Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tales from the garden

Once upon a time there was a tomato plant. It grew and thrived. Flowers appeared on its branches, and soon there were little green....gooseberries???

Well, that's what Ellie told me they were, after she picked them all...

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Beach day!

If you ever get a chance to visit Hicks Lake in BC, take it!!! It's a little lake in the mountains near Harrison Hot Springs... small (you can walk around it in about 90 minutes) and perfect for swimming or canoeing. Today was a wonderful day. Except that I forgot to put sunscreen on my shoulders. They burnt.

Oh, and I didn't take a single picture. Shoot me.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A story and a Yarn Raffle

I found this at not martha ... a story of some selfless, giving people and a way to help them out now that they are in need. Also, a chance to win some really nice prizes, but really, having read their story, that's beside the point. You have til Sunday the 13th to get your name in the hat... please donate.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


My sister has a farm in Armstrong where she has a large strawberry patch. Mom went up this weekend and brought back a bucket of berries for me.

They were so ripe they turned my hands pink when I hulled and chopped them up. And despite sitting in a hot car for 5 hours and then waiting 2 days to be delivered to my house, there were only 3 or 4 moldy berries.

And now we have 9 jars of jam, tangy and full of berries, to be opened in the winter or given as Christmas presents. Yes, I'm starting to plan ahead.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Ice Cream Social Frock Giveaway!!!!

Kathleen makes the most gorgeous, absolutely scrumptious dresses and then gives. them. away. Can you believe it???? I only just noticed this one (after taking a computer holiday), so you've only got the rest of the day to put your name in...

Ice Cream Social Frock Giveaway!!!!

I so want this one for Miss Ellie...