happy Anniversary to the two best parents a girl could ask for, and Happy Canada Day, eh?!

  3. Congratulations the Canada day and to the comment above mine. Simply delightful!

  4. What a lovely garden spot! The quilt is beautiful! I think it is quite amazing.

  5. Sorry for being late..... Happy Canada Day.

  6. Happy anniversary!!!!...a day late but I was busy baby sitting yesterday...that's my excuse;)